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Obituary of Leslie Allan Ashfield
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Leslie Allan Ashfield of Fredericton, New Brunswick, husband of Pauline (MacFarlane) Ashfield. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, surrounded by his family at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital.
Leslie was born August 21, 1940, in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late James and Muriel (Saunders) Ashfield. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 60 years; his children Deanna Stewart (Doug), Heather Ashfield, Brian Ashfield (Kelly); fondly remembered by his six grandchildren Alexander and Nicole Stewart (Peter), Grace Ashfield, Noah Savoie, and Jakob and Kaleb Ashfield; three siblings Ronald (Frankie), Douglas (Doris), Elaine Connell (Brian); brother-in law Fred MacFarlane (Daisy); and several nieces and nephews who each held a special place in his heart.
Leslie was a proud graduate of UNB class of 1964, Civil Engineering, his career spanned 40 years with Diamond Construction (1961) Ltd. He built bridges, overpasses, and wharfs throughout Atlantic Canada. His knowledge provided the foundation for their work and his leadership provided the tools to carry it out. He was a member of the Nashwaaksis United Church, past President and lifetime member of the Road Builders Association of NB and served on several boards and organizations. In his retirement he was a board member of Fredericton Area Pollution Control Commission.
His family was his greatest pride and joy, and he was a force of love and guidance. He loved to explore and share new places with his family and friends. When close to home, time was spent at Davidson Lake, North Tay, the Nashwaak and more recently at the Headpond.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, therapeutic services and the staff at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital for their support and care.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at York Funeral Home, T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB at 12 noon to 2 PM, followed by a Celebration of a Life well lived at 2 PM and a reception at T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel. Interment will take place after the reception at Tay Creek, Sterling United Church Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Nashwaaksis United Church, IWK, Parkinson Canada, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com