Funeral Location:Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church Resting Location:Northumberland Funeral Home Wishes:Donations may be made to a memorial of one's choice
Baz (John Howard Basil) McGean, of Miramichi, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 75.
Born in Ingonish Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Howard and Frances McGean. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years and went on to work for an Offshore Oil Rig. He then opened a restaurant, The Town Squire Cafe, in Mahone Bay, NS. After Baz moved to Bedford, NS, he worked as a cook at the Halifax School for the Blind and at a Halifax Nursing Home. He worked a few years in the Officers' Mess in Halifax, and for 3 years as the Mess Manager at Base Gagetown before moving to Miramichi in the summer of 2000.
One not to sit idle in retirement, Baz was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3, and Friendly Neighbors Senior's Club, a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a layperson at the Renous Atlantic Institution, and a former board member of the Beaubear Credit Union and the Co-Op. He volunteered and devoted much of his time to The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and to St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Basil proudly participated in the Cursillo weekends. Basil was a member of the 12-Step Program and would have celebrated 40 years this month.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Maureen; daughter Debbie of the Niagara Region, Ontario; five sisters, Estelle of Bar Harbor, Maine, Colleen of Sydney Mines, NS, Rachel (Dave) of Medicine Hat, AB, Heather of Halifax, NS, and Sharon of Sydney Mines, NS; three brothers Jack (Neila), Gerard (Leona) and Brian (Rayeanne) all of Sydney Mines, NS; granddaughter Cassidy of Fredericton, NB, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Basil was predeceased by his son Kevin McGean.
The family will receive relatives and friends from Northumberland Funeral Home, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 7 to 9 pm, and on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11 am, from St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, with Father Hachey officiating.
Please note; members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.3 are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 6:30 pm.
As expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a memorial of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741