John McLean

02/04/1947 - 03/03/2023

John passed away peacefully at home last Friday, aged 75, in the embrace of his loving and beloved family.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Helen and children, Libby, Jean, Angus, Milly and Susan, their partners and children.
His life was one of selflessness and kindness to all. He will be remembered and celebrated always, as his legacy as a true gentleman of our times, lives on.

In lieu of flowers you may choose to donate to a cause John supported.
Bushikori is a school and health centre in Uganda. If you choose to donate in memory of John, envelopes will be available at the service.

Memorial service details are below, with an online link for those unable to be present on the day.

St John's Anglican
269 Roslyn Rd Highton
16/03/2023 @ 14:00
Ashley Penny
2023-03-06 12:36:07
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time of sadness and loss. The family connection was so strong. I hope you can lean on each other for support at this time. Love Ashley Penny
Anne Bennett
2023-03-07 20:33:41
John was a remarkable man. I didn’t know him as well as most but I do know that he was very kind, loving, thoughtful, accepting of others, courageous and dedicated to his family. I loved to see John laugh as he made others want to join in too. Many people are richer for knowing him. We will all miss you John.
Jade Frederiksen
2023-03-11 09:02:09
John had the kindest eyes and a smile that lit up the world. To, alongside Helen, love, hold, nurture and support 5 beautiful children into the world and do the same with grandchildren is a precious legacy. What a courageous journey of love and hope you have all been on. My thoughts are with you as you hold each other tightly through this transition
Gary Drake
2023-03-16 00:21:50
I was so glad to have met John and his family and my sincere codolences to his family at this sad time it is bringing back memories of my brother Max
Jess Toparlanis
2023-03-16 01:43:33
Sending so much love to the beautiful McLean family at this time ♥️such a beautiful man may he rest in peace xxx
Zoe Savige
2023-03-16 02:58:54
Sending all my love and deepest condolences to the McLean family , I only had the pleasure of meeting John a number of times but he had such a beautiful warmth to him that lit up the room ❤️ Our thoughts are with you all xxxx
Pip Taylor
2023-03-16 02:59:09
Sending all my love and wishes to the McLean family, I feel blessed to have such precious memories of John, he was a beautiful man xxx
Charles Curnow
2023-03-16 06:22:30
Great memories of john and the whole McLean family, wishing you all well in this time.
Liz & Peter Bufton
2023-03-16 09:49:50
Dear Helen with our sympathy and love at this sad time. John certainly was a true gentleman and your family we are grateful to know over many years. Blessings Liz & Peter 🙏
Kylie West
2023-03-17 11:58:52
Loved hearing all the beautiful messages of John. Sending lots of love and well wishes to the McLean family. Having tried many, John really did make yummy choc chip cookies :) xoxo
In Loving Memory
Anne Bennett
Jess Toparlanis
Sue Tamblyn