Mary Ellen McLean
November 10, 1933 ~ August 19, 2013
Mary Ellen McLean of Lister, B.C. passed away at her Swan Valley Lodge residence, surrounded by her family, on August 19, 2013 at the age of 79.
Mary was born November 10, 1933, in Newry, Northern Ireland; it was in Newry that Mary received her Primary and Secondary Education.
Mary moved from Ireland to Ontario, Canada to attend nursing school.
On February 2, 1957 Mary and Allan McLean married. They resided in Calgary, Alberta until they moved to Lister, B.C. where they raised their family.
Mary was predeceased by her son Shawn McLean; husband Allan McLean; her parents Felix and Josephine Markey; and brothers Oliver, Tony, Felix and Eugene.
Mary is survived by sons Robert (Nancy) McLean, Eugene (Val) McLean, Kevin McLean, Brian (Kelly) McLean; daughters Colleen (Kevin) Hedlund, Debbie (Doug) Kepke; grandchildren Mike (Aline) Kepke, Lindsay (Kevin) Miller, Brad (Tara) McLean, Chelsie (Randy) Niemans, David (Catherine) Hedlund, Allan Hedlund, Joel McLean, Dexter McLean, Haley McLean, Lisa McLean, Shawn McLean, Brooklyn McLean and Brandon McLean; great-grandchildren Mia-Lynn, Ashley, Macey, Sydney, Hayden, Vega, Roar, Ronan, Corbin, Annika, Liliana, Layla, Mason, Jhett, Jordyn and Jemma.
A Funeral Mass for Mary was held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Friday August 23, 2013 at 11:00. Interment followed the service at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC.
Friends and family wishing to make a contribution in memory of Mary may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge Equipment Fund, Box 1880, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.