BYERS, Leslie Stewart

Surrounded by his family at home on Thursday, February 1, 2024 in his 88th year. Cherished husband of Virginia Byers for 61 years. Beloved father of Michelle (Marc) Klis, Mark (Joanne) Byers, and Krista (Rob) Quesnel. Adored Grandpa of Ashley (Brock), Dillon, Wesley, Justin (Becca), Kyle (Emma), and Tutianna (Nathan); and great-grandfather of Brooklynn, Lennox, and Evan. Predeceased by his grandchildren Brendan, Susie, and Meagan. Dear brother of Jean Watson and Joyce Keeling, and brother-in-law of Ron (Elizabeth) Stearne. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers- and sisters-in-law: Bill Watson, Murray Keeling, Jack (Joan) Stearne, and Shirley (Ron) Stephens. In addition to being a journeyman machinist, Les was a lifelong beekeeper. He resided in the Mount Forest area for over 50 years. Visitation was held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm. The funeral service was held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Monday, February 5th at 11:00am, with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45am. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Les are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services, Arthritis Society Canada or Mount Forest United Church. Online condolences may be made at

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