1995 - 2019
McKay Jared LePard, beloved son of Todd and Gayle LePard, passed away in Taber on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 23 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 3, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, May 4, 2019 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek. Following the burial service, family and friends were invited to share memories of McKay at Grandma Diane LePard's home, 1078 James Avenue, Pincher Creek.
McKay is survived by his loving parents, Todd and Gayle LePard, his brother Ty LePard of Taber and nephew Gavin, his brother Brett (McKayla) LePard of Lethbridge, his sister Hayley LePard (fiancee Bo Mullenaux) of Barnwell, along with many extended family and friends.
McKay was born in Lethbridge on September 10, 1995. He spent his early years in Barnwell where he had many great friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. McKay attended WR Myers High School during grades 10 and 11 and graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 2013. He completed three years of an carpentry apprenticeship at Lethbridge College. McKay was a talented carpenter employed by Bevco Construction. He was skilled and knowledgeable in his trade and was always eager to learn new things.
The most important part of McKay's life were his family and friends. McKay loved all aspects of life including camping, fishing, hunting and playing on the Well-Tech softball team. He and his girlfriend, Lindsay Langkopf shared many memories together riding horses and especially loved their dogs, Phoebe and Maverick.
He had an infectious smile and lit up any room he was in. McKay was the first to give a hug, from the bottom of his heart, which always seemed to melt away all of your problems. He was loved by anyone who knew him.
The family would like to sincerely thank all those who have reached out to them during this difficult time.