Leslie Payne

Leslie Payne, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2023, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia. She was 68 years old.

Born on January 31, 1955, at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia, Leslie was the daughter of Erica and Earl Dixon. She grew up in Kamloops and attended local schools and traveled around the world professionally figure skating. Leslie graduated with a degree in mental health and began her career as a healthcare worker in Kamloops and Victoria BC for over 40 years.

Leslie loved being a healthcare worker and was known for her kindness, compassion, and dedication to her patients. She was respected and admired by her colleagues, who looked up to her as a mentor and role model.

Her many hobbies included her love and knowledge for plants and wildlife, drawing, colouring, playing pool, outdoor walks, taking photos, swimming, playing mini golf with the grandchildren, camping and creating amazing dishes to share with her family, friends and neighbours.

Leslie is survived by her daughter, Angie Payne, son-in-law Fredrick Kenworthy, granddaughters Madison Kenworthy and Khloe Kenworthy, son David Payne, daughter-in-law Bex Payne, grandchildren Xander Payne and Cali Payne, sister Colleen McKenzie, brother-in-law Brian McKenzie, nephews Blair Mckenzie and Scotty McKenzie.

Leslie will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and colleagues, who will remember her as a loving mother, devoted healthcare worker , and cherished friend.

A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM at Sandbar, located at 177 Tranquille Rd Unit #10 in Kamloops, BC

A celebration for Leslie’s Victoria friends will be held at the Red Lion V-Lounge, Sunday August 6, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

All who knew and loved Leslie are invited to attend and share their memories of her.

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  1. RIP my Friend you will be missed dearly

  2. Mom,
    I miss you every darn moment of every day. The void of your presence is unbearable. I know you are with me/us I’m spirit but it’s just not the same. You are coming through music as you promised and are flying above me. I miss you more than words can express. You are the love of my life; you are the one that I love!

  3. Thinking of the Payne families during their loss. Such a beautifully written write up. “No further away than a picture, forever in your hearts.” ❤🌹

    • Sandra Henderson

      I still can’t believe that such a lovely soul is gone. I have known Leslie since 1979 in our Tranquille days. She meant so much to me and when I saw her only 3 months ago we talked and laughed like it was yesterday. My hearts go out to her dear family. She loved you so much. Take care and we will all meet again, dearest friend, miss you more than you will ever know, xoxo

  4. Sleep well my dear cousin … you are missed ❤️

  5. Muriel Birchfield

    I miss you with all my heart ❤️ and soul you were such a good friend to me and you were the kindest person I know. You will always be in my heart and I love you. You sure will be missed but I know you are up there with the angels looking down on all of us.

  6. Colleen McKenzie

    Rest peacefully my dear sister. You were so loved and will be missed immensely. We both believe in Angels 👼🏼 and that the best is always saved for last. I am holding that close to my heart. …. Until we meet again ❄️🦉❤️ Miss you sis

    • Raelene Hanson

      I’m so sorry that you’ve left us too soon. I’m glad that we were friends for most of my life and always kept in touch. You always showed me your love, you were the dearest friend and I will treasure our friendship until we meet again.I ❤️ love you Leslie

  7. Leslie was one of a kind person no doubt a courageous care taker ,I want to express my thoughts of sorrows and happiness at times shared talking to you one to one right to the bitter end I regret not seeing you to the last of moments as I’m fighting my own health ailments may god be with you and may you “Rest In Peace “ sweet Leslie Payne ….💐❤️💔!!

  8. Oh my beautiful friend ❤️ I love you and will miss you every single day 😢 I’ll welcome the pain of this hurt as a reminder of how much you mean to me ❤️ see you in my dreams ✨️ until we meet again xoxo

  9. Anne Marie Wade

    So sorry for the loss of this sweet lady. I worked with Leslie in Victoria in our roles as mental health workers. I was also born in Kamloops so her and I would talk about our connection to that era. Truly ,Leslie was a kind sole and she will be missed by her colleagues and her clients. Terribly sad for all.So sorry for her family .

  10. Timothy Walker

    So sorry.

  11. Oh my sweet, life long friend. You are missed. I will always love you and miss your gentle soul. Till we meet again my friend. RIP. Condolences Angie and family.

  12. Carol & Rob & family

    All our love and condolences she loved her family, when she lived with us you were all she talked about❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Goodbye my ‘twin.’ Leslie always referred to me in fondness as her twin as we shared the same birthdate. We vowed to meet up for tea or a beverage but sadly that never came to happen. Love to you Leslie. Lou

  14. Charlene Marie Barney

    I miss you my friend, take care always with love and love <3 I love you.

  15. I will never forget your smile & your kindness upon meeting you & playing pool with you on only a handful of occasions. You were and still are a bright light for all you touched. Rest easy.

  16. My soul sister you are missed so much! We were born two days apart. I remember our last chat and our plans for lunch. Miss you my friend so very much!! Love you Leslie!

  17. Sandra Henderson

    I still can’t believe that such a lovely soul is gone. I have known Leslie since 1979 in our Tranquille days. She meant so much to me and when I saw her only 3 months ago we talked and laughed like it was yesterday. My heart goes out to her family. She loved you so much. Take care and we will meet again, dear friend, miss you more than you will ever know, xoxo 💛

  18. Dear Angie, Dave and Family, I didn’t get to know your Mom, but I know what it’s like to lose one. I’m not feeling well, (nothing serious) and am sorry I can’t attend today. My thoughts are with you all. When you become Grandparents I will have the honour of having known six generations of your family. I’m so sorry you have lost one.

  19. Sending my most sincere condolences to you and your family sorry for your loss and hope your family has this wonderful time n memories of your mom n dad just know they are looking over y’all and waiting to be with y’all again but not to soon y’all have to much to do n teach first love yeh like a sister n know I’m a call away any time

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