Lester H. Leslie
Lester Hewitt (Les) Leslie ,74, passed away on Sunday October 11, 2020 after his battle with Alzheimer’s. He was at home with his family by his side. Lester was born on the island of Bequia, which is part of St.Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. His parents were Vherona and Charles Leslie. He came to the US on a private yacht in 1973 where he met his future wife Alison in Long Beach, California. They moved back to Santa Barbara where Les worked for his father in law Bruce Arnold, who was a painting/drywall contractor. He also worked for many other contractors in town and finally worked as a General Contractor for over 30 years. Les also worked for Kinko’s Corporation and Copy Cat doing build outs all over California. After he left Santa Barbara in 2004, he made a home in Palm Desert where he worked as a Construction Superintendent.
Lester and Alison built their 1st home in Santa Barbara where they raised their 2 children Alexia and Cameron. It was important for family time. They would spend time with friends and family at Lake Nacimiento, Mammoth and Hawaii.
Lester is survived by his wife Alison (Arnold) Leslie, his daughter Alexia Leslie-Fisher (Travis Fisher), son Cameron Leslie (Rizvana Salahuddin), and his grand daughter’s Emilia C. Fisher and Nur F. Leslie. He also is survived by his brother Earnest Leslie of St. Vincent and sister Melda Gloumeau of Barbados, his niece Janique (Leslie) Calderon, sister in laws Kristina Arnold, Gayle (Arnold) Malinoff , his niece Kyle (Malinoff) Legler and all those countless extended family members who loved him dearly!
No memorial will be offered until Covid is over.