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Bowmanville, ON L1C 2Z1
Phone: 905-623-5480
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James Leslie

James Mitchell Leslie

Thursday, December 31st, 1942 - Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
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LESLIE, JAMES MITCHELL

On Tuesday August 25th, 2020 the lights in Bowmanville, Ontario dimmed ever so briefly, for that was the day that the life light of long time resident James Mitchell Leslie was ended as he lost his well fought battle with Mesothelioma.

Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 31, 1942 to Elizabeth Mitchell and Samuel Leslie. He lived in Glasgow until moving, with his young family, to Canada in 1970. Jim soon found employment with Ontario Hydro (now OPG) at the Bruce Nuclear Power Station in Kincardine, Ontario. The Leslie’s resided there before moving to their permanent home in Bowmanville in 1980. Jim continued his career at OPG nuclear stations before retiring in 2002.

Jim was happily married to Catherine (nee Vanzetta) for 57 years. He will be deeply missed by his children Angela (Dean), and Donna (Chris). He was Papa to his only granddaughter Jasmine, whom he adored and she adored him. Jim is survived by his brother John Leslie and his sister Margaret Dempsey. Jim was predeceased by his brother Francis Leslie

Wherever he worked or lived, Jim was admired by friends and co-workers often being called a mentor.

He was a talented drummer and an avid supporter of the Glasgow Rangers Football Club and had a love of music and animals. He became a Free Mason in Glasgow and continued as a Brother with the Parkwood Lodge in Oshawa.

Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the Durham Region Humane Society. Condolences to the family can be made online at www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca

A private ceremony will be held for the family and a Celebration of Life will take place at a future date.

In the words of Jim Leslie…..Gon Yersel son!
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Heather capon.

Posted at 04:40pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss..what a spectacular man he was .and his voice of words wisdom and love will always surround all of you..and of course those around him that will miss his Sean Conneray.smile...my sympathy goes with prayers..Heather Capon. May he rest a wee bit..and continue to look upon us all . xxxooo
 
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Angela Leslie Posted at 06:49pm

Thank you
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Ray and Dianne Crombie

Posted at 07:45pm
We were so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Being neighbours for so many years, we got to know what a special guy he was. We remember when Jim used to sit so peacefully in the backyard having a smoke or just enjoying his beautiful yard. Our cat Button would go through the slats of the fence between our houses and prance right over to Jim and jump up on his lap. She would do this every time she saw him in his chair. She always stayed awhile on his lap and listened to him talk to her. Animals sense how special and trusting some people are. Jim had that special gift.....
Our sincerest condolences Renie and family. .......Ray and Dianne Crombie.
 
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Angela Leslie Posted at 06:49pm

Thank you for sharing that lovely memory of my dad 😀
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Carol & Charlie Kennedy

Posted at 05:47pm
Our sincere condolences go out to the Leslie Family at this sad time. We knew Jim & Renee from good times at the Tartan Tavern, and the Whitby Rangers Supporters Club over the years, having a wee drink and a wee singsong! Jim and Renee were a lovely couple who enjoyed life to the fullest!
From:
Carol & Charlie Kennedy (aka)...The Nicky Tams.
 
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Angela Leslie Posted at 06:50pm

Thank you
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bill clubb

Posted at 08:37am
my condolences from an old scaffolder at BHWP, Jim was a good man friendly and fun loving always came across as a leader,
 
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Angela Leslie Posted at 02:42pm

Thank you for you kind comments
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Mary Richardson

Posted at 11:06am
Renee, We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We have many happy memories with both of you over the years. He was always so much fun to be around. May your memories keep you strong and we are thinking about you and your family at this very hard time - Love Mary and Neil
 
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Angela Leslie Posted at 06:50pm

Thank you
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