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
A celebration of his life was held on
August 21 at Naicam Immanuel Lutheran
Church at 1:30 p.m