Arleigh H. Laycock

1924 - 1928

Arleigh Howard Laycock, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Alberta, died June 7, 2018. He was 94.

Laycock was born on May 10, 1924, in Strathmore, Alberta, the son of the late George Henry (“Harry”) and Helia (Riekki) Laycock. He was married for 60 years to Audrey Jean Tyrholm (d. 2010) and had three children: Deborah, David, and James.

From 1943 to 1945, Laycock served as a pilot in the R.C.A.F. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in 1949 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1957.

Arleigh held the position of Hydrologist with the Eastern Rockies Forest Conservation Board from 1952-1955, whereupon he joined the faculty of the Department of Geography at the University of Alberta, where he served as Professor until his retirement in 1989.