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Barbara Ann McLean (nee Wilson)

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On July 7, 2019 @ 2:30 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 53 Comments

October 6, 1940 – July 5, 2019

Barbara McLean (nee Wilson), loving wife of Ronald James McLean (deceased 2010), passed away suddenly on July 5, 2019 at her home in Alliston. Barb suffered a minor heart attack on June 25, 2019 and received two stents to recharge her active life.  Barb was recovering very well, and was starting to get out-and-about again when suddenly, the second heart attack occurred.

From birth to Fern Avenue Public School, to cheerleader and Prom Queen at Parkdale Collegiate to wife to mom, from Parkdale to Bolton to Alliston, Barb lit up the world with her smile, laugh and all her positive energy; Barb truly touched the heart of everyone she encountered.   Barb lived an absolutely full and amazing life, loving Ron and raising three kids, parties and travel, golf and curling, yoga and swimming, concerts and movies, food and “her” wine, PROBUS and Puppets, dinner parties and card games, all while joking and laughing with all her amazing friends.

Barb will be dearly missed and thought of daily by so many people, especially her children Kevin (Rasa), Derek (Lisa) and Michelle (Angelo) and all her grandchildren, Kyara, Maddy, Makana, Sierra, Jack, Saulius and Aaron. Her sister Marilyn (deceased 1946), brother Ted Wilson (deceased 2011), brother-in-law Richard D. McLean, QC of Toronto (Agnes) and nieces and nephews Katherine, Jim, Jeff and Linda, and her “530pm”sister Orlean MacGregor (Don) will also miss Barb greatly.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday morning, July 23 from 10 o’clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 11 o’clock followed by a reception at 12 o’clock.

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Condolence from Jason on July 7th, 2019 3:37 pm

Derek, Kevin, and Michelle,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. So many great memories going back to the 1970’s. She was always so gracious hosting all the goofy youth cycling through 114 Forest Court. She will be sorely missed. Take care of each other.
Jason & Kathryn Lloyd

Condolence from Mary Willard on July 7th, 2019 5:50 pm

I am so sorry to hear this has happened. She was out golfing with our Lady Duffers just last week. I also knew her through being on the Executive of the PROBUS Club of Alliston. A lovely lady. She will be greatly missed.
Mary Willard
Lady Duffers Golf Association

Condolence from Gail & Daryl on July 7th, 2019 5:53 pm

Our sincerest condolences, Kevin, Derek & Michelle & your respective families on the loss of your dear Mom & Nan. We were totally stunned by the news of Barb’s sudden passing. She was always so full of energy & determination, making the most of every day & enjoying her life to the fullest. A lot of great memories for the family she was so proud of! Take good care.

Condolence from Uncle Don and Auntie Orlean on July 7th, 2019 6:32 pm

I can’t express in words of how sad Uncle Don and I are of the passing of our VERY best friend of over 60 years. We shared so much with mom and dad over the years – holidays, births, weddings, anniversaries,birthdays and the list goes on. We will miss her soooo much.

Condolence from Conrad & Lori on July 7th, 2019 9:59 pm

Dear Kevin, Derek, Michelle and families,
We are so saddened by the news of your mom’s sudden passing. She was always so full of life and energy whenever we saw her! We are thinking of you all. Please reach out if there is anything you need.
Conrad, Lori, Megan & Aidan

Condolence from Ted Toner on July 7th, 2019 10:21 pm

My deepest condolences to Kevin, Derek and Michelle…I am totally at a loss of words when I heard of your Mother’s passing..After 70 years, your Mother and I still kept in contact..From Fern Avenue Public School, thru Parkdale Collegiate and best man at their wedding, we never lost touch up to this day..I will truly miss her.

Condolence from Theresa Stoddart on July 8th, 2019 7:38 am

We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Wayne & Terry Stoddart

Condolence from Mike and Sandy Moyer on July 8th, 2019 9:05 am

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle and all your families,
Mike and I wish to send our deepest sympathies in the loss of your dear Mother. Barb was a wonderful lady, neighbour and friend. We had many good times together over the past all too brief 9 years in the Briar Hill Community. Missing her, but remembering with humour all the different little life events that will help us through this sad time. May it help you as well.

