May 12, 1925 - May 21, 2023
The death of Henry Charles MacLean, loving husband of Pauline (Matheson) MacLean for over 73 years, occurred on May 21, 2023, at Whisperwood Villa Community Care, Charlottetown, PEI.
Henry was born in Alberton, PEI over 98 years ago to his parents Henry Willis and Jean Violet (Johnson) McLean. In addition to his wife Pauline, Henry is survived by his son Al (Linda) MacLean and daughter Donna (Trent) Switzer.
Also surviving Henry are his grandchildren Kim (Thane) Kennedy, Wendy (Dean) Martin, Colin (Marnie) MacLean and Jeff MacLean; great-grandchildren Samantha Martin, Leslie Martin, Olivia MacLean, Owen MacLean, Megan MacLean, Jordan Kennedy, Erika Kennedy, Henry MacLean, Angus MacLean and Reese Kennedy and one great-great-grandchild Lincoln Richard Gordon Haynes. Henry is survived by one sister Lillian Dockendorff and many wonderful caring nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Henry was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters including Willis MacLean, Lois Brown/Stewart, Arthur MacLean, Harold MacLean, Ronald (Clara) MacLean, Helen (Stanford) Downe and William MacLean.
Henry moved to Charlottetown from Alberton with his family in 1936. He went into the work world as a young man after his father died prematurely. He joined the Canadian Army and served during WWII in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and the UK. After returning from the war in 1946, Henry met the love of his life and he married Pauline on November 30, 1949. They were seldom apart since then. Henry retired in 1978 and spent most of the past 45 years enjoying life at their cottage in the summer, travelling and winters in Florida and later Stratford, PEI.
Henry and Pauline lived the past 4 years in Community Care in Charlottetown, PEI at Whisperwood Villa. The staff at Whisperwood Villa have been very compassionate and caring to both Henry and Pauline and especially over the past few months when Henry’s health was declining. The family very much appreciate everything the staff at Whisperwood Villa have done to make Henry’s final days as comfortable as possible.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel from where the funeral will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. There will be no visitation by personal request. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com