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Clarence (Ken) McLean

In loving memory of Clarence (Ken) Francis McLean, age 86, a long time resident of Spohn Townhip, Ontario.
Ken was born on January 24, 1916 in Moore Township, Ontario to Frank and Sarah McLean. He was the 4th of 6 children. When he was 18 he went fishing for Bill Olson on Lake of the Woods. From 1942 to 1946 he was in the army and worked as a radio signalman. After the war he joined the railroad as a telegrapher until 1950. After this he went working on the lake, commercial fishing with his brothers Jim and Ross. Ken also worked on the family farm raising cattle and sheep. He loved the lake and took to fishing. He was president of the Commercial Fisherman’s Association from 1974 to 1994. He received the Jack Corbet Award in 1983 for outstanding service to the Ontario commercial fishing industry. He was a very outgoing and caring person. He loved to socialize, go to dances and was an excellent speaker, becoming the master of ceremonies at many family functions.
Ken was predeceased by his parents; a brother Hubert, and sisters Annabelle Kreger, and Violet Nicholas.
He is survived by his brothers Ross and his wife Ruth and Jim; and by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Rainy River, Ontario.
A visitation was held on Friday, March 1, 2002 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Rainy River Funeral Home in Rainy River, Ontario.
Pastor Pat White officiated with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, Ontario.
The active pallbearers were David Ivall, Henry Pentney, Allan Olson, Bennett Drennan and Chris Stone.
The honorary pallbearers were Joe Ivall, Jack Miller, Doug Giles, Milton Kreger, Bob Kreger, Bob Locking, Fred Hartnell and Clifford Jensson.
In memoriam donations may be made to Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3T2, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Box 655, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9