December 8, 1923 – April 30, 2011
Leslie “Les” George Brockelsby of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the age of 87 years.
His zest for life will be remembered by all who knew him – he lived life to its fullest and when he took on a project it was always full speed ahead. Les had many interests including Scouting to which he committed himself for twenty-four years. He also had a passion for magic from a very young age, performing his first magic show at age seven as “The Wonder Boy of Plymouth”. Once retired, his interest in magic returned when he helped organize a local magic club, Calgary Magic Circle – Ring 66 which is now known as the “Les Brockelsby Ring”. Les spent much of his time mentoring aspiring young magicians. His crowning achievement would be the raising of six children together with Rosemary, his wife of fifty-eight years who predeceased him in 2003. The Brockelsby residence was always a welcome home for friends of their children who came to call Les and Rosemary “Mr. and Mrs. B”. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by his children, David, Gerry, Gay, Tim, Nancy and Susan; and his grandchildren, Ryan, Shawna, Scott, Geoff, Jennie, Taylor, Lawren and Kate; and a wide circle of friends in Toronto and Calgary.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Les’ life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Leslie Brockelsby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences