Kenneth McLean was born the 20th of January 1933 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was the youngest of three children born to Cecil Ray McLean and Violet Maud Wood. His father owned a farm near the small town of White Fox in northern Saskatchewan where he helped work the farm and spent time hunting and fishing. When he was 14 he left home and spent some time working locally at various farms in the area and then when he turned 18 he made his way to British Columbia to work in the logging camps eventually attending trade school to become a welder. While he was at trade school he attended a wedding with one of his classmates on Vancouver Island where he met his eternal companion, Margaret Jean Clark. Later they married and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where their children were born, the oldest Keith (Odette), James, Gerald (Linda), Selena (Steve) Pace, Mary (Dana) Christensen-Smith. While they were still a young couple they were introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and both he and Margaret were baptized. Just before their 4th child was born, they traveled with their 3 sons to be sealed in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Ken was a faithful member of the church and served in numerous callings over many years, in particular as Bishop in Vancouver twice for a total of 11 years and recently was able to attend a reunion for the members of his ward during that time period, which he enjoyed very much. Ken always grew a large garden and took pride in maintaining his home and yard. He loved Margaret and as they became older their roles reversed and he took on a greater responsibility for taking care of her. He loved his children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And showed that love by pulling out his wallet and handing out a few dollars here and there. He was an amazing man who will be missed by many in addition to his family. Ken was widowed just over a week ago when Margaret passed away suddenly. He was predeceased by his father and mother, brother Thomas (June) and sister Selena (George) Turtle. He is survived by his 5 children, 19 grandchildren, and plenty of greatgrandchildren. Ken will be buried beside Margaret where she can lay her head on his shoulder and hold his hand for eternity. They will be interred in the Lehi Cemetery in Lehi, Utah, USA
Family and friends are welcome to attend a tribute to Kenneth at his grandson's residence at 1501 West 400 North, Lehi, Utah at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 25, 2022. Graveside services will follow in the Lehi City Cemetery at 2:00 pm.