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McCLEAN – Helen (nee Harder)

July 30, 1921 – November 2, 2009

Helen McClean of Calgary, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the age of 88 years.

Helen was born on July 30, 1921 in Calgary, AB. She was a dedicated mother and an avid sewer. Helen was widowed at a young age and successfully raised and supported her young family. She loved coffee, Kellogg’s Bran Flakes and Billy Bee Honey, and would accept no substitutes!

Helen is survived by her children, Roma (Greg) Hickey, Anna-Marie (Richard) Young, Lani Hamilton, Penny (Bruce) Horne, and Ken (Marg) McClean; eleven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by many brothers and sisters and other extended family. Helen was predeceased by her husband Ken and a brother and sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2, www.alsab.ca.

In living memory of Helen McClean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Sharon (Matchett/Fitzgerald) Foreman :

    Wayne and I would like to express our condolences to Helen”s family (my second family many years ago) and to her extended family. I have “many” fond memories of Helen and will hold them in my heart forever. Know today that my heart aches for all of you. And like many others I will miss her.

    With much love and hugs and kisses,
    Sharon

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  2. Rev. Wally & Iris Collett :

    Dear McClean Family:
    So many memories come flooding in when we think of all of you. We are so sad to hear of Helen’s passing. But we know she is at perfect peace and rest free from all pain & suffering. As the McClean Family gathers, celebrate her very full life which she would want us all to do. Wally will especially miss her when his birthday comes around. Deepest sympathy as we remember you all at this time.
    Wally & Iris

    P.S. Lani, please e-mail me as my computer crashed and lost your e-mail.

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  3. Dear Lani and family – my thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your Mother’s life. I have so many wonderful memories from our high school days, Lani, and will always remember her cheerful help with all of my sewing projects while she worked at Creaghans.
    She will be missed.
    love, Anne

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  4. Gary and Elaine Garland :

    Ken,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  5. Lloyd Fitzgerald :

    Roma and Greg and family – I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Helen was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

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