|Leslie( Les) Hallam of Kincardine, passed away at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton on February 9th 2023 at the age of 78, after a brief fight with Cancer. He was born in Tarbock, Liverpool, England on May 5th 1944.
Survived by his Beloved wife Pamela, of 58 years, daughters Clare, in Windsor and Stephanie and (Chris) Kincardine, Son Rod and (Veronica) in Rockwood. Proud grandpa and Poppa to nine grandchildren: Michael & (Megan), Meghan, Alex, Julia, Melody, Thomas, Greg, Declan & Pippa. Also survived by siblings Anne Martin in England and Keith Crosby in New Zealand.
Together for almost 60 years Les and Pam travelled worldwide. Les was always one for learning new things and had a keen sense of adventure. This led to exciting careers in Cyprus and Freeport Grand Bahamas before emigrating to Canada in 1977. First going to Deep River, then finally settling in Kincardine to work at Ontario Hydro/ Bruce Power where he worked as a nuclear Operator. He retired in 2009, Les was a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years, and volunteered for many local organizations.
Les was a voracious reader and encouraged all who knew him to pick up a book and learn something new. As a member of the Book Club, Les was often found at the library, looking for new authors, ideas and was always up for a good discussion. Through reading he developed many interests, and was a member of the Library board helping to ensure the extension was built. He loved his art and had a passion for painting. Les' artwork won awards and had been displayed at the local art galleries. Whether it was fishing in Lake Huron, hunting in the fall, building a boat, snorkelling, crocheting new designs, painting, or trying his hand at animal husbandry,or raising champion miniature schnauzers with Pam, Les was always up for a challenge or a good conversation. After his retirement, he and Pam enjoyed cruises and bird watching. Les enjoyed nature and was always excited when he found a new bird at the feeder. He loved growing trees from seeds and transplanting them in better spots, looking for sunnier spaces for them to grow. He had a love of knowledge and shared many of his skills with his grandchildren, teaching them to fish, crochet, paint and math.
A Special thank you to everyone involved with his care. First at London Health Sciences, Kincardine Hospital, then at home with Carepartners and wife Pam keeping him comfortable and finally, at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton Park Manor. The family extends a huge thank you to all the Volunteers, the staff, and especially Dr. Ward who helped us so much along the way. Your kindness touched us all during this difficult journey.
Following his wishes, Les's body has been donated for science & research. Cremation will follow and private arrangements have been entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Memorial donations in his name can be made to Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton, and would be greatly appreciated by the family.
A celebration of life will take place in the spring.