Kenneth Bruce MacLean

Died: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Location: Port Elgin Chapel


Masonic Service

6:45 PM Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Location: Port Elgin Chapel


Visiting

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Location: Port Elgin Chapel


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
Location: St Paul's Presbyterian Church


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Suddenly, on Friday, August 25, 2017 in his 89th year.  Ken, loving husband of Mona (nee Kissack).  Beloved Dad of Bruce and his wife Mary Lynn, and Chris and her husband David Quilietti.  Proud and loving Grandpa of Stuart (Sarah), and Mary Kathleen (Andrew). Great Grandpa of Caleb and Felix.  Predeceased by his sister Annabelle MacGregor and by his brother John.

 

Kenny began his career as a farmer on the original farm, taken out from the Crown in 1854 and expanding to a second farm just prior to marrying the love of his life, Mona. Shortly after they were married, he began a second career as a councillor for Bruce Township, then moved into the position of Deputy Reeve, as well as becoming a member of the Bruce County South Planning Board and Bruce County Council, where he was instrumental in achieving many of the infrastructure benefits the township still relies on today. 

 

His next career took him to the board of directors of West Wawanash Insurance Company, where he decided that he’d like to sell insurance. He had a very successful business for many years until retirement. 

 

Kenny was an avid Jays, Leafs and 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band fan no matter their luck, and a devoted member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Glammis, ON, as well as an elder for many decades. Family was his joy and there was nothing he loved more than a family gathering.

 

He was a proud Mason and Shriner. In 1980, he served as Master of Aldworth Lodge in Paisley, ON, and in 1992 as District Deputy Grand Master for Bruce District.  He was also a member of the Bruce Shrine Club and Mocha Temple, London, ON. He loved participating in the parades and his fundraising work.

 

Friends will be received on Tuesday August 29th, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street Port Elgin, 519-832-2222.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1403 Bruce Rd 15, Glammis, with Rev. David Chang officiating.  Interment Port Bruce Cemetery, Underwood. 

 

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 

 

 

 

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Don Bryce
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Mona and family my deepest sympathy at this sad time
My mother Dorothy Bryce-Rea also sends her condolences

Bill Millman
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
To Mona, Bruce, Chris and the MacLean Family. Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Ken. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Bill Millman

Robert Shular
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Mona and family. My most sincere sympathy is extended to you and family on the passing of Ken. First met him in 1992 when he was D.D.G.M. and have enjoyed his company many times since. No one was better liked or more respected than R. W. Bro. Kenny B.
Sincerely,
Rob S.

Kevin & Elaine Ball
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Our sympathies to you Mona, and all your family at this sad time.

Doris J. Bradley
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Deepest Sympathy Mona, Bruce, Chris and the Families,
So sorry to hear of Kenny,s passing.It brings back memories of the 2nd of Bruce .Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you at this difficult time.

Alex & Cathy McCulloch
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our sympathy to your entire family. May warm memories of Kenny Bruce help to comfort you in the days ahead.

margaret jones
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Mona and Family: I extend my deepest sympathy to you . Ken always took the time to say hello . You will miss him deeply.

Jeff & Linda Preston
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Bruce and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our deepest sympathies.

The MacKenzie Clan from the 12th of Bruce
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
To Mona, Bruce, Chris and the MacLean Family. Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Ken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Betty MacKenzie & Family
Murray, Heather, Cameron, Laurie, Andy, Debbie

Chuck and Linda Stuckey
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Mona and Family. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Kenny B will be missed.

Janice Link
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
To Mona, Bruce, Chris and the MacLean Family. Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Ken. So sad for everyone, you are in my thoughts. My Mom, Shirley loved to spend time with Ken and Mona and would always tell me about your visits, including a nice cocktail. I have fond memories of Ken playing the bagpipe and looking regal in his kilt.

Garth Schildroth
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
My deepest condolences on your loss to Mona and the family.

Fred and Ann Marie Schildroth
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Mona ,Bruce and Chris ,to you and your family our deepest sympathy in your loss.

Katharine and Hugh Watt
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
To Mona and Family, we offer our sincere sympathy as you take comfort in happy memories of your time with husband , father, and grandfather. It is with friendly thought that I recall 'Kenny Bruce' shopping at Dryden Home Hardware in Paisley, ...just a few years ago! As well, I recall his musical talents, as well as your ability, Mona, to tickle the ivories. Know we are thinking of you in friendship.
Hugh and Katharine

Robert & Sandy Ribey
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Sympathy to the family. Our thoughts are with you.

Sophie Feeley
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Dearest Mona,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. May he rest in peace.
From all your friends at the gym.

