We, the family, regret to announce the passing of Gregory Allison ‘Al’ MacLean on July 11, 2021 at home.
Born on November 25, 1956 in Sydney, Al was the son of the late Joe and Marguerite (MacNeil) MacLean.
Al will be fondly remembered as a man who had very strong faith and loved his family. He enjoyed watching all sports and was also known to have one or more household projects on the go. However, Al was his happiest when spending time with his beloved grandson.
Al is survived by his wife, Susan (Walker) MacLean; children, Leah (Jay), Whitecourt, AB and Bradley, Calgary, AB; grandson, Benjamin; siblings, Fr. Joe, Calgary, Vince (Natalie), Sydney, Ronnie (Trudy), Dartmouth, Steve (Joan), Sydney, and Stephanie, Sydney; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Al is predeceased by his brother, Jamie MacLean and nephew, Brandon MacDonald.
There will be no visitation for the late Al MacLean. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, ‘Live Streaming’ will be available on Holy Redeemer’s Facebook page.
Donations in memory of Al may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Suzie, Leah Brad and family my deepest condolences of the loss of your husband/father and papa to Ben. I will miss my little chats with Al and all the things he did to help me, Chase will miss him also. Till we meet again I hope you fly high with the angels.
From: Denise Dwyer and family
I had worked with Allison at NSPC Lingan plant. He was always ready for a gag pulled on our co workers. But the pay back usually resulted in his suffering the worse. Always cheerful and a great friend to all he will be missed.
From: Doug MacLeod
So sorry for the loss of Gregory. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
From: Susan Gouthro
Susan, Leah, and Bradley, we were so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was much too young. I’ll always remember him with a smile on his face. Wishing you all well from Toronto. Love Charles, Elaine, James, Graeme, and Andrew.
From: Charles MacLean