STELLARTON – Donald Douglas “Donnie” MacLean, 68, Stellarton, formerly of Trenton, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 29, 2012 at home.
Born in Pictou Landing, he was a son of the late John Daniel and Ermina (Humphries) MacLean. Donnie became a trucker in 1967, hauling between Toronto and Montreal. Retiring in 2009, he had been employed as a long haul trucker with DeMont’s Transport. Donnie enjoyed watching hockey, NASCAR, old movies and traveling to Cuba. In retirement, he wanted a challenge and became proficient with computers. Family was Donnie’s priority, he talked daily to his many family members. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle.
Surviving are his wife, Carol (Quinn), Stellarton; daughters, Brenda (Dave) Walsh, Dartmouth; Barbara MacLean (Ivan Wyse), New Glasgow; Joanne (Vernon) MacKay, Kathy MacLean, Dartmouth; son, Donald Jr. (Kristina), Stellarton; grandchildren, Megan, Ivan, Courtney, Madeline, Josie, Jaxon and Sarah; great-grandson, Aiden; sisters, Shirley Spivak, Margaret Jean (Bob) Spisak, Calgary, Alta.; brother, David (Mary) MacLean, Trenton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son, John Douglas; brother, J.J. “Jackie”.
The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2nd in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3rd in the chapel with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson presiding.
Donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
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