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Leslie Albert Skene

December 9, 1946 - May 7, 2015


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Les Skene on May 7, 2015, in the Cowichan District Hospital.  Les was born in Kinistino, Sask., on December 9, 1946.  After graduation, he worked for the Co-op as a bookkeeper.  At the age of 21, Les moved to Duncan on Vancouver Island where he worked as a lumber grader/saw operator. He retired from Western Forest Reman in Chemainus where he lived with his family for over 35 years.  Les is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Helen, and was a loving father to Debbie Vaux (Gary) and Greg Skene, grandfather to Kayden Skene, who was the joy of his life, and we cannot forget our little dog, Bart.  He will be sadly missed by his sister, Evelyn Johnson (Paul), brother-in-law, Don Burnside and sister-in-law, Betty Francisty (John) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Margaret Skene and brothers, Arnold and Bob Skene.   Les had many wonderful friends and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He was a very easy- going person and appreciated everything that life had to offer.  He loved going to his cabin at Salmon Beach and was an avid Vancouver Canucks and New York Yankees fan. Les was one of a kind and will be sadly missed.

 A special thank you to all the doctors and staff at the Chemainus Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital and to the paramedics who never gave up.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the United Church, 9814 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC at 2:00 pm with a tea to follow downstairs.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sherran Woodward and Doug Munroe
Relation: Neighbour

Fondly remembered and Doug says “I am going to miss you buddy.”

From: Alan Schneider
Relation: friend

Sorry to here about the passing of Les . Thoughts are with you and your family.

From: elsie harris
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From: Leo and Lois Raby
Relation: from Salmon Beach

Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Please accept our condolences in the loss of your husband.

From: Larry and Wendy HopWo
Relation: Friends

So sorry we will not be able to attend Leslie’s Celebration of Life but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 23, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

United Church
9814 Willow Street
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K0

9814 Willow Street
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K0

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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