Leslie Andrew Whetham

Callsign: VE3QEDied: 1987 05 24

Biographical Info


At the Henderson General Hospital on Sunday, May 24, 1987, Leslie Andrew, loved husband of Isa Burns and father of Susan Dignan, Colleen Chutko and Anthony Whetham. Father-in-law to John Dignan and John Chutko. Special grandfather to Krystopher, Kelly, Leah and Jay. Les was an employee of Dofasco for 45 years and served in World War II with the RCAF. Private family service followed by cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements made through the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Stoney Creek.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up along, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind
I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

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