Ross Ernest McLean
1940 - 2020
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April 25th, 1940 - May 21st, 2020 Ross McLean passed away on May 21st, 2020. He leaves his beloved wife Janet (Stockwell), two fine sons, David and Rob (Lisa), and grandchildren Katie, Zoe, and Lucas. He taught for the Wellington County Board of Education, helping to open Guelph's Centennial Collegiate in 1967 and retiring as Principal of Adult Education in 1996. For more than 50 years, Ross took pride in a variety of roles. He was the founding President of Royal City Musical Productions. He was an active volunteer with the Bruce Trail Conservancy where he contributed to trail design and maintenance, receiving an Honorary (Life) Membership and a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions. He also volunteered with various national parks in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean, and at the Festival of the Sound. He loved the Parry Sound area where he and Janet had a cottage since the first year of their marriage. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or wallcustance.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Ross E. McLean in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum.


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Published in Guelph Mercury Tribune on May 23, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Thank you Ross for all you did to promote the Bruce Trail!
ANDREE ZERITSCH
May 25, 2020
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Ross was a founding member of the current (revived) Peninsula Bruce Trail Club and was active for thirty years exploring potential trail routes, writing its history and arranging for "handshake" agreements with landowners. He stayed active and was always asking about progress of new agreements. A Pioneer.
Walter Brewer
President Peninsula BTC
President PBTC
May 25, 2020
Ross was a spirited and committed Bruce Trail leader and writer. He was excellent at communicating the emotions of his many friends in their love of the outdoors. He was a great friend and invaluable help to me as a BRUCE TRAIL Founder.
Philip Gosling
Hon. President Bruce Trail Conservancy.
May 24, 2020
Cheers Ross
Ross introduced me to the Bruce Trail and the pleasures of building trails.
He was a fantastic story teller and organizer
Walter Brewer
Walter Brewer
May 24, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Ross on many trail development projects on the Bruce Trail, especially in the Bruce Peninsula and Sydenham sections. He was a mentor to me, and to many others. A firm believer in volunteerism, Ross had the knack of empowering people and making them feel that their contribution was valued. My condolences to Janet and the rest of the family.
David Moule
May 23, 2020
Condolences to the family.
I had the collegial privilege to teach with Ross at Centennial Collegiate VI in the 1970's.
RIP Ross
Judy E Biggs
Trenton ON
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