Leslie GARDNER

GARDNER, Leslie Herbert. Born on 28 April, 1916, he died peacefully in his sleep on December 2 in White Rock. Playful and loving, he brightened the lives of so many and never failed to make us laugh. Born and raised in the south of England (Aldershot), he married the love of his life Barbara in 1940 only to be called soon after to fight in WWII. He returned to England after the war to raise a family and work as a schoolteacher and principal. He and Barbara moved to Canada in 1970 following periods in the Bahamas and Bermuda. Leslie was an avid gardener, music lover and travel enthusiast. Warm, kind, respectful, generous and adored by children who could not resist his shenanigans. ‘You gotta be smart to live around here!’ Survived and lovingly remembered by wife Barbara, daughter Lesley, son Philip, grandchildren Amy, Mark, Yvonne and Delaine, great grandchildren McKenna and Ayden. We’ll miss your laugh and the sparkle in your mischievous blue eyes. Keep smiling. We love you always. A celebration of Les’ life will be held on December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Memorial Park, 14831- 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.