MILLINOCKET – Malcolm A. “Mac” MacKenzie, 69, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, surrounded by his friends and family, at a Millinocket hospital. He was born April 18, 1943, in York, the son of Floyd and Olive (Smith) MacKenzie.
Mac sang and played in a band for several years in different areas of Maine, entertaining many people who really enjoyed hearing him sing. He had a beautiful voice. The first band of which he was a member was T.J. & the Ramblers, where he played rhythm guitar and sang. He was also in a band called Sierra. Mac worked for Great Northern Paper Co. in the Stores Department for 33 years, retiring in 1999. He also worked for Motion Industries, Bangor, and Radio Shack, Millinocket. Mac was a member of Lodge No. 1521, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Millinocket. He enjoyed camping at Katahdin Shadows, Medway, with friends and family for several years.
Mac is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dianne F. (Hutchinson) MacKenzie of Millinocket; three children, Cheryl Ann MacKenzie of Millinocket, Rena Oliver and her husband, Lawrence, of Houlton and Cammie Forgues of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Brooke and Haley Oliver, Emily, Christopher and Michael Dewitt, Brandon and Trevor Perro, and Matthew and Nicholas Seymour; two sisters, Shirley Cram and her husband, Everett “Skip,” and Lorraine Stanley and her husband, Stephen, all of Medway; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mac was predeceased by a daughter, Susan MacKenzie.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, with Pastor Ralph Jacobs officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Millinocket Cemetery with committal services offered by the officers and members of Lodge No. 1521, B.P.O.E. Gifts in memory of Mac may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.