Donald William MacLean
1939 - 2023
Donald William MacLean
Visitation Information
dimanche / Sunday
Visitation Time
19h à 21h / 7 to 9 pm
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 396 rue Main Street, Shediac
Service Information
Service Date
Monday July 3, 2023
Service Time
10h30 / 10:30 am
Service Location
Église St-Joseph R.C. Church, 415 rue Main Street, Shediac
Requested Charity
Société Alzheimer / Alzheimer Society
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Donald William MacLean, son of Roderick and Ann (MacIntyre) MacLean, passed away peacefully at the Moncton City Hospital, New Brunswick, on April 12, 2023, at the age of 84.

Don was born in Moncton and graduated from St. FX University in 1960. He worked in Ottawa for the Department Bureau of Statistics as a statistician. He went on to attend law school at the University of New Brunswick and became a dedicated arbitrator and vice-chairman of the Public Service Labour Board in Fredericton. In addition to his work in the legal profession, he owned and operated R. D. MacLean & Co. Ltd. in Moncton for 20 years, was a lawyer for 50 years, and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served as a town councillor in Shediac.

He loved his Shediac home and enjoyed lobster dinner with family, swimming at Parlee Beach, cycling, going to the gym and walking with his dog, Camy. He was a strong runner and won first place in his age group in the George Gallant Races.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Loretta Maillet MacLean, this coming July, they would have celebrated 60 years of matrimony, his children: Kenneth (Michele), Stephen (Julianne), Claudia, and Daniel (Stacy); his grandchildren: Gabrielle (Kyle), Laura, Liam, Christina, and Sam, his brother Roderick (Janet), his sister-in-law Jane Mitton-MacLean, and many nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by his brother Jack, his sister Andrea and brother-in-law Brendan Holohan.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 396 Main Street, Shediac on Sunday, July 2, 2023 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the St-Joseph R. C. Church on Monday July 3 at 10:30 am.

Donations in Don’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick.

Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).

Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at:

Donald William MacLean