IN MEMORY LESLIE BUNNELL
I lost my dear wife Leslie Diane Bunnell, age 58 on 31 Dec. 2008 at home after a long battle she fought. It is a terrible loss for me and my family. We will miss her very much. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Today I made all the arrangements for Leslie’s wake. It will be on Wednesday 7th Jan. 2009 at Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm St., Milford, NH 03055 Phone- 603-673-1433
You can view a nice obit on her at http://www.smith-heald.com/ listed under obituaries. If you do plan to attend the times will be 4 PM to 7 PM with a Catholic Blessing around 6:30 PM.
We miss her terribly and thank you all for your comments, prayers and love.
Love Always, Paul
The first photo is Leslie at my dads gravesite at the National Cemetery, Bourne Mass (Cape Cod), and the next photo is at my vendor table in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada in July 2008, the next photo is at a past Mashpee, Mass (Cape Cod) Wampanoag Pow Wow with two of our close friends, Natalie Costa and her daughter Vickie, and Leslie loved Cape Cod as we lived there for 20 years. This is why I placed the Cape map here. The photo of Leslie and I was taken in much happier times as we enjoyed dancing and our companionship.
Today 7 Oct. 2009, Leslie's sister Candice decided to help out in the kitchen by cleaning out the refrigerator, a chore we all hated to do and one Leslie always dove into with great strength and vigor. As a child they also called her a "Butterfly" for her hyper energy. This is what Leslie did best. After an exhausting hour Candice stepped outside for a cigarette and a rest. Upon that peaceful moment, she looked up and saw before her eyes a beautiful Monarch Butterfly gliding through the air in front of her. That very moment told her that her sister was with her and overtaken with emotion, Candice fled to her room and drafted the following touching poem in honor of her sister Leslie.
I'll always think of you,
When I see a Butterfly,
Candice Marie Cairns
7 Oct. 2009