Scotchtown / Whitney Pier
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of A. Charles ‘Charlie’ MacLean, age 81, on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on October 16, 1937 in New Waterford, Charlie was the son of the late Dan and Elizabeth (MacArthur) MacLean.
Charlie is survived by his loving family, wife of 57 years, Joan (Nearing); his three girls, Paula (Manning) Murphy, Allison (Malcolm) Beaton, and Charlene (Sheldon) Rowsell; his only son, Glen (Melissa); grandchildren, Kim (Toni) Hagman, Adam Murphy, Jacob, Olivia and Chloe Rowsell, Stella and Scarlett MacLean; great-grandchildren, Madi and Emma Hagman; sister, Rose Nicholson; brother-in-law, Greg (Norma) Nearing; sister-in-law, Karen Fraser; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by brothers, Ray and Art; sisters, Donna and Marie; as well as parents- in-law, Bill and Rose Nearing and brother-in-law, Louis Nearing.
Charlie worked in the automotive industry and retired from Maritime Tel & Tel after 29 years of service. His favorite spot was the summer home in Whycocomaugh where you could find Mom and Dad from May to October each year. His passion was fishing the Skye river often with his son, Glen. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the Mass, a reception will be held in the Pier Community Funeral Home reception area.
Donations in memory of Charlie may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Very sorry to hear of Charlies passing
From: Tom and Jeanette White
Hello Joan & Family,
Just heard of Charlie’s passing through cousin Patsy in B.C. I wanted to extend my sincere condolences to you & the family. Sincerely, Gloria
From: Gloria MacLean
Joan & family,
We literally just learned Charlie passed away. Our deepest condolences to each of you. We surely would have attended his funeral had we known. You will be in our thoughts.
Natalie & Dave Wong
Sorry to read of your loss.
Dear Joan and Family,
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing.Sending our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathleen, Bill and Family
Dear Joan and family
We were so saddened to hear about Charlie’s passing. His bright smile and big heart will be missed by all.
Don and Carmel
Dear Charlene and Mac Lean Family, sending our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. May the memories each of you all shared with him over the years stay forever close to your hearts.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paul&Sherry Currie.
Charlene,Sheldon & Family.Sorry you have to go through another sad time so soon.I’m sure you have many beautiful memories to sustain you.Take care & God Bless.Uncle Cliff & Aunt Lorna.