MOSHER – Lester Randolph, 96, of South Brookfield, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, February 9th, 2010.
Born in Brookfield Mines he was a son of the late James and Hannah (Fancy) Mosher.
Lester joined the armed service in 1939 and served overseas with the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Sicily, Italy, and England during the Second World War. Following the war he worked in the woods for Bowater Mersey Paper Company and the gold mines in Queens County. Later he worked at Keji Park first as a laborer and then as a security guard. Lester enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, hunting, camping and fishing. He loved to travel and he loved people, especially his family. He was a member of # 87 Royal Canadian Legion A.L. Patterson Branch, Caledonia and the West Nova Scotia Regiment Memory Club.
Lester is survived by his wife of 67 years Jane Malcolm (Beveridge), daughter Lorna (John) Cole, son William (Mona), both of South Brookfield, Grandchildren Patrick Cole, Robert (Adelle) Cole, Christopher (Jacklyn) Mosher and Tara Mosher (Ryan) Great-grandchildren Morgan and Jaden Cole, Ashton and Austyn Mosher and his best canine companion “Maggie”.
He was predeceased by his sisters Laureen Hirtle and Bessie Ettinger and brother Walter.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside service will be held May 14th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Brookfield Community Cemetery, Reverend Lloyd Gillieo officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the South Brookfield Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
Dear Jean and family,,, Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Whenever we met Lester , whether in a store or if we seen him out walking his dog, we were always greeted with a wave of the hand and a smile. It was a pleasure to have known him.
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
Jean and Family
Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought
and always in your heart, today and forever.May memories comfort you.
Thinking of you with sympathy.
Candy and Allan Fancey
Jean and family
Sorry to hear of your loss.He wull be missed out im the community.HEalso had a smile and a story to tell.
My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Dear Jean & family:
So sorry to hear of Lester’s passing but I know you have lots of wonderful memories. Lester always enjoyed sharing a story and just having a chat. My prayers and thoughts are with you folk and the difficult days you face but God will see you throught.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Bill and Family; Sorry to hear of Lester’s passing, Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that my thoughts will be with you at this time of sorrow.
To Jean and your family, My family and I wish to express our sympathy in your loss. We are the family of Bessie Ettinger.
To the family of Lester, so sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. The Comrades of Zone 13 Royal Canadian Legion have lost a great Veteran and Friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Al and Sadie Huskins
Dear Jean and Family,
We wish to express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you at this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are most certainly with you at this time. Lester’s jovial and friendly manner
despite circumstances was an inspiration to his friends.
Al and Sadie Huskins
dear jean and family… sorry to hear the passing of lester. my prayers are with you all.
Marilyn (McGinty) Cobb
Lorna & families & especially to Jean
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad/Husband. 96 Years of Age is indeed a milestone. I am sure you will all miss him very much.
Thinking of you,
Ron & Betty Lou Carver
We were sorry to receive the news of Lester’s passing and we send our condolences to you Jean and your family. I was fortunate to chat with Lester at the exhibition during my last visit to South Brookfield. He enjoyed such a beautiful long life. I remember him well and he was always so kinds to us young kids. We will be thinking about you during this difficult time.
Murray & Kay Smith
Dear Jean & family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
at this difficult time. May God bless yhou all
Murray & Kathleen Smith
Dear Jean & family
Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with
you all at this very difficult time
Murray & Kay Smith
Dear Jean and family – Please be assurred that our thoughts
and prayers are with you at this very difficult time
rev mrs john sullivan david
Dear Lorna and her family and to jean
i am so sorry hear the passing of dear dad /husband
our deepest and our love /prayer at this time
please keep in touch
and we are thinking about you and jean at this time
from one of your former pastor and his family
Rev Mrs john Sulllivan and son David
John and Shirley Lovitt
Thinking of you and your family. We will always have the fond memories of seeing Lester at the many WNSR reunions.
Jackie (Smith) Ferguson
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
Glenda( Belmore) Burrows
Dear Lorna and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your father’s death. Although I have not seen you or been in touch for many years, reading your father’s obituary brought back many memories. I remember how kind both of your parents were to me when I came to stay with you for a short time in the summer of 1961,. My father, Bernie spoke highly of both your mother and father and was so happy that we became penpals.
It sounds as though your father had a full and long life. That is so wonderful. However, I know that it dosen’t ease the sadness or the grief. Please convey my thoughts and sympathy to all of your family and especially your mother.
Take good care
Glenda (Belmore) Burrows
Your dad was good man and we are so sorry about your loss. He will be missed very much by all the people who knew him. We know you were a good and helpful daughter to him, especially in his later years.
Please pass on our condolences to your mother & Bill & family.
Carolyn & Doug McBride
Suzanne & Ron Frail
Dear Jean and Family
Lester was a great guy and will be missed by everyone.
Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
Suzanne & Ron
John & Suzanne Jermey
Our thoughts & hearts are with you at this time.Lester will be greatly missed.We always enjoyed visiting with lester & listening to his stories. The rest of the Jermey family also send condolences and are thinking of you at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Joan Jermey &Family
we are very sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. He was a great man to me. He was like a dad to me . We will surely miss him, especially my family will at the Legion. He will be in our prayers and we will ask God to watch over you and your family,Lots of love.
Joan Jermey and Family.
To Jane and Lorna and all their family .Thinking about all of you and also remembering Lester. All my love to all .Bertha gerhardt
So sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. He will be dearly missed in the community and by his friends. He had a wonderful sense of humour and very quick wit. My sincere condolences to Jean and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a pleasant man to be around and I enjoyed our chats together. I will be thinking of you often. Please remember us to Lorna and Bill as well.
Paul and Gail Fancy
Yvonne (Oickle) Ingram
I am sorry to hear of Lesters passing. He was good friends with my father and mother, Cecil and Alice Oickle. Jean I know that with all the family support you have it will help you to get through these hard times. Take care.
Ross and Sally Dobson family
to Jean and Lorna, Bill and families
Our thoughts are also with you all.
Lester’s close association with the South Brookfield community and “his corner” in particular is well known and will be missed by all .
Jane, Bill & family
Lester was always a lot of fun to be around. He loved life & everyone around him. He always had time for a chat & a joke. I was saddened to hear of his passing. May God give U all Comfort & his Blessing.
Lorna, Bill, and families:
Please accept my sympathy on the recent passing of your dad. I would have been in touch earlier and attended the service had I been at home. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
DEE Veinot ; Family
Mosher Family Have not seen lester for some time, but always remember him as such great guy . have had many laughswith my family goingback to my chid hood days.Thinking of you all at this timeRonnie always had some great chat with himat the shop..
Mona just sent me an e-mail and informed me of Lester’s death and I struggle now to find the right words. It’s already hard in my own language, not to say in a foreign one. And what are the right words anyway when it comes to the death of a beloved person? I don’t know, but I remember myself of something Lester often said to me, when I was invited over for a nice dinner: don’t be bashful. He was right and so he’ll always take a place inside my mind, cause he really was one of a kind. My thoughts are with all of you that I had the pleasure to meet during my short time in Nova Scotia. Hope you’re doing well. marco
Lester was a frequent visitor in the South Brookfiled Post Office. He always had a joke to tell & loved to flirt with the customers & the PostMaster too! His visits were always a highlite and it brings back warm, laughing memories!! So sorry to hear of his passing, but with his personality, I can always conjer up a funny memory.
Peace to the family,Lester lived well!!!