Leslie J. McAuley

Oct. 23, 1928 – Sept. 4, 2020

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Due to the current circumstances, a Private Family Funeral Service will be held at a later date.

It is with great sadness that we announce that our father left us on September 4, 2020  after bravely battling his failing health.  A gentle, courageous, generous and very exceptional man.  We will miss him beyond words.

Leslie was born in Plantagenet, Ontario, on October 23, 1928, son of John Patrick McAuley et Rosella McAllister.  He is predeceased by his four brothers.  Leslie will be greatly missed by his cherished wife of 66 years, Louise Gauthier and his six children Diane (James), Helen (Bill), Bob (Johanne), Christine (Jean-Yves), Lise and Mark (Carine).  He was an engaged and wonderful grandfather to his fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A General Motors man for 35 years, Leslie volunteered tirelessly within the  community in many different capacities: President of the West Island Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the fundraising committee for the construction of the, W.I. YMCA, hockey coach for Brookwood, member of the Crisis Center, longtime warden at St-David’s Catholic Church and jolly Santa at many Christmas celebrations.  Leslie enjoyed his weekly golf games, animated lunches with his friends but his biggest joy was the many gatherings where he was surrounded by his close knit family.

Our very special thanks to the staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

The family will gather privately for a mass and burial.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to the C.N.I.B. or to W.I.A.I.H. (West Island Ass. for the Intellectually Handicapped).

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802.

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    • Lise Pouliot Posted 2020-09-20 6:18 pm

      À Diane et toute la famille je suis désolée d’apprendre le décès de M. MacAuley. Puissent mes condoléances vous apporter consolation et paix en cette période douloureuse .

    • Gabriel cahrbonneau Posted 2020-09-19 8:52 am

      À toute la famille, c’est avec regret que j’apprends le décès de Lesle , toutes mes pensées son avec vous tous. Mes plus sincères condoléances

    • Margarita Bousser Posted 2020-09-18 7:59 pm

      Cher’s Louise, Diane, Christine, Lise & JP,
      Toutes mes condoléances pour le décès de Leslie McAuley.
      Je peux imaginer le vide qu’il vous laisse.
      Je n’oublierai jamais sa gentillesse ainsi que celle de toute sa famille, toujours prêts à aider les autres..
      Je suis avec vous en pensée

    • Nancy McAuley Posted 2020-09-18 6:41 pm

      Dearest tante Louise and family, I’m very sorry for loss, oncle Leslie was a dear man. I hold you in my thoughta and prayers, all my love, bon courage, Nancy, xoxo

    • Fay Brydon Posted 2020-09-18 5:26 pm

      To Diane, Christine, LIse, Louise and JP and all family members.

      Our sincere condolences to you. all. May the memories you will share of Leslie bring you comfort
      and peace. May he Rest In Peace..

    • Manuel McGovern Posted 2020-09-14 5:16 pm

      My condolences to the McAuley family. I was very sad to hear that Mr. McAuley had passed away last week. He was responsible for my first real employment as an adult. I actually thought it was rather amazing that he was willing to take a chance on me at the time. That job helped me enormously, and led me to develop the work ethic that has guided me through my whole life. I actually owed him a lot, and to my chagrin, I don’t believe I ever told him that.

    • Maggy and Rod Berezuik Posted 2020-09-13 12:46 pm

      Deepest condolences to all of the McAuley family. Mr. McAuley was a devoted member of St.David parish in Pierrefonds,QC. We thank him for raising a family that is so heavily involved with the handicapped to this day.(WIAIH).———(parents of Darren James Berezuik).

    • James Little Posted 2020-09-13 11:18 am

      Just learning of Les MCAuley’s passing , sorry hearing the news , our condolences to his family . We worked with Leslie during his tenure at GM in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.
      Our company worked with GM for many years and both Gerry Montcalm and
      Leslie McAuley headed up the Quebec Division of General Motors for many decades .
      It was always a pleasure working with Leslie.
      Rest in Peace.

      The Little family
      Services Batteries Electriques

    • Maurice Marchitello Posted 2020-09-13 9:06 am

      I am saddened to hear of the passing of a great family man and great person! My deepest sympathies to Louise and the family.

    • Keith Greig Posted 2020-09-12 9:28 am

      My deepest sympathies to Louise and the family. Les was a special and giving person. He is missed. His golf group got together yesterday and toasted his memory

    • Michel et Johanne Gibson Posted 2020-09-12 7:45 am

      Nos sincères condoléances à la famille McAuley.

