Esmond Allcock just turned 108 in January and is now the oldest man in Canada! But while Esmond has had […]
Esmond Allcock just turned 108 in January and is now the oldest man in Canada!
But while Esmond has had a long life, now filled with many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren, he’s never had one named after him.
He is a father to six, a grandfather to 17, a great-grandfather to 36 and a great-great-grandfather to 12.
One of the grandchildren, Jenna Lehne from Alberta, just gave birth to a son in January – and she named him Esmond.
Esmond’s great-granddaughter, Jenna Lehne shared his story with Love What Matters:
“When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, he got on the phone and called all his children to let them know that I was increasing the population. When I got pregnant with my second, he mentioned to my grandmother that he was responsible for 71 descendants and no one had named their son after him. My husband and I had wanted to name our new son after family, and that just sealed the deal.”
When Lehne and her husband took Esmond Jr. to meet his great-grandfather, Esmond Sr. could not contain his joy.
Jenna continued the story:
As he held my son, he kissed his head and said over and over again, ‘You don’t know what this means to me. You don’t know what this means to me.’
I wish I could fully explain how much it meant to me.
I am blessed.
Jenna’s grandma (Esmond Sr.’s daughter) sends him pictures of the baby all the time because he is constantly asking how his little namesake is doing.