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Gregory MacLean

Gregory MacLean Gregory MacLean

Born In: Sydney
Born: December 13th, 1988

Passed on: December 3rd, 2017

It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of the light of our life, Gregory James MacLean on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Gregory was born in Sydney on December 13, 1988.
In 2007, Gregory graduated from Sydney Academy, where he played for the Wildcats Hockey Team all three years. He was very proud to be named team captain in his senior year. Greg played for the Jr. B Miners from 2007-2009, of which he had wonderful memories. Froto, as he was so lovingly referred, took great pride in all things he did. He had a love of music that was unparalleled. Gregory was a lyrical genius who loved the written word, loved to spin a rhyme that hit hard at an emotion or an issue. There you saw his passion. When it came to fashion, no one could wear their socks outside their high-tops like Greg. Gregory joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2010 and was a Corporal in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He completed recruit school in St. Jean, Quebec and carried out his trade training in Borden, Cold Lake and Kingston. An Avionics Systems Technician, Greg was a member of 12 Air Maintenance Squadron, 12 Wing Shearwater. Greg loved coming home to Cape Breton and spending time with ``da boi’s``, as he so affectionately called them, to reminisce about their glory days and all the fun times they had hanging out at the barn with Gregory telling the most ridiculous jokes to make everyone laugh.
Greg is survived by his parents, Jim and Debbie (MacLean) MacRury; grandmother, Joyce MacLean, Sydney; the love of his life, girlfriend, Meghan O’Keefe; uncles, Ron (Susan) MacLean, Ottawa, Jim (Nancy) MacLean, Timberlea and John Hugh (Sharon) McRury, Kingston; aunts, Karen (Dan) MacKinnon, Fall River, Paula (Stephen) MacLeod, Sydney and Catherine Anne (Brian) Bowman, Port Hawkesbury; biological father, Robert MacCormack; paternal grandmother, Frankie MacCormack and a long list of friends that span the country. Greg had the title of “cool cousin” from Katie, Lauren, Scott, Joseph, Calum, Michael, Rannie, Adam, Matthew, Melissa, Katie and Rosalie. Greg is survived by his feisty and loving English bulldog, Mira, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his fairy godmother, Karen (Jacques) Mulvihill-Gaudet and his biggest fans, John and Jeanette Mulvihill, whom Gregory adored. Gregory was predeceased by his hero and idol, “Poppy” Big Jim MacLean and grandparents, Jim and Pauline MacRury.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Funeral mass will take place at St. Theresa’s Church on Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton Whitney Pier Youth Club or a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.



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