Joseph ‘Leo’ Lacasse |

Joseph ‘Leo’ Lacasse

Joseph “Leo” Lacasse, 85, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at Glen Valley Care Center in Glenwood Springs.He was born March 27, 1921, in Fugerville, Ontario, Canada, to Jean and Marie (Raymond) Lacasse. Leo had been an area resident for the past 35 years. He was a volunteer firefighter at the Basalt/Meredith Fire Department for 20+ years and he was also part of the Meredith/Thomasville Methodist Church. Leo was an integral part of his Meredith community. He was always the first willing to lend a helping hand in any situation for his friends, neighbors, or to anyone needing some help. He is gone but will never be forgotten, as his altruistic life will be his legacy living in all of the hearts he has touched.Leo is survived by son Joseph Lacasse Jr.; daughter Leona Lacasse; brothers Alexander Lacasse, Nils Lacasse, Michelle Lacasse, Jeannot Lacasse and Robert Lacasse; sisters Delores Aril, Anita Le Duc, Laetitia Vaillamp, Gaetane Julien and Ghyslaine Lacasse; grandchildren Naomi Nobbie and Miranda Geissel; and great-grandchild Isabella Nobbie, all of Canada. Leo is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Maud Cripps; brothers Bruno and Jacques Lacasse; and sister Gabriel Rorosa.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Thomasville Fire Station on The Frying Pan Rd. A pot luck luncheon to follow. Reverend Marie Gasau will officiate.Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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