BAXTER Leslie Ray (Les) Les, beloved husband for 56 years of Amanda of Sylvan Lake; passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the age of 82. He leaves Amanda and their children: Susan (Glen) Millis, Blair (Gail), Laurie (Peter) Hodgins, Lorne (Kelly), twelve grandchildren and his sister Freda Day of Duncan, B.C., two sisters-in-law, Helen Runzer, Ellen Kirby and several nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his parents, brother Harold and sister Dorothy. Les was born near Crossfield to Emma and Fred in 1923. He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Meon. Les started his married life and career as a machinist in Nobleford, Alberta. He had a long career with the City of Calgary Transit, retiring in 1979. Amanda and Les moved to Sylvan Lake in 1990. Les enjoyed boating and in later years took pleasure working with the model steam engine club in Bragg Creek and then in Airdrie. Family was very important to Les and he loved seeing his children and grandchildren having fun at the lake. His career became his hobby in retirement spending many happy hours in his machine shop. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Directors. Telephone: 297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostersgardenchapel.com

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