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LESLIE PALMER (published on May 29, 2010)

LESLIE PALMER Leslie passed away peacefully at Seven Oaks General Hospital on May 22, 2010 at the age of 92. Leslie's memory will be cherished by his wife of 62 years, Emily, his children Karen (Bruce Boyd) and Don, his grandchildren Alison (Tim Bowles), Brian, David (Lisa Gordon) and Katie, and his great-grandchildren Madison and Ethan Bowles. He will be missed dearly by his sister Shirley (Paul Smith), sister-in-law Mary Palmer, and brother-in-law Charlie Miller (Anne) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Leslie was predeceased by his brother Ronald and sister Phyllis. Leslie was born in Winnipeg on March 21, 1918 and grew up in the West End where he developed many long lasting friendships within the Icelandic community. Leslie enlisted with the R.C.A.F in 1940 and served overseas as an airplane mechanic during the Second World War until receiving his discharge in 1945. He was employed by Canada Post first as a railway mail clerk and then in the post office until his early retirement in 1974. Leslie enjoyed a long and active retirement fishing, curling at the Wildwood Club (where his rink scored an eight ender), golfing and attending the Reh-Fit Centre regularly until his mid 80s. He received a 60 year pin as a member of the Masons, Friendship Lodge No. 165. He was also a member of the Sons of England Lodge. He enjoyed travelling with Emily to Britain and Europe and wintering in California and British Columbia. He also enjoyed many family holidays with his grandchildren at Victoria Beach and in Florida, California, Las Vegas and Cuba. His children and grandchildren cherish the many hours he patiently spent helping them with building and repair projects and attending many concerts and athletic events. A private family service is planned. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations to the Reh-Fit Centre would be sincerely appreciated.


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