Condolence from Theresa O’Leary on July 8th, 2019 9:10 am

Dear Kevin and Family

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother.
Barb was a gracious and lovely woman.
I always enjoyed our conversations when we would meet. She was very proud of her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.

God Bless
Theresa O’Leary

Condolence from Katy Below on July 8th, 2019 9:45 am

Dear Michelle and Ang,
We are thinking of you at this very sad time. It is so difficult when it comes suddenly and it wasn’t expected. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Joe, Katy, Lori, Ernie and Tanya Below

Condolence from Gittli Dreesen on July 8th, 2019 10:30 am

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle,
our sincere sympathies to you and your families.
I am sad to hear of your mothers sudden passing.
May it be a comfort to you, she was so very proud of you all.
Cherish the memories you created with her. I will remember her living a full life.
Please note that you are in our thoughts and our hearts.
Gittli Dreesen, Thomas, Heidi and Stefan.

Condolence from The Chahleys on July 8th, 2019 11:06 am

Kevin, Derek, and Michelle,

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing – have so many great memories of her, always so welcoming to all of us any time we were around. Thinking of what a great lady she was, and sending love to all of you and your families – may she rest in peace and be remembered for the wonderful woman she was. We were lucky to know her.

Steve & the Chahley family.

Condolence from Jenny Don Ogden on July 8th, 2019 11:45 am

We are so Sorry to hear of your Mom’s sudden passing. Know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Jenny and Don Ogden

Condolence from Christine Korhonen on July 8th, 2019 12:34 pm

Dear Derek. Kevin, and Michele,,
Words do not express our shock at your mother’s sudden passing. She was such a vibrant, gracious, and loyal friend, not to mention her very healthy lifestyle and involvement in sports activity. Barb was extremely considerate of others. She will be greatly missed in this Briar Hill community.
Please accept our most sincere condolences at this very sad time, Christine & Robert Korhonen

Condolence from Candace Oosterveld on July 8th, 2019 1:00 pm

Derek, Kevin and Michelle,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. Our thoughts are with you and your families during this time of sorrow.
Deepest sympathies,
Candace, Neil, Will and James

Condolence from Claire Julian on July 8th, 2019 1:27 pm

My sincere condolences to the family on the sudden loss of Barb. She was a neighbour and friend for nine years
I have moved but remember her as a friendly lady, always a smile. She will be missed by her many friends and neighbours RIP Barb.

Condolence from Carol Strong on July 8th, 2019 1:35 pm

I met Barb through the Camp Quality Puppet program a couple of years ago. Our friendship developed over many luncheons and enjoying several shows, the last one being the Elton John show in Alliston. We had discussed taking a trip to California to escape the cold winter weather. Wish it could have been……….
I will miss you, Barb
Carol Strong

Condolence from Sheila on July 8th, 2019 2:42 pm

A lovely, lovely lady! She brought smiles and laughter to Ladies Senior Curling each Monday!
She will be missed by many friends and family.

Condolence from Letty Forsyth-Mercer on July 8th, 2019 2:42 pm

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Barb’s passing my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all her Curling, Golf and Probus friends. RIP Barb.

Condolence from Barb Bate on July 8th, 2019 3:56 pm

Find it so hard to believe we were just talking in the pool last week! Our sincere sympathy to all the family!

Condolence from Harry & Doris Lehman on July 8th, 2019 6:01 pm

So sorry to hear about Barb. We enjoyed getting to know her through the Camp Quality Puppet Program. She was a dedicated puppeteer and always fun to be around. She will be missed by her many Briar Hill friends.

Condolence from Scott & Jayne Stoddart on July 8th, 2019 7:14 pm

Kevin, Derek & Michelle, we were saddened to hear the news of your Mom’s sudden passing. Although I hadn’t seen her in a few years, I have many wonderful memories of when we were kids (and crazy teenagers) hanging out at the McLean house. She was always welcoming & kind…a very sweet lady.

Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Take care.

Scott & Jayne

Condolence from Gerry Conboy on July 9th, 2019 11:57 am

Kevin, Derek, Michelle,

We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s sudden passing. She was an amazing lady who dearly loved her family.
Wishing you peace and strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to keep forever in your hearts.
Our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.

