Delthia Ann McLean
McLean (McCormick) Delthia Ann, Green Hill,
passed away peacefully on May 29, 2019. Born August 12, 1932, Delthia
was the daughter of the late Alice (Boran) (McCormick )MacLeod and
Delbert A. McCormick.
Delthia married the late George G. McLean in
1953. They spent most of their married life in their beloved Green
Hill, where they raised their seven
Growing up as an only child herself, Delthia was
very proud of her large family, which kept growing with the arrival of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. « Grammy Green
Hill » loved to be kept in the loop of all the activities and
accomplishments of her family. She was a very skilled knitter, and her
beautiful sweaters, mitts, scarves, hats and afghans were treasures to
the recipients. Mom was also a great cook. We all looked forward to
her « Sunday Dinners », when the dining room table
would be filled to capacity for a delicious meal. She was also well
known for her « melt in your mouth » baked goods,
particularly pies, biscuits, scotch cookies, and « pork
pies ». Mom also loved to dance. To see Mom and Dad glide
around a room together in an old fashioned waltz was to witness grace,
beauty and love.
Delthia will be missed by her children and their
families: Susan McLean, Michael (Carmen), Brian (Andrea), Stephanie
(Joshua); John (Barbara), Rachael (Glen), Emily (Ryan),Sarah (Don);
Shelley (David Cullen), Katie (Ian), John (Emma); Sherri (Cyril
Duggan), Hilary, Patrick; David (Stacey), Rylee, Tatum; Paul
(Jennifer), Bridget, Isaac; fourteen great-grandchildren: Eric,
Charlotte, Olivia and Elliott Jones, Lydia and William Jones, Jacob
and Lauren Mahoney, Logan and Felix Wadden, Grace and Nolan Hartt,
Declan and Clara Brewster; sister-in-law, Ellen McLean, as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband,
Delthia was predeceased by her step-father, J. O. MacLeod, and a son,
Peter Grant McLean.
Delthia worked for thirty two years as a
secretary at West Pictou District High, from the opening of the school
until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of The Order of the
Eastern Star #24.
Delthia’s family extends heartfelt
gratitude to the staff at Glen Haven Manor for the loving care and
kindness bestowed upon Mom during her time there, and also for their
kindness and compassion to us, especially during Mom’s final
days. Special thanks also to Helen MacKay.
At Delthia’s request, there will be no
visitation or funeral. A private committal service will be
held at the Durham Cemetery at a later date. Donations in
Delthia’s memory may be made to Green Hill- Alma United
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Delthia Ann McLean 19322019..
Décès pour la Ville: New-Glasgow, Province: Nova Scotia