Passed away at the Notre Dame Health Centre on Monday August 1, 2022 at the age of 71 years, Leslie John Stuart De Jersey, of Holland, MB.
Les was born in Transcona, MB on February 20, 1951 to John & Gloria De Jersey. He had two sisters, Joan & Diane and a brother Robert. The crown jewel was their black lab, Pal, whom everybody loved. Les had a very special bond with his grandmother Nellie whom he lived with for many years.
Les was very close to his cousins growing up and had many fond memories of family gatherings & going to the movies.
In 1990, Les married the love of his life, Judy. With her and special daughters Diana (Glenn) Thiessen & Valerie Wood (Matt) they had a wonderful life & held a high level of love & respect for each other.
He was so very proud of grandsons Domonick, Colby & Austin & always shared sound advice or a tip or two on what was the next best movie coming out.
Les adored Diana & Val and was always quick to let them know of the great career choices they have made & the sound direction they have taken in life. He was always interested in Glenn’s next adventure & where the road may lead. He is so anxious to watch the next chapter unfold. He admired Matt for having such a talent to draw & said his pictures should be on a billboard advertising the next Marvel series coming out.
Education was of the upmost importance to Les, he always had a thirst for knowledge. His career as an Employment Consultant with Federal & Provincial Governments spanned over 3 decades & he worked out of offices in The Pas & Portage la Prairie.
He added a special & personal touch to the job skills, education & training to the many clients he so proudly served. He loved his job. His special friends Merv & Bob remain close & often reminisce of the good ole’ days back at the office.
As time has had it, Les has spent a lot of the past few years in & out of hospital battling cancer & recently dealing with complications from Diabetes.
He was grateful to Dr. James MacTavish who stood strong by his side navigating his medical ride.
We will be forever grateful for every single person in the medical field who has treated & helped Les along his way with the best care & compassion we could have ever imagined. Les’ unmet goal was always to come back home, in our hearts we know he has.
He loved relaxing & watching movies on his big screen TV & spending time with his furry family, Sadie & Jazz with whom has left paw prints on his heart.
Les loved the big screen & has watched countless movies over the years & still remembered when his mom took him to see the Sound of Music when it first came out.
He was proud to have donated blood over 100 times to the Red Cross. He was a member of the UCT for 22 years. He loved Eagles & was thrilled to get a birds eye view during a trip to Alaska.
Les & Judy would like to thank Heather Grobb, Diana, Glenn & Colby Thiessen for their continuous love and support during this difficult time.
Also the care, knowledge & expertise from all staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Health Science Centre, Portage District Hospital & Clinic, Tiger Hills Health Centre & Notre Dame Health Centre and to friends Les made along the way who were special & too numerous to mention.
A Graveside service will be held at a later date at the Brookdale Cemetery, Holland, MB.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Les’ memory to the Holland United Church, Box 191, Holland, MB R0G 0X0 or to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3
Online condolences can be sent to Les’ family by visiting his profile page at www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Holland in care of arrangements.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Leslie John Stuart De Jersey February 20 1951 August 1 2022 (age 71)..
Décès pour la Ville: Holland, Province: Manitoba