Gary, Gerry, Lisa and Tanya

Condolence from Roger Siemens on July 9th, 2019 4:00 pm

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle,

We were very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. I have so many happy memories of her. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

Roger, Tara and Aiden

Condolence from gerry tobin on July 9th, 2019 9:20 pm

Kevin, Derek, and Family,

Our condolences on the passing of your Mother. Her light shines through each of you.

Gerry & Betty Tobin.
Longwood Dr.

Condolence from Thomas Dreesen on July 10th, 2019 9:50 am

I remember her as being elegant, ( from the time when I lived on Forest Court ).

Condolence from Lisa Krisciunas-Utz on July 10th, 2019 12:50 pm

May she rest in eternal peace.

Condolence from Joanne Chadwick on July 10th, 2019 4:00 pm

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle

I want to offer you and your families my deepest sympathy in the lost of your Mother.
I was so shocked to hear of the passing of one of my oldest friends. The memories shared by your parents and I range from cottages at Woodland Beach, to dances at Palace Pier, being in each other’s weddings, New Years at Orlean and Don’s. Barb was so full of life! Always on the go, I will miss her!

Auntie Jo

Condolence from Jane Lofto on July 10th, 2019 8:59 pm

Dear Kevin,Derek,and Michelle,
Our sincere condolences to you and your families.
We are thinking of you at this dfficult time and know
you have many wonderful memories of Mom.

Don & Jane Lofto

Condolence from Micheline Robichaud on July 11th, 2019 11:42 am

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have great memories of the years on Forest Court in Bolton.
My deepest sympathy
Ben & Micheline Robichaud

Condolence from Dean Wilkinson on July 11th, 2019 1:17 pm

Derek, Kevin, and Michelle,
beyond saddened to hear about the loss of your and to many of us growing up on Forest Court’s Mom – those great memories will survive us all . Prayers and thoughts are with you all

Condolence from Midge And Paul Facciol on July 11th, 2019 2:07 pm

It is beyond comprehension that this could happen to someone so Vital as Barb….she loved the Puppet shows we did for Camp Quality …Aqua Fit…and of course Golf and Cards every second Wednesday….she will be greatly missed at Our Probus Club of Alliston where she volunteered on our Sunshine and Clouds Committee …our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbs Family and hope that the beautiful memories they have will get them through this very Sad Time……Paul And Midge Facciol

Condolence from Helen & Bob Stafford on July 12th, 2019 10:50 am

There are no words to express our feelings of loss in the passing of your mother and our friend, Barbara. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Michelle, Kevin and Derek and their families at this heavy hearted time. We will truly miss our best friend of more than half a century.
Auntie Helen & Uncle Bob

Condolence from Anna Smith & Keith Marshall on July 12th, 2019 1:01 pm

We are deeply sorry about the passing of Barb. Truly a shock!
We met Barb through the Camp Quality Puppet program where we were all volunteer puppeteers.
Barb was so very lovely & sweet. Our sincere condolences to her family!
Keith & Anna

Condolence from Linda Wilkins on July 17th, 2019 5:38 pm

Kevin, Derek and Michelle and family,
I am so very saddened by the news of your mom passing. I will always remember the wonderful memories I had growing up . She was always so happy and smiling.
May she Rest in Peace and be with her husband again.
Linda Wilkins (McLean) and family

Condolence from Valerie Parsons (nee Savage) on July 18th, 2019 10:39 am

My condolences on the loss of Barbera who welcomed me to grade nine at PCI with a welcoming smile and kindness throughout that first year. The wonderful comments here show a life well-lived where she was loved and will be missed by her family and many friends. Have often thought of her over the years and was sad to hear of her passing.

Condolence from Cynthia Milne on July 18th, 2019 7:47 pm

So very sorry to hear of the lose of a beautiful sole. I knew Barb thru curling and enjoyed those times together with her and her contributions to the social committee . I am saddened and shocked to hear of her passing. Rest in Peace pretty lady.

