Robert Alexander McLean

November 8, 1917 – December 4, 2010

Robert (Bob) Alexander McLean died peacefully on December 4, 2010 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital surrounded by the love of his daughter Janis and his son-in-law Peter. Born November 8, 1917 in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, he had recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.

Bob spent his childhood and teenage years in Duck Lake. In 1938, he moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to start his career in the meat processing industry. He first worked in a Meat Market and then in 1940 he became a Sales Representative for Canada Packers. In 1943, he joined Burns Foods where he worked as a Sales Representative for 35 years.

He married Ann Digneris in 1943, and a few years later their daughter Janis was born.

Bob’s hobbies included golfing & curling. After retirement, he concentrated on gardening, bread making and enjoying music. He was involved in volunteer activities in the community, including delivering Meals on Wheels.

In September 2006, Bob & Ann moved from Prince Albert to Vernon, BC, so they could live close to their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Bob loved time spent with family & friends. One of his greatest joys was to spend time with his great-grandson Lief.

Memories of Bob will be cherished by his daughter Janis (Peter) Lauman, grandson Rob (Stacy) Lauman, grandaughter Sarah (Allen) Hanson, great-grandson Lief Hanson, his sister Aurelie Mercereau, many nieces & nephews, other family & friends. Bob was pre-deceased by his wife, Ann, in 2009, his sisters Aline Dumais, Louisa Fiolleau, Lorraine Boyer, and his brothers Norman McLean, George McLean & Henry McLean.

A gathering of family & friends will be held at a later date to celebrate Bob’s life. Bob believed passionately in the importance of planting & nurturing trees to protect the environment. Those who wish to may remember Bob by planting a tree, or making a donation to Tree Canada, 222 Somerset St. West, Suite 402, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G3.

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