August 7, 1919 – Cardston, Alberta
January 27, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Lester Card passed away peacefully on the morning of January 27, 2015 at the age of 95 years.
Les started his life of adventure on August 7, 1919 in Cardston. Les was a life-long scouter and lived by the motto of being prepared. He was an amateur radio operator for 77 years, with the current call sign VE6CA. Lester joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 at the age of 21 as a Leading Aircraftsmen WEM(R). He volunteered to protect his country and he didn’t mind if he died doing it, because he was committed to the cause. During WWII he was stationed in Great Britain, Malta and North Africa. Lester continued to serve in radar and telecommunications until 1968, when he retired from the RCAF as a Squadron Leader. After his military service, Les taught school for a number of years and spent his remaining working years as a geologist, retiring when he was 80.
Les is survived by his wife, Jean, and children Cam (Deborah), Joseph (Brenda), Carol (Emad), Jennifer (Brent) and Jon. Lester also had many grandchildren of whom he was very proud: Sarah, Jonathan, Caitlin, Whitney, Jennifer, Mike, David, Joanna, Chris, Jacob, Elizabeth, Alison, Caitlin, Brittany, Holliston, Richard and Harlow, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints Bow Valley Chapel (2526 24 Ave NW), on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Lester Card, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences