Obituary of Leslie Dawn McClure
McCLURE – Leslie Dawn (nee Taylor) of St Thomas passed away at her home on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the age of 64. Beloved mother of Heather McClure (Matt Fox) of Orleans, Sarah McClure (Shawn) of St Thomas and James McClure (Celeigh) of New Brunswick; grandmother to Athena (Ash) and Walter (Dubs). Leslie will be missed by siblings Wayne Taylor of Niagara Falls and Scott Taylor of St. Thomas, her nephew Andrew (Drew) Taylor, Aunts Dianne and Joan, and her extended family. Predeceased by her parents Donna Taylor (nee Watson) and Stan Taylor, and the many animal companions she had and loved throughout her life.
Leslie did her best to live by the words of the Prayer for Serenity: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). A private memorial service for the family and close friends will be held at St. John the Baptist Norway in Toronto, Ontario at a later date. If desired, donations to SickKids Hospital, the CNIB and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.sjfh.ca