Friday, October 19, 2012

Donald Alexander McLean - Obituary

From The Montreal Gazette

Donald Alexander (Sandy) McLean
Published October 18, 2012

Peacefully at home, on October 12, 2012 at age 61. A fine musician, composer and dedicated youth worker, son of the late Donald McLean and Thérèse Bouthililer, Don is survived by his sister Anne, A private memorial will be held Sunday, October 21. For details, phone 514 918 1116

A fine turn-out is expected at the memorial on Sunday. 

For those of you who may not know who Don was, he was a principal in the Goddesschess Partnership from its inception.  Don also was the webmaster of the Goddesschess website for many years, until intractable technical problems and ill health (on both our parts) led to the decision to take Goddesschess offline in June, 2012.  We had intended to resurrect Goddesschess at another internet service provider.  Now, the guts of Goddesschess are locked up inside of one of Mr. Don's computers.

Goddess willing, I will get it back online, even if nothing new is ever added to it again.  I'm no techy -- I don't understand things about computers and uploads and downloads and websites and such.  Goddesschess was Don's baby for several years, including his wonderful weekly summary of interesting-news items, "Random Round-Up." 

To Don McLean's extended family members, if you should ever read this, and if are interested in receiving a Family Tree that I prepared as a gift a few years back for Mr. Don, please contact me via this blog.  If I find you on the tree or you can provide me with evidence that you are a relative (I have some names and some memories that Mr. Don passed on over the years), I'll be happy to mail you a printed copy.  It's EXTENSIVE.

If we do not know where we came from, how do we know where we're going...

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