Carey, Leslie Joseph

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Leslie Joseph Carey
1941 -2023

Les was born in Cabri, Sask. Feb. 27, 1941. As a young boy, he moved with his parents to a farm in the Little Gem/Hemaruka. Alta. area where he grew up and attended Lothain school.

He had many eventful days with his brother Allen and father on the farm, riding horses, pulling wagons and chasing other barnyard animals.

When he was 17 he went to SAIT and received his welders license as well as his heavy duty mechanic license. He worked as a heavy duty mechanic in Chinook, Alta. at the garage, McFetridge Motors and Kroeger Bros. in Consort, Stettler and Eckville.

He stayed with Massey Ferguson the longest out of his jobs and always loved the Massey Ferguson red of the tractors.

Les spent many years working around the community that he grew up in. He was also a volunteer firefighter and served his community for years.

Les settled in Stettler and spent many hours out in the fields fixing tractors and cultivating friendships with all the farmers around the countryside.

He spent hours enjoying the outdoors that he loved so much by gardening, playing with his grandchildren, puttering around his garage, bird watching, partaking in his grandchildren’s activities such as Brownies, Scouts, Cadets, and music and dance functions, and square dancing away many nights with his late wife Joan.

He met his second wife, Joan in 1982 through a newspaper ad he answered. They went out square dancing and three months later were married.

Together they spent 41 years dancing, raising many children, fosters and grandchildren, gardening, talking, laughing and sharing their favourite summertime snack of rhubarb.
He is predeceased by his wife Joan; parents George and Hazel Carey and brother Alan.

He is survived by sister Marcene (Jerry Kraft); daughter Leanne Carey; son Colin Carey; step-children: Elaine (Brozny) Betts, Greg Brozny, James Brozny, and Kevin Brozny; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one niece; three nephews as well as numerous cousins and many dear friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Of Grace, Catholic Church, Castor, Alta. on Thurs. Aug. 10, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Parkview Funeral Chapels and Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-882-3141.

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