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McLEAN: Betty May (Dinsmore) of Exeter and formerly of Seaforth

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On March 9, 2021 @ 5:44 PM In Obituary,Seaforth | 28 Comments

McLEAN: Betty May (Dinsmore) of Exeter and formerly of Seaforth

Peacefully at Exeter Villa, on Monday March 8, 2021 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Donald McLean for over 50 years. Cherished mother of Ken McLean and his wife Shirley of Walkerton, Stewart McLean and his wife Jean of London, Susan Armstrong and her partner Earl Reinhardt of Teeswater, and the late Cathy Drake and her husband Gary of Woodstock. Loving grandma of Marsha (Dave), Paul (Jennifer), David (Alicia), Jason (Holly), Jenny (Dave), Stacey (Robert), William (Danielle), Scott (Lisa), Mark (Nikki), and great grandmother Mat, Geena, Hailey, Madison, Courtney, Brendan, James, Nolan, Abby, Emma, Jace, Dawson, Hunter, Evan, Carter and Cameron. Dear sister Shirley Ryan, Bob (Shirley) Dinsmore, Bill (Liz) Dinsmore. Predeceased by parents Elsie (Madill) and Earl Dinsmore, and brother-in-law Bill Ryan.

Betty enjoyed square dancing with her husband Don at the Clinton Public School. She also enjoyed playing cards with her friends and camping. Betty loved babies and was excited with each new grandchild and great grandchild’s birth.

A private family funeral service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, Seaforth (519-527- 1390) on Friday March 12th at 1PM. Spring Interment Maitland Bank Cemetery. Though the funeral service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your own home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.

Donations to the Anglican Parish of the Holy Spirit (formerly St. Thomas Anglican Church, Seaforth), the Alzheimer’s Society, or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

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Condolences for the family of “McLEAN: Betty May (Dinsmore) of Exeter and formerly of Seaforth”

Condolence from Ann (Rivers) Preszcator on March 9th, 2021 6:49 PM

Dear Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Dorothy on March 9th, 2021 7:47 PM

Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Grandmother.
Dana and Dorothy Leisk

Condolence from Anna Lou Strauss on March 9th, 2021 7:56 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Kim Russell on March 9th, 2021 8:06 PM

I can still hear Betty’ laughing when my mom and her were up to something. Playing cards, camping, getting ready for a road trip. There were a lot of great times at the trailer, lots of great card games, great food and lots of fun.
Sending you all love and hugs. Remember the good times, and the laughter.
Dave and Kim Russell
Owen Sound

Condolence from Constance Russo on March 9th, 2021 8:53 PM

So many fond memories of Betty when we lived in Vanastra. We had quite the time at our Conestoga College (Vanastra)keyboarding class. My sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Helen & Brian Oldfield on March 9th, 2021 9:31 PM

To Betty’s entire family, we send our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers. She was a sweetheart and we remember great times spent together at church events and “girls lunch dates”. Rest In Peace dear Betty.

Condolence from Connie Spiece on March 9th, 2021 11:29 PM

Doug and I are very sad for your loss and send our sincere condolences to you Sue and family! Your mom was a beautiful woman that was so kind . I remember many good memories at your house Sue as kids.
Bless all of you and cherish all the memories!
Doug and Connie Spiece

Condolence from Dick Burgess on March 10th, 2021 6:12 AM

My sympathies to Betty’s extended family. I remember working with Betty as volunteers with Huron Hospice and with Don at Seaforth District High School. I have fond memories of their children as students at SDHS.

Condolence from Betty Burns on March 10th, 2021 7:47 AM

So sorry for your loss of your loss. Betty was a good friend, mother, wife , sister. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Marion Lewis on March 10th, 2021 8:57 AM

Sympathies extended to Ken & Shirley and Family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Brian Barry and Brenda Wilkinson on March 10th, 2021 9:14 AM

Sharing in your sorrow in love and friendship
our deepest condolences

Condolence from Donna and Dean Cornish on March 10th, 2021 9:25 AM

Donna and Dean
Sorry for your loss, I’m sure she’ll be missed.

Condolence from yvonne kitchen on March 10th, 2021 11:34 AM

To Betty’s family, we extend our deepest sympathy during this difficult time of separation. Betty is remembered for her deep appreciation of the least gift she received and oh how she enjoyed the visits. May the fond memories you have bring you everlasting peace.
Harvey and Yvonne Kitchen

Condolence from Denise Liscoumb on March 10th, 2021 11:56 AM

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are sent to Will and his entire family. Love Denise.xoxoxo

Condolence from Gordon Russell Phillips on March 10th, 2021 12:57 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob Shirley and the family.
Cherish the fond memories.

Deb & Gord Phillips

Condolence from Joyce & Sandra Lee on March 10th, 2021 4:16 PM

our thoughts and prayers are with Bob & Shirley and the family she will be sadly missed

Condolence from Marie & Neil McGavin on March 10th, 2021 5:39 PM

To all of Betty’s family,
We send our sincere sympathy to everyone. Betty’s gentle laugh reminded us of her mom Elsie’s laugh!
Prayers to all.
Hugs, Neil & Marie McGavin

Condolence from Marie & Neil McGavin on March 10th, 2021 5:44 PM

To all of Betty’s family,
We send our sincere sympathy to everyone. Betty’s gentle laugh reminded us of her Mother Elsie’s laugh.
Prayers to al.
Neil & Marie McGavin

Condolence from ken and marg caldwell on March 10th, 2021 7:55 PM

Dear Family and Susan: We convey our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear Mother . It has been some time since we have seen any of your family but always felt very respectful of all of you. Thinking of you and know how dear Betty was to you. Ken and Marg Caldwell

Condolence from Barbara TAYLOR on March 10th, 2021 7:56 PM

To Betty’s Family –
So very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Barb Taylor

Condolence from Wendy Kingston on March 11th, 2021 1:10 AM

My other mother my Mother Betty I often called her will always be in my heart. What a great friend my Mom had in Betty.. So many memories and stories of Don and Betty and Bill and June. My condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Exeter Villa on March 11th, 2021 10:05 AM

The residents and staff of Exeter Villa, join our hearts in an expression of sympathy and condolence to you and your family at this time of sorrow. May the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Condolence from Kathy McNichol on March 11th, 2021 9:31 PM

My sympathy to all of Betty’s family.I worked for Betty in her home in Seaforth.She was a very special lady!Lots of laughs,coffee and work.So loved working for her!A true friend!Will miss you Betty!

Condolence from Carolanne Doig on March 12th, 2021 10:41 AM

My sincere sympathy to the McLean and Dinsmore families at this time.

Condolence from Lois Wise-King on March 12th, 2021 12:02 PM

I am sorry to learn that Betty has passed away. I knew Betty & Don when we square danced together in Clinton. My thoughts & prayers are with her family at this sad time, Lois Wise- King

Condolence from Susan Mclean Armstrong on March 12th, 2021 3:37 PM

Thanks to all who left us a message!
On behalf of my family I would like to extend our gratitude for your words here. Many texts and phone calls we received!
I believe mom would be so pleased ! The ceremony was lovely and mom would think it was a beautiful tribute!
Our hearts are filled with gratitude!

Condolence from Marlene & Dave de Vries on March 12th, 2021 7:37 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all the families.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Treasure the Memories.

Condolence from Glen J. Smith on March 16th, 2021 9:04 PM

My deepest sympathies to the Mclean Families in the loss of Betty. I felt I was very connected with Betty and her family as I worked with Don for over 20 years. Hugs to the family. So sorry for your loss.

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