Passed away peacefully with his wife Jenny by his side at Leamington District Mem. Hospital. Born in Bridgeburg (Fort Erie), Ont. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Elizabeth Sabina and his cousin Douglas Kaltenecker. Beloved soul mate of 57 years to wife Jenny. Loving father of Steve (Edwarda) of Windsor and Les (Evelyn) of Allegany,
N.Y. Cherished “Papa” of Heather, Anne, Robb and Christine. Les attended The Juilliard School, St. Bonaventure University and graduated from Cornell Universitywith an A.B. in Biology, He also received a Master of Science and Ph.D. from the Universityof Nebraska. Les was a professor at the University of Windsor for 30 years, teaching microbiology and virology and publishing research in numerous scientific journals. Prior to his work at U of W., Les worked at Connaught Labs (Universityof Toronto) and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals (KalamazooMI). Les was a former member of the Windsor Optimist Club. He was devoted to his family and was a gentle man in the true sense of the word.
Thank you to Dr. J. Maytham and the nurses and staff on 2E of Leamington Hospital for their compassionate care.
Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S.Kingsvillefrom 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Father Rick Janisse officiating.
If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County or the Ont. Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca