MacLean, George “Carleton” – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Grampy, George "Carleton" MacLean on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Following a brief illness, Grampy passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones in Dartmouth General Hospital ICU. Carleton was born in Florence, Cape Breton on December 3, 1932, to the late Robert and Christena (MacNeil) MacLean.
Growing up in Cape Breton, Carleton then relocated to mainland Nova Scotia with the love of his life, Madonna. They eventually settled in Gaetz Brook where they raised 13 incredible children. After retiring from a career as an Engineer with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Carleton and Madonna established “Carleton MacLean Trucking”, where they worked side by side for many years. Following this, Grampy could be found in his happy place, outside – either on their island or tinkering, towing, collecting and fixing anything and everything. Grampy will be remembered by his family and friends as someone who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.
Carleton is survived by his loving wife, Madonna (Devoe); his children, Lorna, Buddy (Bonnie), David, Allen, Curtis (Diane), Norine (Vernon), Lindy (Terry), Brian, Robin (Lavare), Dennis and Roy; his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the light of his days; his sisters, Christena (Emerson) and Sylvia (Bill); brother-in-law, Leighton (Beryl); sister-in-law, Opal (Max). He was predeceased by son, Christopher; daughter, Wanda (Ronnie); daughter-in-law, Donna (David); brothers, Gus, Donnie (Edith), Max, Kenneth (Sandy); sisters, Christena, Robina (Joe), Marguerite (Frank), Lorna (Roy), Hecterina and Beryl.
The family would like to extend our greatest thanks to the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital ICU for their excellent care, as well to family and friends for their support over the last few weeks.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. There will be a gathering for family and friends to honour our incredible "Grampy" on Thursday, August 1st from 5-8 p.m. in First United Church Hall, Musquodoboit Harbour. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Twin Oaks/The Birches Health Care Charitable Foundation. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
“A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.” We love you Grampy and will miss you forever.
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