We Are All Treaty People

About Jacob

Jacob Paul Benjamin Leicht was born February 14, 1999, to Kurt and Céleste in Humboldt, SK. A ‘Valentine baby’, Jacob truly was and will continue to be a shining light. From the get-go, Jacob was cheery, active and bright.

Jacob was the oldest of four; brother to Isaac, Kiana and Karysa. He shared a room with Isaac most of his life, had a common interest in hockey with Kiana and protected and doted on Karysa. He played with his siblings, teased, fought and laughed with them – and loved them.

Multiple photos of Jacob Leicht playing hockey, hunting, and with family


Jacob lost his life in the tragic Humboldt Broncos crash on April 6, 2018, at the age of 19. He was one of 29 passengers. Sixteen people lost their lives.

Jacob was a quiet leader who modelled kindness, humility, perseverance, self-discipline and courage. He was inclusive of all those around him. Jacob’s moral values, along with his enthusiasm to be a team player, contributed to his strength of character. Jacob pushed himself to be the best he could be, in all facets of living.

Above all, Jacob had a deep, quiet faith, a faith that will live on through all of us.

Northern Lights Movement For Kids is one way that Jacob’s family and friends are able to honour his spirit, as well as, youth everywhere.

Jacob Leicht hunting and shooting a muskrat