Joseph ‘Leo’ Lacasse |

Joseph ‘Leo’ Lacasse

Joseph Lacasse

Aspen, CO Colorado

Joseph Lacasse, 85, was born March 27, 1921, in Fugerville, Ontario, to Jean and Marie (Raymond) Lacasse. He passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Glen Valley Care.

Leo had been an area resident for the past 35 years. He was a volunteer firefighter at the Basalt/Meredith Fire Department for 20-plus years and was also part of the Meredith/Thomasville Methodist Church; an integral part of its community. He was always the first to lend a helping hand in any situation for friends, neighbors, or to anyone needing help. He is gone but will never be forgotten, as his altruistic life will be his legacy living in all the hearts that he touched.

Leo is preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Mary Maud Cripps; broth°ers, Bruno and Jacques Lacasse; and sister, Gabriel Rorosa.

Leo is survived by his 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-granddaughter, Isabella Nobbie.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Thomasville Fire Station on Frying Pan Road; a potluck luncheon will follow. The Rev. Marie Gasau will officiate.