Angus "Bud" Joseph McLean

May 27, 1923June 24, 2013
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Mr. Angus Joseph “Bud” McLean, of LaGrange, passed away in the presence of loved ones in his home on Monday, June 24. Mr. McLean had recently celebrated his ninetieth birthday.

Mr. McLean was born May 27, 1923 in Sidney, Nova Scotia, Canada. At a young age he moved to Michigan where he spent his boyhood and young adult life. After serving in the US Navy during WWII, he studied engineering at Wayne State University in Michigan. During his college years, Mr. McLean began his career with Stran Steel where he worked for thirty-seven years. His career with Stran initiated the move from Michigan to Terre Haute, IN, and from Terre Haute to LaGrange in 1974. Upon his retirement in 1982, Mr. McLean chartered McLean Associates, an engineering consulting firm. In his retirement he enjoyed golf, traveling and all things Scottish. He was a member of the Order of the Tartan, and a Scottish country dancer.

He was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where he served in many ministries. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. McLean especially enjoyed serving on the Construction Expansion Committee, for the present St. Peter’s Catholic Church located on LaFayette Parkway. He was proud to receive the Faithful Servant Award in 2011.

Mr. McLean is preceded in death by his mother and father, Alexander and Emée DeRosiers-Brochue McLean, seven brothers and sisters, and daughter-in-law Teresa McLean of Athens, GA.

While Mr. McLean was a man of many achievements, his greatest accomplishment was being a loving husband and father of five. Mr. McLean is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-three years, Anne; daughter Cecelia McCormick and her husband Colin, and their sons Ian and Connor, all of Mandeville, LA; son Angus Jr. and his sons Nathaniel ( Daniela) and AJ of Athens, GA; son Andrew and his wife Maykha of Knoxville, TN, and their children Michael, Heather, Jessica, and Andrew McLean of Greenville, SC; son Bruce and his wife Claudia, and their son Daniel of the Kulu Valley, India; and daughter Brigid Smith and husband Randy, of LaGrange, and their daughters Leslie Traylor ( Chad) of LaGrange, and Emily Anne of Raleigh, NC. He also had four cherished great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by an older sister, Mary Relyea of Rapid City, MI; a younger sister, Therese Porch of New Orleans, LA; a younger brother Peter, of Tonawanda, NY; and a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews, especially Mary Catherine Porch of Montgomery, who aided him in his last years.

For all who loved Mr. McLean, the Rosary will be said on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with the visitation to follow from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. on June 26th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Rosary Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Angus "Bud" Joseph McLean

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July 1, 2013

Dear Celia, I remember meeting your Dad years ago..and have never forgotten him. However, I know him best through your eyes. He certainly was an extraordinary Dad and person. The love he gave to you, family, friends and community will continue because of their experience of your Dad... He was truly a "faithful servant". peace, Joan Bicocchi

June 28, 2013

I want to share one of my favorite memories about my Uncle Bud. Never had I water skied in my life. But on one of my visits with my mother and sisters to Lagrange, Uncle Bud had a boat in his yard. I think Bruce was there also, and we went out into the driveway to spot clean the boat. Uncle Bud, Bruce or Andrew, Mary Catherine and I went out to the lake and tried water skiing. Not ever having developed upper body strength I could never pull myself out of the water to actually stand and ski, but it was great fun. In fact, it was so much fun I wanted to go out the next day. Uncle Bud was so much fun! One day, in God's presence, we will have fun again. I believe that when I'm in my resurrected body, I will finally be able to stand up and water ski. Much love and missing Uncle Bud, Therese (New Orleans, LA)

June 26, 2013

Aunt Anne and family: we were sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bud. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love from California - The Browns

Ben Jackson

June 26, 2013

Brigid and Randy, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know that you both are in my prayers.

Shelley & Berry Zeeman

June 26, 2013

Dear Aunt Anne and Cousins:
So difficult to imagine the world without our dear Uncle. His light always brightened each room he entered and his love always warmed and comforted us. It was our great fortune to have spent time at his side. Sending our love

Valerie Buice

June 26, 2013

Brigid I am so sorry about your Dad. Just know you will see him again. It is so hard losing a parent. You will have many sleepless nights but just knowing he is in a better place brings some comfort. I am here for you if you need anything.

June 25, 2013

Dearest little brother: May you rest in peace and know that we will miss you greatly-every single day-until we meet again.
Dearest Anne, we are keeping you close in our prayers and hearts and wish so very much we could be there with you. Our love to all...Mary and Oliver

Jenny Raspberry

June 25, 2013

Brigid, I enjoyed looking through the pictures and getting a glimpse of your Dad and of the legacy he leaves behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carla P. Heath

June 25, 2013


Trying to come to terms with the loss of a loved one is surely the most painful of life's experiences. Regardless of what sorrow and heartache you feel, God knows and understands your grief. He wants to embrace you with His love and comfort your broken heart. As you read these words of encouragement, God's hand is stretched out to reassure you as he says; "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not let your heart be troubled, and do not let it be afraid". John 14:27

With Sympathy,

Susan Ferguson

June 25, 2013

I am so thankful to have known Daddy Bud and am in awe of his full life and his service to the Lord and his love for his family. I will miss you! Prayers are close for Mama Anne, Brigid and all the family you left behind. Love, Susan