Alfred Leslie

Alfred Carl Leslie

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Alfred Carl Leslie 83, of Bridgewater passed away in the early morning hours of August 24. Born in Port Medway to Irene and Joseph, Alfred was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been predeceased by his sister Peggy Munroe. Although he lived in Dartmouth for many years, his heart remained in the South Shore, and at every opportunity he went ‘home’ where he could be surrounded by good people, good music, good food, and good times, finally returning to stay when he retired from his music, culinary, and automotive (Volvo) careers. Upon fully losing his hearing in his 50s, his focus shifted inwards – forever quiet, but always thinking, never failing to notice what the world overlooked. He was humble, hardworking, private, and endlessly patient, letting all others speak before saying a short word of his own. He could sense when someone needed a hand; able to build or fix anything from houses to relationships, he would be the first to offer. He thought of others first, even in his last moments. Alfred harboured a deep love for nature; there was nothing he enjoyed more than to feel the heat of the sun, the breeze off the water, or to see the plants and animals thriving. But with your hand in his and a strong pat on the shoulder Al would say “Ok, George” – time has come. So we’ll remember you with the sun to your back and sky in your eyes, think of you when we pause in the breeze, and look to you for guidance when we need that patience, that hand, and a break from our noisy lives with your silent presence. We will miss you. We hope you hear music. Love, wife Marjorie Leslie (Clattenburg), son Bob Leslie, daughter Anne McNulty (Peter) and granddaughters Meredith and Mikella McNulty. He is also survived by brothers- and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to extend a special “thank you thank you” to Dr. Mada Nestel for her thoughtful and compassionate care. And to all of the people who called, visited, sent cards, flowers, and gifts of food, your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater NS. By Alfred's request there will be no public service. Donations in Alfred's memory may be made to the Molly Appeal, a charity he found worthy and personally supported. Condolences: condolences@sweenysfuneralhome.com.