Leslie, Fernie Nancy (nee. Samler) February 29th, 1936 - November 13th, 2022. Beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin and aunt. Fernie passed peacefully, in Scarborough at the age of 86. (21 ½ if you're counting leap years!)
Affectionately known as "Nanny" to all her grandchildren, Fernie lived a long and beautiful life. She was a quiet and gentle soul but when she had something to say - it was worth hearing it. Fernie had a quick wit and dry humour. She will be remembered for her giving and loving nature. She cared deeply for her family, her sister Joyce, friends, and her home she lived in for over 67 years.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband John W. Leslie (1934-1998), whom she spent many years with enjoying trips to Florida and musical evenings. Throughout their time together they raised four children whom she is survived by; Lorne Leslie (Rosslyn), Brenda Rutledge (Don 1948-2015), Lynda Boyle (Ken) and Jane Leslie.
Nanny will be missed by her grandchildren, Lee-Ann (Jay), Amy (Mat), Dan (Laurie), Ashley and Kenny; and great-grandchildren Jaylee, Rowan and Cayden.
A private family internment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fernie's memory to “Love, Scarborough” Scarborough Health Network Foundation.
Fernie would have liked all of us to pass on a random act of kindness when able.