KELLS Mr. Leslie Robert ‘Les’ Kells of Blackfalds, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at the age of 84 years. Les was born on December 20, 1920 at Hardisty, Alberta to Robert and Charlotte Kells. He was raised in Hardisty and as a young man served his Country in World War II. Les then moved to Blackfalds, Alberta, where he raised his family and finally moved to Red Deer, where he spent his final few years. Les was employed at Radar in Penhold, Alberta and then went on to spend a long career with the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre as a Power Engineer until his retirement. Les thoroughly enjoyed his years working at the Hospital and gained many lifelong friendships during his time spent there. Les was a very remarkable, detailed, meticulous and highly organized man. He prided himself on his organizational skills and had his own special ways of remembering when and where everything was purchased and how long he had had any item, no matter what it was. Les was a collector of many things. He lived a good life and enjoyed taking care of himself as much as everything else in his life. Les looked forward to his daily walks around Blackfalds, getting his exercise and enjoying the fresh air. Of course, meeting up with friends along the way added to Les’s daily routine. Exercise to Les, was a lifelong commitment which he regarded and followed right to the end. Les was a very admirable, loving and devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and a trusted and valued friend to his family, and all those who had the pleasure of meeting him. His grandchildren were the light of Les’s life, his pride and joy. Our beloved Les, you have always been the center of our lives. You have given us so much love, wisdom and happiness – we miss you so much already but you will remain in our hearts, loved and cherished in memory forever. Les leaves to mourn his loss, his loving children, Ken of Red Deer, Bonnie of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and Brian, also of Red Deer; his ten wonderful grandchildren and eleven very special great grandchildren. Les will also be very sadly missed by one brother and three sisters, as well as many other surrogate family members and his lifelong friends. Les was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty years, Ruby in 1999, a son, Dale in 1977 and two brothers, John and Norman. A Public Celebration of Les’s Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. The Family requests that Memorial Donations in Les’s honour by made directly to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”

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