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McLean, Jack

Age: 86
Passed on: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jack McLean passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Sunday February 10th. Beloved husband and partner in crime of Shirley for 58 years. Loving father to Patrick and Stacey and father in law to Jenn. Dad took immense joy in his grandchildren Kelsey, Paige, Jack and Kate; he was happiest when he was with them. He was the eldest of a boisterous clan. Predeceased by his brother Don and sister in law Myrna, his brother Ray and his brother in law Bill Govett. Survived by his brother Gerald, his sister Darlene Govett, his brother Roy and sister in law Charlotte and his sister in law Vivian as well as countless nephews, nieces, cousins and other relations. Dad was a proud Northerner who grew up in the Sault, Franz and Wawa. He went to school at Scollard Hall and graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines. He worked as a forest fire spotter, on the Wawa docks, as a prospector and a mining surveyor before a career of 35 years with the natural gas utility in Sudbury. Dad was an excellent athlete who starred at hockey as a young man and in later years golfed well and regularly. He curled many times a week into his 80’s. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing and his annual moose hunt with his Uncle Morley, brothers Don and Ray and brother in law Bill. He loved boating and took many trips on the waterways of Northern Ontario with Mom in the “Burgundy Belle”, including some on Lake Superior. Dad’s favourite place was the family camp on Ministic Lake. As soon as the ice came off the lake he would be up there until the leaves were off the trees in the fall. Dad loved a good time and we had many good times at camp with family and friends up there, especially his best friend and neighbour Otto Koski. We will miss Dad immensely, but we take comfort in his life which was very well lived. His enthusiasm and love for life touched all who knew him. We will be holding a celebration of his life in the spring. Raise a glass in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at