Obituary of Kathleen Nellie MacLean
Kathleen N. MacLean, age 93 of Little Narrows passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, October 21, 2022 in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, NS.
Kathleen was born on January 9, 1929 in Orangedale East, NS to the late Murdoch Angus and Alexandrina (Alena Campbell) MacRitchie.
Affectionately known as Grannie to most, she was rarely idle. Always crocheting, knitting, puttering in her garden or making her famous biscuits. She had a razor-sharp wit and a heartwarming laugh that will be remembered by all who knew her. She was one of a kind and irreplaceable. One can only hope to inherit an ounce of her strength and tenacity.
Kathleen is survived by her sons Malcolm (Karen) MacLean, Roseburn, Murdoch (Johnena) MacLean, Blues Mills, Allister (Eileen) MacLean, London, Ont.; daughters Sheila MacLean (John Davidson) and Tracey MacLean (Daniel Lupien) of Calgary, AB.; son in-law’s Terry Bradley, Baddeck, and Ronald MacMillan, Sydney. She is also survived by grandchildren Jo-anne, Jeanie, Jessica, Ronnie, Allan, Robert, Richard, Spencer, Barrett, Michelle, Mary, Veronica and Molly and also eight great grandchildren. Kathleen is also survived by her sisters Margaret (late Tommy) Logue, Toronto, Ont. and Mary (Clarence) Roberts and brother Lloyd (late Elsie) MacRitchie both of Baddeck, NS. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as a special dog named Daisy.
Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm MacLean; daughters Anne Bradley and Linda MacMillan. She was predeceased by an infant son John Gillis and an infant granddaughter, Heather Michelle. She was also predeceased by sisters Florence (Leroy), Caroline (Sidney), Mildred (John) and brothers Allister (Margaret) and Norman (Barbara).
Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. A graveside service for immediate family to be held at the Little Narrows Presbyterian Church with Margie MacIntyre, LLWL officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.