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HEBERT, Leo Albert

March 11, 1932– Winnipeg, MB
July 19, 2013– Calgary, AB

Leo Hebert beloved husband of Joan of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

Leo was born in Winnipeg, MB and spent his entire career in broadcasting, most notably CBC sports and various Olympic events.

Besides his devoted wife Joan, Leo is survived by loving sons Richard (Brenda), Keith and John (Valerie); and several much loved grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Val (February, 2013).

A Celebration of Leo’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Leo Hebert, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Ellen Armstrong :

    Dear Mrs. Hebert,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Leo was my boss at CBC Calgary. He was a great man and loved his family.
    I always remembered how he invented the telestrator that Howie Meeker used on the air.

    Deepest sympathy,


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  2. M. F. Rickard :

    I was so very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I have often enquired about his well being from mutual colleagues over the years since we both retired from CBC. We spent many years at opposite ends of the phone negotiating, wheedling, arguing but ultimately agreeing on what was best for Network Sports was, in those days, also best for his Region. I alternately disagreed with him , maligned him but ultimately loved him as he sought to do best by his Region, his technicians and the Network programs we both ultimately worked for. Not too many of them left like Leo any more, unfortunately. Vaya con Dios, Mi Amigo. My thoughts to Joan about who he spoke of so lovingly over the years I knew him….and they were many.

    M. F. Rickard,
    Vancouver Island

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  3. Patrick McIntyre :

    Darling Joannie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Best love,

    Cousin Paddy

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  4. So sorry to hear of your loss Joan. Ever since the days we were cameramen together in Winnipeg Leo was my pal. Even though our CBC paths moved in different ways, we always remained in touch.
    He was a friend of mine and he will be missed.
    Bob McQuay

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