Irene passed away peacefully on February 20, 2021 in her room at The Court at Barrhaven where she has resided this past year. Beloved wife of Robert Scott McLean, PEng, retired from Goodkey Weedmark & Assoc. Ltd. Loving mother of Leslie, Devon (Tom Slingluff), and Stewart (Patti). Proud grandmother of Mason, Emma, Jessica, Emily, Michael, and Christopher. Great Grandmother of Alyce, Jaxson, Alayna, and Athena. Predeceased by her brother Frank and sister Betty. Will be missed by family and many friends.
Irene is the daughter of James Evans Stewart born in Millbrook Ontario and Lily Eliza Charlotte Clapham born in Margate England. Mom was also born in Millbrook and grew up very happily in Peterborough Ontario. She was quite a sports fan and player. She played city league softball and basketball (mighty at 5 ft 2). She was a softball coach when her daughters were players, but was careful never to coach a team that they were on. She enjoyed many years bowling, curling and later lawnbowling. She met Bob in Peterborough at a dance where he was a young Electrical Engineer and mom an instrument assembler, both working at GE.
Our family wishes to thank the staff at The Court at Barrhaven, with a special thanks to Marie and her team with Ottawa Home Care for their care and compassion. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory might consider the Champs program with War Amps, or a charity of your choice.
Private arrangements have taken place. A Celebration of Life will occur in the future when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the whole family can gather in person. At that time a private family service will be held and interment at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa.