Predeceased by his late wife Louise (d. 2004), Les leaves behind his son, Leslie (Arlina), grandchildren Stephanie (Matthew Burnside); Laura (Matthew Henry); great grandson Bryson and his companion Sara Denison.
A giving, loving and thoughtful man, Les will be missed by all including Sara’s children and grandchildren; his nieces and nephews in Winnipeg where he was born, and the many friends whose lives he touched greatly.
Les enjoyed cooking and baking. His grandkids swear his mashed potatoes are the best ever. The aroma of fresh baked shortbread cookies, cake donuts, cinnamon buns and banana cake, to name a few. And who can forget the almond brittle enjoyed by neighbours and friends.
An avid craftsman, Les made wood carvings of money banks, pet bowls and Christmas reindeers. Like his almond brittle, these were given away as gifts and/or donated to charitable events.
In his younger days, Les loved to fish and spent many summers in his family’s property in Malachi Ontario. Always the busy man, Les did the flooring, hooked up the electricity, fixed the roof in the cottage to make sure the whole family were always comfortable.
Not an idle man, Les continued to work full time even after his quintuple bypass in 2007. Then at the age of 78, he hurt his back and had to retire from Enercare and soon became busy resuming another almost forgotten hobby - gardening.
We, the family of Leslie Herbert Keough, thank the doctors and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, Odette Cancer centre, and the palliative home care team for making the last months of his life as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in his name.