Peacefully passed at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the age of 92. Don (Red) is reunited in heaven with beloved wife Ellen Rose Mary. Don will be missed by his loving children David (Kymm), Daniel (Liberty), and Don (Tania). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Michelle, Danielle, Devan, Courtney and Jessie Campbell. Cherished great-grandchildren Aiden and Zoey. Dedicated Fire Captain in North York, Ontario for over 30 years. Don enjoyed a long retirement doing what he loved best, fishing, golfing, woodworking and wildlife. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to Ducks Unlimited Canada. Condolences and memories may be offered at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.
Patti Daley & Michael Kennedy says
Deepest condolences Dave, Kymm and family.
Bob and Julie Eagan says
Dave and Kymm,
So sorry for your loss.
Bev and Calvin Steeves says
To the Leslie family we are sorry to hear of your loss and will be keeping you in our thoughts.
Isobel Burbidge says
To the family of Don (& Ellen) Leslie
My sincere condolences to you all.
My late husband, Lorne Burbidge and I shared some happy times with your parents ….. great memories.
Cindy Brent says
Sincere condolences for your loss….you’re in our thoughts
Malcolm & Elsie Cleghorn says
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Elsie and I played golf with Don & Ellen at Bordon Golf Club for many years. Don was a real trooper when it came to walking the course. He walked that course in the hottest of weather and didn’t like to ride a cart. He is now with his beloved Ellen. Rest in peace good friend.
Deb and Barry Johnston says
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Leslie family. Don was such a kind man with a great sense of humour. Fond memories during our pool install. So sorry for your loss.
Linda and Peter Winders says
To the Leslie family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Don is fondly remembered by us as a firefighter, pool installer and most importantly as a friend.We are fortunate to have crossed paths for over 50 years. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Peter and Linda Winders
Sandy & Dennis O'Hara says
Our Condolences to your Family
Dennis, Sandy O’Hara & Family
Nancy and Mike Dockrill says
Our thoughts are with Don’s family. He was a very kind sweet man. Always had a smile. Our thoughts are with you. Nancy and Mike Dockrill
William Stanley Clouthier says
Sorry to hear about your Dad. he had a long life. Wendy and Bill
George Hache says
To All the Family of My Good Friend Don.
Never had the opportunity to work directly with Red but did get to know him on many occasion.
His sense of humor and great attitude made many who he trained and fought Fires with him very Thankful and Secure.
His laughter and Friendship will always be remembered and cherish.
No doubt he was a great Part of our Dedicated Senior Brother, with North York. Happy to have known Him .
Jean Pinchen says
Dear Don, Tania and all the family, it is so hard at these times to say what we really mean. Although I didn’t know Don Sr personally, I’m sure he was a shining light for the family and my heart goes out to you all at this time of your grief. Love and pain go hand in hand, but be comforted in knowing that Don is now much closer to you than he ever was before – right in the centre of your hearts.
Sending much love across the miles to you all.
Wes Rowe says
When I started with the North York Fire Department, Red was on the crew I was lucky enough to be assigned to. He was everything you could ask for as a fellow fire fighter and he taught me a lot . I looked up to him as a fire fighter and his friendship over the years is to be cherished
Todd Marchant says
To all of the Leslie family,
Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.
Todd, Marilou and Don Marchant
Joan Macleod says
Sincerest of condolences to David, Daniel ,Don .He will be greatly missed ,Best uncle ever .
from Joan Doug MacLeod and family
Jane Williams says
My condolences on your loss
Debra Glass says
Dear Don and Tania please take peace and comfort in his passing as not a sign he’s gone forever. He’s on the next leg of the journey and he is there with his beloved wife and family who embrace him with love.