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Leslie Thomas Pay

September 26, 1927 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 92)


Leslie Thomas Pay, loving husband of Mary (Sinclair) Pay, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Sumac Lodge, in Sarnia, Ontario.

Leslie is survived by his caring daughter Kerry (Danny) Walsh and son Michael (Rianne) Pay. He will be sadly missed by his cherished grandchildren Jeffrey (Katelyn) Walsh, Thomas Walsh, and James (Alanna Toner) Walsh. Leslie was predeceased by his parents Alfred Thomas and Frances (Hucklesby) Pay, of London, England.

During the Second World War, Leslie served with the British Royal Navy Air Service aboard the HMS Theseus and HMS Arthur. Leslie emigrated to Canada to pursue a teaching career, and spent a number of years teaching History of Art at Saint John High School, in Saint John, New Brunswick. He later moved to Sarnia, Ontario, where he continued teaching at Saint Claire High School and Central Collegiate High School. He was an accomplished artist in his own right, focusing largely on marine paintings and ship portraits.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Sumac Lodge for their care and devotion to both Leslie and his wife Mary during the time Leslie called the Lodge home.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memories, photos, or messages of condolences may be shared at

Donations in his memory may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach (LEO) in Wyoming, Ontario, or to Saint John High School Alumni in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE

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Private Cremation Arrangements

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102 N. Victoria St.
Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9


Lambton Elderly Outreach
4486 London Line, Wyoming ON N0N 1T0

Saint John High School Alumni
St. John NB

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