Feb. 14, 1920 – Aug. 27, 2015
On August 27th, 2015 a tired body, a loving heart, and a precious smile faded and left this world as we knew it, with his family and special friend at his side at the Stettler Hospital. Leslie McBride, 95 ½ years young bid us adieu to return to his loving wife, Marguerite. He met and eventually married Marguerite Depelchin on December 31, 1942. They resided and farmed west of Big Valley. He leaves to mourn his precious family: Genevieve, Nelson (Cherylanne), Dianne, Brian; his loyal and special friend Micky Pearn; nine loving grandchildren: Les, Mona, Daryn (Lori), Shayne (Christy), Rob (Kathy), Cary (Geta), Corina (Jim), Nicole (Dean), Taryn (Dan); 18 great grandchildren; three sisters: Donna, Ruby and Kathleen. Les grew up east of Big Valley, the fifth child of Jim and Rose McBride. Les enlisted with the Canadian Army on December 3, 1941 and was posted in Camrose, Calgary, Dundrun and Three Rivers, Quebec. Following his discharge he bought the Depelchin farm where they raised their four children and became a valued family in the community for 24 years. In 1968 they semi-retired to Stettler and Les continued to be employed at businesses that would take him back to the farming community where he had left his heart. He was offered an opportunity to supervise in the Janitorial Department of the Stettler School and did so for 6 six years before a position became available at the Nevis Gas Plant, which again put him outside in the fresh air. The sunny skies of Arizona beckoned and for seventeen years the weather and their many new friends drew them back. Les was predeceased by three brothers: Hamilton, James and Bert; three sisters: Corine Crawford, Charolette Stormeon and Nelly Jacobs; one sister in law Alice Labonne; three sons in law: Keith Leier, Lynn Grant and Michael Bradley and great grandson Kale Williams. Les has left a legacy of hard work, a loving husband, a devoted father, and loyal friend and brother. A celebration of Les’ life was held at the Stettler Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Leanne Hall officiating. Les was laid to rest in Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta beside his beloved wife Marguerite. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alberta Cancer Foundation in care of
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0,
who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3422.
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