Condolence from Sarah on July 18th, 2019 10:57 pm

Michelle , Derek , Kevin and families – so very sorry for you loss . Thinking of you all during this most difficult time . Sending love and hugs your way xx

Sarah Bate xx

Condolence from Dave Boily on July 19th, 2019 9:10 am

Im sorry for the loss of your mother, I am sure you have fond memories of her, my deepest condolences.
Dave Boily.

Condolence from Dorothy Legros on July 20th, 2019 1:47 pm

Dear Kevin, Derik and Michelle and your families. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother.
She was a lovely lady, always with a smile and she exuded energy..

You will be In our thoughts and prayers,

Dorothy Mike and Brad Plewes.

Condolence from Ann Marshman on July 20th, 2019 6:47 pm

To Barb’s Family
I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I enjoyed curling with Barb for several years. She always had a smile on her face, enjoyed a glass of wine after the game and volunteered her help wherever she could. She will be missed by all of the ladies who curled on Mon. afternoons.
May all of your wonderful memories help you to get through this sad time.

Ann Marshman

Condolence from joyce poth on July 21st, 2019 9:55 am

My sincere sympathy to all of you. I “talked” Barb into going with Craigtravel to Ireland last year in June and she became my new “roomie”
Both being widows and fairly outgoing, we got along famously. I got to appreciate and enjoy our time together and was looking forward to her only other travel journey she wanted to take-“a river cruise”

I still cant believe it as she was one of the most busy, energetic, involved in her community people that I know.
May our memories be our continued connection to this wonderful lady.

Condolence from Ray and Wendy Marshall on July 21st, 2019 2:02 pm

Michelle, Kevin and Derek,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. Memories of those we love live forever in our hearts. May your memories bring you peace and comfort now and always.
Sincerely, Ray and Wendy Marshall

Condolence from Kaye Munroe on July 22nd, 2019 9:23 am

Derek and Lisa,
We are thinking of you and your families at this difficult time. May you find some peace in the knowledge of the amazing woman your mother was and the positive impact that she had on those that knew her. Hold on to those wonderful memories that your family created over her lifetime.
You are in our hearts and on our minds.
Take care of each other.
Warmest wishes and our condolences.
Donnie and Kaye Munroe

Condolence from Monica Jackson on July 22nd, 2019 10:02 am

Dear Kevin and family,
My sincere condolences during this time of loss. Kevin, your mom sounds like she shared many of her wonderful qualities with you. May you all remember her well, speak of her often and may she live on through each of you.
Monica Jackson

Condolence from Lynne Richardson on July 22nd, 2019 7:22 pm

I am shocked and sad to hear of Barb’s passing! I know her through aqua fit and Probus. She’s delightful and beautiful inside and out! My sincere condolences to her family.

Condolence from Kim on July 23rd, 2019 7:57 am

Michelle, Derek & Kevin
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was truly one of a kind.
Our thoughts are with you …
Kim & Darcy

Condolence from Karen Di Cresce on July 23rd, 2019 3:43 pm

Julio and I were so sorry to hear about Barb–She was a lovely person
Condolences to the family

Condolence from John, Judy, Barry & Brian Wilson on July 23rd, 2019 10:50 pm

Kevin, Derek, Michelle
Thinking of you today as you honoured Barb’s life with family and friends.
Certainly a life well lived with many friends made along the way.
Truly a great lady, always a smile to greet you.
Take comfort in knowing she will be missed by many.

Condolence from Connie & Jack Critchley on July 25th, 2019 4:04 pm

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
“It’s not the years in your life that count,
It’s the life in your years”.
Know she will be sadly missed .

Condolence from Marnie Singleton on July 26th, 2019 2:04 pm

Kevin, Derek, Michelle and families,
I am so sorry to hear of our family’s loss. May all your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Condolence from Edith Corbridge on July 29th, 2019 1:18 pm

I just learned of the sad news . Treasure her memories at this difficult time. Sorry I did not know in time to go to the funeral. May she Rest In Peace. Edith Corbridge. Love to Kevin Derek and Michelle.

Condolence from Annalee Weston on January 17th, 2020 12:03 pm

Dear Kevin, Derek and Michelle and all your families.

I just heard about the passing of Barb. She was a wonderful lady and I really enjoyed doing facials on her and talking about our day. She will be truly missed.

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