McLean, John 'Jack' George

McLean, John 'Jack' George

March 14th, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack McLean, in London, on March 14, 2020, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Lisa for 34 years. Loving father of Matt (Melissa) McLean, Corey (Alanna) McLean, and Ryan McLean. Adored grandfather of Emma. Dear son of Leone and the late Jack McLean. Brother of Scott (Morag) McLean. Jack was a past master of Centennial Lodge #684 and was a member of the Shriner’s Mocha Temple. Cremation has taken place and service details will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider Shriners Hospitals for Children or the London Down Syndrome Association. 

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Rick HillJack was an energetic get it done kind of guy. He will be sorely missed.
Dave MacLeodJack was born in February, 1960, so he was about two weeks older than I am - and often would jokingly remind me to respect my elders. Jack was my Senior Warden the year I was Master of Centennial Lodge, and followed me into the East in 1996. I really enjoyed sitting with him as IPM, but was always on my toes, because sometimes he would ask me to do something with little warning (like obligating the candidate - now V.W. Bro. Mark Gordon - in the second degree, as we came off the dias to the altar). He was always a pleasure to work with, he had a good sense of humour, and loved being a Freemason. Jack affiliated with Middlesex 379 on March 22, 2016, and was number 373 on our roll. In addition to being a member of Centennial 684 and Middlesex 379, Jack was an active Scottish Riter, being a member of London Lodge of Perfection, London Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, and the Moore Consistory. He also was a member of Mocha Shrine. Jack was a member of the London Valley Property Committee for almost 30 years (Jack Baskey was good at recruiting the young guys from Centennial!). He did parts in the 7th, 11th, and 12th degrees - and we often joked about greeting each other with the token out on the street - do you tap my phalanx first, or do I tap yours? When I think of Jack, I think of when his kids were born (they're of a similar age to Don and Melissa); of Centennial Lodge Christmas parties that he and Lisa organized, of family picnics at McIntyre's where I was barbequeing and Jack poured a bucket of cold water down my back because I looked hot (i was!). I think of a friend who stopped by the house for a cup of coffee because he was up to Exeter to service some scales, or would call just to shoot the breeze. He was truly one of the "good guys". As Masons we are taught to consider death to be the end of all earthly toil and affliction, and an entrance to a better life. While we grieve for our loss, let's be thankful for time we had together, and a firm belief that we will meet again. "Happy to meet - sorry to part - happy to meet again"
Deb DownScott and family Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. He was always a positive and friendly guy when our paths crossed. Take care, Deb Down ( Dave Paré’s wife)
Mike DickieSadly, I have heard of the passing of Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa, their kids and with their extended families, and to all who had the pleasure to know Jack.
Teresa JohnstonMy sympathy to the McLean families and all that were lucky to know Jack. I met Jack and Lisa years ago while renting cottages at Ipperwash. This left me with many fond, funny and long lasting memories. Rest in peace Jack.
Carol & John VincentWe are saddened to hear of Jack's passing, Lisa. Our sincere condolences to you and your boys. Jack was always a cheerful, friendly neighbour.
Neil HeneryWe are saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Lisa, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. A good friend and a stand up guy...he'll be missed. Neil and Lucy
Shari ParkerLisa and family, Scott, Morag and family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May happy memories warm your hearts in days to come and give you strength. Our sincere condolences. Shari & Jenna Parker
Bonnie MacKenzieLisa and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Glenn &Peggy LockGlenn and I are very sorry for your loss Ryan. Please extend our condolences to your family.
Nancy NewmanLeone, Lisa, and Scott; I'm so very sorry to read of Jack's passing. He was a great guy, so fun and quick to smile. I hope the memories you have of him will help bring you comfort at this very sad time. Nancy
Mike GreenChildhood neighbour and family friend. Jack always kept you on the edge of your seat! A straight up kind of guy and a mans man. My condolences to Lisa, Matt, Corey and Ryan. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of being at your house as a kid. Great times
Margitta and Peter OssenkoppWe are saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you Lisa, Matt, Cory and Ryan. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Jack was always a friendly and helpful neighbour to us and will be missed.
Tim and Adrienne JamesLisa, Matt, Corey and Ryan Sorry for your loss. Jack was always good to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda HanlonWe are so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Our sincere condolence to you Lisa and your family. Jack will be remembered by many as a fun guy and would be the first to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. May fond memories help you through this time of grief.
charlene edwardsLisa. I am so sorry to hear of Jacks death. My heart goes out to you. Even though we do not see each other very much any more you are still family and in my thoughts. Charlene and John
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