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Leslie Les James Hufty

January 14, 1930 - June 1, 2015


Leslie (Les) James Hufty, affectionately known as Gra, has gone golfing. He passed away at Jubilee Manor on Monday June 1, 2015 at 85 years of age. Les was born in Nelson on January 14, 1930 to the late, Jessie Jean and Francis Martin Hufty. Les grew up in Slocan before moving to Nelson in 1947 to complete grade 13 at the Nelson High School. It was there that he met Noreen, whom he married on June 15, 1951. The two of them would go on to spend their entire lives together in Nelson. During his working life, Les delivered heating oil for Shell, ran his own garage – Hufty’s Shell Service, then drove a truck with Public Freightways and Johnston Terminals for 21 years before retiring in 1989. Les loved sports. In 1948 he won the British Columbia Juvenile Hockey Championship as a player for the Nelson Juvenile Rep team. He was however best known for his hitting and pitching prowess in the Kootenay baseball scene. Les also enjoyed teaching others how to play the game. For a number of years he coached numerous Nelson Minor Baseball league teams. In the late 60’s, Les took up the sport of golf. With an unorthodox left handed golf swing he managed to sink a hole in one not once but four times! Les was predeceased by Noreen his wife of 56 years, mother Jessie, father Frank Sr., brothers Charles and Frank Jr. Les will be deeply missed by his son Leigh Hufty (Jan), daughter Janice MacLean (Bruce) and sister Myrtle Heslip. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Chris MacLean (Michelle), Curtis MacLean (Breeanne); Gregory (Carissa) and Jennifer Hufty; 4 great grandchildren: Ashleigh and Bryce MacLean and Azelynn and Preston Hufty, along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank all those that supported Les in the last few years. His thoughtful neighbours for watching over him. The IHA Home Support and the staff at Jubilee Manor for caring for him. The family is especially grateful to his personal care aide Sheri Scown for her extraordinary care, compassion and empathy to Les and the entire family, as well as to Bev Scott. The family welcomes you to share your stories of Les by attending his Celebration of Life at one of his favourite places, the Granite Pointe Golf Course on June 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation on behalf of Jubilee Manor or the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) in Les’s name.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Fay & Jim Swanson
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest sympathy to Les’ family.

From: Holly Colebank
Relation: niece

Our condolences go out to Leigh, Janice and his beloved grandchildren. He is a peace now and with Noreen.

From: Bernadine & Fred Swetlikoe
Relation: Friend of the family

Our sincere condolence to Janice, Bruce, Lee, Chris, Curtis & families. So sorry we will not be able to attend the celebration of life for Les. May the perpetual light shine upon him. Bless you all.

From: Christine & Len Gemzik
Relation: Friends

We send our condolences to Leigh, Janice, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rest in peace Les.

From: Cathy nolan
Relation: neighbor

Sorry for your loss Janice I lost mother recently my heart goes out to your family hugs c

From: Bob and Laurie Jeffs
Relation: friend

were very sorry for your loss – sorry we couldn’t be with you on Saturday – we have many good thoughts and remembrances for your Dad and Grandpa – Bob and Laurie Jeffs

From: Esther Lorusso-Campese & Walter Rea
Relation: Friends

+Rest in Peace Mr.Hufty♡
Janice & Bruce & All the Families. Thinking of you all many hugs. We where so sad & Shocked when We heard of the sudden loss of Mr.Hufty.He will be so missed :'( but the chats times & Jokes we shared will never be forgotten. Our prayers & thoughts are with each of You. Love Esther & Walter

From: Denise pommier
Relation: My friends dad

Rest in peace Mr. Hufty. You and Noreen’s generous exhibited towards me during my growing years will not be forgotten. Thank you !

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 13, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Granite Point Golf Course

Nelson, BC Canada

Nelson, BC Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation


The A;zhiemers Society Of Canada


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