Leslie Alfred Mackie
Visitation Location changed to Brenan's Funeral Home
at 111 Paradise Row, Saint John
Leslie Alfred Mackie died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday Nov 30, 2017. Born in Saint John on July 26, 1925, he was a son of the late George and Cecile (Parent) Mackie. Leslie served in the RCAF during WW2 after which he joined his father’s firm George Mackie & Sons Ltd (established in 1916) of which he later became president. He served as president of the maritime chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society, was president, founding member and life member of the Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick. He was also President of the Lancaster Lions Club and Life Member of Lions International and a Member and Honourary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 937 4th Degree.
Leslie loved his family dearly and spent his time working at what he loved - his Electrical Contracting, boating, swimming, fishing, hunting and travelling the world. Charity was important to Leslie and he devoted time to helping others in need. He was also a champion diver, gymnast and dabbled in Judo. Leslie loved classical music and live concerts and would often be listening to Scheherazade on his headphones. Being a man of faith, he could be seen in the back row of Saint Rose’s Parish on the west side every Sunday. He could also be seen at Tim Hortons every morning thoroughly enjoying coffee with his family and friends.
Leslie’s life was devoted to his loving late wife Corinne, his dearest cousin Allie Kane and family. Leslie is survived by his children: Keith Mackie (the late Margaret Gionet), Allie Kakulas (Evan) and Patrick Mackie (Lisa); his beloved grandchildren, Michael (Tamara), Robin, Alexandra, Gillian, Corinne and Herky; great-grandchildren, Lucien, Mikayla, Melody, Keith and Courtney; three great-great-grandchildren, Brynn, Jayce and Kara; a brother, Edward Mackie (Barb); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, Corinne (Kane) Mackie, Leslie was predeceased by his siblings, George, Alex, Donald, Lillian, Hilda and Robert.
The Mackie family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and associates of the Saint John Extra Mural Program for their compassionate care of Leslie. Marjorie, Carol, Lisa, Sue and Dr. Margaret McCallum – Your kindness will always be remembered by our family.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) with visitation on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with a Royal Canadian Legion Veteran Tribute Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Rose of Lima Church, 541 Milford Road on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John Extra Mural Program, or a charity of the donor’s choice.