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Leo Sheridan (1918-1964)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, September 28, 1964

Headline: Well known Yukon Machinist Dies, 1964

    Sudden death on the eve of a hunting trip claimed Whitehorse resident Leo Sheridan of 505 Main Steet Friday night. Mr. Sheridan was making preparation for a week-end expedition when he suffered a fatal heart attack and died shortly after being admitted to Whitehorse General Hospital. He was 46 years of age.

    Well-known as a machinist with the Department of National Defence and latterly with Department of Public Works, he had lived at Coal River and Brooks Brook prior to making his home in Whitehorse about eight years ago. He is survived by his wife, Marly.

    A veteran of overseas service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Sheridan was a member of the Canadian Legion here. Fellow members will act as bearers at the funeral service Wednesday afternoon, September 30, conducted by the Rev. Harold Marston at the United Church.

    He will be buried in the Le gion plot of the Whitehorse Cemetery.