In memory of

Leslie Varga

August 22, 1936 -  August 12, 2022

Leslie Varga, 85, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022. Leslie was born August 22,1936 in Gornji Lakos, Slovenia. He was born to Vendel and Maria and was the youngest of 6 children. In 1957, with his wife Maria, Leslie completed his journey to Canada. The two settled in Toronto where Leslie began his career in the woodworking industry. After having his daughter Mary, Leslie continued in the woodworking field where he built his own business Leslie’s Woodworking Ltd. He created furniture pieces for friends and family that are still enjoyed by many to this day. Leslie greatly enjoyed spending his time at the cottage and cooking goulash over the fire. He will be remembered for his endless stories accompanied by brandy, wine or beer. He was always around to provide an opinion or supervise your work regardless of if you needed it. Leslie is survived by his daughter Mary and her husband Frank and his grandchildren Stefanie and Jamie.

The family will be holding visitation on Thursday, August 18 from 3-7pm and Friday, August 19 from 9-10am at York Cemetery 160 Beecroft Rd, North York ON M2N 5Z5. A mass and burial will be held at the cemetery on August 19 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church or a charity of your choice.


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Fred and Debbie Johnson (Family friends)

Entered August 16, 2022 from Bracebridge

Although we never met Leslie in person we felt we knew a great deal about him through Jamie’s stories. We want to relay our deepest sympathies to the whole family during this difficult time.

Joe Murru (Friend of the family)

Entered August 16, 2022 from Woodbridge

Mary, Frank, Stephanie and Jamie, my sincere condolences. Leslie was a good man and I still remember his great goulash from the time I visited the cottage. God bless him.
Joe Murru

karen Duffield (family friend)

Entered August 16, 2022 from toronto

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Don Leah (Next Door Neighbour)

Entered August 16, 2022 from 30 Fleetwell Court, North York, ON M2R 1L3

I will miss our neighbourly chats whether it be about trimming the hedges or going up to the cottage. My wife Janet and I extend our condolences to his family. May you rest in peace Leslie .... with your dear wife Maria.

Margit Berden (Family Freind)

Entered August 17, 2022 from Richmond Hill, Ontario

Mary, Frank, Stephanie and Jamie, my sincere condolences.


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