In Celebration of

John Leslie "Les" McBride

April 7, 1958 -  October 15, 2020

Retired Captain - Ottawa Fire Department

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Leslie McBride. Loving husband of Catherine (nee Milloy) and cherished father of Jakob (Jake). Beloved son of parents John and Doreen McBride (nee Ridgewell). Dear brother of Sharon McBride (Marc Langille), John and Patty Young (nee McBride), Jacques and Cindy Patenaude (nee McBride) and Jeff and Sylvie McBride (nee Valois). Dear son-in-law to Margaret Milloy (the late Brian Milloy) and brother-in-law to Michael and Michelle Milloy of Oakville.
John will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and an abundance of friends

John (Les) lived every day to the fullest and his laugh was not only larger than life but highly contagious. Les will be deeply missed by all including the large brotherhood of Ottawa firefighters.

Les was happiest immersing himself in the world of golf, whether it was bending an iron or fitting high handicappers. His true joy was playing golf with Jake and watching Jake play in his golf tournaments.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions a private family service will be held, and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Our sincerest thank you to our many friends, extended family and neighbors who have offered their compassion and support during this most difficult time.

In lieu of flowers a donation page has been created in John (Les) McBride’s name on the Pancreatic Cancer of Canada site: (copy and paste into your browser)


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Silvia Schiffo (Friend)

Entered October 16, 2020 from Gatineau

I knew Les from our teenage years in Blackbay. I will always remember him as a funny, handsome and great guy.
My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.

Donald and Sampaguita Patenaude 

Entered October 16, 2020 from Toronto

Our deepest sympathy

Angelo Buffone (Friends)

Entered October 16, 2020 from Osgoode

Les has been a friend of mine for all my life and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy, Jake and all the McBride family

Linda and Derrick Morrow (Friend)

Entered October 16, 2020 from Ottawa

Dear Cathy, Jake and Family,

We were so saddened to hear of Les’ passing. There really are no words that can really help to ease the pain you are all feeling at this time. Your loss is shared by many who knew Les. Caring thoughts are with you. May you be blessed with memories.

Linda & Derrick Morrow

Greg Choquette (Friend/Coworker)

Entered October 16, 2020 from Ottawa

Bye Les. I remember the good times during the summer growing up on the beach. Fond memories for sure. My condolences to your family.


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