McLean- It is with great sadness that after a courageous and valiant fight with cancer that the family of Billie Jo McLean (nee LeClair), age 35, of Corunna announce her passing at home with her husband by her side on Thursday January 2, 2014. She was best friend and much loved wife of Richard McLean for 10 years. Cherished mother of Joshua and Alley. Much loved daughter of Joanne LeClair. Special niece of Aunt Debbie McIntyre. Much loved daughter-in-law of Susan and Larry McLean. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Shelley and Jeff Vansevenant and Ryan McLean. Adored Aunt “B” of Ava and Olivia Vansevenant. Billie Jo will also be forever missed and remembered by all the LeClair and McLean family members including her aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, friends and co-workers. It is comforting to know that she will be lovingly embraced by her very special grandma Grace. Billie Jo was born in Sarnia on February 23, 1978. She graduated from the Registered Practical Nursing Program at Lambton College. She loved her career and co-workers on the Medical floor at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. She enjoyed nothing more than watching her children participate in hockey, baseball, skating and dance always with a Timmies tea in hand. In between sporting events she found joy in shopping especially when she would find a good deal. In her spare time Billie Jo loved setting up photo shoots and taking many pictures of her family. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Sunday January 5, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday with Allan McKeown officiating. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or to the London Regional Cancer Clinic. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
Billie Jo McLean
Sunday January 5, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia or London Regional Cancer Clinic
11:00 a.m. Monday from the Knight Funeral Home.
3 thoughts on “Billie Jo McLean”
Dear Rich, Joshua and Alley and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Billie was so beautiful inside and out and her love for the 3 of you was evident in everything she did. She is your angel in heaven and is with you always. In the wind on your cheek , the flowers that bloom, in the sun that shines. Everything good in her lives on in you kids…I loved Billie and am so glad I was able to meet her and know you. I know there are no words that can ease your hurt but please accept my deepest sympathies. I tried hard to get there to pay my respects in person but it was not possible.
Most sincerely and with love,
I feel very proud that Billie-Jo was a part of my life, I have never met anyone who fought so bravely and probably never will again and am proud to have called her my friend – she definitely taught me a few things – (1) there is nothing as important as the happiness of your family – (2) a smile goes a long way – and (3) true friends are a blessing.
I am blessed to have counted Billie-Jo as my good friend, indeed I felt she was the sister I never had and loved her dearly, I always will.
I shall miss her greatly and will never forget our times together and will always be present in Josh and Alleys lives for as long as they need me.
Rest in peace my lovely girl, I will never forget you.
Peter and I are so sorry to hear about Billie Jo. Although we did not know her we just live a couple of doors east and would see the family coming and going and hear the gleeful shouts of the children in the summer. As neighbours we would always wave or say “HI” Please accept our sincere sympathy and our hearts go out to the family.
Sincerely, Peter and Kathy Schnitzler