MA­CLEAN, James ‘Dick’

Whit­ney Pier

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

We, the fam­ily of James ‘Dick’ Ma­cLean, re­gret to in­form you he lost his bat­tle with Alzheimer’s at the QEII in Halifax on July 27, 2017 at 73 years old.

Born on Au­gust 15, 1943 in Barra Head, Jim was the son of the late James Dou­gal Ma­cLean and An­nie (MacDougall) Ma­cLean/Royal.

Left to mourn are his lov­ing wife of 52 years, Mae (nee Mor­ri­son); daugh­ters, Cathy Law (Bill), Eto­bi­coke, ON and Shel­ley Reid, Lower Sackville; son-in­law, Rus­sell Reid, Lower Sackville; his nephew, who was like a son to him, Dar­rell Ma­cLean (Mar­ion MacKin­non), Oak­field; grand­chil­dren, Ali­son Law, Bran­don Reid (Molly Bils­bor­row), Madi­son Law, and great­grand­son, Wil­liam Ja­son James Reid; sis­ter, Margie Ma­cLean, Sydney; broth­ers, Hec­tor (Mar­lene), Dart­mouth, Joe (Nora), Sydney and Bernie, Sydney; brother-in-law, Bill Mor­ri­son, Sydney; sis­ter-in-laws, Wanda (As­tle) Gal­lant, St. John, NB, and Lillian (Holmes) Ma­cLean Mueller, Sydney.

Jim is also sur­vived by his nieces and neph­ews, Yvonne Poulain, Tammy Smith, Sheri Stevens, Brian Ma­cLean, Va­lerie Hol­lo­han, Joanne Cann, Lori Mor­ri­son, Ja­son Ma­cLean, Amanda Ma­cLean, Ed­die Mor­ri­son and Treena Mor­ri­son, along with many grand­nieces and grand­nephews. He leaves be­hind and will be ter­ri­bly missed by his many cousins, neigh­bours, and friends; es­pe­cially his close friends, Rob­bie MacNeil and Lind­say LeJe­une.

Be­sides his par­ents, Jim was pre­de­ceased by his step­fa­ther, John (Jack) Royal; moth­erin-law, Cather­ine Mor­ri­son; brother-in-law, Bob Gal­lant; his pa­ter­nal and ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, along with nu­mer­ous un­cles, aunts and cousins.

Jim spent his work­ing ca­reer in the food ser­vice in­dus­try work­ing at many com­pa­nies in Sydney. In his younger years, one of his favourite sports was shuf­fle­board where he par­tic­i­pated in tour­na­ments at the French Club in Sydney, and won a few tro­phies along the way. A lit­tle later in his life he de­voted much of spare time to the Sydney Lion’s Club and United Com­mer­cial Trav­eler’s (UCT) 883 Sydney, NS. He was a cham­pion fundraiser for both the Lion’s Club and UCT and you could al­ways see him at var­i­ous out­lets sell­ing tick­ets and bring­ing in the money. James was also on the board for So­ci­ety of Deaf and Hard of Hear­ing Nova Sco­tians.

Dad liked to have a good time and was al­ways up for a good party. Put on the Celtic tunes and his hands and feet would be clap­ping and stomp­ing. He and Mom liked travel and would of­ten spend time ‘mini va­ca­tion­ing’ in Whale Cove. Over the years they had taken many trips to the On­tario and main­land Nova Sco­tia to visit and spend time with their grand­chil­dren.

Vis­i­ta­tion for the late James ‘Dick’ Ma­cLean will be held on Thurs­day, Au­gust 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 1092 Vic­to­ria Rd. (en­trance on Church Street).

Funeral Mass will be cel­e­brated on Fri­day, Au­gust 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whit­ney Pier, with Fr. Paul Mur­phy of­fi­ci­at­ing. Fol­low­ing the Mass, a re­cep­tion will be held at the Pier Com­mu­nity Funeral Home. In­ter­ment will take place in St. Barra’s Par­ish Ceme­tery, Christ­mas Island.

Fam­ily flow­ers only. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in kind can be made in Jim’s mem­ory to the Whit­ney Pier Youth Club, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of Nova Sco­tia, Holy Redeemer Build­ing Fund, Sydney Lion’s Club, or the UCT 883 Sydney, NS.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend a heart­felt thank-you to Dr. April Ne­gus and Dr. Ken Rock­wood and the nurs­ing staff of 7.2 at the QEII for their help given to Jim dur­ing his time of need.

Funeral Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to the care and di­rec­tion of Pier Com­mu­nity Funeral Home.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.pier­fu­ner­al­home.com.

‘fois ann an sìth Athair’

God Took Him To His Lov­ing Home

God saw him get­ting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his lov­ing arms and whis­pered ‘Come with me.’ He suf­fered much in si­lence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage, un­til the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain, God took him to His lov­ing home and freed him from the pain.

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