Esmond Allcock was on his way to becoming Canada’s oldest resident in 2018. The husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all born in 1910 and had a long and rich life. His family was very important to him, and he made every effort to keep in touch with everyone.
Jenna Lehne named her son Esmond after her grandfather. For three decades, he was a constant in her life. While few children get the opportunity to meet their grandparents, infant Esmond did.
— CBC Saskatchewan (@CBCSask) January 30, 2018
Lehne recalled how her great-grandfather assisted her with crawling after she informed him she wanted to “Walk Walk.” When he found out she was having her first child, he told his friends and relatives. He was delighted and proud.
He said something surprising when she told him she was having another son. He informed his wife that none of his 71 offspring had been named after him. Lehne and her husband agreed right away that their second child would be named after him.
Please join us in wishing Mr. Esmond Allcock a happy 108th birthday! He is Canada’s oldest man and lives in the Kerrobert Health Centre. He is the biggest Blue Jays fan, is on social media and is humble and kind.@BlueJays @facebook @TwitterMoments#HappyBirthdayEsmond pic.twitter.com/mrrAUDNZRo
— Saskatchewan Health Authority (@SaskHealth) January 26, 2018
As soon as she was able, Lehne escorted the infant to see her great-grandfather. The meeting did not go as planned. She stated: “When we arrived, he had no idea who I was.” He recognized my grandparents, but he wasn’t sure about me.
Despite this, he couldn’t keep his gaze away from infant Esmond, whom he liked holding in his arms. He instantly remembered Lehne as the small girl he used to “Walk Walk” in the middle of their stay. It was a wonderful occasion for her.
The closeness between Esmond Senior and Esmond Junior enhanced the family vacation. They were inseparable, and the great-grandfather was overcome with emotion as he connected with the newest member of his family.
“You have no idea what this means to me,” he continued repeating. It meant a lot to Lehne, who considered herself fortunate to still have him in her life. She stated that he inquired about the kid on a frequent basis and requested information.
Lehne stated: “We’ll come back to see him as soon as the snow melts.” “Great-great-grandpa Esmond, tiny Ez, and the ‘Walk Walk’ girl will be there. Netizens were likewise moved by the story.
“Adorable friendship and moving narrative,” one person said. Others described it as a pleasant interaction and stated, “I miss my grandfather.” “I know he was honored,” said another commenter. Esmond Senior will never forget that moment.