Gordon Lightfoot’s Children: How Many Children Does He Have?

Gordon Lightfoot’s Children

How Many Children Does Gordon Lightfoot Have?

Gordon Lightfoot has been a significant figure in the music industry and is considered among the greatest artists in Canada. He is a successful singer-songwriter and guitarist who is widely known and has made his name in the genres of folk, folk-rock, and country music. He has been in the music industry for over six decades. He has embraced parenthood and is a father of six children.

Gordon Lightfoot: Bio Summary

Name Gordon Lightfoot
Age 84 years old as of 2022
Date of birth November 17, 1938
Gender Male
Birthplace Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Parents Gordon Lightfoot Sr. and Jessica Lightfoot
Spouse Kim Hasse
Children Ingrid Lightfoot, Fred Lightfoot, Meredith Lightfoot, Gaylen McGee, Miles Lightfoot, and Eric Lightfoot
Occupation (s)Musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist

The father of six, Gordon Lightfoot has been married three times. He was in a relationship with the late Canadian occasional backup singer, rock groupie, drug dealer, and legal secretary Cathy Smith, in the early 1970s.

Their volatile relationship inspired Gordon’s songs Sundown and Rainy Day People, among others. Cathy served 15 months in the California state prison system for injecting original Saturday Night Live cast member John Belushi with a fatal dose of heroin and cocaine.

Cathy Smith died on August 16, 2020, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, at the age of 73. After her death, Gordon said: “Cathy was a great lady. Men were drawn to her, and she used to make me jealous. But I don’t have a bad thing to say about her.”

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Meanwhile, Gordon Lightfoot is currently married to his third wife Kim Hasse, who is an actress. The couple has been married since December 19, 2014. Their wedding ceremony happened at Rosedale United Church. It has been 8 years since Gordon Lightfoot and his wife Kim Hasse got married.

They do not have any kids together yet. Gordon’s six children were born from his previous marriages. He has two children with his first wife Brita Ingegerd Olaisson. He and Brita married in April 1963 and divorced in 1973. They got divorced because of Gordon’s infidelity.

ALSO, READ; Brita Ingegerd Olaisson: Where Is Gordon Lightfoot’s Ex-wife?

Gordon Lightfoot has two children from his second marriage to Elizabeth Moon, in 1989. Their union also ended in 2011 after a separation that is said to have lasted nine years. However, Gordon Lightfoot also has two other children from relationships between his first and second marriages. Here’s everything to know about his children.

ALSO, READ; Elizabeth Moon: What happened to Gordon Lightfoot’s ex-wife?

Ingrid Lightfoot

Ingrid Lightfoot was born on December 31, 1965. She was born from Gordon Lightfoot’s first marriage to Brita Ingegerd Olaisson. She is 57 years old as of 2022. She has kept herself distant from the spotlight. Her details are very few on the internet.

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However, her father Gordon Lightfoot’s song “If You Could Read My Mind” was written in reflection upon his disintegrating marriage. At the request of Ingrid Lightfoot, he performs the lyrics with a slight change: the line “I’m just trying to understand the feelings that you lack” is altered to “I’m just trying to understand the feelings that we lack.”

Fred Lightfoot

Fred Lightfoot was born on February 1, 1964. He is 58 years old as of 2022. He is the son of Gordon Lightfoot and Brita Ingegerd Olaisson. Details about his education, career, and love life among others are not available. He hardly speaks about himself and prefers to live a life away from publicity.

Miles Lightfoot

Miles Lightfoot was born in 1991 and he is 31 years old as of 2022. His parents are Gordon Lightfoot and Elizabeth Moon. Miles has separated himself from the limelight and rarely makes an appearance at public functions. His details are limited on the internet because he doesn’t like to reveal information about himself.

Meredith Lightfoot

Meredith Lightfoot is the daughter of Gordon Lightfoot and Elizabeth Moon. Her date of birth, age, education, and other vital details are still unknown. She is a private person and has little information about herself on the internet.

Gaylen McGee & Eric Lightfoot

Gaylen McGee and Eric Lightfoot are among Gordon Lightfoot’s children. Eric was born on December 30, 1981. He is 41 years old as of 2022. As for Gaylen, her date of birth is not available. The two were born from Gordon’s relationships between his first and second marriages.

Also Read: Miles Lightfoot: Everything About Gordon Lightfoot’s Son

Gaylen McGee and Eric Lightfoot were both born out of wedlock. Details of their mother are not known. They have lived their lives privately without being in the spotlight much.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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