February 26, 1918 – October 31, 2011
George Alexander Leslie passed away on Monday October 31, 2011 at the age of 93 years.
George is survived by his wife Judy; sons David (Diana) and Stephen (Kathy) as well as grandsons Patrick and Warren. George is also leaves his brother Gordon and his sister Kathleen (Bunny) Hyatt; sisters-in-law, Jean Leslie and Audrey McKibbon as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. George was predeceased by his wife Marjorie in 1995; his parents, John Cook and Agnes Elizabeth Leslie; his brother Jack and his sister Dorothy Matthews.
George was born in Calgary and lived most of his life here until he and Marjorie retired to Victoria in 1980. Having grown up in the area now known as Sandy Beach he attended Elbow Park, Rideau Park and Western Canada High School. Following service in WW2 he built several houses in Calgary, operated a dairy farm and several other enterprises before becoming one of Husky Oil’s first employees. After earning the Appraisal Institute of Canada designation he created his own company. He was a member of the West Calgary Rotary Club, the Glencoe Club and a proud Mason. George was always full of stories and could recite numerous poems learned in childhood well into his eighties. He loved the mountains and often recalled the best job he ever had as a bellhop at Deer Lodge. For many years George enjoyed the experiences and friendships he shared with the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and the Great Caribou Trail Riders. He envied the cowboy life saying more than once he thought he would have liked to have lived during the cowboy era.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of George Leslie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences