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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