LESLIE ROBERT GOSSELIN

Leslie (Les) Gosselin, 72, of Port Alberni, B.C., passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in his residence after a brief battle with cancer.

Les was born in July 1949 to Leona Bowman and later took the Gosselin surname following his adoption by Ned Gosselin. He grew up in Fort Frances where he met his wife of 53 years Harriet Ann, who survives him. Les is also survived by daughter Becky Soderholm and spouse Todd; daughter Tracy Landriault and spouse Edward; and son Michael Gosselin and spouse Marinnelle; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Les is also survived by his sister Carla Basaraba and spouse Kim.

Les was predeceased by his parents and grandmother Esther Bowman.

He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and was happiest hunting, fishing, riding his Harley or cruising a lake on his snowmachine.

Les had a very strong sense of justice and took great pride in fighting for his coworkers’ rights as part of the union executive at the pulp and paper mill.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Friends of Animals.

We welcome you to share your thoughts and memories online at www.yatesmemorial.ca/obituary/Leslie-GOSSELIN/.