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With sadness we announce the sudden passing of Elaine Dorothy McLean of Buck Lake, Alberta on Monday, June 27, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Elaine was born on the family homestead in Minnehik, Alberta, now known as Buck Lake, on February 26, 1942 to James and Agnes Miku. She was the youngest of six children and was doted on by her siblings: Lloyd (Anne) Micku, Esther (Frank) Smella, Sylvia (George) Pozsgai, Margaret Surgenor, and Alice Irwin. Elaine often fondly recalled how, as a teenager, she babysat for her brother and sister-in-law while they farmed the homestead, and her close bond with her nieces and nephews. She married Joel McLean and they raised their children: Darren (Charlene), Dwayne (Nicole), Angela (Mike), and Cheryl (Luke) on a farm in the Buck Lake area, where they resided for the remainder of their days.

Elaine will be remembered by her children, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbours, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, daughter-in-law Charlene, and her siblings: Sylvia, Alice, Margaret, and Esther.

A Public Memorial Service to Celebrate Elaine’s Life was held at the Country Gospel Church on the Wheales Ranch, near Winfield, Alberta on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Robin Wheale officiating. Elaine was laid to rest with her husband, Joel, in the Poplar Valley Cemetery, Winfield.

Elaine’s family would like to say a special thank you to the Oberhammer and Wheale families for all their assistance during this time. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc–

Cremation Arrangements for the Late Elaine Dorothy McLean entrusted to the care of


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