Cowboy Joseph “Mark” Leppington rode off into the sunset on November 21, 2011 at the age of 60. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph Thomas Leppington and Kathleen Mary McDonald. Surviving Mark is his beloved wife Sara, and his daughters Rebecca (John Doherty) and Jacqueline (Daniel Kleinsasser).
Born in Toronto, Ontario on July 23, 1951, Mark moved west in his teens starting his eventful life as a cowboy; from bronc riding and rodeo life to guiding and outfitting in the Rockies. In the early 1980s Mark and Sara moved to the Columbia Valley; continuing outfitting and raising a family.
Mark was immune to just about everything except for lung cancer. The family would like to thank Dr. Mannheimer and the amazing staff at the Invermere District Hospital for all their care and support. There will be an open house to celebrate the life of Mark at his home in Edgewater, December 10 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the Invermere District Hospital.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.