Power, Leslie Francis “Les”

Power, Leslie Francis “Les” – It is with profound sadness that we announce that Leslie Francis "Les" Power passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016, in Oakwood Terrace Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Halifax on March 9, 1925, he was the last of ten children born to the late Leslie T. and Emma (White) Power.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie (Blackburn) in 1993; his second wife, Helen (Josey) White Power in 2001; and siblings, Cyril, Ralph, Edward, Sedley, Dorothea, Eileen, Mildred, Gertrude and Shirley. He is survived by sons, Stephen (Barbara), Halifax; Richard, London, Ont.; grandchildren, Shauna Power (Ryan Stevens), Truro; Matthew Power (Amber Quartermain), Bedford; and great-grandson, Finn Stevens.

Les retired in 1982 from the Halifax Fire Department and was very proud of his 36-year career as a firefighter/first responder. Les was a kind and gentle man who always had a smile on his face and story ready for the telling (usually of the "tall tale" variety). He had the amazing ability to coax a smile out of just about everybody. He will be especially missed by his son Stephen with whom he shared a special bond.

Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Dad's wishes, there will be no funeral. A reception will be held in his memory on Sunday, July 17 in Knights of Columbus Hall, 252 Cobequid Rd., Lower Sackville from 6-8:30 p.m. A graveside committal service will be held Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakwood Terrace or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.