Sep 20, 1925 – Apr 3, 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie John Horlick on April 3rd, 2018 at the age of ninety-two.
Leslie is survived by his daughter Melody Horlick of Edmonton; niece Linda Trierschield of Sitka, Alaska; nephew Steven Lightburn and his wife Cecelia Danaher; and nephew Jon Lightburn and his children of Vancouver, B.C. He was predeceased by his sister Frieda Lightburn.
Through marriage to his beautiful wife Patricia (nee Marquis), he leaves behind Donald Marquis and his wife Shirley of Lethbridge, Alberta and their children Carmen Marquis and Edward Marquis. He also leaves behind Sharon, Guy and Gavin, the children of John and Pauline Marquis.
Born in Nelson, B.C., Leslie graduated from grade 13 and moved to Edmonton, Alberta taking over a bankrupt business and making it thrive, employing more than ten people through their working lives. He loved birds and small animals, once taking in a starving cat from a blizzard and giving it a home.
It was a great sorrow for Leslie that he had been predeceased by his wife for six years. They had loved to hike in the mountains and be carefree beachcombers on Leslie’s family property named Horlick’s Point in Nelson, B.C. The Horlick family were pioneers of the Nelson regions, having settled there in the 1890’s. His daughter Melody will always remember her father as a kind, gentle and wise man.
The family would like to thank the EMS, nurses and doctors at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Glenrose Hospital for their attention to and caring for Leslie Horlick during the last few weeks of his life.
For those who wish to do so, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Leslie’s name.