Norm MacLean died on January 7th, after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Peggy, his son Ross (Lorna) with grandsons Andrew and Jamie (Kara), great-grandchildren Porter and Elora (Colorado), his daughter Susan (Victor) (Vancouver), and his daughter Mary with grandchildren Ben and Emma (Comox). He also leaves his sister-in-law Eileen Maclean (Comox), and nieces Christie (Vancouver) and Elizabeth and family (Victoria). He also leaves his sister-in-law Joan (White Rock), nephews Gordon (White Rock) and Douglas and family (France) and niece Kathleen and family (Toronto).
He is pre-deceased by his brothers Iain (Eileen) and Alexander (Joan) and by his parents Murdoch and Elizabeth MacLean (nee MacLeod).
Born in North Battleford, Saskachewan, Norm spent much of his childhood in Comox, graduating from Comox High School in 1947. He attended UBC from 1947-1953, and married Peggy French in 1951. As an officer in the Royal Canadian Military and as a civilian member of the RCMP, Norm and Peggy and their three children lived in many communities across Canada during his career. Norm and Peggy retired to Gillies Bay, Texada Island in 1982, and finally moved to the Comox Valley Seniors Village upon Peggy’s onset of Alzheimer’s disease several years ago.
The MacLean family wishes to thank the nurses, care aids and staff at the Comox Valley Seniors Village who cared so compassionately for our Dad during his last months.
A Celebration of Norm’s Life will take place in the main lounge of the Comox Valley Seniors Village, 4640 Headquaters Road, Courtenay on February 20th from 2 pm to 5 pm. We invite all family and friends to come.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, www. Alzheimerbc.org.
A memorial page is open at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com