MacLean, Marjorie Grace
(nee Larson) Born June 1, 1923 in Montreal, Quebec
On the evening of Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the age of 92, Marje quietly slipped away with all the peace, grace, dignity and everlasting beauty that one could wish for.
Marje leaves behind her high school sweetheart and adoring husband of over 71 years Campbell Melrose MacLean; their 9 children – Craig, Carol, Susan, Brent, Norma, Cam Jr., Ede, Janet, Jill, and their partners, along with 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Marje also leaves behind many friends of all ages.
Marje was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family. Since becoming a couple in 1937 Marje and Cam were inseparable other than for Cam’s service as a dashing Spitfire pilot in Europe in WWII during which time Marje served in the Red Cross in Montreal.
After Cam’s retirement from the military in 1970, Marje and Cam settled on Vancouver Island in Metchosin where Marje particularly enjoyed the abundant wildlife and the many adventures of her family and family friends from all walks.
Marje had many wonderful attributes and will be fondly remembered as a very kind, extremely polite person with the most respectful social graces…and incredibly empathetic, particularly for those less fortunate. A quietly feisty soul, Marje met the trials of her last difficult years and months with wit, dignity and grace. In Marje’s own words spoken so many times to her sweetheart over the last several weeks of her life, “golly Cam, we’ve had a great life”.
Following from a lifetime love of music and dance, Marje took with her a pair of golden slippers….because, as she might have said, you just never know.
Family remembrances of Marje will be private.
A special thanks to Dr. Fletcher and the wonderful staff at, first Evergreen Seniors Home in Campbell River, and then Eagle Park Health Care Facility in Qualicum Beach, for the care and support given to Marje in the last months of her life.