McClean, Robert Hugh

On November 18,2021 Hugh passed away at St. Joe’s Palliative Care Unit in Edmonton, Alberta.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Judy, Grant (Bev), Sharon (Ed), Sandy (Pat), Rodney (Marla), Bonnie (Jim) and numerous nephews, nieces and their families.

Hugh’s nickname was Smirky because he always seemed to have a mischievous sly grin warning us something happened or was going to happen. He was a world traveller for work and in his personal life. Throughout the years he was employed to carry out many big building projects in Canada and abroad and as soon as he visited Thailand, he fell in love with the people and culture. His family and friends could write a book about his adventures that we were all eventually part of.

He was very proud of his family and touched base with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins when he was back in Canada. There was never a dull moment and he will always be remembered and loved for all the good things he wanted for his family and the world.

He is pre-deceased by his parents James & Marjorie McClean, brother in-law Murray McKilligan and nephew Scott McKilligan.

Due to the current Covid-19 gathering restrictions there will be a small service for immediate family members only. The family asks in lieu of flowers, do something kind for your fellow man and “pay it forward” in memory of Hugh.

Irish Blessing
May the Road rise to
meet you. May the wind
be always at your back,
May the sun shine
warm upon your face
and until we meet again
May the LORD hold you
In the the palm of his hand.

Serenity Funeral Services ~ Fort Saskatchewan ~ 780-998-1422

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Randall Glen McKilligan

I have known Hugh since he was a young man as well as the entire McLean family and i want to express my heartfelt condolences to the entire famiy

Randall Glen McKilligan

I have known Hugh since he was a young man as well as all the McLean siblings and my heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family.

Cheryl and Kevin Peters

Rodney – so sorry to hear about Hugh’s passing. It is never easy. Our prayers and condolences to all of your siblings and family and especially Marla and your immediate family. Hugs.

Norm & Deb Kellert

Sending heartfelt condolences to all the McClean clan. The loss of your brother/uncle surely leaves a void and sorrow in your heart. This Obituary is wonderfully written in reminding us of “Smirky” and his adventurous life, “never a dull moment” How fitting it is that we should honor his life , by doing something good for one another. We will “Pay it forward”. R.I.P. Hugh

Jo-Anne Fischer Cassidy

Dear McClean family,

We are all so sad to hear of Hugh’s passing, and are thinking of you all.
We will remember Hugh’s kind and caring nature, and fun-loving self, and all the good times we shared with him and your family.
We will be with you in spirit as he is laid to rest.
Our love and sincere condolences,
Auntie Pauline, Jo-Anne and Paul, Cheryl and Neil

Jeff & Josie Weinrich

A beautiful tribute written about Hugh as we do have those same memories of Hugh how he was a great friend to all.

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