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Alan Alexander Leslie

August 19, 1929 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 89)


Alan Alexander Leslie  

     It is with sad hearts we share the passing of our Dad, Alan Leslie on May 24th, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

      Dad was born Aug 19, 1929 to parents George and Adelaide Leslie and grew up in the Mill Creek—Oakville area. 

      Dad was predeceased by our Mom, Marge (Rollins), on Dec 29, 2010.  Alan is survived by his six children; daughter Lynn (Darryl) White, sons; Murrray, Luke, Doug (Charlene), Robbie, and Cam (Cindy). Also special to Dad are Beryleen and Paulette.

      Grandpa leaves many fond memories for his eleven grandchildren; Jeff, Dale (Jill), Karly (Nolan), Jay (Andrea), Mike (Miranda), Derek, Mandy, Cheri (Stephen), Danny, Chloe and Max.

      Great Grandpa “Jelly Bean” always said he was blessed to spend time with his thirteen “greats”; Ryatt & Emree, Brandon & Kade, Nick, Mikelya, & Brianna, Tara Lynn, Ryder & Drayden,  Ellie, Avery & Amelia. 

      Alan is also survived by his sister Val Grant of Rainy River, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

      Dad retired from the Department of Highways after 31 years of service.  Until his passing Dad continued to keep close tabs on the weather and road conditions.  He often spoke about 26 Highway and the “Bermuda Triangle” from Elie to Oakville.

     Mom and Dad both loved their home and yard in Poplar Point. They put in a pool in 1984 and although it was well used by family, friends and dozens of kids, neither Mom or Dad ever dipped a toe in that water.

      Together they maintained both pool and yard to perfection until they moved into Rotary Park in 2010.  Dad liked nothing better than hours spent on the riding lawnmower.  Not a stray blade of grass was safe from him.

      Dad enjoyed his game show channel (no matter most were 20 years old) and of course his sports.  Hockey, baseball and curling took up hours of his time with the odd sleep in his big chair when he often woke up to find the game was over.

      His day started with oatmeal and poached eggs - NOT hard boiled! 

      Dad loved his desserts even though they weren’t always allowed. Date cake was a favorite followed by ice cream, saskatoons and raspberries. 

      We can all tell stories about the bananas. 

      Sometimes he needed them ripe and ready; and next time he’d say “Bring them green”.  And we did!!!

      Dad had a great memory, a quick wit and his math skills were amazing.  Many of us were caught off guard by his one liners.

      As a family we feel blessed to have had our Dad for almost ninety years.

      We thank everyone who visited, asked about him and was a part of his everyday life.

      At Dad’s request there will be no service.  Interment will take place at the Poplar Point Cemetery at a later date.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Poplar Point Cemetery Fund, Box 172, Poplar Point, MB R0N 020 or Sunset Pallitive Care, Box 92, Portage la Prairie, R1N 3B2. 

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