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Noel Lees

December 25, 1935 — November 9, 2018

LEES, Noel Arthur "Turk" - Passed away at his home on Friday, November 9, 2018. Turk will be sadly missed by his wife Wilda (Robertson). He was the devoted father of Brian (Gayleine), Scott (Jeanette), and Catherine Anderson (David). Cherished grandfather of Jason (Tasha), Samantha (Juan), Derek (Ashley), Luke, Logan, Zachary, and Emily. Great-grandfather of Brooklyn, Amora, Jakson, and Alekzandr. Uncle to John and Ken Jr. Born to parents Albert and Florence (Thompson) Lees. Predeceased by sister Joyce.

Turk lived his whole life in Bracebridge. Growing up, he always enjoyed sports with hockey being his favorite. Played and coached local minor hockey, winning various Ontario Championships along the way and later was made a Life Member of Bracebridge Minor Hockey. Turk spent 35 years as a volunteer with the Bracebridge Fire Department cementing a lifelong bond with several of his fellow firefighters. Over the years his hobbies included hunting, fishing, making maple syrup, wood working, gardening, and baking. He won many trophies from our local Fall Fair and was made a Life Member of the Bracebridge Agriculture Society. After marriage in 1959, Turk and Wilda lived on Aubrey St. for several years, raising their three children and making many lifelong friends before moving to their current home.

Turk's employment began at Bracebridge Dairy and retired after many years as the Transportation Officer with the Muskoka Board of Education, where he was awarded the Jack Puntis Exemplary Employee Award. Turk enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, doing all the things he loved (including cheering on his "Leafs"). Each and every day was well planned and not a day went by when he wasn't happy being busy with the days tasks....a life well lived.

Friends are invited to join the family on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 11-2 and 6-8pm at Reynolds Funeral Home, Bracebridge and again on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 11-1 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Bracebridge where the memorial service will be held at 1:00pm. Personal condolences may be offered to the family at In lieu of flowers, if you wish, an expression of sympathy donation may be made to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital or Bracebridge Manna Food Bank.

Visitation Details

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm, Reynolds Funeral Home

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Reynolds Funeral Home

Monday, November 19th, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Bracebridge)

Service Information

Monday, November 19th, 2018 1:00pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Bracebridge)

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