It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Martin William Jeremiah McLean of Miramichi at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, on October 9, 2021, at the age of 63.
Born in Atikokan, Ontario on October 26, 1957, he was the son of the late Leland and Angeline (Casey) McLean. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Repap/UPM in Miramichi for over 28 years, as well as the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure in his later years.
He is survived by one son, Anthony of Miramichi; partner, Cheryl Copp; her son, Leslie Allen of Boom Road; five sisters: Joan (John) of Miramichi, Susan (Colin) of Guelph, Mary and Cathy, both of Barnaby, Peggy of Ottawa; one uncle, Fred of Thunder Bay; six nieces and nephews: Jennifer (Joey), Vanessa (Bryce), Nicholas, Matthew, Kelly, Brett; and seven great-nieces and nephews: Ava, Maddox, Mya, Charlotte, Jackson, Bria, Dax; and numerous cousins.
Aside from his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Cynthia.
The Family would like to take this opportunity to extend special thanks to Dr. Gerard Losier, Dr. Watts, Dr. Haddad, and Dr. Francois Swart for their compassionate care of Martin. Also, a special thanks to the Oncology department and the amazing staff on 3 East and the Emergency Room, as they all took such wonderful care of our Brother. We cannot thank you all enough.
A private service and burial was held at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Barnaby River, on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, with Father Anthony Dass-Papu and Father Dan Bastarache as Celebrants. Music for the service was provided by Jackie Allain and the hymns were: "Blessed", "The Lord is my Shepherd", "Take Me Home", "In God's House" and "On Eagle's Wings". The scripture readings were read by Faye MacDonald-Mountain and Melanie Casey-Flanagan. Prayers of the Faithful were offered by Melanie Casey- Flanagan. The eulogy was presented Anthony McLean and Brett Irlam.
Interment was held in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Anthony McLean, Gerard Regan, Brett Irlam, Colin King, Leslie Allen, Greg Daley, George Mountain and Nathan DeLong.
As per government regulations, mandatory masking, proof of FULL vaccination, and government issued ID is required upon entry to the funeral.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Dr. Gerard and Judy Losier Family Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca
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