Faye Donalda Leslie
The passing of Faye Donalda (Cooke) Leslie 87, wife of the late Francis M. Searles and Allen W. Leslie, occurred at her residence in Back Bay NB, on December 22,2023. Born in Back Bay, on December 29, 1935, she as the daughter of the late Presley E. and Lucy H. (French) Cooke.
A loving mother, step-mother and grandmother, she is survived by her only son, Douglas (Barb) Searles, of Back Bay NB; grandson Jerrett Searles (Tracy) of Rothsay NB; step-children: Sandra Theriault (Harold) of Back Bay NB, Kevin (Bev) Leslie of Letang NB, and David (Caroline) Leslie of Alberta; great grandchildren: Jasmine, Samuel and Alexis Searles; sister in law Melva Howard of Minnesota; chosen sibling Brenda Lee Wright, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husbands Francis and Allen, she was predeceased by stepdaughter Connie Holmes, and her brothers, Clinton Howard, Robert "Bobby" Howard and Johnny Leavitt.
Faye worked her entire career at Connor’s Brothers in Back Bay until her retirement. In her early years Faye played piano, as well as faithfully doing her daily crossword puzzles. She was smart as a whip. A big part of her daily life was her daily interactions with her cousin and best friend Phyllis Cooke, whom she loved so much and on December 22,2023, they both passed through heavens gates together.
Faye had a strong love for her son Doug, and cherished her grandson Jerrett and her chosen son Timothy Cooke. She loved her church family, and her relationship with God. She will be sadly missed by her family and all that knew her.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (506-755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. In keeping with Faye’s wishes there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at the St. George Rural Cemetery on Wednesday, December 27,2023 approximately 3:30 PM, following the interment of her beloved best friend and cousin Phyllis Cooke with Rev. Gordon Cooke officiating. In Faye's memory, donations to Charlotte County Extra Mural or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.