John Evans MacLean

December 5, 1927December 22, 2013

MacLEAN, John Evans, Age 86, of Antigonish, formerly of Margaree Harbour, passed away peacefully in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Haverstock and Jessie (Evans) MacLean. John was a member of Calvin United Church, life time member of Sircom Masonic Lodge, retired fireman of the Margaree Forks Volunteer Fire Dept., entrepreneur for over 50 years in the home heating and trucking industry. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Cheryl (Fraser); sons, Ian (Donnetta), Shaun (Belinda), Basil (Sylvette); daughter, Priscilla LeBlanc (late Phillip J. LeBlanc); Beloved grandfather of Tanya, Heather, Kelly, Craig, Trevor, Elyse, Erica; great grandfather to Madison MacLean and Danielle LeBlanc; brother to Ruby MacKay (Arthur) and brother–in-law to Russell Greenough. John was predeceased by his infant granddaughter, Faith MacLean; sisters, Adelaide Greenough, Marie MacLean and his first wife, Annie Maud Ingraham. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 28 at 3 p.m. from Calvin United Church, Margaree Harbour. Rev. Norma Mills officiating. Interment at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be sent to the Calvin United Church Cemerety Fund or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to


  • Cremation funeral service Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Aaron Padolsky

January 16, 2014

We would like to express our condolences to Cheryl, who is the only one in this family that we knew, and hope she fares well in this new chapter that is beginning in her life. We knew Cheryl from the caregivers support group to which we all belonged. Her ongoing presence in this group would be most welcome.

Sincerely, Aaron and Marianna Padolsky

Eugene Quigley

January 12, 2014

My sincere sympathies on the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. It was a privilege to have known him.

Terri LeFort

December 29, 2013

Cheryl, Priscilla, Ian, Shaun and Basil

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have many fond memories of John. As a hard working businessman he provided local opportunities and we are thankful for the opportunities he provided for our families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season.

Terri, Cyril, Kayla and Bethany LeFort

gerald buckles

December 28, 2013

our deepest sympathy to the Maclean family gerald and martha buckles

John MacLean Evens

December 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief may your memories bring you comfort...Sincere Sympathy Lean Phillips Margaree Centre C.B.

Patty & Derek Douthwright

December 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. We never met John but heard some wonderful stories of his earlier years.

Jennifer Aucoin

December 28, 2013

Take comfort in the many memories of a wonderful man. Our thoughts and love are with each of you.
Jenn, Emile & Mikayla AuCoin

December 28, 2013

Cheryl,Priscilla,Ian,Shaun and Basil...please accept our most sincere sympathy for the loss of John, a beloved husband and father.Hold close the many beautiful memories you have shared over the years and may they bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Kindest regards to you all.
Fran & Don Duggan ,Annapolis Royal NS

Violet Shaw

December 27, 2013

Dear Cheryl, Pricilla, Ian, Shaun & Basil. We were saddened to hear of John's passing. He was a very hard working successful business man who provided well for his family. We have fond memories of his beautiful singing voice in church. Cherish your memories and keep him close. Our sincere sympathy. Don & Violet Shaw, Grand Lake, NS

Alex & Jen Romanowsky

December 27, 2013

We're very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.