PARKMAN – Leslie J. McKenzie, 74, peacefully went home to be with the Lord Oct. 23, 2011, at a Massachusetts hospital with his loving wife and children by his side. He was born June 19, 1937, in Blackville, New Brunswick, son of Otto and Mary Jane (McLaughlin) McKenzie.
He worked for many years as a woodsman and later for Guilford Woolen Mill. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, and enjoyed spending time reading his Bible and witnessing to others. Leslie was a family man and loved having his family around.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine (Davis) McKenzie of Parkman; four sons, Randy McKenzie and his wife, Nannette, of Parkman, Kerry McKenzie and his wife, Lucy, of Abbot, Chucky McKenzie of Bedford, N.H., and Scott McKenzie and his wife, Minako, of Charleston; three daughters, Valerie McKenzie of Harmony, Terry Pavao of Michigan, and Melanie Bachelder of Parkman; three brothers, Robert McKenzie and his wife, Cindi, of Brownville, Sheridan McKenzie and his wife, Pat, of Brownville, and Kenney McKenzie and his wife, Lori, of Brownville; four sisters, Emaline Hawthone of McAdam, New Brunswick, Sharon Newbert of Brownville, Glenda Heal and her husband, Parker, of Brownville, and Janice Heal and her husband, Brian, of Milo; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Luanne; sister, Bonita Astle; and grandson, Jacque McKenzie.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Harmony Baptist Church with Pastor Henry Thibodaux officiating. Friends may call 2 p.m. until time of the service at the church. Burial will be at Pingree Center Cemetery, Parkman, after which a reception will be held at the Harmony church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Harmony Baptist Church. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to