Leslie Carol Douglas

May 27, 2020 34 Condolences Print Obituary

On May 25, 2020 Leslie Douglas left us too soon at the age of 58. Leslie grew up in Vermilion, Saskatoon, Lethbridge and Calgary before returning to Edmonton, the city of her birth. She lived much of her adult life in Beaumont. Following her graduation from NAIT in 1983, Leslie began a career that spanned four decades in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH). When not at work, she was a hard-core sports fan and in her younger years she was an avid competitor in basketball, hockey and fastball.

Leslie is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Morley Douglas (2012). She is survived by her mother, Emily Douglas, her brother Mark (Shirley) Douglas, her sister Kristine (Len) Ouellette, her nephew Colin Ouellette, niece Keltie (Kane) Lambert and nephew Russ (Jocelynn) Mann. Leslie is also remembered by her Turner family, especially by her sister Jodi (Wendell) Christensen, niece Jennaya and nephew Austin. Leslie was predeceased by Halleen Turner (1996) and Dale Turner (2001).

Leslie invested tremendous energy in the community she knew as the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH). The outpouring of love, care and concern by many friends and colleagues was truly appreciated in Leslie’s final months - whether it was to cajole her into an MRI, text her daily, or dropping by with flowers, baking and other gifts. In addition to the UAH, Leslie and her family greatly appreciated the palliative care teams at the Leduc Hospital, General Hospital, home care and Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their loving care on her final journey.

Leslie was a passionate dog lover and had many canine companions throughout her life. She felt the loss of Beau in February. Chloe misses Leslie every day. Leslie requested that in lieu of flowers, people consider a donation to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) or Zoe’s Animal Rescue. A private service will be held at a future date.

  1. Leslie, I’ll miss you forever…..my heart is empty. Mark and Shirley, Kristine, Len, Colin, and Mrs.Douglas, Leslie is now looking down upon all of you with her big smile and dimples that I grew to love about her. Her spirit will always be a part of us wherever we go. Sending big hugs to all of you.

  2. I’m so incredibly sad to hear of your passing! I will miss working with you, you listened, you cared, you fed me when I forgot my lunch so many times! I’m lucky to have known you ❤️

  3. It’s with my deepest condolences, a heavy heart , she was loved and will be missed , her life mattered and will always be remembered warmly , Thank you Leslie

  4. Leslie had an open door policy and cared about her employees. Her personality was funny and playful and I personally came to work every day wanting to do a good job for her…. She will be sadly missed in this department at the UofA. I prayed for her on her journey and I know she knew how we felt about her. Our hearts go out to her family.

  5. Our deepest condolences to the family. May you rest in peace Ms. Les, no more pain. We will surely missed you…

  6. Rest easy Leslie. You were my mentor and my friend. You made a difference. My deepest condolences to the family and friends; you will be missed.

  7. My Deepest Condolences to the Family..

    May she Rest In Peace!!!

  8. Les, I miss you every day. You were my boss and my friend. Your door was always open. UAH DI will never be the same. Condolences to the family. RIP my friend

  9. My deepest condolences to all of Leslie’s family and friends. I worked with Leslie for many years & enjoyed the night shifts we worked together back in the day. I know she is greatly missed by many. Also…what a beautiful picture you shared of her. ❤️

  10. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

  11. My deepest sympathy to the family…Leslie you will be truly missed. No more pain and sorrow , may you rest in peace with your Creator. Thank you for everything.

  12. Condolences to the family, I’m glad I got to know Leslie and shared some good jokes at work.

  13. Nothing more important than family. Leslie embodied that and as one of my favourite cousins I am going to miss you. Over time we may not of seen each other often but when we did it was like we didn’t miss a beat. I will never forget you coming to see us in Wynyard and spending time together growing up. Godspeed and know we will miss your wit and dimples. Love James and Cheryl

  14. My deepest sympathy to all of Leslie’s family, friends & many co-workers. Leslie helped me become the Technologist that I am today and my heart breaks with this news. To all at UAH 🙏🏼 Leslie’s memories will remain strong but she will be missed. ❤️

  15. Leslie I will miss your wonderful personality, and your smile. But mostly, stopping by your office for a quick chat and maybe a candy or two. The strength you showed in the last 8 months, was nothing short of remarkable. Rest well my dear friend. My deepest sympathies to Mark, Shirley, Kristine and family.

  16. My deepest condolences to Leslie’s family and friends including her UAH family. Her precious furbabies will be there to greet her from the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace. 🤠

  17. To Leslie’s family, my sincere condolences. Leslie hired me to work in DI at the U of A and there was an immediate connection that she voiced which meant a lot to me. She always had an open door, and trust me I used it. Leslie thank you for being you! I will miss you. Rest in peace Leslie. Gods got your pain and suffering now. Rest.

