Leon Clarence Jamerson

Leon Clarence Jamerson

In Loving Memory

Leon Clarence Jamerson

September 26, 1939 to January 17, 2011

With sadness and celebration we mark the homegoing of Leon Jamerson. Leon was widely known as Western Canada’s Last Black Cowboy. Whether he was singing at country jams, hunting, racing chuck wagons or winning moose calling contests, Leon gave life everything he had. His foray into acting saw him starring as John Ware, and he proudly won “Best Cowboy” from the Alberta Chuckwagon and Chariot Assoc last fall. At 72 years, he was still flying around the track.

Leon was predeceased by his mother, Elnora (Jackson) Edwards, father Fraser Jamerson, stepfather Larkie Ford, stepfather Romeo Edwards, infant son Terry Jamerson, brother Munroe Jamerson, sister Peggy Alexander, step-siblings Sonny, Charles and Corrine Ford and his trusty steed Hacksaw.

He leaves behind his loving partner Karen Cardinal and family; six siblings: Frieda, Orville, Donnie, Barbara, May, Oadie and Doris; seven step-siblings: Margaret, Adell, Stanley, Levi, Ladell, Arlene and Alan; eight children: Diane, Ricki, Terressa, Caroline, Tracy, Dell, Rhea and Travis; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

A service was held at Connelly-McKinley funeral home, Sherwood Park/Millwoods Chapel, 4820 Meridian St (access via 76 Ave or Hwy 14 South), Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11 am.

Internment will follow at Athabasca Cemetery.

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