We are saddened to announce the death of our brother, William Charles (Buddy) MacLean of Antigonish, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home on September 29, 2023. Buddy was 77 years old.
Buddy was the second youngest son of Henry and Janet (MacGillivray) MacLean of Ohio, Antigonish, NS. Buddy worked at many odd jobs around the Antigonish area. In his later years Buddy could be seen daily, rain or shine, collecting recyclables around town. He was very proud to receive an award of recognition for this work from the Town of Antigonish. Buddy was a very quiet and caring person.
Buddy is survived by his sisters Anita, Antigonish; Sanderine MacPherson, Ottawa; Nancy Antigonish; brother-in-law Frank Maas and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Mary Catherine MacKenzie, Evangline Maas, brother John Richard and Veronica in infancy.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Elizabeth Cooper and the staff of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, the staff of Highland Crest Nursing Home, staff of the emergency department of St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Sr. Catherine MacGillivray and Fr. Gary MacPherson for their exceptional care over the years.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 in the R.K. MacDonald Chapel, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish, Rev. Danny MacLennan presiding. Facemasks are required inside the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home or a charity of choice.