Caldwell Family Northern Ireland
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
To Mona,Bruce ,Chris and all the MacLean family. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. We have cherished all our lovely times in Canada, Scotland and Ireland together and have very fond memories of a great friendship that we had with Kenny and you all. Kenny was one of lifes true gentlemen who's company we will all miss.

Billy, Ethel, David and Heather

Kevin and Karen MacKay
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Kenny B was a beloved member of the Bruce Shrine Club and a Dear Friend for many years. He will be missed for many thing but mostly for his zest for a good time. RIP my Brother.

Roma Rolfe
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
My sincere sympathy.

Ted Chappell
   Posted Mon August 28, 2017
Bruce,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father.

George & Nancy Leishman, Glasgow, Scotland
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Dear Mona and Family,
Our deepest sympathy on your sad loss. Ken was a very good friend of ours, and we will miss seeing him when we visit Canada. He always had a smile whenever we met him, and I always enjoyed being with him at meetings etc. Keep all those precious memories you and the family have , they will help you think of him as he was, a friend to everyone. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
George and Nancy Leishman, Glasgow, Scotland

Art & Donna Doern
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Another wonderful member of the Bruce Township council gone. Good memories. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Katherine and John Gowing
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Bruce and Mary Lynn and family - We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was always such a strong supporter at hockey games when the boys were younger. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that we are thinking of you at this challenging time.

Marion Ellis
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Mona and family, My deepeth sympathy to all of you

Mary and Allan Low (Owen Sound)
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a very friendly, happy individual who made one feel he was very glad to see you no matter how long it had been since your last meeting. He will be greatly missed Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doreen Steffler
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
My sincere condolences to Mona and family for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shirley Reid Woodason
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
My condolence to the MacLean family on the passing of Kenny Bruce. So many wonderful and happy memories of Kenny Bruce in different stages of his life flood my memories. Take comfort in Your memories then He will live on in your hearts for ever.

Gord and Ann MacKay
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
To Mona and family- Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Wayne and Marilyn Reist
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
To Mona and family, saddened to hear of Ken's passing, he will always be remembered in our hearts.

Kocis Family
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
We are deeply sadden by this news ... Mona, Christine & David, Bruce, Mary Lynn and family, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Franck and I will be ever grateful for our friendship with Kenny B. We lift a scotch high in his memory, our memories will always be filled with his wisdom & kindness, his gentle chuckle, the twinkle in his eye and his great hugs! And a Gaelic saying worthy of Kenny: "A chuid de Fhlaitheanas dha." [His share of Paradise to him.] With deepest love & peace, Franck, Shelly, Franceska and Jakob Kocis.

Brenda Struthers
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Mona, Bruce, Chris and your families. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

From Lorene and Henry Meyer's children,
Brenda, Bruce and John Struthers and Henry Meyer Jr

Ross Lamont
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Mona, Bruce, Chris and families. Our condolences for your loss. Ken was a community leader in so many ways. Ross and Nancy

Robert & Sandy Ribey
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Mona & Family
Deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim Rackley
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
I am very sorry to hear of Kenny Bruce's passing. My condolences to Mona, Bruce , Chris and the rest of the family. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many.

Iona Paoletti
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
Mona and family: Kenny Bruce always made me welcome wherever and whenever I saw him. Even when I was new to the Bruce he treated me as an old friend and would walk any distance to say hello. Mona I remember when we moved to the 6th you were the first to welcome us.
May your lovely memories of Kenny comfort you in the days to come. Our prayers and sympathy to you and family.
Iona, Vince, Paula and Vic

Greg, Sonia, Emily & Janelle Doyle
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Chris & David, we were shocked to hear of the passing of your Dad. I think we always think of our Dad's as being infallible, and that they will always be around.

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Sonia & Greg & the girls

Jennifer Hodge
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Dear Mona and Family,
So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Please know I am thinking of you. He reached a wonderful age. I hope life was good to you while you had each other. With sympathy,

Jennifer Hodge

Gerald Kerr & Donna
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
Mona & family our deepest sympathies. Gerald always enjoyed working with Ken on insurance board, he was a great guy who truly enjoyed life and helping others. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Bill and Linda Foster and Family
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Mona and Family. Kenny will be deeply and sadly missed. He was a good neighbour. Cherish your memories at this difficult time.

Pat Cselotei (MacKay)
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Mona and family sorry to hear of Ken passing. Please except my condolences to you and your family at this time. I have been away and did not know of your loss until I got home . You have both touched so many people on your life journey. Take care pat

Liz & Neil Gowanlock
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Mona, Bruce & Mary Lynn,
We were away last week and just heard about Kenny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with in this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed.

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