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Murray McLean, 56, of 270 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998.

He was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Devlin, Ont. to the late Arnold and Helen McLean. Murray had worked as a surveyor for the Department of Highways, the Town of Fort Frances, and later for George Armstrong Ltd.

On Sept. 2, 1967, Murray was united in marriage to Iris Wall.

He was a member of Guthrie United Church in Devlin, the Manitou Masonic Lodge #631 A.F. & A.M. in Emo, and an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.

For enjoyment, Murray liked gardening, fishing, and hunting.

Murray is survived by Iris McLean of Fort Frances, Ont.; three daughters, Deborah McLean of Fort Frances, Ont., Charla and husband, Dennis Morrisseau, and Jennifer and husband, Shane Jourdain, all of Couchiching First Nation, Ont.; and eight grandchildren, Danielle, Sadie, Cheyenne, Faron, Marcella, Elizabeth, Erika, and Amber.

He also is survived by two brothers, Bill McLean and wife, Carole, and Robert McLean and wife, Emma, all of Devlin, Ont.; two sisters, Iris and husband, Ron Roy, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Penny DeGagne and fiance, Bob Fedoruk, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and by many nieces and nephews.

A private family funeral service will be held. Rev. Patrick Playfair will officiate, with interment in Devlin Cemetery in Devlin.

Friends may visit Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home. A Masonic Lodge memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Dean McLean, Kevin McLean, Todd McLean, Jeff Gagne, Tyler Gagne, Craig Gagne, Mike Roy, and Mark Roy.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Guthrie United Church, c/o Box 186, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

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