SPILSBURY, Leslie Stewart
September 20, 1920 ~ September 2, 2010
Passed away peacefully 18 days before his 90th birthday. Predeceased by his brother Tom and survived by his sister Ethel in Aldergrove. Dad will be sadly missed by Catharine (Kit), his wife of 66 years, his children Leslie Thomas (Anita) and Shirley Edwards (Tony), as well as his grandson Chris (Karey) Fedoruk, great granddaughters Michaela and Jamie-Lynn, his step-granddaughter Laura Harrison and many nephews and nieces here and in Ontario. Dad was born in Amulet, Sask, and worked on his father’s farm through the depression. He served in the RCAF during the war where he met Kit at Pat Bay. Following the war he drove a logging truck over the dangerously narrow, steep Malahat before it was a highway; worked at the Experimental Farm in Saanich; then at the CIL explosive plant on James Island as well as Brotherston Brothers Cedar Mill in Saanich. Dad rejoined the RCAF in 1954 moving to all parts of Canada before retiring from Comox Base in 1970. He worked for the LCB ad then as head of maintenance at the Comox Mall before moving to Victoria in 1985. Dad was a gentle, honest soul.
Rest in peace dear one; we will miss you.
Many thanks to the Cedars home and community careworkers and the staff of the Jubilee, Victoria General and Gorge Waterview Unit for their care and compassion during Dad’s stay. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.