Leslie Arthur Harms

Leslie Arthur Harms It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Les on January 28, 2011. Les was pre-deceased by his wife Ida in April. He is survived by his son, Brian, his daughter, Linda (Fred), granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris), Kelly (Rob), Stephanie (James), Tracy (Scott), and five adoring great-grandchildren. Les was born in Portsmouth, England on May 18th, 1924, and lived in England until he moved with his family to Canada in 1957. While in England, he played both soccer and cricket, in which he represented Portsmouth when he was 13 years of age. He also spent the war years with the R.E.M.E. division of the army. Upon arriving in Canada the family moved to Surrey, where coached soccer and baseball. After moving to Kelowna in 1964, he involved himself with Theatre Kelowna and participated in both curling and lawn bowling. Les was employed by Okanagan College as an instructor of Auto Collision Repair for over 20 years. The family would like to thank the staff at both Lakeshore Place and Sun Pointe Village for the wonderful care they gave Les in his final years. A celebration of Les’ life will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, February 3rd at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna S.P.C.A., 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5Y2. Condolences may be sent the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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