Travish, Leslie

Published: 
Monday, November 21, 2005

The family of Leslie Travish sadly announce her passing on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Leslie was born in Fort William on March 23, 1943 to Leslie George and Nancy Jones. She attended Drew, Central and Vocational High Schools. Leslie married her life partner Brent Travish on October 6th, 1961. They had two sons, Brent Jr. and Robert Travish. Leslie devoted her life to her three men and to being loyal to family and friends. Leslie and her boys toured the country camping and fishing in their motor home. When the boys were grown Leslie & Bud travelled miles with their buddies on their "Goldwing". Their Thanksgiving ride for Sister Roberta's Dew Drop Inn was a special event for them. As a career person Leslie wore many hats. Leslie did surveys, delivered flyers, did sampling at grocery stores. For a period Leslie owned and operated her ceramic shop. Many will remember her as a school bus driver in the Rosslyn area. At Christmas time all of her little passengers showered her with presents. On cold mornings a parent waiting with children would offer her a cup of hot coffee. Leslie's last job before her illness was as courtesy driver and parts courier for local businesses. This past summer Leslie & Bud produced their usual bumper crop of tomatoes and cucumbers. Leslie and Bud had fifteen years of happy camping at "Devon Heaven" where another new group of friends were cultivated. They also had several memorable winter vacations to Mexico. Leslie was a volunteer for the senior citizens income tax return program. Leslie is survived by her husband Brent, son Brent Jr. and his partner Donna Lee, son Bob and his partner Cheri. Cheri has been Leslie's personal nurse this past year. She will be sadly missed by her two "special grandchildren" Jordan and Katlyn. Also surviving are her sisters Denise Hunter and Marion and Ted Vaillant. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Arlene Brigden. Nieces and nephews survive as well as many close and personal friends. Interment of ashes at a later date. Friends may make remembrances to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation. Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, May & Arthur between 1 and 4 pm.