STACK, Leslie Gordon

Surrounded by his loving family, Leslie passed away peacefully at Chaffey Aged Care, Merbein, on January 8, 2022, aged 94 years. Loved husband of Peggy (dec), loving father and father-in-law of Anthony (dec), Marie and Max, and Louise and Ian. Brother of Vern, Bryan (both dec.) and Stuart. Leslie was a much-loved son, brother-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.

Funeral Notice
  1. Fondest memories of Uncle Bob (Leslie) our dad Bryan’s eldest brother.
    Always bright and full of life whenever I met him. Will always remember his great and very firm handshake as a kid ,that is forever etched in my memory of him.
    He was always interested in what I was doing when I moved to Queensland nearly thirty years ago as we had several conversations when he built a prototype standing frame for me to use with my disabled children I treat, it’s still in my office today.
    His enthusiasm in the applied engineering field was helpful in keeping me motivated in my early struggles of my business.

    His gift of a superbly crafted child jeep he made for our Alexandra is still with us now. And even though Alex and our son Daniel never met him they know all about him whenever the jeep gets wheeled around.

    With all our deepest and sincere condolences to our cousins Louise and Marie and their families at this difficult time….Leslie/ Uncle Bob will be fondly remembered.

    Rod and Lisa Scherger and family.

    Rodney Scherger January 13, 2022
  2. When we moved to Australia from Canada in 1973, I ended up working with Les, in Ford Motor Company’s Supplier Quality Assurance Department. Les had a great work ethic, outstanding technical capabilities, a ready smile, and helped me to settle into a new job and country. Our friendship was solidified when Les and Peg were among the very first to welcome Mary Jane and me into their home for a visit and a meal.

    After returning to Canada in 1977, we continued to stay in touch by phone, snail mail, and later via email. The Stacks were on our itinerary on each of the four times we returned to Australia, and always welcomed us as if we’d never been away.

    As a side note, during one of our visits, I clearly remember Les showing us the child-sized Jeep which Rodney Scherger mentions in his tribute. It was brilliant.

    Our last visit came shortly after Peg’s untimely death, but there was consolation in that we became reacquainted with Louise and met her husband, Ian. We were happy to know that he had such loving and supportive family to fall back on.

    Les and Peg were wonderful, unique people whom we will always remember warmly. Frank Sinatra’s song, “My Way”, could have been written for them.

    Jim & Mary Jane Kearns
    Northville, Michigan, USA

    Jim & Mary Jane Kearns January 14, 2022