  18. Deepest condolences to Leslie’s family. Such a difficult time in a difficult season. I will be remembering you in prayer of the coming weeks as you mourn Leslie’s passing.

    I’ll be taking you up on the tour of heaven that you promised me, Les!

  19. I’m glad I got to know Leslie. She will be missed, her character, smile, sense of humor and always here for us no matter how busy she was. My deepest condolences to her family.

  20. Sending our love & sympathy to the family in Christ. Through this time of grief, give our prayers to God and know that he is with us always. Ms. Les miss u a lot.

  21. For what is it to die?
    But to stand naked in the wind
    and to melt into the sun.
    And what is it to cease breathing?
    But to free the breath from its restless tides,
    that it may rise and expand and seek God, unencumbered.

    Only when you drink from the river of silence
    shall you indeed sing.
    And when you have reached the mountain top,
    then you shall begin to climb.
    And the earth shall claim your limbs.
    Then shall you truly dance.

    Fly high “Mary”

  22. My sincere condolences to Leslie’s family and friends. Leslie, you brought fun into our training days at NAIT, playing cards, penny hockey and bowling. You were a great travel planner and we shared fun and adventures on trips to Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. You loved to drive, even in San Francisco. Thank you. Be at peace my friend.

  23. My dear old friend, thank you for weaving your threads through so many good memories in my life! From little Bailey to baseball games and late night chats and dancing our feet off, to crying over break ups and sharing a love for your birth mom Halleen, to teasing your little sister Shorty with her crazy red hair. Through all of my memories of you are your kindness and your gentleness to all, the friendship and love you showed to Kim’s daughter Kris as she grew from a skinny little girl into a mama in her own right – you gave her your calm, steady love. You only got 58 years on this side but you shared your love well. Thank you my friend, you will be missed.

  24. My sincere condolences to you all.
    I will always remember Leslie as an energetic helpful and smiling face in midst of all the changes over the years from UAH as a stand alone entity though the creation of Capital Health Authority, Capital Health and then finally AHS. Through many challenging years, Leslie always had a smile for me, even in my most demanding moments. She was always there to help whoever she could and treated the radiologists’ requests with a laugh and a twinkle in her eye. We will miss her very much.

  25. Leslie you were part of our family for so many years and you and Kim were such a family unit in raising and guiding Kris as she grew up we will always remember you Rest In Peace my dear girl.

    • Leslie you were a very good part of our family for many many years . You always had a wonderful smile for everyone with a kind soul . You will be dearly missed by Kissy and Kim and all of us . Pat and dad and myself are are sending you all the love 💕 we shall miss you …

  26. Leslie, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
    I will remember all our “ coffee breaks “ together the wonderful and sometimes intense conversations between you, Kim and myself. Letting me be the third wheel to accompany you and Kim to concerts. I will always remember you surprising me with a cup of espresso when I was feeling overwhelmed knowing that it would put a smile on my face.
    We sometimes did not see eye to eye, but you were always compassionate, understanding and caring when you needed to be….your door was always open, will miss your smile and Sense of humour! Rest In Peace my friend! Rest In Peace!

  27. So sorry that you have left us. Always in my heart. Rest in peace Gusha.

  28. I think of you often and I talk to you regularly. I miss you daily. You were taken way too soon. But you will never be forgotten my dear friend

  29. There’s a picture of us
    Hidden in a layer of dust
    On the mantle
    Right by my cigarettes that I smoke since you left
    ‘Cause you said you had to fly
    In your October sky

    • You are soaring high’ Resie Ruglas’and shall forever now in your October sky

  30. Today i have remembered that the 17th.was a special day for Les. Happy heavenly 60th. Birthday my sweet friend.
    Kim ,i am sorry that we couldn’t fullfill our promise to celebrate it with you two,like we did for her 50th.in Nola.At some point we will meet up again and toast to her memory,while drinking a 16 oz. Margarita.The ones Les couldn’t seem to get enough of. I am so thankful for those memories. I am sorry for the loss of your lifelong companion.I hope you find solace in the fact that she loved you very much ! We will continue to keep in touch,Brenda

  31. Les, when I heard you had passed away, my jaw dropped and my heart broke. You were a good friend both on and off the fastball field. You had a big heart with a smile to match and I will miss you very much. RIP buddy and I will see you on the other side.

  32. Leslie was my manager for a hopefully brief time, for her, at the U of A. She remains the best manager I ever had, and we shared laughs every shift. I was very sorry to hear of her illness and passing. My time at the U of A will always be important to me, and Leslie was a major part of that.

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