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MacDonald; Leslie

Posted By Obits On November 4, 2010 @ 10:05 am In Obituaries | 31 Comments


MacDonald, Leslie, 96, of Port Joli, Queens County, passed away Thursday, November 4th, 2010, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, with his family by his side.

Born in Sandy Bay, he was a son of the late John and Grace (Decker) MacDonald.

Leslie worked for over 50 years as a fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was very proud of his family. He was a member of the Port Mouton United Church and the Port Mouton Seniors Club. He enjoyed hunting and in his later years bowling.

He is survived by a daughter Pearle (Harold) Leslie, of Port Mouton; sons L. Garfield, of Halifax, Phillip (Barbara), of Port Joli; grandchildren Tracy, Heather, Todd, Adam; great grandchildren Travis, Kevin, Grace, Eric, Lauren, Addison, Bree; sister Florena Newell, of Bridgewater.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Viola Pearle (Smith); sisters Gladys, Alma, Doris, Meta; brothers Roderick, Leander, Lawrence, Jasper, Edgar and Stanley.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 7th, 2010, from 7-9 p.m., and a Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 8th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception, both from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reverend Bethe Benjamin – Cameron officiating. Burial will be in Port Joli Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Port Mouton United Church or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from sylvia&billy on November 4th, 2010 12:47 pm

sorry to hear of your loss;
our prayers atr with you’

Condolence from Brenda and Ira on November 4th, 2010 12:55 pm

Leslie had a long and good life and we had a great visit with him about a week ago, reflecting about Herring Rock, fishing and hunting stories, he had a great memory right up until the last. He and his late wife, Viola (Vidie) were great friends with Ira’s parents and will cherish memories from them in the coming years.
God Bless and time will heal the pain.

Condolence from Judy and Lannie Francis on November 4th, 2010 1:37 pm

To the family, sorry to hear of your loss. Leslie was a great guy. I knew him from the many years that he bowled. and I had his grand children in the youth bowl. He lived a full life and will be missed by many

Condolence from Dale and Suzanne Verge on November 4th, 2010 5:46 pm

so very sorry to hear of your loss, our prays and thoughts are with you ….god bess

Condolence from Tim McDonald on November 4th, 2010 6:05 pm

My sincere condolences to Leslie’s family. I met him at the local bowling alley a few years back and for a man in his 90s he still did very well on the lanes, usually bowling the highest on the seniors league, many who were much younger than he was. I haven’t seen him for a while but always enjoyed sharing a story with him at the alleys. He was a special person and will be missed.

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynot on November 4th, 2010 8:49 pm

Dear Phillip & Barb and Hal & Pearle & Families:

Our sincere sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dawn Marie (Giiffin), Mark and Shawn Davies on November 5th, 2010 2:20 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Philip, Aunt
Barb and all of the family. Sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as the man who “if you didn’t see him outside, he is probably in the barn”. He was a good man and will be sadly missed by all. Love you guys and am thinking of you.

Condolence from David and Donna Dicks on November 5th, 2010 4:27 am

Barb, Phillip and Family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Shirley Melanson on November 5th, 2010 6:22 am

It’s always hard to lose a family member,so my thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Anne “Smith” Dillman on November 5th, 2010 6:45 am

Thinking of all of you as you go through the loss of Phillips, dad. What a wonderful long life he had filled with great family, I am sure he would never have asked for more!! “Hugs”

Condolence from Roberta & Morris Barss on November 5th, 2010 6:54 am

Our sincere sympathy to Leslie’s family. We remember Leslie and his late wife Viola as being faithful members and workers for the Port Joli United Church while I was the minister of the Port Mouton and Port Joli churches.

Condolence from Jean Smith and Shirley Kean on November 5th, 2010 10:47 am

Our thoughts are with Leslie`S family in their loss.We always thought of Leslie as a great friend.We will always remember our years of bowling with Leslie.He will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Daniel Huskins on November 5th, 2010 11:37 am

I’m so sorry to hear about you father/grandfather..My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you..

