Leslie (Les) James Drake of Englehart died May 8, 2007, at Englehart and District Hospital after suffering from cancer for four years. He was 87. Son of Harry and Mabel Drake, he was born in Guelph March 23, 1920. He attended school in Tomstown, and worked for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for 30 years before retiring. On August 27, 1943, he married his wife Bertha in Englehart. Mr. Drake was a retired elder of Crossroads Church and and honourary elder of the Living Way Church in Englehart. He loved his family and enjoyed camping, farming and visiting with friends. He is survived by sons Rick of Powassan, Steven of Stoney Creek and Tim (Suzanne) of King City; daughters Starlene (Philip) Harman of Kenya, Bonnie (Dwain) Claydon of Englehart and Sylvia (Jason) Muir of Toronto, and sisters Mary Runham and Gladys Pillsworth. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife. Funeral arrangements were by McDonald Funeral Home of Englehart. A funeral service was conducted by Rev. Peter Ruel May 11 at the Living Way Church. Interment was at the Englehart cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Gideons.
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