Colin David McLean

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  • "so so sorry, he was one of my treasures, his advise was my..."
  • "Leigh, What a shock to read of Colin's passing and my..."
    - Tony MacDonald
  • "When I remember & think about my Uncle C - Always brings a..."
  • "Hi Leigh, my thoughts are prayers are with you at this..."
    - Mike Rusheleau
  • "Leigh, I am so sorry to hear. Colin was a great guy and I..."
    - Rod Carr
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Surrounded by loving family, Colin passed gently away in Bellingham, WA. Colin was born in Calgary, Alberta on March 21, 1939 to Christina and John McLean and is predeceased by his first wife, Sharon Rose, and brother-in-law Maurice Burrows. He will be forever missed by his wife Leigh, her son Brooke Idhe and Blocker family. Beloved Father of Wendy (Mike), Sherry (Rick), and Ken (TJ) and devoted Grandfather of Katie Rose, Georgia and Molly Burgess, Haley and Jared Rusheleau. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Doug and Marilynn, and beloved Uncle of Scott, Dean and Lon (Sandy), and great Uncle to Dan, Branden, Sarah, Riley and Alycia. Colin is survived by sister-in-law Arlene Burrows and nieces and nephews Dean, Kaylie (Anthony) and Steve of Australia; brother in-law Eric Forster; sister-in-law Gail Marie Burton and nieces and nephews Chad (Andrea), Karen and Kristin (Vlad), and great nieces and nephews; Madison and Emma Calverley, Rhyss and Sheridan Burrows, Spencer and Elliot Bodin. In lieu of flowers, your support for one of Colin's passions, sport and our future Olympians, can be made to Alberta Alpine, email Please join us for a celebration of life to be held September 3, 2016 details to follow at, where you can share your condolences.
Published in Bellingham Herald on May 1, 2016
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