Leslie Blyth

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BLYTH, LeslieFebruary 18, 1941 – June 11, 2015It is with love, respect and profound sadness that our family makes known the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandpa after a brave battle with cancer. He died comfortably at home in the loving arms of his wife Carol and daughters Karren and Nadine.Leslie was born in Scunthorpe, England, the eldest of three children, to Edna Blyth (Tinkler) and Leslie James Blyth. He qualified as an electrician working in the British Steelworks and Grimsby Docks before dedicating his life to education, teaching in England, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Alberta and the West Indies, where he earned a PhD in Accounting. He spent a number of years working in the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta after becoming a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary. Leslie was an adventurer, traveller and passionate lifelong learner. He enjoyed classical music, camping, watersports and the wonder of science and discovery.Leslie was a devoted and loving family man, fiercely proud of his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family: his wife of 46 years Carol, daughters Karren Blyth Bagnasco (Pepeo), Nadine Horner (Cameron) and Dawn Lorraine Blyth; grandchildren Matteo, Marco and Jasmine Bagnasco and Matthew Horner; sister Caroline Markham (Peter); mother-in-law Iris Piller; brother-in-law Barry Piller (Sylvie); sister-in-law Valerie Storey; cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends worldwide.A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Parkland Anglican Church, 131 Church Street, Spruce Grove with the Venerable Joanne Webster officiating. At Leslie’s request, please consider donations to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.

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