Edith MacLean (née Birch)

May 26, 1925 – July 10, 2020
“Miss Me – But Let Me Go!”
A beautiful heart stopped beating on the evening of Friday, July 10th when Edith MacLean peacefully passed away!
Luckily, she had been surrounded by her children the two days prior – such a special time with our Mom!
She leaves behind to forever miss her, her children, Sharon (Bert) Simpson, Lawrence (Anne Evans), Carman (Lavina) and Robert; grandchildren, Andrew (Kim), Ryan (Jaclyn), Lance, Geoff (Rhonda), Lauren, Matthew (Sylvia), Laura (Jimmy), Chase, Myles, Spencer (Willow), and Devon; great grandchildren, Kyla, Ava, Ethan, Nash, Lennox, Ezra, Emma, Alexa, and Lynden. Edith was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Leith; daughter and son in law, Esther and Ken Service.
Mom was born on May 26, 1925 to loving parents, Percy and Enid Birch of Birch Hill, PEI. She was one of six children – siblings, Henry, Edmund, Dorothy, Mary, and Ernest – a close PEI family!
Mom attended Secretarial School then moved to Ottawa for a few years before returning to PEI to marry the “Love of her Life”, Leith MacLean on August 17, 1949. Together they worked hard on the MacLean Family Farm in Arlington, PEI and raised five children.
In July of 1963, Edith and Leith moved their young family to Port Alberni, BC – that was a gutsy move but Edith and Leith were a team – they knew that together they could make this hug move work out well for all seven of us!
Mom worked over 20 years in the Housekeeping Department at West Coast General Hospital where she met so many wonderful people, in all the many departments.
Our family is filled with gratitude for all the many, many people who shared Mom’s journey these past 10 years without her soulmate, Leith. You all made her feel special and cared for – too many of you people to mention by name – thank you!
Mom and Dad’s home was a “welcome place” for all family and friends – a meal could be on the table within a short period of time! Delicious!
A small family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
“Mom had a large heart with room for one more.”
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