Posted: July 11th, 2023

ARCHIBALD Leon Earl Archibald passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2023 at the age of 80 in Lethbridge.
Leon is survived by his current wife Larraine; his children Kelly (Keith) Boehmer and their children Kelcee, Keldon and Russell and his children; Clark Archibald; Cole (Brandy) Archibald and their children Grayson and Hayden; Chris Archibald and his children Tristan and Brooke; Cory (Amanda) Archibald and their children Owen, Aspen and Jace; Cary (Tiffany) Archibald and their children Kylyn (Lorenzo) Keck and their son Carter, Tyler Rosenfeld and Mia Montemayor; his sisters Brenda (Sonny) Ferris; Denese (Malcolm) Poettcker; and his brother Kevin (Rae Ann) Archibald. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Leon was predeceased by his son, Craig Archibald (1996); his first wife of 49 years, Judy (Tolley) Archibald (2016) and his parents Earl (1990) and May (1999) Archibald.
Leon was born on a cold wintery day; December 6, 1942 in Cardston, He was raised in Glenwood in the family home. He attended his elementary school years in Glenwood and attended high school in Cardston. Leon grew up in Glenwood doing many things boys do; farm chores, playing with many dogs that he had and terrorizing the town as he always had a car and would take his buddies along.
After graduating from high school in Cardston, Leon had jobs working on heavy machinery building the Waterton Dam, drove gravel truck for his father, helped build Highway #3 West and many other laborious jobs.
In 1962-64, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the French East French Speaking Mission in France.
On June 4, 1966 Leon married Judy Tolley in the Cardston LDS Temple. Soon after they both attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah for a few years. He was in the Manufacturing Engineering program but never completed his degree as farming was what he loved the most. So back to the farm he came.
Leon and Judy lived in Pincher Creek for a few years until moving to Fort Macleod in 1974 to begin farming operations. Leon loved his family and continued his dedication to the farming way of life for many years. As farm operations slowed down, he continued to work as a truck driver for B&D Walter Trucking for over ten years. In between farm activities, he loved roaming the mountains and hills in his Bronco, four wheeling with his children, going fishing, going on many family trips to Waterton and just enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
Leon served faithfully in many church callings and served his fellow man. He always gave of his time and talents where needed. He enjoyed everything that Judy made especially apple and lemon pie, always made homemade fudge whenever he could, enjoyed chocolate M&M’s and Mentos and a Pepsi to drink and loved playing cribbage or a mean game of Rook.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at the Fort Macleod LDS Church, 643 20th St. and Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 13, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FORT MACLEOD CHAPEL, 643 20th St., Fort Macleod.
Interment will take place at the Glenwood Cemetery with the family and a brief luncheon afterwards at the Fort Macleod LDS Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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