Leslie Puddicombe

Obituary of Leslie Puddicombe

UPDATE: Memorial Service details updated 



It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Leslie Puddicombe. Les passed away peacefully at Mont St. Joseph Home on February 1, 2024, at the age of 94 years.

Les was born on November 19, 1929, in Canwood, Sask. to Phillip and Bertha Puddicombe. He was raised on the farm, and other than working a couple of winters in the pulp business in Ontario as a young man, farming would become his life.

He married Diane Nordby on November 21, 1963, and they took over the family farm where they raised their three children and farmed for over 50 years.

He loved everything about cattle farming, including being involved in the Canwood 4-H beef club with his children, attending farm shows and cattle sales, and he would never turn down an opportunity to go to an auction sale. He could be found working amongst his cattle, riding the quad, and checking the cows with his trusty four-legged companions, Milo and Sam, right up to his retirement at the age of 86 when they moved to Shellbrook.

Les enjoyed curling during his younger years and when he could no longer play, he became an avid spectator. He also liked watching hockey, whether it was games at the local rink or the NHL games on TV.  

Les was a quiet, soft-spoken, and humble man who lived a simple life and was happiest at home on the farm. He always made time to have coffee, and treats of course, with anyone who stopped by for a visit.  

Les will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Diane Puddicombe of Shellbrook, SK.

His children:

Donna (Daren) Marquis of Spruce Grove, AB and their children,

  • Alyssa Marquis
  • Brendan Marquis (Ashley)

David (Charlene) Puddicombe of Shellbrook, SK, and their children,  

  • Carson (Hailee) Gunderson and their children, Jayce & Josie
  • Rielle Puddicombe

Karen (Colin) Muller of Shellbrook, SK.

His brother-in-law, Don Nordby; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Les is predeceased by his parents, Phillip & Bertha Puddicombe; his brother, Irvine Puddicombe; his sister, Frances Close; his brother-in-law, Mac Close; and his mother and father-in-law, Ida and Peder Nordby.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to the staff at Mont St. Joseph for their excellent care and support.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. from the Shellbrook Seniors Hall.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Leslie to Mont St. Joseph Foundation (777-28th St. East Prince Albert, SK S6V 8C2) or the North Concordia Cemetery Fund (Box 762 Shellbrook, SK. S0J 2E0).

Family and friends wishing to send email condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lynn Anderson & Tammy Smart , Funeral Directors, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.





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