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Nina Marie McLean (1902-1942)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, May 15, 1942

Mrs. J. R. McLean Passes Away Suddenly, 1942

    It is with sincerest regret that we have to record the death of Mrs. Nina Marie McLean, wife of Mr. J. R. McLean, which occurred suddenly at the local General Hospital shortly after 9 o'clock last Saturday morning.

    Sometime ago the late Mrs. McLean suffered a severe heart attack which necessitated her remaining in the hospital for several weeks and from which she never full recovered. She was later permitted to return home. About ten days ago it became necessary for her to return to the hospital, where every care and attention that medical aid could offer were bestowed upon her. Her husband had called and seen her at the hospital around nine o'clock Saturday morning and had just arrived at the local W .P. & Y. R. depot when he was hurriedly recalled to her bedside. His wife passed away as he was on his way back to the hospital.

    The late Mrs. McLean was born in Bryan, Ohio on October 14th, 1902. She and her husband came north from Vancouver about nine years ago and had since made their home in Whitehorse. During her residence here she took an active interest in the patriotic and social life of this community and her untimely passing is mourned by her many friends here. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. G. Chappell at Christ Church Monday, interment taking place in the local cemetery.

    She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and three sisters - Mrs. E. Amerson and Mrs. Carl Harper of Princeton, B.C. and Miss Gracie Marks of Williams Lake, B. C., to whom sincerest sympathy is extended in their great bereavement.