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Leslie Kitchen

February 6, 1913 - October 9, 2015

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Leslie (Les) Kitchen, passed away peacefully on Oct 9th 2015 at age of 102. Born in Avonlea, Sk., Les was one of a 11 member family.. At the age of 17 Les rode off on his horse seeking employment and adventure. Les’ desire for adventure stayed with him all his life. When he returned to Avonlea he met and married the school teacher, the love of his life Alice Johnson. Les became a UGG grain buyer at Gouldtown and Lampman, Sk, where their eldest daughter Arlene was born in 1939 . Les and Alice then purchased a general store in Tessier, Sk. and in 1946 the general store in Broderick, Sk where their 2nd child Ken was born. In 1955 their youngest daughter Debra was born. After a fire destroyed the store in 1956 Les went back to grain buying with the Wheat Pool at Dunblane, Broderick and Tullis, SK , retiring in 1977. Les and Alice lived in Outlook, SK until her passing in 2000. Les’ final adventure was a move to Abbotsford BC . Les was predeceased by his wife Alice, his mom and dad and his eight siblings. He is survived by his children Arlene (Karl) Kappenstein of Abbotsford, Ken (Joanne) Kitchen of Saskatoon, and Debra (Murray) Clark of Oliver, as well as 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Les loved socializing, watching TV westerns, and most of all playing cards. At Les’ request no funeral will be held.

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