The Comets with Ede Leopold (middle row, centre) at a reunion.
Edith Rose Leopold
Born: January 25, 1920 (Rosetown, Saskatchewan)
Died: September 2, 2014 (Calgary, Alberta)
Ede Leopold studied physical education at the University of Saskatchewan during the war years before going to work at No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Sask. After the war, she worked for Cominco in Trail, B.C., for a decade before beginning a 29-year tenure in the company’s Calgary office. Leopold excelled at hockey and track and field as a youth, softball as a young woman, and, later, curling. She was a member of the Calgary Comets women’s softball team, which was inducted into the Softball Alberta Hall of Fame in 1997. The Comets were one of the top senior women’s teams in Canada during the 1960s.