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Ewan McLean (1895-1956)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, July 5, 1956


    Funeral services were conducted by Mr. Rose at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday for the late Ewan McLean who died suddenly after a brief illness. Pallbearers were Doug Harrington, Vic Wells and Alec McHafffy, who had worked with Mr. McLean in the Army steam plant, and Legion members Bill Gibsey, Bob Shea and Charlie Reynolds with First Vice-President Lorne Scott as comrade in charge.

    Resident in the Yukon since 1926, Mr. McLean was an Imperial Army veteran and during the early years in the Yukon worked on the river boats, also doing a little prospecting. He came to Whitehorse when the construction of the Highway began, and lived in a small cabin in Whiskey Flats at the time of his death. Albert Mudiman, who worked with him at the steam plant, found his friend dead in his cabin last Wednesday. Interment was at the Legion plot in Whitehorse cemetary. W. J. Morris was in charge of embalming.