Sept 5, 1951 – LESMEISTER – Dec 23, 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2020

Leslie James (Les) Lesmeister passed away in Edmonton, AB after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 68. Les is survived by his sons Lee and Julian (Dana), and daughter Jodie (Jason), all of Edmonton; his grandchildren Joshua and Kirsten; mother Mildred Lesmeister of Medicine Hat; sisters Brenda (Henry) Stang of Edmonton, and Judi (Andrew) Coombes of Medicine Hat; brothers Terry (Tracy) and Joel, both of Red Deer. He was predeceased by former wife Joan; partner Florence; his father Anton (Tony); brothers Rodney, Dale, and Bruce; grandparents Nick and Margaret Lesmeister, and Henry and Amalia Kerbs.

Les was born and raised in Prelate, SK, the oldest of eight children. He attended Prelate School and St. Thomas College in North Battleford, and then moved to Edmonton, where he ran his own accounting business. He enjoyed attending CFL games, especially when the Riders were playing, and was an Oilers fan as well.

Les was a quiet, meticulous person who loved the city of Edmonton, and enjoyed a good glass of scotch and a great game of hockey or football. His last year on earth proved to be his greatest challenge; but this challenge also brought his family closer together, and it was because of the love of his daughter and daughter-in-law that he was able to leave in peace.

The family celebrated Les’ life with a private gathering in Edmonton, honouring his final wishes.

7 Condolences for “Sept 5, 1951 – LESMEISTER – Dec 23, 2019”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Condolences to Les’ family. You were a great accountant, you will be missed. Rest in peace and God bless you and your family.

  2. Karen Anne Whiteman says:

    Les was a calm patient man.He was always cheerful and treated people well. My condolences to you all.

    Karen and Mark Whiteman and family

  3. Marni Johnstone says:

    So sorry to hear of Les’s passing. He was such a kind man and will be sadly missed.

  4. Helen Karvonen says:

    sorry to hear about Les as he was a wonderful person. My prays are with you. Helen

  5. H. Rehlau says:

    I’m shocked and saddened to learn about Les’s passing. He was a great help to me and my brother Jason,and was an all-around good guy.

    Rest in peace Les.

  6. Julia Black says:

    I saw Les once a year for his exemplary knowledge of accounting. I always felt taken care of and he was so patient with me and my dumb questions. I felt like he knew myself and my kids well and looked after our financial well-being at tax time, always up to date. I will miss his calm demeanor and his cat. I will think of him with fondness if only once a year. I believe he is healthy and loved in a different happy place. My condolences to his family….

  7. Monica MacDonald says:

    Our sincere condolences from the family of John Meier. We briefly met Jodie last October when she returned Dad’s tax information and she told us her Dad was very ill. Les also looked after our families tax requirements and John always looked forward to the annual meeting with Les. Secretly I think he also wanted to visit the cat. Hope he has found a good home

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