For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
BUFFETT, Leslie - Neil's Harbour May 2, 1924 – Sept. 13, 2014 - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Leslie Buffett of Neil's Harbour, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Neil's Harbour. Born in Neil's Harbour, he was the son of the late Luke and Suzanne (Warren) Buffett. He is survived by sons Wesley (Judy), Glace Bay; Kenneth (Gwenny), Neil's Harbour; daughters Patsy (Norman Boutilier), Neil's Harbour; Cheryl (Terry Shea), Ingonish; brother Jim, Hamilton, ON; sisters Bertha Battiste, Dartmouth; Mary MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; special friend Marty Rene, Ingonish; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Effie MacKinnon, stepson, Archie; brothers Robert, Hector, Russell and sisters Martha, Trypena and Grace. He enlisted in the army in 1943 and served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corp. He served on the high seas and aboard the hospital ship Lady Nelson. He made trips to Europe picking up the wounded to return to Canada. After the war he made 8 trips with the war brides. He was discharged November, 1946 and worked as an orderly in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, retiring from the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour in maintenance. He was the last surviving veteran of World War II in Neil's Harbour. He enjoyed his retirement growing the biggest vegetables possible and making things with his hands. His yard, flowers and garden were his pride and joy. Most people knew him as the 'Peddler', selling clothes and household items north of Smokey. Visitation for Mr. Buffett will take place on Wednesday at St. Andrew's Anglican Church from 9am to 2 pm. with the funeral service taking place at 2 pm with Rev. Carolyn Sharp officiating Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Andrew's Anglican parish or Palliative Care, Buchanan Memorial Hospital.
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