Leona Alice (Fischer) Lemire was the first of three daughters of Gerhart Fischer and Isabelle Backus. She was born in Allan Saskatchewan on August 16th, 1937, and died peacefully in Hinton Alberta at 10:00 am May 21st, 2023, at the age of 85.
In 1958 Leona met Paul Ronald Lemire of Falher Alberta who was working in siesmograph in Saskatchewan. Leona and Paul were married on October 10th, 1959, and moved briefly to Edmonton Alberta, then to Edson Alberta where their sons Patrick and Wayne were born.
They moved to Hinton in 1966 and had been residents from then on. Leona started working at the Bank of Nova Scotia shortly afterwards and continued there until 1979(?). She then took a position with transalta utilities until she retired.
She and Paul spent their retirement years travelling, camping, and attending many of Alberta’s rodeos and chuckwagon races.
After Paul passed in 2017, she enjoyed travelling to Jasper Park with her son Wayne on a regular basis and enjoyed spotting all sorts of wildlife on their trips. She also enjoyed the ice cream cones that they would get on every trip and the odd picnic at the Talbot Lake rest stop every so often to look at the family of loons that nest there every year.
Leona was predeceased by her parents and husband Paul. She leaves a lasting legacy with her son Patrick and his wife Donna of Fort St. John BC, her grand daughter Diane (Brett Tangen) and great grandsons Hunter and Jaxx Tangen, also of Fort St. John BC and son Wayne of Hinton Alberta. Leona also leaves behind her two sisters Margaret Brophy of Edmonton and Marie Elder and her family of Saskatoon and Regina Saskatchewan. Leona also has left many nieces, nephews, and cousins from extended family behind to mourn her passing.
The family would like to thank Dr. Corser, as well as the many doctors, nurses, and caregivers both at the Hinton Healthcare Center and the Hinton Continuing Care Center for their compassionate care of Leona these past several months.
Memorial Service will be held on June 1st at 11:00am at the Our Lady Of The Foothills Catholic Church in Hinton, with a luncheon to follow the internment.
In lue of flowers the family would like donations to the Parkinson’s Society.