Claire MacLean

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MacLEAN, Claire Adrienne (nee Burns)
September 24, 1917 - July 23, 2011
With heavy hearts we announce the passing
of our mother, sister, grandmother and great-
grandmother, Claire MacLean on Saturday,
July 23, 2011 at the age of 93 years. Mother,
the fourth of seven children, was born on a
farm southwest of Stettler, Alberta. Like
many growing up on the prairies Mom left
school early and went to work cooking and
cleaning at ranches in the district. This is
where she met and married our father, John
MacLean. In order to raise their growing
family of four children, they moved into the
town of Stettler where Mom started a career
in hairdressing. She operated "Claire's
Beauty Salon" until 1960 when the family
relocated to Calgary. Mom and Dad retired to
Parksville, BC in 1988 and then returned to
their roots in Alberta in 2004, where they
resided at the Bethany Care Centre in
Cochrane. Mother was predeceased by her
loving husband of sixty-eight years, John on
May 7, 2011 and grandson, Bob MacLean on
January 13, 2011. She is survived by her sister
Mary (Lorne) Smith of Nanaimo, BC; her
children, John (Jenny) MacLean of Parksville,
BC, Joan (Dick) Broatch of Cochrane, Carol
(Lou) Laczkovics of Sicamous, BC and Ron
(Betty) MacLean of Calgary. Mother was
blessed with eleven grandchildren and
thirteen great-grandchildren who were a
particular focus in her life and each one of
them recognize her as an integral part of
their growth. Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at Christ-King Catholic Church
(4916 - 54 Street, Stettler, AB), on Thursday,
July 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service
to follow with Mom being laid to rest beside
our father at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler,
AB. You may forward condolences through . In living
memory of Claire MacLean, a tree will be
planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

Published in The Calgary Herald on July 26, 2011
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