Coralie Anderson - Leslie

Coralie Anderson - Leslie


CoralieLeslieCoralieLeslieCoralie was born in Fort William in 1947 and raised in the city, as well as Terrace Coralie Anderson - LeslieBay, Schreiber, and Chapleau, returning to Thunder Bay in 1960. She attended Westgate Collegiate, then moved to Toronto to attend Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University).

She remained in Toronto after graduating from the Secretarial Science programme, and joined the RCAF Reserve, where she met her husband, Ian. They were married in 1972 and lived in Aurora, Ontario for most of their life together.

Coralie began taking watercolour lessons in Aurora with local artist Dorothy Clark-McClure for about five years. In 2002, she relocated back to Thunder Bay to be closer to aging parents and set about finding a spot to continue painting. She has since taken classes and workshops with various local artists, and enjoying retirement in general. 

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