Leonard Earl Goodkey was born December 24, 1920. He was the son of Charles Christopher Goodkey and Elsie May Clarke. He was a Pilot-Navigator with the RCAF, Squadron 626 on Lancaster LL797. Reported missing after air operations against Germany on February 25, 1944, he was later presumed dead. Leonard Goodkey was Navigator on Lancaster LL 797, a bomber which took part in the Key Operations against Berlin 15/16 Feb 44 and Leipzig 19/20 Feb 44. Lost against Schweinfurt 24/25 February on the final sortie of their first tour of operations while carrying a second pilot for operational experience. Crashed at Marsal (Moselle) near Metz, 10 km SE of Chateau-Salins, France. All are buried in the churchyard at Marsal.
Leonard's father, Charles, was born July 22, 1887 in Monteagle Township. He served in the 1st Battallian Eastern Ontario Regiment in the First World War. A machinist by trade, he died December 25, 1956.