It is with heavy hearts that the family of Leslie Earl Tayes announce his sudden passing on January 12, 2023 at the age of 57.
Born in Sussex on May 31, 1965; he was the son of the late Ronson and Phyllis (Mitchell) Tayes.
His love and memory will live on in the hearts of the love of his life, Melinda (Smith) Tayes; their children: Jessica Elliott and her husband David of Saint John; Melissa Estrada and Josh TooToo of Saint John, Elizabeth Tayes and Brandon Kennedy of Bloomfield and Samuel Tayes and Abigail Carten of Sussex; their adopted daughters: Melita Smith, Ariel Haley-Seneshen and Paul Miller, Misty Golden and Jeremy McKiel, Aileen MacLean and her husband Cody and Mir Allen and her husband Seth; his grandchildren: Sierra-Rose, William, Ally, Amaya, Enrique, Tyrel, Arianna, Lyla, Alexis, Seth, London, Jace, Ronson, James, Meadow, Fisher, Spring, Bently, Audrina, Camron, Jackson, Madilyn, Case, Cian, Addie, Rory and Lexi; his siblings: Larry Hutchings, Randy Tayes, Margaret Rideout and her husband Philip, Patsy Lockhart and her husband Hollis and Kelly Tayes and Howard Green; his mother-in-law, Betty Smith; his sisters-in-law: Rachel Hogan and her husband Jeremy and Donna Wood and her husband Phillip; his brothers-in-law: Clayton Smith, Henry Smith and his wife Amanda and Shane Smith and his wife Kendra; his nieces and nephews: Cassandra, Michael, Charlotte, Megan, Jackson, Dakota, Chelsy, Dustin, Savannah and Lily; as well as his fur babies: Maxxy and Lulu and many friends and extended family members.
Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his grandsons: Abel and Eric; his brother, Ronald Hutchings; his nephew, Patrick Somers; his father-in-law, Henry Smith and by his brother-in-law, Ralph Thorne
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176) from where visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 1-3 and 6-8pm. A Celebration of Leslie’s life will be held from Wallace Community Chapel on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 11:00am.
Donations made to the Living Memorial would be appreciated by the family. Condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com