LESLIE ERNEST LYE November 18, 1924 - July 21, 2009 Peacefully at the Queensway- Carleton Hospital at the age of eighty-four. Born in Toronto, Les attended Withrow Public School, Riverdale Collegiate and the University of Toronto. He pursued post-graduate studies at the Lorne Greene Academy, setting him on course to forever change the Ottawa radio and television world. Les served in the Canadian Air Force, and after D-Day remustered into the army and volunteered Pacific. Les had a lengthy, prolific career in radio, theatre and television in both Toronto and Ottawa. He also taught Speech and Diction in the broadcasting diploma program at Algonquin College. He contributed countless volunteer hours to many local charities. His greatest feat, however, was being the best husband, father and friend one could ever hope to have. Les is predeceased by his parents Marion and Edward Lye, his brothers Donald and Kenneth Lye, and his daughter Jennifer Lye. He is survived by his wife and love of his life Jonni Marshall Lye, his children Daralyn Steele (John), Brett Lye, Emily Lye (William Hopkins), grandchildren Josh, Ben, Zac, Chelsea, Chase, Sophie and Jack, and great-grandchildren Katie, Megan, Ella, Cooper and Alexander. Please join us at our celebration of Les's life at Pinecrest Remembrance Services (2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa) on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In remembrance, contributions may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Online condolences can be made at www.colefuneralservices.com
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Published by Toronto Star from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2009.