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Jean Elizabeth (Hutchinson) McLennan

July 21, 1918 ~ June 17, 2021 (age 102)

Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Jean Elizabeth (Hutchinson) McLennan  

July 21,1918 - June17, 2021

 

Jean passed away peacefully where she wanted to be, at her cottage on Lake Manitou in Manitowaning with her loving granddaughter Melanie (Carr) by her side.

Even in her last days, she was still the ‘boss’ and making things happen. We all were honoured to do our part to make her last wish successful.

Beloved wife of Gladdin (Happy) McLennan (predeceased December 1991).

Loving mother to Jill (Carr - Larry) (both predeceased)

Eldest daughter of Elias and Grace (Mitchell) Hutchinson (both predeceased).

Loving sister of Doris Williamson (Orion ‘Bus’ -both predeceased), Bettina (Betty) McGregor (George - both predeceased), Douglas Hutchinson (Mary) of Sandfield, Mary Lou Lochead (Alex) of Melbourne, Ontario and Harold Hutchinson(predeceased infant).

Family was always #1 in her life and would do anything she could to help each and every one of them out. Aunt Jean was adored by many nieces and nephews by both blood and by heart. There are many words to describe Jean from amazing, to being an ambassador, to being the Matriarch of the family. Her memory was like no other, from dates to names to events of what happened in the past. We all wish we had her gift.

Jean loved people and to be around them to have a good laugh, tell stories, and was always up to having a good party she could dance at. She had the love of community and making it a better place to be.

Born in Sandfield, she attended Manitowaning High School and eventually went on to attend Owen Sound Business College. She took over the insurance business from Milt McConkey and made it her own, McLennan Insurance for 40 years until she retired at the age of 80 in 1998.

But many would say she never retired at all. Jean made contributions to the success of almost every organization in Manitowaning from the early days of the skating club, the museum, the arena, the curling rink and the golf course to name a few. With her drive and determination she was successful in every grant applied for, and always for the betterment of the community. She has been the president of the UCW for many years right up to her last day. Jean never said no to a challenge and always seemed to find a way to make it happen. If there was a way, she would find it. Jean always loved dressing up for a dance, a parade or a good halloween party.

Her love of parades found her riding in style in the last years in her favourite red convertible with her favorite chauffeur.

Today may Jean be dancing in heaven with her beloved ‘Happy’ smiling down on each and every one of us. May her legacy be, do something nice for someone with no expectations  in return. Do something for your community to make it a better place to live.

 

Visitation will be by appointment only. Please visit www.islandfuneralhome.ca to book a time slot.

Visitation

Wednesday June 23, 2021

2:15-5:45

Island Funeral Home

Graveside service by invitation only

All COVID protocols must  be followed including face mask, hand sanitizing and social distancing. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jean can be made to 

Knox United Church, c/o Bob Purdy 25 Napier Street, Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0 or

 Assiginack Curling Club 26A Clover Valley Road, Manitowaning Ontario P0P 1N0.

 

 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jean Elizabeth (Hutchinson) McLennan, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 11 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
June 23, 2021

5:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
36 Worthington St.
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


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