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MCLEAN , William James

March 10, 1949 – November 7, 2012

Bill McLean, beloved husband of Valorie McLean of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the age of 63 years.

Bill worked in the oil industry for thirty nine years as a Systems Controller, most recently with CNRL. Bill will be remembered for his generosity, wit and contagious smile. He was a loving and caring man, and an inspiration to all who knew him.

Besides his loving wife of 43 years, Valorie, Bill will be remembered by his twin sister Lynn Van Gorp, daughter Cindy (Phil) Anderson, and Sheri (Stan) Hicks, four grandsons Cody and Brendan Anderson and Cayman and Kaya Hicks. Bill was predeceased by his grandson Joshua Anderson.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through Donations can be made in  Bill’s name to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic.

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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Bill’s daughter Sheri for a number of years. On the occasion’s when Bill would stop in to bring some mid day cheer to Sheri, he would also bring a smile to everyone else’s face. A very caring, friendly man much like Sheri’s entire family. The night sky will look a bit brighter now. My condolences.

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  2. David & Judy Oldfield & family :

    We’ve had the pleasure of being friends with the McLean family for about 35 years. Bill was such a sweet and caring person. He was full of fun and our entire family loved him. I still have the little metal train he bought for me when he and Val visited us years ago when we toured the mine in Wallace, Idaho. What sweet memories we have of him and Val and the rest of the family. We will surely miss him. May God comfort his family.

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  3. Allan and JoAnne Hicks :

    Al and I became part of the McLean family, when our son Stan fell in love with Bill and Valorie’s daughter, Sheri. In the summer of 2000, we all travelled to the Cayman Islands to celebrate their wedding, even though Bill didn’t like flying! It was a beautiful wedding! We will truly miss our dear friend-his humor and wonderful smile. Those who touch our lives, Stay in our hearts forever.

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  4. Bill was a wonderful guy. We worked together for many years and Bill always had a smile or a story to make me laugh. He was a dedicated employee, a good friend and a great co-worker. I have many good memories of Bill, from the poker nights to the time he told me about taking his kids to Bowness Park and telling them it was Disneyland.

    Our sincere condolences Val and family.

    Bob and Peggy Eccleston

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