Garth Leavitt passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at the age of 81 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his five daughters, Karen (Richard) Phillips of Vauxhall, AB, Shauna Leavitt, of Calgary, AB, Mary (Kevin) Fleming, of Innisfail, AB, Cindy Leavitt, of Red Deer, AB, and Lisa (Wayne) Smith, of Stettler, AB; wife Carol (nee Smith); twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; siblings, Pam (Murray) Stovel, of Calgary, AB, Steven (Pat) Leavitt, of Raymond, AB and Carma (Duane) Thomson of Magrath, AB; sister-in-law Sue Leavitt, of Red Deer, AB; and many more family and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Carol (nee Stallings), second wife Beverly (nee Cooper), parents Wallace & Helen Leavitt, grandson Ryan Phillips, sister LaVonne (Grant) Gehmlich and brother Bruce Leavitt.
Garth was born in Cardston, AB and raised in Glenwood, AB. At age 16 his family bought the Harker family farm where he finished his schooling years. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Australia from 1961-1963. In 1964 while attending BYU, Garth met his first love Carol and they were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 28, 1965. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Technology and then spent many years working as a computer programmer. Garth loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren playing games and telling stories. He also enjoyed fishing, scouting and camping. Garth will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Funeral Service will be held for Garth at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Tipton Road Chapel (5927 Tipton Road NW, Calgary) on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 12:30 pm, visitation will start at 11:00 am. To watch the webcast of the service live from home use this link: https://zoom.us/j/7048033858?pwd=dkFuQ1ZtN2FON3dJbXlibG9SOTFOZz09. If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Garth to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada (www.makeawish.ca).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Tipton Road Chapel
5927 Tipton Road NW, Calgary
Visitation starts at 11:00 am.
Queen's Park Cemetery
3219 - 4 Street NW, Calgary
Following the service.