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Lloyd Douglas MacLean passed away peacefully on the morning of January 14, 2015 at the age of 90. "LD", as he was affectionately known to colleagues and friends, was born on June 15, 1924 to Wilfred and Azilda MacLean in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated medical school from the University of Alberta in 1949 and went on to complete his surgical training at the University of Minnesota under the mentorship of Owen Wagensteen, MD. In 1962, he was appointed Surgeon-in Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec; a post he held until 1988. He was Chairman of the McGill University Department of Surgery from 1968-1973, 1977-1982 and 1987-1988. He was the first Edward W. Archibald Professor, Department of Surgery, McGill University from 1987-1993. Dr. MacLean made significant contributions to the study of shock, peritonitis, host resistance, transplantation and the development of surgery for obesity. Throughout his career he remained a passionate advocate for the advancement of patient care and the promotion of excellence in academic surgery. He was a member of numerous surgical societies and held officer roles in many, including President of both the American Surgical Association (1992) and the American College of Surgeons (1993). He received many honours including The Gairdner Wightman Award (1989) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Canadian medicine as a surgeon, scientist, teacher and administrator. He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1985 in recognition of his considerable contributions to the field of Medicine. A loving husband and a devoted father, Lloyd shared generously of his broad interests in golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, gardening, cycling, and life-long learning. He will most be missed for his unbounded sense of humour. His lifelong documentation of his family in pictures earned him the moniker "Foto" from his grandchildren. Lloyd MacLean is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dr. Eleanor Colle, his children Hugh (Martine MacLean), Charles (Susan Shane), Ian (Ingrid Kalacis), James (Julie Toll) and Martha (John Taylor, Nacho Duran) and by his loving grandchildren Laura, Elissa, Jessica, Graham, Erick, Leah, Emily, Emma, Henry and Rachel. A Private Ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015. A Memorial Service celebrating Lloyd's life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent via Mount Royal Commemorative Services. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that those wishing to make a donation contribute to the charity of their choice.

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Published in Monteal Gazette from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2015.
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May 24, 2015
Dear Eleanor and family, our deepest sympathy on your loss. May your good memories sustain you during this difficult time. With love, Martine and Oliver drmjaworski@gmail.com
January 26, 2015
Dear Ian To you and your loved ones my deepest sympathy.

Jo Anne Kelly Rudy
Jo Anne Kelly RUdy
January 22, 2015
A full and rich life. So full in so many serious tasks, it's hard to comprehend how he had time for enjoying life, but he did. As for "Foto," did his grandchildren continue the tradition of bending their knees whenever he took a shot?
Hilary MacLeod
January 20, 2015
The loss of a great man. Love to you EC and family, David and Jennie Rogers
January 20, 2015
January 20, 2015.

Dear Eleanor and family
I was saddened to read of Lloyd's death. He was an outstanding professional and a wonderful person. His contributions as a surgeon, a scientist, a mentor and teacher were incredible. And I know how special he was to his family.
May you all be comforted by your memories of him and know that there are many others who remember him dearly as well.
Thinking of you,
Wendy MacDonald
January 19, 2015
Dear Eleanor and family
We were very sorry to hear of Mac's passing. He was an exceptional person on many different levels. Our thoughts are with you.
Harvey & Pat Guyda
January 19, 2015
My deepest sympathies. I was taught by bother Dr Maclean and Dr Colle, I also went to Med School with James. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Roy Eappen
January 19, 2015
Dear Ian and family - my deepest condolences for your loss. I remember Dr. Maclean so clearly in Ursula's life as a large and outstanding presence. He had wit and a deep soul and a great love of music. He also was so proud of his children and grand-children. All my best to you. Susie
Susie Kessler
January 18, 2015
I was the first president of his patients' support group. I always felt 'special' and knew his care was exceptional. I treasure my memories of him. Heartfelt condolences to his family.
Susan Young
January 18, 2015
I did my internship under "LD" at "The Royal Vic." He was a wonderful teacher who was always so energetic, with a great sense of humor. I have very fond memories of my time working with Dr. MacLean. I now have the pleasure of working with Dr. MacLean's son James at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. My condolences to James and to the entire MacLean family. May you find comfort in your many fond memories of "LD."
Martin Ostro
January 17, 2015
Sending my heartfelt condolences to everyone, awash with smiling memories of the tallest man on the street - here's to a long life well and richly lived.
Andrea Kahn
January 17, 2015
My condolences to the family. I remember Dr. Maclean well as a teenager. I used to work at the RVH in Medical Records and he was always very polite to the whole department. He was well liked and respected. This is how I remembered him.
Mel Schneider
January 17, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Elaine Toll
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