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Buckrell, Leslie George (Died on 25 Dec 2012)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 28 Dec 2012, B, p. 7, column 5

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BUCKRELL, Leslie George - On Christmas morning, after a long life well lived, Les Buckrell, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully, at Sakura House, Woodstock. Born in Burgessville, on Dec. 16, 1921, he left home in 1940 to join the Canadian war effort. As a dispatch rider for the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade Co. RCASC, he rode, pushed and pulled his motorcycle throughout Europe. He is most proud of his involvement in the liberation of Holland. Together with Rita, his British bride, he returned to Burgessville to farm, raise a family and make a difference to every life he touched. Les will be lovingly remembered for his gentle manner, his generosity, his smile, his sense of humour, and the way he used his many talents to make his community a better place to live. Beloved husband and best friend of Rita (Bannister) for 67 years. Loving father of Brian (Marie), Gerald (Aila) of Thunder Bay, Michael (Lori), Marilyn Lichti (Larry), and Carolyn Buckrell-Smith (D.J.). Cherished grandfather of Heather Black (Richard), Karen Papadopoulos (Philip), and Gregory (Meredith); Marla (Jeff) Murray and Terra (Rob) Moquin of Thunder Bay; Andrew (Brandea) and Christopher; Eric and Jenna Lichti, Nathaniel, Kyle and Kiri Buckrell-Smith; Adoring great-grandfather of Joshua and Justin Black; Ilianna and Daphne Papadopoulos; Carver Bond, Austin and Brady Murray; Matti and Leah Moquin. He is survived by his brother Philip, sister Joy Mather, and sister-in-law Ruby. Predeceased by his parents John and Ada and his siblings Maurice, Fred, Wilfred, Maisie Wheatley and Maida McCutcheon. Heartfelt thanks to the very special doctors, nurses and volunteers at Oxford Gardens, Sakura House, and Woodstock Hospital for their compassion, thoughtfulness and excellent care. Family and friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday December 27, 2012 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Friday December 28, 2012 from 10 - 11 a.m. Funeral service to celebrate Les' life will be held at the funeral home on Friday December 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating. Spring interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Norwich Legion or VON Sakura House. Memories and condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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28 Dec 2012
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25 Dec 2012
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    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Buckrell, Leslie George (Died on 25 Dec 2012)