March 24, 1926 – February 13, 2012
Rosemary Faith McLean of Calgary, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the age of 85 years after a lengthy time in hospital. She recently had moved back to Calgary after living ten years on the west coast in Gibsons, BC.
Rosemary was born in Durham, ON and grew up in Grimsby, ON with her parents, George A. Webb and Isabel A. Slyfield, and her siblings, Stella, Albert, Trudy, Pearl and Arthur. At twenty-one she married Baron John Murdock McLean of Hamilton, ON, a young officer in the 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment, to whom she was married for fifty-five years.
Rosemary had a fondness for beautiful clothes. She enjoyed travelling and lived in a number of places in Canada and the United States as well as in the Holy Land, Syria and Israel. She particularly loved living by the sea, walking the beach and finding beautiful stones and shells.
Variously military wife, mother, bank teller, antique dealer, she was also a collector and crafter of dolls and teddy bears, Rosemary was an avid reader and a competitive bridge, cribbage and scrabble player.
Rosemary will be lovingly remembered by son, Douglas Iain Duart McLean, his wife, Carol Grace Adeline McLean, their children, Barry Iain Ray McLean, Nairn Douglas Paul McLean and Christina Grace Adeline McLean, all of Calgary, and daughter Katherine Anne McLean and her life partner, Naomi Elizabeth Macey, both of Powell River, BC. Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, mother, father and all of her siblings.
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.” — Gandhi
Private family remembrance to be held following cremation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. The family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the special people who cared for Rosemary during her stays at the Rockyview General Hospital, at CareWest 2E and at the Southwood Hospice. In particular we would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Peter Thorton, Dr. Anderson and Peter Massier.
In living memory of Rosemary and Baron McLean, two trees will be planted on September 15, 2012 in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences