Following a brief illness, Ross McLean of Grand Bend, formerly of London, died on May 20, 2021.
Survived by siblings A Bruce McLean (Linda), Penelope Bass, Bob Bass (Janet), Brenda Bass (Doug Petty) and Sylvia Bass West (Bruce). Nephews and nieces – K Abby Werenka (Jimmy), JB McLean (Ondine Alcaraz), Matthew Hudson (Kalie), Christopher Hudson (Katherine), Christopher Bass (Hilary), Mary Claire Kennedy (Patrick), Jessie Bass West (Gordon Lee), Michael Bass West (Chrissy), and his eight great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Edwin K McLean; mother M Faye McLean- Bass; step father Robert W Bass; sister Anne McLean Hudson, and brother in law Bill Hudson.
Ross will be missed by family members and the many friends he made over the years, dating back to Ryerson PS and Central SS in London. He was witty, charming, kind and a great storyteller. He loved the English language and peppered his emails with paragraph-long grammatically correct sentences full of puns and allusions. He had a rich speaking voice and was a talented singer and self-taught keyboard player.
Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.
In memory of Ross, donations may be made to the Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex, Women’s Community House of London or Men’s Mission of London.