Rendell, Leslie James. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie James Rendell on December 28, 2016 in his 90th year. Leslie, fondly remembered as Poppy, leaves to mourn his wife Julia (Cashin), son Jim (Jill), daughter Susan (Bob), and grandchildren Sara (Jeff) and Philip, and Leslie’s sister Lorraine. Leslie is predeceased by son Blair and brother Gordon.
Born in Heart’s Content in 1926, Leslie’s life spanned an incredible era of technological change which really shaped his life’s path. In the early 1930s, he told us a favourite story of travelling by open truck for hours over bumpy gravel roads from Heart’s Content to St. John’s to see the King and Queen of England. The wildest of this young boys dreams could never have envisioned 40 years later that he would travel across the Atlantic Ocean at supersonic speed aboard the British Airways Concorde. His aviation career really started at the age of 16 following his blacksmith father to Gander to work building the air base. Soon local workers were offered the opportunity to train as an aircraft technicians and he was quick to sign on. It was the very beginning of international air passenger travel and the jet age soon followed. In 1963 his career took him from Gander to Goose Bay, a posting that all the family thoroughly enjoyed. Both Jim and Blair followed in Leslie’s footsteps and chose careers in aviation. Daughter Susan follow his other passion, sports and recreation.
Leslie lived a long, healthy and very fulfilling life for which we are very thankful. We are also very thankful for the exceptional care Leslie received from staff at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home. A visitation is planned for Friday, December 30th, 2016 at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm. A memorial service and internment will take place in Heart’s Content on a warm summers day! Time and date to be confirmed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Association or St. Patrick’s Mercy Home would be gratefully appreciated. To sign the memorial guestbook,please visit www.greensfuneralservices.ca, or www.barretts.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Leslie Rendell – 2016.source
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