Lee Austin MacLeod, 94 of Havelock, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Jordan Life Care Centre. Lee was born on May 3, 1929 in Second North River to the late Charles and Daisy (Lewis) MacLeod. He attended school in Harewood until Grade 8 when he left school to go to work.
He met the love of his life, our Mom, in December 1945 and they were married in 1948. They had 71 married years together.
He held and did many jobs including working in the woods, trucking, a city bus driver, and construction. Trucking played the major role in his life. In the early 70’s he was part of the formation of A & M Transport in Havelock then in 1976 he went out on his own and was self-employed for many years. Later on in the 80’s a group of fellow truckers launched Kingsco Transport to haul material from the new mine. Dad was part of the Original Six. We believe, however he was happiest in the woods, whether it was at the end of the power saw or in the Christmas Tree lot.
In addition to his work, he contributed immensely to the lives around him. He maintained an outdoor rink in Havelock for many years for the community. He worked on the committee for the addition to the Petitcodiac Arena in 2008. He also served his community as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. If you asked him, he would say his biggest success was his family and his faith in God. His life was changed forever over 60 years ago when he became a Christian.
He is survived by their children Jean Arsenault of Salisbury, Richard MacLeod of Kinnear Settlement and his wife Patricia, Jacqueline Steeves of Havelock, Jill Corey of Harewood and her husband Steven, daughter-in-law Kathy (Kay) MacLeod, eleven grandchildren Tammy, Matthew, Tammy Lynn, Goldie, Geoff, Tim, Jessica, Melissa, Andrew, Daniel and Deanna, fifteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Donna MacLeod, Marilyn Pollock (Dan), sister-in-law Myrtle Steeves and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife Christina (2020), infant son Gary (1950), son Brian (2012), son-in-law Phillip Arsenault (2017), sister Phyllis Steeves and brothers Norman, Malcolm, Garnett, Lewis, David and Wayne.
We would like to thank the staff of the Jordan Life Care Centre for their kindness to Dad and all of us.
There will be a visitation at the Salisbury Funeral Home on November 1, 2023 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. There will be a private family service with interment at Kinnear Settlement Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (506-372-4800).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jordan LifeCare Centre, Havelock Fire Department, S.P.O.T, Havelock Baptist Church Building Fund or Friends of the Moncton Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
…..to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8