Cecil Maurice McLeod, of Radville and Maxim, passed away at home in Regina in the wee hours of January 31 at the age of 85. Cecil was predeceased by his son Warren and his parents Phillip and Clara. He is survived by wife, Norma (Stinson), sons, Scott (Geeta), Laird (Elaine) and daughters, Connie McLeod, Vonni (Alan) Widdis and Sandy (Mike) Wankel as well as Warren’s wife, Brenda McLeod; grandchildren, Creighton Widdis, Brennon Widdis and friend Naoko Usui along with Brennon’s son Eyvindar, Meghan and Mallory Wankel and Connor and Caitlin McLeod. Cecil was born July 18, 1927 to Phillip and Clara McLeod. He was a great storyteller, he loved business and politics, and spent his life involved in both. Cecil was a John Deere dealer in Maxim at the dealership started by his dad. The family moved to Radville along with the dealership where they would stay for the next 45 years. Throughout this time Cecil was awarded many honours for his service to the associations which he was involved in. When he and Norma traveled, Cecil loved to meet new people and discover what made them tick. He loved politics, provincial, Canadian, US or International, it made no difference. A great day would be when he could argue about any of them, he remained current on the issues of the day until the very end. With Cecil’s passing, Saskatchewan has lost quite a character, one of a generation who designed the fabric of our province and he will indeed be missed. The family would like to thank all friends and family who so kindly visited and kept in touch with Cecil and Norma after their move to Regina. The connection to their home was much appreciated. Cecil was cremated and there will be a service to follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Cecil may be made to The North Central Family Centre, 2931-5th Avenue, Regina. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, 306-842-5432.