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January 14, 1968 - January 15, 2023


On January 15, 2023, Leon L’Hirondelle of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 55 years. He is survived by his common-law partner of 30 years, Doris Steinhauer; son, Sheldon Steinhauer; step-children, Miranda “Holly” Steinhauer, Rebecca Lynn Steinhauer (Cody Powder) & Drayton James Steinhauer; grandson, Jermaine Jerome and numerous other grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn “Kate” Marie Cardinal, Faedra Theresa Ann (Alvin) Steinhauer & Sharon Lee Mary L’Hirondelle; brother, Stan Francis (Amy) L’Hirondelle; numerous nieces & nephews. Leon was predeceased by his daughter, Chantel Jerome; son, Leon Shawn Steinhauer; parents, Irene Cardinal (nee Whiskeyjack) & Stanley L’Hirondelle Sr.; brother, Kurt Takakinaw. A Wake will be held on Thursday, January 26 (leaving Grace Gardens at 11:00 a.m.) at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake. Reverend Father Jerish Arackal will be officiating, with interment in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saddle Lake. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sharon L'Hirondelle
Relation: Sister

My brother Leon was a very kind soul with so many gifts. His artwork was amazing. I will miss you big brother. I will always love you. I know you are with Mum and Dad and the others we miss so much and remain in our hearts and that brings me comfort. Lifting prayers for you and all our relations. I am so grateful for the love and support during this time. We all are. My heart goes out to all who loved and cared for my big brother. RIP Lee I love you always.

From: Pat Hidson
Relation: cousin

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Sharon.

From: Gail Ellis
Relation: Friend

I express my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a comforting hope that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

From: Valerie M Cardinal
Relation: nephew

I’m glad we had a chat before you left, was able to wish you a happy birthday. awww rest is peace, nephew

From: Christine Whiskeyjack
Relation: Cousin

I will miss you cuz ekwa kiskitin mistahi.I will remember your laughter ..

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
January 26, 2023
Beginning at 11:00am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

Procession leaving Grace Gardens on Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 27, 2023
Beginning at 1:00pm

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

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