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Leo Goulah

February 9, 1935 ~ November 15, 2018

Leo Goulah

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Leo Goulah on November 15, 2018 at the age of 83. Leo began his next journey peacefully, with his family by his side in Whitehorse, Yukon where he lived for 45 years.


Born in Tweed, Ontario, to Margaret Clement and John Goulah, Leo was the youngest child of a family of thirteen. He enjoyed a very happy childhood; spending most of his time helping on the neighbour’s dairy farm milking cows and doing general chores. He also enjoyed riding and caring for their horses. With his trusty .22 rifle he was a fine shot and enjoyed target practice.


Always longing for adventure, he left home as a teenager and headed west. Leo always kept busy and was never short of work throughout his journey. Making numerous friends along the way, Leo eventually found his way to Banff, Alberta where he met the love of his life, Kay Prowse. Married for 41 years, they have two loving daughters, Renae and Nicole.


Leo had a great love for the outdoors. Any chance he had, he would be out fishing, camping, or working in his beautiful yard. You may have seen him with his trademark cowboy boots and hat, which he wore year-round.


Leo is survived by his wife Kay; children Renae (Michael Krevenchuk), Nicole (Robert Williams); as well as his first wife Lois Hyette and their children Dennis, Theressa (Gary Giesbrecht), Edna (Denise McGowan), Michael (Shirley Molenaar), and Raymond; his brother Ted and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and numerous friends.


In lieu of flowers, we ask that you play him a country classic and consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.


A celebration of Leo’s life will be held December 2nd at the Jarvis Street Saloon from 2pm – 5 pm.

Comments (7)
  • 20 November 2018

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. It’s so hard and I find solace in remembering the fun times. Take care and lean on each other for anything and nothing. Huge hugs.

  • 20 November 2018

    You will be missed my friend. Sending our condolences to family and all those who Leo’s friendship touched. Always a gentleman. You had a good ride my friend.

  • 20 November 2018

    My thoughts are with all Uncle Leo’s family and friends. Love and hugs to you all.

  • 20 November 2018

    My deepest sympathy to Kay and family. Leo will be missed. He Always had a story and was full of smiles and chuckles.

  • 21 November 2018

    I will miss this beautiful soul of a man – Father-Leo, I called him. There was always a spot at the kitchen table to share a beverage and to listen to his stories; about his and Kay’s travels, camping, fishing and music. Father-Leo paid attention when he spoke to you and asked questions, a man with style and a great dancer! So sorry Kay and to the family for your loss, we will miss him. Big Polynesian hugs to you all. Ofa atu Tamai-Leo.

  • 21 November 2018

    So sorry to all of Uncle Leo’s family. Love to you all.

  • 24 November 2022
    Janice Catherine Halligan

    Many condolences to all who knew or were in my Uncle Leo’s life.

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