Retirement lifestyle

Leslie Keelty, R.I.P.

Leslie with Orange Juice_2

Leslie in Seville, Spain. April 13, 2019

Leslie Keelty of Vancouver BC, age 65, died May 12, 2019 in Malaga Spain after complications during cancer treatment. Ms. Keelty was on vacation in Spain with her husband, Vaughn Fraser, when her illness was discovered.

Leslie was born June 1, 1953 in Montreal and grew up in St. Lambert, Quebec. Leslie held a B.Ed. from McGill University (1975) and an M.Ed. from UBC (1987). She taught school in Quebec, Manitoba and BC. In January 2018, Leslie retired after a 23-year career with Kumon Canada as a Field Consultant. Since retirement Leslie has tutored students in both Math and Reading. She has appeared on Global TV Morning News as an Education Consultant and she has written a blog ( with the tag “Restless Retiree”. Leslie enjoyed tennis, hiking, meditation, reading and ballroom dancing and was an active member of The University Women’s Club of Vancouver.

Predeceased by her parents George and Doris Keelty. Survived by her husband Vaughn Fraser, sisters Lynne and Glenna, nephews Scott (Catherine) and Richard, great-nieces and great-nephews Olivia, Eva, Liam and Tiernan.

Leslie’s many friends will miss her engaging personality, quick wit and love of laughter. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be submitted publicly to this blog or privately to

“Leslie was a remarkable and uplifting spirit.”

 “I remember Leslie as a lovely positive person and very accomplished.”

“I was so looking forward to seeing Leslie on the courts this year.”

“I will miss Leslie’s generosity and sensitivity.”

“She was such a beam of light.”


2 thoughts on “Leslie Keelty, R.I.P.

  1. May Yu says:

    Dearest Leslie,

    You have always been my greatest supporter at Kumon. Without you, my Kumon path would be tougher.

    Thank you for your companionship all these years. Especially after Diana got married, you were always there encouraging me to do more and often keeping me company. Whether it’s going for coffee, a walk on the beach, dancing, or attending women’s club events and Christmas party, you have always been so supportive of me and making sure I wasn’t alone. Thank you for your loving friendship. I miss you dearly, and the plans that we have yet to realize.
    I love you.
    May you find peace with God.



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