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Photo de Leslie Bud F. TURNER
Fiche créée le : 2007-05-26
Leslie Bud F. TURNER
Décès le : 2007-05-26
Parution : 2007-06-01
Conjoint(e) : Marjory
Paru dans : The Gazette, Montréal, QC

LESLIE BUD F. TURNER July 29, 1919 - May 26, 2007 Warrant Officer (Retired) L. F. Turner MM, CD Beloved husband of Marjory Turner of Lethbridge, passed away on May 26, 2007, at the age of eighty-seven years. Besides his loving wife, he is also survived by step-daughter Debbie Iwaasa and grandsons Cole (April), Bryson, Levi and son-in-law Tony Iwaasa of Lethbridge, step-daughter Patty Reid, granddaughter Michelle and grandson Cody of Calgary, brother Denis (Cecile) Turner of Lachine, Quebec, niece Diane (Bill) Ashby and their daughters Melissa and Sarah of Calgary, nephew Doug (Fran) Noble and daughters Stacey and Lindsay of Barrie, Ontario. Bud was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Cecil, sister Iris and brother-in-law Victor Noble. At the age of 17, Bud enlisted in the cavalry as a Trooper with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He continued to serve with the Dragoons for 27 years, starting out with horses and ending up in tanks. During World War II, Bud served with his regiment in England, Sicily, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Bud was awarded the Military Medal of bravery on the battlefield in Italy. This medal was presented to him at Buckingham Palace by King George VI after the war ended. Bud was very proud to have been a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and equally proud of the regiments accomplishments. After retiring from the Armed Forces, Bud spent another 21 years working at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, where he retired as Deputy Director Operations. Bud was awarded the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal of Canada in recognition of his work with inmates. This medal was presented to him by Helen Hunley, Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta at Government House in Edmonton. In keeping with Bud's wishes, his body has been offered to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. There will be no service at Buds request. The family gratefully declines flowers. If so desired please consider a donation in Bud's name to The Salvation Army, The Legion Poppy Fund, or War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9. Published in the Montreal Gazette on 6/1/2007


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