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December 14, 1924 - December 28, 2012

Les passed away peacefully at age 88 while in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Les was born in North Cowichan and went on to travel extensively while enjoying a career in the RCAF. He then went on to many more years employment with Crown Zellerbach until finally retiring at age 65.

An avid photographer, many people will still be able to enjoy the gift of his pictures on their walls. Over the years, Les also became a permanent fixture at Smitty’s and was always treated like a member of the Smitty’s family.

He was predeceased by his son Gary but will be survived and sadly missed by sons Doug (Pat), Ian (Donna) and daughter Lynne (Barry), grandchildren Sarah, Erin, Sara, Mike, Justin, Rick, Paul and Michael and many great-grandchildren.

Thank you to Dr. Anderson and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for making him comfortable during his last days.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.

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