Leslie H. Gault R.I.P.

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Leslie Gault obituaryLeslie Henderson Gault (July 26, 1927 – January 16, 2014)

Leslie H. Gault died peacefully from complications of old age in Calgary. For his entire life, he was tireless and selfless in providing the greatest happiness and opportunities for his family. We will always recall him for this, and for the accomplishment of all of his greatest goals. Leslie will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Carol; his sons, Nicholas, Alexander and Sebastian; his sons’ wives, Arlene and Debbie; his grandchildren, Joseph, Genevieve, and Matthias; and his step-sons, Clive, Michael and Tom Hooton. Leslie was predeceased by his brother, Henry and sister, Patricia.

Leslie made notable contributions to civic life in both business and charity. Among his posts in Montreal, he served as President, Irish Protestant Benevolent Society; Director, The Murray Bay Protestant Church; President, Selwyn House Old Boys Association; President, The Hillside Tennis Club; and Director, Royal Trust Industrial & Commercial Real Estate. Keenly interested in arts and culture, he supported the McCord Museum, Montreal and Theatre Junction, Calgary. In Calgary, he enjoyed success in commercial real estate as President of Stermar Development Corp. His lifelong support of The Princess Patricia Light Infantry – originally founded in 1914 by his uncle, Brigadier Hamilton Gault – culminated in 1992 with the erection of a commemorative statue in Confederation Square, Ottawa.

We will further remember Leslie for his unique character: a passionate tennis player once a Canadian Davis Cup team member, a lover of history, a loveable rascal possessed of the driest of wit, a man of indomitable will, insouciant in the face of adversity.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at the Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal.


Published in The Calgary Herald on Apr. 22, 2014

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