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Irma Mae McLean (née Lawrence)

October 10, 2021


August 18, 1935 - October 10, 2021
Irma Mae McLean
August 18, 1935 - October 10, 2021
It is with great sadness we share with you the passing of Irma Mae "or may not" McLean.
Irma moved to Cairnsmore Place in Duncan, BC, in February of this year, and passed away peacefully, surrounded with love and care in her new home, on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Irma was born and raised in Assiniboia Saskatchewan by her late parents, Bill and Marion Lawrence (Hindle). She attended
Assiniboia High School and was crowned Harvest Queen at the Elks' Harvest Carnival in 1953.
After graduating from high school Irma went on to study and earn her Registered Nursing degree at the Regina Grey Nuns' Hospital where she graduated in 1957. She then went off to Bermuda for a year where she worked as a Nurse and enjoyed travelling the island on mopeds with her nursing friends.
After her return home, she met and married Robert McLean. They had 2 daughters, Joann and Lynn. Even though their marriage ended in Divorce, Irma always credited Rob for her 2 beautiful daughters and moving them all to Vancouver Island.
Irma was a Pediatric Nurse at the Cowichan District Hospital for 26 years and retired in 1995. She is remembered by her coworkers as kind, loving, and funny. When out in the community, many past patients would often greet Irma to tell her she was their favorite nurse.
Irma is survived by her 2 daughters, Joann (Colin) Champoux and Lynn Phillips, and her beloved cat Chloe.
The family would like to thank all at Cairnsmore for the compassionate care Irma received. Irma made some dear new friends who helped her navigate this final chapter of her life with grace, laughter and tears.
Thank you to all of Irma's friends and family who came to visit and contacted her via telephone over the last few months. Please know these visits and phone calls meant a lot to her.
At this time there is no formal service planned. Have a toast to Irma and to a life well lived.
Please visit Irma's online tribute and share your stories.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to Nourish Cowichan or Cowichan Cat Rescue. https://www.cowichancatrescue. org/support-us/donate-money/
Online condolences may be made at
HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre

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