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MCLEAN, James Albert (Jim)

July 12, 1929 – January 16, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James Albert McLean, beloved husband of 61 years of Nellie Edith McLean (nee Armstrong) of Calgary. Jim passed peacefully with family by his side Monday, January 16, 2012 at the age of 82 years.

Jim was born July 12, 1929 in Lemberg, SK. He married Nellie in Abernathy, SK in 1950. Jim and Nellie have 3 children, Neil (Lila), Sandra (John), and Shelley; and 3 grandchildren Bradley, Scott (predeceased in 2004), and Trent.

Jim loved to surround himself with family and friends. He enjoyed a lifelong career in the auto industry and always had a story and a joke to share.

For those wishing to pay their respects funeral services will be held at MCINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S FISH CREEK CHAPEL (14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E.) on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded though As per Jim’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 – Telephone: (403) 264-5549. The family would like to extend a sincere heartfelt thank you to the many people who have generously given their support and care to Jim and his family.

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  1. Susan, Doug and Alan Elson :

    Jim will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will remember with fond memories the many dinners, get togethers and special events that we were included in.

    Jim and Nell have always made us feel like part of their family.

    We will miss his story telling, conversations, and his many jokes.

    How Jim could remember and tell a joke!

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  2. Joanne,Rolf and Madison Hauser :

    To Nellie, Shelley, Trent and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Please remember that you are in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult time but know that Jim is looking down on all of you and guiding you now and always.

    Joanne, Rolf and Madison Hauser

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  3. Richard Pallister :

    To Nellie and family,

    Several times over the last three or four decades, I would drop in to see my parents and bump into the McLean’s who visited often. It was always a treat to chat with Jim and Nell, who took such an interest in everyone’s well being. Jim was the very definition of “a good guy”. Lifelong friendships are wonderful things.

    Richard Pallister

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  4. Dianna Girodat :

    Dear Nellie, Shelley, Trent and family and friends,

    Our hearts go out to all of you and the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. May God comfort you and keep you safe and loved. You are all such a wonderful family and we wish you much love, peace and comfort during this sad time.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Dianna, Shannon and Amanda Girodat

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  5. We are reminiscing about Jim and Nel. Jim loved to bake bread! Every Sunday he’d call Kay and Al to come over and eat his freshly baked bread.
    He had the Volkswagon dealership that Al worked for in Yorkton.
    Kay still lives in Yorkton. Al passed on almost 10 years ago. If Nel is still around please pass on our special thoughts to her.

    Alexa and Kay Gorenko

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