OBITUARY

Leslie Hugh Smith

September 27, 1937June 4, 2021
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Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Maple Grove Care Community at the age of 83. He is survived by his Loving wife of 61 years Jean. Beloved father to Linda and predeceased by his son Michael. Proud grandfather to Ryan. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Les had a very successful career at Harding Carpets. He enjoyed water color painting (landscapes), playing the guitar and playing Crokinol with his grandson Ryan. Les and Jean enjoyed travelling to different countries.

It seems like just yesterday that you were still here; Even though our lives now lack regular interaction with you, Your presence is felt in a much deeper way;

With a feeling that can only be experienced by the heart, With a bond that may feel distant now, yet one that can never be broken;

Questions and lack of understanding gradually become replaced with acceptance; We try to understand that God truly does know what is best for us;

While we can’t hold on to the past or cling to the memories, we can Be thankful for the years we spent with you while you were in our lives;

Our human hearts may never fully understand the timing; Yet we realize that you were His to give and therefore, His to take away

Never giving you more that you could handle; Each day bringing you that much closer to your Heavenly home;

As you quietly slipped away, leaving a life filled with pain and suffering in the end, Nothing could possibly compare to the quality of life that you are no experiencing in Heaven.

As we struggle with the loss of your presence in our lives, You will always be loved and never forgotten;

As your memory remains alive in our hearts forever, Instead of wishing you back, we can look forward with hope to reuniting with you in Heaven.

For separation by death is but a temporary measure, Leading to life after death with our loved ones forever.

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Jennifer Hulford

June 10, 2021

Dear Aunt Jean and Linda,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Les. We loved thinking back on the kind smile he always had for everyone, and on so many fun Christmases with all of us together and the brothers all strumming away :-). We're sad not to be with you all, but it was lovely to be able to watch the service via the streaming service. Linda your tribute was wonderful and your piece read by my mom so beautiful. And Ryan was excellent, clearly he had a really special relationship and connection to his grandpa <3.
Thinking so much of you all.
Love, Jennifer, Rick, Chloe and Corinne

Gary Smith

June 9, 2021

Dear Jean, Linda and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of our Uncle Les. Many fond memories of family get togethers will live on in our hearts for our lifetimes. May he Rest In Peace knowing that he will be forever loved and remembered for his great sense of humour and his love for family.

With love and our condolences,

Gary, Gail Smith and family

Andrew Smith

June 8, 2021

Dearest aunt Jean, Linda and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Les. We will always fondly remember our gatherings and the Christmas ‘concerts’ the brothers would put on for us, bringing many smiles and laughs. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love and deepest condolences,
Andrew, Kerry, Olivia, Ashleigh, Naomi and Hudson.

Phil and Jill Smith

June 8, 2021

We have such wonderful memories of those family Christmases where we would all get together-- with Les and Phil on the guitar and David on the violin-- singing old Christmas songs and having plenty of laughs and a few shorties! Wonderful memories. Les will be greatly missed.

Lisa Ball

June 8, 2021

Jean & Linda,

We are so sorry to hear about Leslie, we are thinking of you. I know my Mom was very fond of Les.

Our condolences,

Lisa & Adrian Ball

Chris Mathews

June 6, 2021

Dear Jean and Linda
My heart goes out to you both in your loss of Les.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris

Heather Stubbert

June 5, 2021

Jean & Linda,

Les will be greatly missed. His smile, laugh, gentleness and artistry will always be remembered. He helped me (okay, he basically did it!) make the most amazing dragonfly for the cover of a school project when I was 8 or 9, that I was so proud to take to school. He was truly gifted and a lovely human.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
Heather, Pat, Lily and Ben

Agnes Garvey

June 5, 2021



So sorry Jean and Linda to hear of Leslie’s passing.

It is a very sad time keep your memories close to your heart.

Keep well both of you. 🙏

Laura Lalonde

June 5, 2021

Dear Jean
Sorry for your loss. He was an awesome gentleman. I wish I could sing him into Heaven. Love Laura

Linda

June 5, 2021

Miss you lots Dad.
May you rest in peace with guardian angels looking over you with
caring love, kindness and compassion.
In my heart with love always.

Linda XOXO

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