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Chief Michael MacLean (Ret'd)

May 3, 1933 — December 21, 2019

Michael Joseph MacLean

Peacefully, on December 21, 2019, Mike passed at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 86.

Born in Glace Bay, on May 3, 1933, to Michael and Lena (Dunphy) MacLean.

Mike was the last police chief "Top Dog" of Glace Bay, retiring in 1995. He served 10 years in the navy and air force before 35 years of police service where he had never missed a single shift.

Mike is survived by daughter Margaret (Paddy), known as "Da MacLean" to Michelle (Derrick), Tricia (Troy), Allie and Noah; "Papa Da" to Amanda (Scotty), Sandra (Chris) and Marilyn; "Grampa Mike" to James, Katie and Mary Jane.

Mike is predeceased by his wife, Frankie, his son Michael and his grandson Breton.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has been entrusted to Forest Haven at his request.

Special thanks to Dr. Cadegan, Dr. Giorno, along with the staff at CBRH ER, 3B and Palliative Care.

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"All is A1,  just say'n, Mike!"

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