Posted: April 26th, 2018

1947 ~ 2018

Mr. Leslie ‘Les’ Koehle, beloved husband of Linda of Medicine Hat, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the age of 70 years. Les was born in Vancouver on May 27, 1947 and grew up in Castlegar where he received his schooling. As a young man, he joined the RCMP and served on the force for 13 years. With his policing background, Les started and operated Norsask Security, an alarm monitoring system which was first of its kind. He later sold the company and began working full-time for Key Lake Mines; first as a safety officer, then into the human resources department before becoming a gold mining foreman. While working as a foreman he was stationed 14,000 feet on a mountain in Kyrgyzstan for a number of years. Les was an extremely dedicated employee whose work ethic was unmatched. He would be the first to lend a helping hand for those in need. In 2002, Les and Linda returned from Kyrgyzstan and in 2005 Les suffered a stroke which forced him into retirement. Les will be remembered by his wife of 50 years, Linda; a daughter, Kerry (Bill) Bill and their children, Kailie and Jordan; a son, Randall Koehle (Monelle Reich) and his two girls, Bayleigh and Devan. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Daisy Koehle. A Celebration of Les’ life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 20, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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