Robert 'Russell' MacLean

November 12, 1952October 11, 2012

Robert "Russell" MacLean, 59 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness, on November 12,1952 he was the son of the late John "Jack Lewis" and Mary (Mac Issac) MacLean, North Lake Ainslie. Russell spent his leisure time doing the things he enjoyed; fishing and four wheeling. He worked for Michelin Tire, Granton, General Motors, Oshawa; Ont; McDonnell- Douglas, Mississauga, Ont and for the Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation, Strathlorne. He was also owner/ operator of Strathlorne Construction, Inverness for the past 23 years. He is survived by his wife Karen (Leadbeater) MacLean; brother, Donnie (Marie) Kenloch; sisters, Jennie MacLean , Scotsville; Isabelle (Russ) Burton, Ont; brother-in-law, Shane Leadbeater, Bible Hill; sister-in-law, Ella (Forbes) LeDrew, Westville; mother and father-in-law Stewart and Aldona Leadbeater, Westville; nieces and nephews Bridget, Nelson, Dawn Marie MacLean; Aaron and Tara Leadbeater, Adam LeDrew, Cindy, Leo, and Richard Burton. Also suviving are aunts and uncles, Jessie (Bernie) Cameron, Mabou; Leona (John) Shaw, West Lake Ainslie; John "Bibby" (Mary) Kennedy, Allinston, Ont. and by several cousins. Besides his parents Russell was predeceased by his infant sister Florence and sister-in-law Linda Leadbeater. Visitation for Russell will be held Sunday, October 14, from 7-9 pm and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 2 pm from St. John's United Church with Rev. Maggie Plant officiating. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. Family flowers only please. Donations to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Robert 'Russell' MacLean

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Sandra MacLean

December 21, 2012

Cousins are beautiful flowers from the same garden. My heart goes out to Karen and all who loved Russel, I am late with this but want to let you know I am sad to hear of Russels sudden passing.

Rosie Deagle

November 23, 2012

Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy too all off Russell's Family...He is safe in God's arms..

Norman G MacKinnon

October 18, 2012

I am very sorry to hear of Russel's passing. My prayers to his wife and family. Russel was an honest, dedicated, contractor who took great pride in his work!
God bless.

Aimee MacIntyre

October 17, 2012

The members of the Inverness County Truckers Association would like to extend to you and your family our sincere condolences. Russell was a fine member of our Association for many years and he will be missed.

Dan and Beth Campbell

October 17, 2012

Karen, Dan and I were so sorry to hear about Russell's passing. We are thinking about you. I read a quote that said "Death cannot kill what never dies." Love Beth and Dan

Donald and Kathleen Gillis

October 16, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Russell's death,may God Bless you and the entire family at this very sad time

October 16, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss,sincere sympathy to the entire family

October 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace! God bless you Karen!
Love Bea,Wayne and Cody. xo

Craig Allison

October 15, 2012

Karen, it is difficult to express all of the thoughts and feelings both me and my family wish for you, during this time of loss. Please accept our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Remember we are with you.

Craig Allison and Family

Deborah Fraser

October 15, 2012

Thinking of you Karen during this very sad time. It is so hard to say good bye but just remember he is always with you.