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SASKATCHEWAN 1977-1997 ---AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE PLATE VE5LC ---LESLIE CHILDS | by woody1778a
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SASKATCHEWAN 1977-1997 ---AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE PLATE VE5LC ---LESLIE CHILDS

Leslie Childs (1906-2003) who had this callsign and plate was 91 years old when the 1997 sticker was added to his plate. This plate has an impressive stack of all the stickers from when this base was first issued in 1977. Below is Les's obituary VE5LC from 2003.

 

It is with deep sadness that we

announce the death of Leslie Vernon Childs

at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home on

August 16, 2003.

Les was born on January 7, 1906 on

his parents homestead southwest of

Brooksby. Upon completion of high school he

attended Normal School in Prince Albert. Les

married Irene Brenna on May 3, 1934, and

they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Les owned and operated Childs

Service Station at Naicam, SK for 47 years.

He was a member of the Order of the

Eastern Star, Saskatchewan Amateur Radio

League, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and a

lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.

His wife, Irene in 1994; his parents,

Charlotte in 1936, Charles in 1969, his

brother, George in 1946 and Reg in 1998,

predeceased him. Left to cherish his memory

are his daughters, Marlene (Gerald) Selin of

Saskatoon and Linda (Ola) Hegseth of

Lloydminster; five grandchildren and six

great-grandchildren; and his brother, Fred

(Evelyn) Childs of Melfort. He is also survived

by his sisters-in-law, Olive Corriveau, Glenna

Valleau, Evelyn Pederson, Helen (Max)

Smith, Audrey (Ross) Roenspies, Elma

Brenna, Cathy Childs; and numerous nieces

and nephews.

A celebration of his life was held on

August 21 at Naicam Immanuel Lutheran

Church at 1:30 p.m

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Taken on July 11, 2012