Former world curling champion Leo Hebert has died ©Hebert family/WCF

Leo Hebert, the last surviving member of the Canadian team which won the world curling title in 1964, has died at the age of 89.

The World Curling Federation said it was "saddened" by the passing of Hebert, the third on the Canadian side which lifted the World Championship - then called the Scotch Cup - 46 years ago.

The 1964 Championship was the first Scotch Cup to be held in Canada and Hebert and his team went on to win the title with a perfect 7-0 record.

Hebert became a coach after the end of his playing career and worked in blind curling for 28 years.

He was inducted into Curling Canada’s Hall of Fame in 2000.

Hebert also enjoyed domestic success in Canada, winning three British Columbia Men's Championships, three BC Senior Men's Championships and a BC Men's Masters Championship.

He is survived by three children, two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brother Ken and nieces and nephews.