John Angus MacLean, age 82, of Creignish passed away peacefully at Strait Richmond Hospital on January 3, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.  He was a son of the late Michael Malcolm and Margaret (Boyd) MacLean.  At the age of five, after the death of his mother, John Angus and his brother Michael Francis were lovingly brought up by Angus and Mary Ellen Boyd, their maternal grandparents, at their family farm in Glendale, Nova Scotia.  John cherished his wife Charlotte and son Mike.  John and Charlotte shared 51 years of love, happiness and contentment.  He is survived by his wife Charlotte (MacDonald), his son Mike, his step-brother Marvin (Faye) MacLean, his step-sisters Anne (Ken) Brand, Michaeleen (Ardon) Mofford, Cheryl (Lauchie) MacDougall, Corrine (Ian) Landry and Donna MacLean.  John is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.  John was predeceased by his brother Michael Francis, Sister Catherine in infancy, his step-mother Sarah (Morrison) MacLean, maternal and paternal grandparents, and aunts and uncles.  John was a faithful member of Stella Maris Parish, Creignish.  He was a special man, kind and gentle, and always willing to lend a helping hand.  John loved people and would strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime.  Witty and humorous, he was always quick to laugh and maybe tell a little white lie and maybe boast a bit but always in fun.  We will miss you, your love, and your support.  Previous to his retirement in 1995, John worked for 36 years in Sept-Iles, Quebec for the Quebec North Shore Labrador Railway, a railway owned and operated by the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 8, at 11 am from Stella Maris Church, Creignish with Father Hughie D. MacDonald presiding.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Family flowers only.  Memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada or charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

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