(July 30, 1932 – July 24, 2009)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Les into the presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Friday, July 24 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 76 after a long and courageous fight with Lupus and lung disease.
Les is survived by his wife of 6 years, Evelyn, step-son Nolan (Sandra) and stepgrandson Spencer along with 2 brothers; Jim (Brenda), Bob (Freda) and sister Kath (Jack), many nieces, nephews and friends. Les was pre-deceased by his first wife Irene in 2000, parents Ethel and William, 3 brothers; Ted Henry and Ivor as well as sister Doris (Ron).
Les was born in Beckington, England in 1932 and immigrated to Canada with his wife Irene in 1966 settling in London, Ontario where for many years Les worked at the Ford Motor Plant in St. Thomas. Les was an avid fisherman and gardener he loved playing tennis, painting, hiking, cycling, travelling, telling jokes and a good laugh. He will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. In lieu of flowers a donation in Les’ name may be made to the BC Lung Association or the BC Lupus Society.