Knighton, Leslie Jean 'Les'

Leslie passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 76.

Born in Vancouver, BC, she was a daughter of the late Desmond and Marjory (nee McLeod) Shorthouse.

Leslie will be missed by her son Christopher Wrigley, his father Paul Wrigley, and by her many friends and extended family.  She has touched so many lives in her lifetime and was truly blessed.

Les has travelled the world and had so much love for Morocco.  She had a wild and carefree spirit and loved to share stories about her travels.  Les was a ‘real-life hippie’ and encouraged others to take good care of themselves.

After decades of supporting and caring for others as a PSW, her body began to fail her.  She moved to the Meaford Long Term Care Centre and was quite happy to spend time with so many wonderful caregivers and residents. Les loved flowers and always had the most beautiful gardens and houseplants.  Sadly, she was unable to take them with her.  We encourage you to remember and honour Les by planting spring bulbs with wildflowers in your garden.  She would love this!  “May you rest peacefully in paradise Leslie.”

A celebration of Leslie’s life will be announced in the near future.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Celebration of Leslie's Life to be announced.

Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (CHEQUES ONLY PLEASE)
Make a donation in memory of Leslie Jean 'Les' Knighton

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jennifer shortt button and Wayne button
    Monday, November 7, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time

  2. Michelle Seeley
    Monday, November 7, 2022

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Wrigley‘s, the Knighton’s and the Robinson families. Leslie was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Rest in paradise.

  3. Lorene Taylor
    Monday, November 7, 2022

    Dear Christopher,

    Your Mum cared you so deeply and her love for you was profound. She always referred to you as her handsome son. She was always thinking of ways to brighten your life and to show her care and concern. Your Mum’s love for you will always be there in your heart. I am so happy to have been her friend.

    Lorene Taylor

  4. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Monday, November 7, 2022

    Dear Leslie had such a kind and giving heart and beautiful smile. Over the years Leslie and I spent time together gardening and then sharing vegetables and flowers and gardening tips. I know that you will be surrounded by flowers in heaven Leslie. Rest In Peace dear friend.
    To Chris and Paul, I’m thinking of you both and keeping you close in my heart. May your memories bring you comfort. Take good care of each other.

  5. Linda and Jack Power
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    Leslie was such an amazing and extremely brave woman. Her gardens brought so much joy to people. And her love for her son Christopher will never end.

    Our sincere sympathy to all of her family and friends.

  6. Cherie
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    Thought and prayers to Leslie’s family threw this difficult time
    Cherish her memories and I often spoke to her different
    Times and talks laughs use to meet at midas mart on occasion
    Fly high rest in peace God bless all

  7. Fran Tippin
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    My thoughts and prayer go out to Leslie’s family at this sad and difficult time.
    Leslie was so kind hearted and soft spoken. She touched everyone’s life she came in contact with. You will always be remembered Leslie. Christopher god bless. Your Group Home family will surround you with love.


  8. Mary Bryant
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    I will remember your beautiful smile Leslie, always finding the positives in life. Your support and faith in the Meaford Community Gardens helped me so much to keep following the dream. It was always fun and inspiring to have you there, sharing your vast knowledge and love of watching things grow. Even when your health made it more difficult to be active in the Victoria Village garden, you still supported us, storing our garden tools in your back yard, popsicles for the Village Kids Garden Club in your freezer. We couldn’t have done it without you Leslie. Thank you for everything, I will remember you with all my love, Mary


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