Leslie Nii-Adjetey Osenda
Aug. 31, 1979, Osu, Ghana – June 26, 2021
Leslie Osenda, beloved husband of Candice Kolson, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the age of 41 years.
Leslie was born in Osu, Ghana, on Aug. 31, 1979, to proud parents Marion Nathan-Dove and Clive Osenda. They immigrated to Manchester, England, where they lived for one year before finding the perfect home in Alberta, Canada, when Leslie was two years old. He grew up loving all Alberta had to offer and continued to call Alberta home throughout his life.
Leslie graduated from Red Deer College with a major in marketing and loved the ideals of entrepreneurship. However, because Leslie liked to always keep everyone guessing he found a true passion in the welding industry. He loved his career, and the ability to provide for his family while being home every night.
Leslie found the perfect partner in Candice. Kind, caring, and always up for a good time, the two were the perfect pair. They welcomed two amazing children, Irelyn and Gabriel, within their 18 years of being together.
Leslie was an amazing father. He could always be seen (and heard) at all of his children’s sporting events. He was their number one cheerleader in life, encouraging them to always put in their best effort and pursue their passions. His sarcastic wit was one of the most noticeable traits that were passed onto his children and continue to make everyone smile and keep us on our toes. It’s safe to say that his children were his proudest achievements in life.
Leslie enjoyed camping and being around people he loved. Wherever he went he was always the life of the party. He had an aura around him that exuded fun. He loved to entertain, making his famous rum punch or margaritas for the crowd.
Leslie is survived by his loving wife Candice; children Irelyn and Gabriel; mother Marion; father Clive (Barbara); his siblings, Muriel (Walter), Juanita, KC and Bryce; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Leslie was predeceased by his grandmother Victoria, and his uncles Joe and Dr. Sai.
Memorial services will be held at Airdrie Town and Country Centre (275 Jensen Dr NE, Airdrie, AB) on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 2 p.m., with a reception and fellowship to follow. Memories and photos are posted at lesthelegend.ca. Finally, the family is requesting all who choose to be in attendance to RSVP to the website to ensure a proper count of numbers.
In living memory of Leslie, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB, T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.