MCLEAN, PATRICIA – Peacefully and with her family by her side Patricia Mae (DeGurse) McLean, age 86 of Sarnia, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was the dear wife of the late John “Douglas” McLean (1984) and loving mother of Ted McLean and his wife Nancy (Innes). Proud Grandmother of Michael and Sean McLean. She is remembered by sister Michele (Martin) Nicholas of Sarasota, Florida, brothers-in-law Al McLean (Marian) and Jim McLean (2009) (Mary) of Sarnia and all of her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dear friend Lionel “Maj” McClintock and her parents Frederick and Mabel (Leslie) DeGurse.
Patricia was born in Sarnia on May 13, 1933 and graduated from S.C.I.T.S. in 1951. In the 1970s she drove Sarnia’s tennis kids to tennis tournaments across the province. Pat was passionate about her city, and as a tireless volunteer throughout her life, she was recognized by Premier David Peterson in 1986 for her work with the Sarnia Housing Authority and was the United Way Volunteer of the Year in 1990. Her true love for the City of Sarnia was reflected in her work on the Sarnia Heritage Committee from 1987 to 2019. Pat was responsible for the restoration of the Boer War Memorial Fountain and, at Lakeview Cemetery, she oversaw the restoration of the Alexander Mackenzie monument by Parks Canada and produced both the Mackenzie brochure and their History Tour brochure.
Visitation will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. (102 Victoria St. N., Sarnia) on Wednesday, July 31st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of service.
A memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment of her ashes will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages and memories of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca