It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Leslie (Les) James Harrop on September 12, 2019 at the age of 75. Les is predeceased by his mother Therese (Harrop) Kobialko (2014) and his father, Frederick (Jim) Harrop (1982) and he will be lovingly missed by his daughters Michelle and Valerie, his grandchildren, Julia and Jayden, his brother Mel (Lois), and his sister Nancy (Steve), his nephews, Jeff (Nadine) and Rob, and his nieces Karin and Christine.
Les was born on October 31, 1943 in South Porcupine, Ontario. He lived and worked in many places throughout his lifetime, working in the mining industry and then as a millwright in the lumber industry, eventually calling Squamish, B.C., his home. Les enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing in his earlier years and developed a love for gardening during his retirement. He always loved playing cards, and he especially loved a good book. He will be remembered for being a hard worker and always being there to lend a helping hand. In particular, Les will be fondly remembered for his delicious jams that he enjoyed making and sharing with the family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of his favourite charities, Diabetes Canada, Vancouver Children's Hospital, the Squamish Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life which will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 277 in the Garibaldi Highlands, B.C., on October 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.