MACLEAN, LOUISA - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Louisa MacLean of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, wife of Murray D. MacLean, who passed away on July 14, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands in March of 1949, she was the daughter of the late P. Frans and Louisa (Verheijen) Cuppens. Louisa’s family was always of foremost importance in her daily life and as well she had a deep pride in her Dutch heritage. Louisa spent her childhood years in the north end of Saint John and after marriage settled in beautiful Grand Bay-Westfield. During those years she volunteered for the Grand Bay Ambulance - Fire Services as a telephone dispatch operator and was secretary to the Westfield Home and School Association for several years. She graduated from St. Vincent’s High School and later the Commercial Program at the Saint John Community College. Her working career included St. John Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Ltd., Metro Construction, Y.M.C.A., Drake Temporary Office Services, The Church of St. John & St. Stephen Inc., Canadian Mental Health Association and most recently School District 8. In addition to her husband, Murray, Louisa is survived by her sons, Christopher MacLean, and Peter MacLean (Eliza Fitzpatrick); one daughter, Deanna MacLean-Bourque (Marcel Bourque); five beautiful grandchildren, Erik MacLean, Caylee and Zakkery MacLean, Pacey MacLean and Annick Bourque. She was predeceased by a son, Michael John MacLean in 1974. Louisa is survived by brothers, Lt. Gen. Louis W.F. Cuppens (ret’d) (Pat LaPierre Cuppens) and John Cuppens (Lenore Smith); and a sister, Anna Owens (David). Louisa is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins both of the Netherlands and in Canada, among them a very special cousin, Wim Verheijen.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) from where visitation will be held on July 17 and 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 19 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Grand Bay-Westfield at 11 am. A private interment will take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Donations to Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (research) (www.craigscause.ca) through the QEII Foundation would be appreciated by the family. To send a message of condolence please visit www.fundyfuneralhome.com