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John Vincent MacLean

John Vincent MacLean

Home city: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Age: 42
Date of crash: January 20, 1954

My mother was in the hospital, after having a baby in September, she took sick and by January had to be admitted to hospital, leaving seven children aged three months to 11 years. My father had to walk from the bus stop to home and was hit by a drunk driver at our gate and was killed instantly. We all have our personalized message as to how it has affected our lives even after all this time.

Memorial Message

The following message was provided by John’s daughter, Bernadine Lewis

My name is Bernadine Lewis and the effect of losing a father to a drunk driver has made us so aware of what a family goes through. I certainly would not want to see it happen to other families, but like everything else, you hear of it almost every day. Thank God for a wonderful mother who kept us all together. Faith is so good to have. It gets you through the hard days.

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John Vincent MacLean
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