Leonard Stick

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Leonard Stick
Member of Parliament
for Trinity—Conception
In office
June 1949 – February 1958
Personal details
Born Leonard Tretheway Stick
(1892-02-07)7 February 1892
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died 7 December 1979(1979-12-07) (aged 87)
Political party Liberal
Profession accountant, businessman, clerk, manager, policeman, military soldier

Leonard Tretheway Stick (7 February 1892 - 7 December 1979) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and became an accountant, businessman, clerk and manager by career.

He was first elected at the Trinity—Conception riding in the 1949 general election then re-elected in 1953 and 1957 election. After completing his final federal term, the 23rd Canadian Parliament, Stick left the House of Commons and did not seek further re-election.

Early life[edit]

Leonard Tretheway Stick was born February 7, 1892 in St. John's, Newfoundland. His parents were James Robbins Stick (1856-1921) and Emma Colton Knight Stick (d.1916). Leonard was the fifth of eight children; he had three sisters: Matilda (May) Knight (b.1881), Emma (b.1884) and Beatrice Robbins (b.1894); and four brothers: Joseph Paul (b.1879), James Robbins (Rob) (b.1888), Edward Moyle Tregaskus (b.1895) and Ralph Tynes (b.1899).

Military and police career[edit]

Leonard Stick was given regimental no. 1 as the first person to enlist in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the first world war. He also served as the first Chief Ranger of the Newfoundland Ranger Force, serving with them from 1935 to 1936.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • On June 22, 2012 the access road into Bay Roberts, NL from Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 75) was named L.T. Stick Drive.



  • Morrow, Hilda & Bartlett, Steve. First in Line: The Incredible Life of Leonard Stick. St. John's: Creative Publishers, 2015. ISBN 978-1-77103-030-4

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