Les Watling Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts and profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Senior Confined Space Instructor, Les Watling. After a valiant battle with a long illness, Les departed from this world, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be etched in our hearts.
Les was a foundational pillar of our organization, having been there since its inception. From the very beginning, he played an integral role in shaping Reax into what it is today. Les’s remarkable skills and unwavering commitment were evident in his designing, building, and maintaining of the training rigs that have become a cornerstone of our training programs.
For many of you, Les was synonymous with excellence in training. His expertise shone through in the City & Guilds High-Risk Confined Space courses he conducted at Reax. Les had an unparalleled dedication to ensuring the safety of individuals in the workplace, and his passion for imparting knowledge was contagious.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Les was a cherished friend and mentor to many. His warm personality, wisdom, and sense of humor created an atmosphere of camaraderie that extended far beyond the classroom. He had an uncanny ability to make everyone feel valued and heard.
Les leaves behind a void that cannot be filled. His memory will be forever engraved in our hearts, and his impact will continue to guide us in our mission to promote safety and excellence. As we mourn his loss, we extend our deepest condolences to his wife and son. Please know that they are not alone in this difficult time, for they are now part of the extended Reax family.
We are immensely grateful for the time we shared with Les and for the indelible mark he left on all of us. His legacy will forever inspire us to uphold the standards of excellence and dedication that he so brilliantly exemplified. Thank you, Les, for your unwavering dedication, your passion for safety, and the countless lives you touched. Rest in peace, dear friend, colleague, and mentor. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.