Tribute to former Stonehaven dentist

Ken on his 83rd birthday on January 19. He spent his last few weeks surrounded by his loving family.
Ken on his 83rd birthday on January 19. He spent his last few weeks surrounded by his loving family.

Tribute has been paid to retired Stonehaven dentist, Kenneth Leslie, who died at a hospice at Crawley, Sussex, on January 28.

Mr Leslie, who had been in an Aberdeen nursing home, travelled to Horsham in Sussex five weeks ago to live with his elder son, Andrew, and wife Carol. He moved to the hospice on the weekend prior to his death.

Mr Leslie, who belonged to Stonehaven, was educated at Mackie Academy and studied for his degree in dentistry at Edinburgh.

He took over an existing practice in Stonehaven in 1958, and retired in 1991.

In his younger days he was a keen footballer and along with other Mackie Academy F.P.’s founded the Stonehaven Swifts, captaining the team.

He did his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps and attained the rank of captain.

He was a former president of the Stonehaven Rotary Club, and became a member of the Stonehaven Heritage Society when it was formed.

Mr Leslie spent his retirement years in Aberdeen.

After the death of his first wife, Nellie, he married Sheila, who died just a few weeks ago.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, and their two children Claire and Amanda, and by his son, George.

There will be a cremation for family at Crawley Crematorium at 4.30pm on Monday , February 9,.

A memorial service will be held in Aberdeen in the coming weeks.