Les was our neighborhood security, the children's helmet police, the know how to do it, or which brand to buy pros and cons information guy...sports, music, (especially the Beatles,) cars, computers, cell phones....he knew a little bit about everything.
He was the father to my daughters best friend Shannon, and honorary Dad to my daughter Tiffany.
Les was honest and stubborn, funny and kind. He was my friend.
He was a very well known figure on our street that can not be replaced, they both were, he and Karen. The street will never be the same without them.
My kids and I loved them.
Les was a good man and a wonderful neighbour. Very friendly and always ready to help, as best as he could, with his experience and advice.
I am missing Him and His visits to my driveway and garage.
Pray for His Soul to RIP.
My heartfelt sorrow to both you Justin and Shannon.
Leslie is an excellent communicator and easily win friendship with other. When my family moved to his neighbourhood in 2004 he welcomed us as if he knows us before. When my children goes out to bike he always reminds them to put helmet. When their bike breaks he fix them with no time. Always remind them to bike safely. I admire his mechanical skills and his generous giving his time, skill and other resources for free. As a neighbour we talked global and local politics. We also talked history. Also I and Leslie came from different social locations we never had time when we disagreed. Leslie is a very progressive person. He deeply understand the complexities of our world and he understands the ways the past influences the present. For me and my family Leslie is not just a good neighbour, he is a friend. Unfortunately he departed early. We will remember you until our last breath. Rest In Peace. Begna Dugassa
Les was the best neighbor I've ever met, not just lending a helping hand whenever he can but genuinely looking out and caring for everyone in the neighborhood. There's nothing I can do to repay the favours he's done for me and the lessons he taught me.