Condolence from Robert & Jean Huskins on November 5th, 2010 1:44 pm

To the MacDonald family
We wish to express our sympathy and let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Lynne & Todd Weagle on November 5th, 2010 5:02 pm

Pearle and family we were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Valerie, Doug, Josh and Breanna on November 6th, 2010 7:21 am

Sending prayers and thoughts to you, the video is wonderful, I enjoyed all of the pictures. He was a wonderful man who never forgot a face. Love you all.

Condolence from Ivan & Marilyn Huskins on November 6th, 2010 8:27 am

To the MacDonald Family

There’s not much a person can say at this difficult time except
we’d like to send our condolence to each and everyone of the
family. . Myself I didn’t know him as well as Ivan did. He was a
very nice man and always said hello whenever he meet you. I
know he’ll be missed by the family and everyone who knew him.

Condolence from john bain on November 6th, 2010 5:19 pm

pearle, garfield and phillip… was so shocked and saddened of the passing of leslie. he was a very, very close friend of my fathers , and he used to talk about him to me all the time when dad had his garage and you all became very close to our family.i also share your tears and loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.. JOHN BAIN

Condolence from vinal &betty smith on November 6th, 2010 6:19 pm

I think of all the uncle,s I have, uncle leslie was my favourite,I can,t belive the time has gone by so quickly.He will be missed by all.He had a great memory for the good old days.and could tell stories with the best of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. vinal &betty

Condolence from randy & sharon Batchelor on November 7th, 2010 2:42 pm

Randy used to go lobster fishing with Leslie many years ago back when randy & sharon owned the Port Joli store. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. He will be missed very much by anyone who knew him. Sharon & Randy Batchelor of Edmonton, Alberta

Condolence from Barb and Brian Fralic on November 7th, 2010 4:08 pm

Pearl ,Hal and Family Philip,Barb and Family, Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Barb and Brian

Condolence from susan verge and valerie hawkes on November 7th, 2010 7:51 pm

We will miss “Gramps” very much, coming into the superstore and getting his tickets. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Gale and Art Deveau on November 8th, 2010 8:05 am

Pearle and Hal and family, Philip and Barb and family we would like to express our sincerest sympathy to you all at this time of your loss.

Gale and Art

Condolence from Gary and Brenda McIntosh on November 8th, 2010 9:01 am

Philip, Barb and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Phyllis Tutty on November 8th, 2010 12:16 pm

Pearle and family, Barb and Family:

My sincere sympathy to your families on your loss.
thinking of your
Phyllis and Jeff

Condolence from Martha Labour on November 8th, 2010 1:50 pm

Barb, Phillip and Family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Sara & Rob Wilkinson on November 8th, 2010 5:36 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Norma, Bob and family on November 10th, 2010 7:15 am

Pearle, Phillip, Garfield,spouses and family,
Have been thinking of you through this difficult time. Want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Leslie was a fine man and well liked by everyone who knew him. I will always remember him stopping to visit mum and tell stories. I miss him too.
Norma and Bob

Condolence from Terri and Brad Longmire on November 10th, 2010 6:54 pm

To the MacDonald Family:

I was quite close to the family all through the years as Leslie was so close with my grandparents, Lena and Charlie Huskins. Of course, Heather and I have been best friends since we were very little. It breaks my heart to know that you are grieving at this time. However, Leslie lived a long, wonderful life. He is at peace now with Vidie eventhough he has left us for now. We will see him again someday. I hope that this gives you all some comfort. Brad and I send our deepest sympathies to you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Gary, Sandra , Heather, Chris Lawson on November 11th, 2010 4:21 pm

Uncle Leslie was a great person. He was respected and loved by all who knew him.

The MacDonald family always had hard times and challenges but they overcame them to make a better life for themselves.

There were happy times and sad times but they made it through.

Uncle Leslie loved to talk of his experiences with fishing, hunting, bowling or family and friends. He will be missed.

Enjoy each day and make the most of them. Life is too short to worry or complain.

Condolence from Valerie and Donald Inness on November 17th, 2010 3:52 pm

Dear Family:
As we watched the presentation of Leslie’s Life,we were one of the very lucky ones who got to attend many of the birthday celebrations. There was no one who could made ice cream and birthday cakes like Vivdy. I am sure that Leslie had a few cranks at the ice cream maker, added the right amount of ice and salt. What good times we had. Life was filled with laughter. Those were the good memories they shared with us. Thank you!
Donald and Valerie

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