    • René LeBlanc Posted 2020-09-12 4:54 am

      My profound condolences to Louise and every member of your family . Our friend and neighbour , Les, continuously displayed class and chivalry in actions during the decades that I knew him. We enjoyed talking up local politics and never a mean word . He was a true gentleman in the real sense of the word. Our prayers are with the McAuley clan.

    • Jeannine Taillon Posted 2020-09-11 3:24 pm

      Louise, c<est avec un profond regret que nous avons appris le décès de Leslie. Sois assurée que nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent, toi et vos enfants, en ces moments difficiles. Leslie était vraiment un être d'exception qui transmettait beaucoup de chaleur humaine aux gens qui avaient le bonheur de le côtoyer ou encore de le rencontrer à l'occasion. Sincères condoléances à vous tous. Jeannine et Lise Taillon

    • Raynald Pouliot Posted 2020-09-11 11:33 am

      My deepest sympathy to Mr. McCauley’s family. He did my first interview for a job at the Pointe-Claire GM parts warehouse on a Saturday morning in early December 1965 and I started working for GM on December 16th that year. It is because of the chance that he gave me that I worked for GM for 36 years. I owe him a lot. Raynald Pouliot Quebec City

    • Yolanda McGovern Posted 2020-09-11 12:26 am

      Louise my deepest condolences to you and your family.
      Les was a very special person. I will always remember his kind smiling face.He was a good friend
      and a good neighbour.
      My thoughts and prayers are with you

    • Murielle (Gauthier) Léger Posted 2020-09-10 7:50 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi Louise ainsi qu’aux membres de ta famille.

    • Ricky Held Posted 2020-09-09 10:58 am

      To all Les’s ladies; so sorry to hear about his passing. He was a great person and his smiling face will be missed. May he Rest In Peace Ricky, Helen and the boys

    • Franca Kesic Posted 2020-09-09 8:43 am

      Dear Mrs. McAuley, Diane, Christine, Lise and family. I was so saddened to hear of Mr. McAuley’s passing. I will always have fond memories of him especially during WIAIH’s annual Holiday Brunch. He was always such a great sport, Santa added so many smiles to our participants faces over the years.
      Sending you all my deepest condolences. He will be missed RIP Mr. McAuley .

    • Helen McCormick and daughters Posted 2020-09-09 8:33 am

      Louise, our Plantagenet memories of you and Leslie will be with us always. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    • Tracy Wrench Posted 2020-09-08 2:55 pm

      Diane, Christine, Lise, Louise, JP and the rest of the family.
      My deepest sympathies to all of you .

    • Diane Marcotte Posted 2020-09-08 2:37 pm

      Diane, Christine et la famille.
      C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de votre père. Toutes mes sympathies.

    • The Pat Roberts Developmental Center, WIAIH Posted 2020-09-08 2:36 pm

      Our condolences to the family who have been an integral part of WIAIH for so many years.
      Linda Berghello and Wendy Wilson

    • Linda Sheehan Posted 2020-09-08 9:55 am

      Christine, Diane and family,
      I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of good times with your dad help you in these difficult moments. My thoughts are with you. xo

    • FAMILLE JEAN-CLAUDE & MARIE GAUTHIER Posted 2020-09-07 3:04 pm

      Dear Louise, Diane, Helen, Bob, Christine, Lise, Mark & family,
      With deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband Les, devoted father & grandfather.
      Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
      He will be fondly remembered as a caring brother-in-law and uncle. Thank you Les for all the wonderful memories and good times !
      Jean-Claude Gauthier, Marie Bourdeau Gauthier (Longueuil Quebec) and Lyne, Suzanne, Jean, Michel & families.

    • Ronnie & Joanne McCormick Posted 2020-09-06 7:06 pm

      J’ai justement pensé à Leslie et Louise hier car je regardais les photos de mariage de ma soeur Georgette et je l’ai vu sur la photo et me demandait comment ils allaient. Ce fut toute une surprise de voir le tout dans la nécrologie de Lamarre. Nous voulons vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances à notre chère cousine Louise ainsi que ses enfants, petits-enfants et arrière petits enfants. Nos prières et nos pensées sont avec vous tous en ce moment tellement difficile à surmonter.

    • Jean Rodrigue Laframboise Posted 2020-09-06 3:10 pm

      Madame McAuley!
      Mes sincères condoléances…je garde de bons souvenirs d’enfance de Leslie et vous lors de vos rencontres avec mes parents Rodrigue et Huguette…prenez soin.