1952 ~ 2018
“Uncle” Larry William Lehto of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 2, 2018 at Piyami Place at the age of 65 years.
Larry was born on July 7, 1952 to William (Bill) and Mary Lehto. He was raised North of Picture Butte where he spent his growing years working on the family farm, riding horse and attending school at the Barrhill school with his best friend Matt Jakober. He spent lots of time with aunts, uncles and cousins and was always sharing fond memories of those he loved. After his high school years Larry began trucking and in his later years, returned to full time farming and ranching with his nephew Ryan and Ryan’s wife Ashley. Larry was a proud member of the Elks for many years and he was loved and respected by all who knew him. He truly was, one of a kind!
Larry is survived by his farming partner & nephew, Ryan (Ashley) Cleghorn; his mother, Mary Lehto; his sisters Diane (Russ) Johnson, Shirley (Kevin) Petty, Brenda (Gary) Cleghorn, and Sandra Moore; and his brother, Wayne Lehto; his best friend Matt (Kathy) Jakober; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Larry was predeceased by his father, William Lehto; his brother-in-law, Cam Moore; and his uncle, Paul Sauer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at THE ELKS HALL, 112 – 4 Street South, Picture Butte, AB. A private family Inurnment will be held at Bowville Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry’s memory to Green Acres Foundation C/O Piyami Place, 122 5th Ave S, Lethbridge AB, T1J 0S9.