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1942 - 2024

Leslie John Seltzer of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, at the age of 81 years. He passed peacefully at home in the comfort of his own bed with family by his side.

Les was born to Viola and William Seltzer on July 14th, 1942, in the Ontario district of Rainy River. As the eldest boy in a family with six children, he grew up quickly. By the age of 8 he was working in the bush with his father. He served briefly in the military before coming West to Regina, where he met and married Doris Lavallee in 1961. Les and Doris started their family right away and raised two children in Moose Jaw, where Les worked in the field of electronics, and later taught electronics at STI (now Sask Polytechnic). Doris and Les moved to Sun Valley in their 40s and settled into a happy life filled with a never-ending stream of seasonal visitors, and memorable gatherings of friends and family. They moved back to Moose Jaw in their 70s and have lived happily in a downtown apartment ever since.

Les fought a long and difficult battle with cancer, complicated by several serious health issues. He was a man of strength and courage with a profound sense of gratitude for every kind and thoughtful gesture afforded him. His forever sweet and mischievous spirit touched people on a deep level. This generosity of spirit intensified during his illness and brought a sense of joy and fun to all who looked after him.

Les will be lovingly remembered by Doris, his wife of nearly 62 years; his daughter and husband, Leslie Ann and Cliff; his son and wife, Gerald and Cheryl; his two grandsons, William and Michael; his two sisters, Helen and Dorothy; his two brothers Norman (Diane), and Raymond (Jenny); as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and several extended family who loved him as Grandpa. He cherished the many memories of those who came to visit, and loved to tease and remind young adults of their silly antics when they were children. He will be lovingly missed.

Les was predeceased by his two sons, Lloyd and Michael; his grandson, Bradley; his parents, William and Viola; and his sister, Janet. The family is grateful for the exemplary care he received from Dr. Coleman, nurses, care aides, and all Sask. Health workers. The nurses who have been on this journey with him for many years were especially comforting to Les and family. The family appreciates the companionship Les enjoyed with his Friends from the “Shack,” and all those at Victoria Towers who called him Friend.

In keeping with Les’ wishes, his family met on Thursday to quietly say goodbye. There will be no further formalities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society ( Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550

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