McLean, Paul Coulter

McLean, Paul Coulter

November 5th, 2015

Passed away at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the age of 91. Predeceased by his loving wife Charlotte Jean (née Nichol). He will be missed by his children: Betsy Holbert, Roderick McLean and Caroline Mashinter. Paul is survived by his grandchildren: Alexander Gordon, Adam Gordon, Heather Gordon, Cameron McLean, Coulter McLean, Aidan McLean, Carling Mashinter and Wynn Mashinter, along with his great-grandchildren: Thorin, Keaton and Daelah. He is predeceased by his cherished friend, Kelly Stringer, and he will be dearly missed by his good friend, Kathy Andrews. Paul was a veteran of World War II, where he served his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He earned his Master of Science Degree from the University of Toronto and worked as a consulting geologist, with a specialty in gold mining. Paul’s most cherished place to be was at his cottage on Eagle Lake in Machar Township, as he enjoyed working in his rose garden and sharing it with those who would stop by for a visit. A gathering will be held at the SUNDRIDGE LEGION, 45 Ontario Street, Sundridge, on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., for those who wish to drop in to remember and celebrate Paul’s life. Donations in memory of Paul may be made to TVOntario.

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Joan SutherlandCondolences to dear Betsy, Rod and Carrie. Paul was a really good friend. Although we didn't see each other often, there was never any need to introduce ourselves upon the occasions when we did meet. Our family's mutual admiration of the outdoors, and loving and living it, was one of the bonds of friendship which we shared over the years. The prospecting and geological escapades that Paul and my husband Don (who passed away last December) shared were pretty exciting in the doing, and fascinating in the telling! I share in your great feeling of loss, but take comfort in the assurance that he had a full life, and may he now rest in peace. Sincerely, Joan Sutherland
Gloria HallI have great memories of the McLean family and their casual generosity, sharing times at home, the arena and the cottage. Betsy, I especially am thinking of you and hoping you are having a fulfilling time and moving on while celebrating the life of your dad and mourning his death.
Sheila LessardI first met Paul McLean when he came into the Sudbury Mining Recorder's Office in the late 1970's. He had a real passion for prospecting and mining and would often share his stories of exploration with me. I enjoyed serving him as a Mining Recorder and looked forward to his visits and the beautiful roses from his garden that would brighten the office. He was a fine gentleman and soon became a very good friend. I will miss him dearly. My sincere condolences to Betsy, Rod and Carrie who I have had the privilege of meeting. May the wonderful memories you have of your father help you through the days ahead.
Frank P. Tagliamonte The news of the passing of my friend and partner in mineral exploration was both sad and pleasantly nostalgic. I met Paul a long time ago in a Brokerage Office in North Bay where investors , speculators and the mineral exploration community , mainly geologists , met to view the gyration of mining stocks and otherwise acquire information on mineral discoveries . We became friends . We worked jointly on some of Paul's mineral prospects , mainly gold , from time to time as well as on some prospects I worked on for clients and on which Paul provided his gold exploration expertise . The highlight of our professional relationship was the staking of a graphite prospect a long time ago which is owned equally by Paul , myself and another deceased geologist. This prospect is currently being prepared for production. We each share an advance royalty interest in this prospect which is ongoing. Paul and I often expressed wonder and glee at the good fortune of receiving a biannual advance royalty continuously after many years , a rarity in mineral exploration. I will remember Paul with pride and the good fortune we shared in mineral exploration. My sincere condolences to Paul's family . May they be comforted by the many professional accomplishments credited to Paul over the years. Adieu Paul . I know you are a presence in the universe happily seeking out mineral treasures and otherwise tending to your heavenly rose garden when infinite time permits . Frank Tagliamonte partner
Inge Desmarais & Renate KuhlmannWe are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Betsy and family, at this difficult time.
Edward ReedSorry to hear of Paul's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Paul and I spent much time prospecting together and enjoying our time at Moose Mountain.
Connie Fraser & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rod during this difficult time.
Michelle PerronDear Betsy: So much time has passed since we last connected. My deepest sympathy to you, Rod and Carrie. Your dad was a special man and I will always fondly remember him from our skating days. I have thought of you often over the years and hope we can connect again. May time ease your sadness and your warm memories of your father carry you through this difficult time my friend.
John and Pam FulfordDear Rod, We are so sorry to hear about your father. We are thinking of you at this time. Although we never met your dad, your stories about him described a strong, intelligent, humorous and colourful individual. Similar to our fathers, who are no longer with us, but they remind us from time to time, that they live on in us. Condolences to your family, John and Pam Fulford
Karen Kirk-White nee WattI had the pleasure of running into Paul at the opening of the museum at the Watt farm in July. He shared some of his memories of the farm when our grandfather was alive. Sorry to hear of his passing.
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