WONG, Leslie Stephen. Suddenly and unexpectedly on 21 May, 2020 at home. Aged 58. Dearly loved husband of Beth. Loved father of Samantha, Steve, Joshua, Gabriel and the late Simon. Father-in-law of Dave, Natalie and Elyse. Grandad of Isabella and Sienna; Weston; Adelyn, Pippa and Grace. Loved Son of Jeanne and the late Samuel Wong; and son-in- law of Joan Masters. Brother of Daniel and brother- in-law of Vivian, Jean, Colin, Paul. Philippians 3:7-14 In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, attendance by invitation only. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date - to be confirmed. All communications to the Wong family, c/-PO Box 4449, Hamilton 3247. Published in The New Zealand Herald on May 23, 2020
WONG, LeslieMay 23, 2020 Dear Beth, so sorry, such a shock. Sending you and your family lots of love. Big hugs Cherie, Sean, Aaron Amy xoxo Cherie Pepperell, Hamilton, WaikatoSHARE May 23, 2020 My heartfelt condolences and aroha to the whanau. Will miss that smile, cheeky personality and our chats. Rest in peace and fly high my friend...till we meet again. Nigel ChettySHARE May 23, 2020 Awesome teacher,taught me so much at thingy Smith. Big hugs to his family xxx Rachel MillerSHARE May 23, 2020 With a sad and heavy heart, I share my condolences and deep sympathy for the loss of a special man, Mr Lesley Wong. Loving Husband, grandfather and Dad to my dear friend Samantha. Throughout intermediate and high school years I spent a lot of time in Lesley and Beths household. I saw how he diligently served and provided for his family and admired how he also took the time to play and laugh with his children. A young hearted, upbeat Dad, he loved to share a joke and see us giggle. As a young adult, when Id bump into Lesley around HTown, it was always like no time had passed. Hed spot me, crack a huge toothy smile and say while opening his arms wide, Come on then, give us a hug, hows Sarah doing. And the best thing of all, hed actually listen to my answer, while enthusiastically adding the appropriate Mmm Hmms and Okays, always so interested to know what was happening with my Whanau and I. A beautiful man with a strong spirit, Im so blessed to have known you and seen how you cared for your family and friends so lovingly. I pray for Clarity and Peace for Mama Beth, Sam, Steve, Josh and Gabriel and all of Lesleys Family and close friends as they grieve his loss. Arohanui, Families Are Forever. Sarah Taiapa-Bell Stephen.
May 26, 2020 Thinking of you all at this tough time Beth. Praying the God of all will comfort you and give you peace. Leslie was a good help meet to you, and father to your children. Love and blessings, Christine Christine Mackenzie, HamiltonSHARE May 26, 2020 My condolences to the family - sorry I haven't met you. Leslie & I worked together on the student radio station "Radio Contact" in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He was known as "Speedy" (for reasons I can't remember) and he was a really great bloke to have as a friend. Last saw him in Rotorua last year, when he was selling Epson printing equipment. Farewell my friend! Your voice lives on in the airwaves, floating around space, forever. Geoff Pooch, Roorua, Bay of Plenty Contact Me SHARE May 25, 2020 Dear Beth, so sorry , shocking news. will miss smile and personality and willingness to help others. My heartfelt condolences to beth and family ROB Hamblyn Rob Hamblyn, Glenfield, AucklandSHARE May 24, 2020 To Leslie's family, friends and colleagues I am deeply saddened to hear this news and offer my deepest condolences. I knew Leslie for 19 years as we both moved around the IT sales world. Always smiling, joking and cheeky he was always passionate about family, friends and his work. I'll miss our chats and friendly jibes mate. Andy. Andrew Aldred, Tauranga, Bay of PlentySHARE May 24, 2020 Im still in shock Leslie, like many of our mutual friends/ex-work colleagues. Its been a few years since I saw you last but I can clearly still hear you laugh. Your laugh echoed throughout DSE Powerhouse 525 for many years. Your laugh made me feel happy and at times made me laugh too. I will miss your laughs, your hugs and your sense of humour. Its time to go home now Les. Much love to your family. Love Snidge BridgetteSHARE May 23, 2020 Dear Beth, so sorry, such a shock. Sending you and your family lots of love. Big hugs Cherie, Sean, Aaron Amy xoxo Cherie Pepperell, Hamilton, WaikatoSHARE May 23, 2020 My heartfelt condolences and aroha to the whanau. Will miss that smile, cheeky personality and our chats. Rest in peace and fly high my friend...till we meet again. Nigel ChettySHARE May 23, 2020 Awesome teacher,taught me so much at thingy Smith. Big hugs to his family xxx Rachel Miller