Leslie Mark Kightley
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 24, 1957
  • Place of birth:
    Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Jan 27, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
The joy you brought to all those who's lives that you touched and the privilege it was to have you as as a member of the family will never be forgotten. You will be deeply missed. Thank you, Les, for being an integral part of all our lives. May you rest
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leslie Kightley, 58, born on September 24, 1957 and passed away on January 27, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 30th November 2016

"The end of the year is drawing closer. It's been nearly 11 months since you left this world and the pain never seems to end. I wanted to be able to see you and say goodbye before you left but alas, I couldn't. That is something I will never ever be able to forget. From my heart, I am truly sorry I wasn't there. You have another grand child on the way soon so those teachings I mentioned that you gave us will soon be passed down to another generation. I'll be telling my child all about you Les and my upbringing with you. I will endeavor to bring her/him up as close to the standard that you did with us. The bar for that standard is extremely high but if we try our hardest, we will reach it.  
My prayers go out to you every day, asking you to watch over Mum and Lisa and Lisa's children. We will all meet again soon and as usual, that is the day I look forward to the most. We all love you and all miss you deeply. Thank you for being my Dad."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 7th November 2016

"The is drawing in, the days are shorter and the weather is getting colder. A perfect fit for how the world feels after you departed us Les. There are countless things which remind me of the person and the father that you really were. The job your did of raising Lisa and I and the love and protection you provided for us all as your family will never be forgotten. It will be passed on in the lessons we give our children and the lives they live as well as their children for generations to come.
We miss you and love you deeply Les, we always will."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 22nd October 2016

"We really miss you Les. I get sad and break down at times but in the end I know you're up their in heaven watching down on us all and I know that being sad or down all the time is something you would never want anybody to feel. The pain is still very raw but I continue to pray for you daily and I continue to look forward to being re-united with you when my turn comes to depart. I know I say it all the time but, from the bottom of my heart I thank you, Les, for giving me the best childhood anyone could have hoped for and even being there during my times of struggle, to support me. i miss you, I love you and I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 5th October 2016

"Each day that passes has still not eased the pain of loosing you Les. Lisa and I truly and deeply respected and loved you as our father. There were times that I asked you if it was OK to call you Dad and you said yes. But I never started practicing it vocally, always mentally. Please know this now, You will forever be in our hearts, Dad."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 24th September 2016

"Les, I never got the chance before you left us to say what I so desperately wanted to say and that is a truly heartfelt thank you. Thank you for being our Dad. No other person on this planet could have done a better job than you did and we are honored to have had you as a loving and devoted father. Even if times got hard for us, you were always there and always protective.  The years that we spent together as a family have been the best and most memorable I think I will ever have. You only get one childhood and I am utterly grateful that I spent it with you. We all love you and miss you sorely Les. The words "Rest In Peace" are often used to someone who has passed on. Perhaps we are all supposed to accomplish a certain amount in our lives and then we pass away. You worked so hard in every aspect of your life and maybe you reached your finish line before people usually do. You earned your rest.
We all love you and miss you and think about you every day and will never stop until we are reunited."

This tribute was added by Lisa French on 23rd September 2016

"Happy birthday Les. We wish we could celebrate with you today. You are always in our hearts and thoughts. Miss you xxx"

This tribute was added by Sam Kightley on 19th September 2016

"Such a beautiful and caring man, ever since I can remember I would always get excited of the thought of my uncle les coming to visit.
Even before you passed you coming over and surprising us was the best thing possible. Leaving the UK to come back to Aus was hard as I knew you were so sick and I wouldn't be able to fly back home due to money ect. I knew it was the last time I was going to see you and it hurt like hell! No one will ever know how much it killed me. Even today I miss calling you and hearing you and the sarcastic comments you would make.
You would make me laugh so much and you still do at some of the memories I remember.
I'm so glad you are out of pain and with Grandad again, I just hope you both wait for the rest of us.
I love you uncle until we meet again <3"

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 3rd September 2016

"One of your wishes was for us to remember you but not to be in a constant state of mourning and sadness. We are trying to move on, with all our hearts we are trying but, for us all I'm sure, a Les shaped hole has been left in our hearts. As the saying goes "square boxes don't fit through round holes". It takes time to chisel that square in to a shape that will fit the round hole and even then, it can never be a perfect match. We love you Les, and we are indebted to you for the blessing that it was to have you as a part of our lives, as father to Lisa and I and as guardian and partner to Mum. My prayers are always with you and I am counting down the days until we can meet again."

This tribute was added by Lisa French on 21st August 2016

"Miss you so much Les. You are always in my thoughts even if now I cannot bring myself to talk about my grief, I still can't accept you are gone."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 18th August 2016

"Phil Colins and his Manager have granted permission for the use of the newly added song. It's far more fitting than what was previously attached to the memorial as Les was a very big fan of Phil Colins. My thanks go out to Phil Colins and his manager for this gift."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 13th August 2016

"This morning I have moved the stories and the transcript into the correct locations. The pain of losing Les is still very much with me and I'm sure you are deeply missed by all that knew you. Each night I say a little prayer for you and spend some time listening to some Phil Collins in remembrance, I don't want to and I will not allow myself to forget even the smallest memory I have of you. Each day is yet another chance to spend time remembering you and I will be doing that as long as I live. We miss you Les, please watch over and protect Mum, please give her the strength to get through each day and to live her life fully."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 9th July 2016

"We all miss you so much Les. A gaping hole in our hearts and our lives has been left. A hole which will never be refilled. Until the day I die I will always remember you and always include the numerous teachings you gave me in my day to day life. The pain of losing you will never be erased but if we pass on your teachings, generations from now, you will live on. And we can live knowing that even after we are gone, a part of you will always be here. We love you Les, eternally."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 9th May 2016

"Today, Sunday May 10th, With the scattering of his ashes, Les was reunited with his father, mother, brother and nephew all of who are in the same location. This was Les's wish and with heavy hearts, the final fairwell was given. We all await the day we can be with you again but until then, give our love to all who are with you and please give us the strength to live our lives to the fullest."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 2nd April 2016

"Returning to your memorial, Les, to say that we all miss you very much and we are thinking of you always. The character you were will live on in the memories of us and all your grandchildren for years to come. Please keep an eye on mum. She needs that reassurance now and if you are spiritually with her, she will know. Rest in peace Les, we all love you from the depths of our heart and until we meet again, we always will."

This tribute was added by Robert Sleight on 6th February 2016

"You will never be forgotten Les. Until we meet again, I will hold strong all the memories I have with you as my father, my mentor, my guardian Angel."


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