Gordon Lightfoot Children
Gordon Lightfoot was a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who has been active in the music industry since the early 1960s.
He was widely regarded as one of Canada’s greatest musicians and has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the arts.
Born on November 17, 1938, in Orillia, Ontario, Lightfoot grew up listening to country and folk music and began playing guitar at a young age.
He started performing in local coffeehouses in the late 1950s and released his first album, “Lightfoot!” in 1966.
Throughout his career, Lightfoot has written and recorded numerous hit songs, including “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” and “Carefree Highway.”
His music is known for its poetic lyrics, beautiful melodies, and hauntingly evocative storytelling.
In addition to his music, Lightfoot is also an accomplished poet and has published several volumes of poetry, including “The Gordon Lightfoot Songbook,” which features lyrics to many of his most popular songs.
Over the course of his career, Lightfoot had received numerous awards and honors, including 16 Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards), a Grammy nomination, and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Lightfoot died at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on May 1, 2023, at the age of 84. His declining health had caused him to cancel his tour three weeks earlier.
Gordon Lightfoot Children: Meet all six children of Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot had six children named, Fred, Ingrid, Gaylen, Eric, Miles, and Meredith. He had his children during his first two marriages and during relationships that took place in between the marriages.
Fred is Gordon’s oldest child. He was born to Gordon and his first wife, Brita Ingegerd Olaisson in 1964. After his birth, his parents stayed together until their divorce in 1973.
Ingrid is Gordon and Brita’s second child together. She was born in 1965, one year after her brother Fred.
Gaylen is Gordon’s child from a relationship that took place after his first marriage. His birthdate is not publicly known and although he doesn’t have the same last name as the artist, he is still believed to be his child. He is younger than his older half-siblings, Fred and Ingrid, making him the third oldest child of Gordon’s.
Eric is Gordon’s fourth oldest child. Like Gaylen, he was born during a relationship that Gordon had after his first marriage.
Miles is Gordon’s fifth oldest child. He was born in 1991 to Gordon and his second wife Elizabeth Moon, whom he was married to from 1989 until 2011.
Meredith is Gordon’s youngest child. Her mother is also Elizabeth but her exact birthdate is not publicly listed. Unlike her siblings, Meredith has taken the public route and became a singer and guitarist, just like her dad.