Posted: December 27th, 2017

August 20, 1945 ~ December 17, 2017

John Leslie “Les” Eagles passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice. Husband to Lesley for almost 44 years; father to Kerry and DJ; amazing grandad to Jamie, Jodi, Tianna and Bryton and to the star of the family just now, great-granddaughter, Zaphyara. Les also leaves his family in the UK; daughters, Aileen and Tina; son, Roger; grandchildren, A.J., Jordan and Josh; great-grandson, Cody; brother, Alan (Joan) who when in the UK shared many a good time; younger brother, Rich; sisters, Mary and Fran and brother, Cliff (Linda) who have passed and will be telling jokes with Les by now. Jodi has said that Grandad’s personality allowed him to make many friends over his life time. He was known for his catch phrase, “Let the force be with you”. As always, the support from relatives and friends has helped the family get through this really hard time; son-in-law, Simon (who went from an ‘untouchable’ to “Okay, give us a hug Les”) has been a rock. Les loved life and was never happier then when he was with family and friends telling his tales and jokes. The annual camp-out with friends, Pat, Sam, Sue and Ray… we remember the good times and Port all around. To Bill and Kelly, Les loved you both. From Les to everyone he knew, “Live long and prosper.” Les’ life will be silently remembered by family and friends. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is

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17 Condolences for “LES EAGLES”

  1. Dale and Jackie Lofthouse says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Leslie and your family. He always had a way of making people smile We hope that in time his memory will help you deal with the sadness of your loss

  2. Alex and Kaye says:

    We will never forget you Les.
    We will miss your sometimes not funny jokes and your stories, you’re baggy trousers and your Woolley hat, the way you shouted MEDIC when your glass was empty, the many happy hours sat around our table laughing and drinking and not forgetting the dancing until the early hours. The only thing I won’t miss Les is your dreaded eye suck . Lots and lots of love ? always Alex and Kaye

  3. Alan and Joan Eagles says:

    Sorry we were not there with you Les.,They will probably send you back because you’ll talk to much for them all .Wish we could hear you,I’ll remember all the good times especially in the Forces together.All our thoughts are with Lesley and the family,keep them all laughing Bro.

  4. Wendy Dunsmore says:

    Only meet u a couple times you made us laugh from every single minute will be missed xxx

  5. Andy & Tracey Fuller says:

    Only met this amazing chap a couple of times but what an impression he made! Such a character with plenty of stories to tell! And many a drink to be had!!! Sleep well Les and say hello to other relatives at the bar up there!!

  6. Vikki Turner says:

    Always in my heart. I love to remember the time twenty years ago when I tracked you down when I was working in Calgary. You met me at the services near Medicine Hat. I was so nervous and only a few weeks pregnant with your granddaughter Jordan. I thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to your Canadian family and friends. Thank you so much! My love to all your family. Vikki xx

  7. Suellen, Bill, Wayne and Kristy says:

    Words will never be enough so sad your gone. All our love and thoughts to Aunty Leslie and the gang hope your having a ball up there with your little brother.

  8. Tony & Janice says:

    Oh Les you were a character!!! You made us laugh plenty of times with your jokes and the way you carried on with so many people, I specially liked the walk and the talk!!!!!!, lol. You will be greatly missed and remembered by many. For you Lesley, stay strong and keep all those wonderful times you had with Les close to your heart. ❤❤❤

  9. Patricia Dean says:

    Dear Les, can’t believe you’ve gone. Remembering the fantastic childhood we had growing up together. What fun we had. I used to look forward to your phone calls “Canada calling”. Lots of love to Lesley. Love & miss you always Pat xxxx

  10. Ross,pauline and family says:

    Loved and will be missed always … especially sittin around the kitchen table ” fun time” rest in peace xx

  11. Vicki says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news Leslie my thoughts are with you all. Remembering the Happy time Kaye + I spent with you all , 40 odd years ago (probably not so good for you ) Remembering when we arrived back from a day at the seaside with Darren , all soaking wet aftet our antics in the sea oh what fun was had . Oh and the eye suck ooch ! I seem to recall we left you little pressies behind the wardrobe which were found after our departure oops !! Love to you all RIP Les x from Vicki xxx

  12. Jackie and family says:

    You will be missed so much Les. You had such a way of telling stories and tales ☺ you could engage anyone in conversation and adapt to any situation and usually turn it into something really funny, any time spent with you always ended with fits of giggles. The kids were shy with you as we didn’t see you as much as we would have liked but you soon got down on the floor and created a game and had them eating out of your hands. I will always remember you wearing your rucksack the wrong way round so you could litter pick through bradgate park ?. So many wonderful memories, my chalkboard still has cheers from Canada written by you on so for now Les cheers from England ? xx Jackie and family xx

  13. Alexandra, Adam & Codey says:

    Well grandad what can we say. It still hasn’t sunk in but it’s starting to get a little easier now. How I miss your smile and jokes and the great stories from you and grandma when you were in the army and traveling. You had such a fantastic life and lived it to the full plus more. Love you always Grandad Les. Xxxxxxxx

  14. Tina (your Daughter) says:

    Dad. I miss you so much, it hurts. Knowing I will never hear you say ” Canada calling” breaks my heart. I have wonderful memories of the times we spent together and I will cherish them forever. Everyone you came into contact with will miss you as you always made a big impression and everyone loved you Dad. Sleep tight dad until we meet again. Love you infinity Tina xxxxxx

  15. Tammy says:

    Oh where do I start? Les you were a bright light in often dark times…forever the optimist. You always included myself and my son in whatever festivities were happening…we always felt included and we were so very grateful for that. You always had a compliment ready to make someones day! Forever a gentlemen. A strong character you were, I looked up to you and your “straight shooter” attitude. We had many a good chats over a few rum and cokes…I’ll not forget your wisdom and fatherly advice you shared with me. And I certainly will never ever forget you..we all miss you so very much Les…sleep peacefully…love you xoxo

  16. SUE AND RAY says:

    To quote “Billy Fury” A 1000 stars in the sky. There is another one shining so much brighter now, another “Eagle” soaring above us , our best freind Les. So many good times with this lovely man. We will miss you Les. The stories, the songs and the camp outs. You are probably “rocking it” up above. You will be forever in our hearts. A true friend gone but will never be forgotten. RIP

  17. Sam and Pat says:

    Les it was a pleasure for us to call you our friend. You will be sorely missed, your jokes, your antics and your persuasive arguments by all who knew you. We are sure to meet again. We would like to think we will be sitting on a fluffy white cloud eating cream cheese and crackers, but thinking we will be eating toasted marshmallows and drinking extremely hot rum toddies. Miss you Bud

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