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Leslie Harold Caslake

Obituary for Leslie Harold Caslake

Caslake, Dr. Leslie Harold.

Passed away peacefully at the age of 89, in Camp Hill Veterans Hospital. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, of the late Lysle Harold Caslake and Edith (Yabush) Caslake (d. 1935), and stepson of the late Emillie LaMarche. A graduate of Dalhousie University School of Dentistry, Les practiced dentistry over a span of 50 years in Bridgewater Nova Scotia, before retiring to Halifax in 2013. Prior to his career in dentistry, he served as a pilot in the RCAF, RCN and in the Reserves in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Les was an avid skier, golfer and sailor. He was a lifetime member of the NS Schooner Association and owned three Schooners over his lifetime, which he loved to race with family and friends. He was a skilled woodworker and loved to make furniture.

Les is survived by his sons David (Kate) and Dana (Maureen) and their mother Ada Josephine Oulton; stepchildren Shawn (Jim) and Joe; and he leaves behind his loving wife of 33 years Maureen Ursula (Haggas) Caslake, and her children - Tanya (Mark), Odette (Andrew), and Michael, as well as many step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Glen, ex-wife Lois Claire Dennison Mulhall, and by her son Flying Officer Peter Mulhall, his wife Cheryl and their unborn child (accidentally). Special thanks to the staff of Camp Hill 4 Westwing for their outstanding care and compassion. Leslie’s brain was donated to the Maritime Brain Bank at his request and his remains cremated. No visitations or service at this time.

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Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and the family. Verlene Wambolt
- Mel Crous
Good Bye My Friend. You have slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God. Neighbor , Friend and Fellow Pilot ....... Mel Crouse . Crescent Beach
- Mel Crous
Dr.Caslake took over my care when I transitioned here full time from the Valley. He was able to do the 'white ' fillings, when many left patients with multiple visits, pain and failed procedures.. Dr.Caslake always had the time to talk about garden plants, Chris Craft ( wooden speed boats), Cessna airplanes - he took the time to show a genuine interest in people. Dr.Caslake would even see people if they weren't patients of his- always willing to help. He was a very fine man. I am saddened to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences.
- Beth Backman
Condolences to Maureen and family from Jim and I...
- Shawn Seaboyer
We send our sincere condolences to the family of Les Caslake. I was proud to have him as a dental colleague and friend. We shared many happy times together as colleagues as well as sailing and skiing.Les was very talented and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him..Jackie and Doug Eisner DDS FRCD(C)
- Dr DouglasEisner
Hi Maureen: I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Leslie. My thoughts are with you and your family. Brenda Gray
- Brenda Gray
We had our differences, but I will still miss him dearly.
- Joe Mulhall
A leader in dental techniques and a fine gentleman. I remember that schooner trip from Indian Point to RNSYS on Mora after her refit with Les and another friend. Super guy who was not afraid, even of trying ballet lessons with Maureen.
- Dr. Ewart Morse
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Caslake during the last stage of his career as a dentist. He was a wonderful person and I was frankly astounded by his resiliency and ability to practice well into his eighties. I also enjoyed his stories of flying with the military very much. Dr. Caslake was an inspiring person. My condolences to his family.
- Chris Mintern
He was my dentist in the 70's when I worked for Michelin in Bridgewater. I've had a lot of dental work done since that time but he was the absolutely best dentist I've ever had. I alway told my dentists about how good he was. My condolences. He was a great man.
- Linda Cole
Sorry to hear about his passing, condolences to all his family and friends. We are glad that we came to visit him. With love from Doug and Danica.
- Doug Campbell
Aunt Maureen, Tanya, Odette and Michael - we were so sorry to hear about Leslie's recent passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you all lots of love and virtual hugs. Jennifer (Haggas) Gaudon, Allan, Aaron and Stephanie.
- Jennifer Gaudon

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