Friday, March 14, 2014

Lockeport Mourns Long-Time Fire Chief

An emotional time for the town of Lockeport. The seaside community is preparing to say goodbye to long-time fire chief Leo Williams, who passed away from illness earlier this week at the age of 66. Williams served 39 years as the town's fire chief and was also one of the founding members of the Mutual Aid service. He joined the Lockeport Fire Department in 1972, becoming chief in 1975 until his death on Monday. Mayor Darian Huskilson says the loss has been tough on the community.

Huskilson says he's proud the town, the fire department and first responders created the Leo T. Williams Lockeport High School Bursary, given every year to a graduating student. A funeral service for Leo Williams is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lockeport United Baptist Church.