Hallmark’s “When Calls The Heart” Star Viv Leacock is showing love to his on and off screen son Elias!!
Viv (Joseph Canfield), his wife, Minnie, and their two kids, daughter Angela and son Cooper, were officially introduced in season 8 episode 4.
One of the coolest things ever is that Viv’s real life kids, Vienna Leacock (Angela) and Elias Leacock (Cooper) are his on screen kids as well.
The stat took to Instagram to celebrate his son birthday:
“HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY, LENNOX!!! My BUDDY!!!!
Thank you for choosing @divinaleacock and I to be your parents and guides through this life. It’s been so cool to watch you take on everything that comes your way. You’ve taken your acting game to the next level! Your basketball skills to the next level! But most of all, you’ve matured so so much in this last year!! A lot of the talks that mom and I have had with you over the years that might not have been clear back then are resonating with you now. Watching you with your big sis, @_vienna.leacock and your lil bro, @eliasleonleacock is one of the greatest joys of my life. It’s what I’m most proud of. Both mom and I know that all 3 of you will always look out for each other ❤️
We love you so much!!! Can’t wait to see what you do next!!! @hallmarkchannel #middlekid
#holidazed #happybirthday #15yearsold #loveyou”
Love this! Can’t wait to see them all on Season 10.
Inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West, “When Calls the Heart” follows the story of a young schoolteacher and single mother, Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow), in the quaint town of Hope Valley. When her husband is suddenly killed on duty, she must find the courage and strength to move forward. With the help and guidance of the townspeople and her friends, she adjusts to the ever-changing times and the people that enter her life.
Other central characters include Rosemary Coulter (Pascale Hutton), Elizabeth’s best friend, the town’s loveable busybody once described as “part Broadway showgirl, part Frontier woman,” and her patient husband, the upstanding businessman Leland Coulter (Kavan Smith). Judge Bill Avery (Jack Wagner) works hard to protect the town and to cement his position as Hope Valley’s ultimate authority. Fairly new to the community are Mountie Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry) and saloon owner Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally), who both vie for the attention of Elizabeth. With the added pressure on deciding between her suitors, writing a novel and taking care of her son, Elizabeth continues to teach the children of Hope Valley all while trying to navigate the challenges in her life.