John Robert (Bob) McGean

Born: Tue., Nov. 1, 1932
Died: Sat., May 2, 2020

Services are to be announced

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John Robert (Bob) McGean
Sydney Mines

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Robert (Bob) McGean on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  
Born in Sydney Mines on November 1, 1932, he was the son of the late Jack and Viola (Jessome) McGean and was the last remaining member of his family. He was a wonderful and respected husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.  
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean (Morgan) and sons John, Sydney Mines, Sheldon (Linda), Florence, Adrian (Stacey) Scotch Lake, daughters Diana (Frank) Sydney, Sandra (Kevin) Sydney Mines, Colleen (Gary), Sydney Mines. Bob was predeceased by his brothers Lawrence, Doug, Gordon, Eddie, Melvin and sisters Jean Merritt, Shirley Devoe, Mary Dormiedy, and Madonna Brown.  Also left to mourn their beloved “Poppy” are his 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grand child and many nieces and nephews.    
Bob was a true and proud coal miner for 39 years before his retirement in 1991.  He had a knack for restoring and fixing things and always had a hammer or a paintbrush in his hand, he was our Mr. Fix it!  
In his younger years he would be found fishing or just spending time outdoors. He loved camping in Ingonish, Englishtown, Black Rock and later in George's River with his wife Jean and family.
Bob was that special kind of person that kids gravitated to, everyone who knew him, loved him.  He was a kind and gentle man of few words especially during his later stages of dementia.  The wonderful staff at the Northside Guest Home loved him immediately because of his sense of humor and the sweetness he brought forth.  
Thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital who treated Dad with dignity, respect and compassion. Special thank you to all the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home for the kindness and compassion they showed our Dad.  You all loved and treated Dad as if he was family, for that we are truly grateful. Donations in his memory may be made to the Northside Guest Home, 11 Queen St., North Sydney.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place and be announced at a later date, in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to his family at

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Sharon McGean
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss Jean and family. RIP Bob🙏🏻🕊

Sheila & Peter Campbell
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
John & family , so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing 💔 Our thought & prayers are with you at this sad time xo
Sheila , Peter & amber

Doug Marsh
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Deepest condolences Jean and family. Very difficult to lose a loved one during these trying time.
Doug and Glenda Marsh

Blake and Carrol Canavan
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
We are so sorry to hear this sad news,our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

Kim Matthews
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
my deepest condolences to you aunt jean & family .. Sending love and strength through this difficult time

Kim Matthews

tony wassilaskus
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Jean and family so sorry for your lose...I remember Bob from the Pond Street days as a very nice man.....God Bless you have my prayers

Annette Collis and Charlie Hawboldt
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the McGean family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ralph Harrietha
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Had the pleasure of working with Bob at prince mine until his retirement. A very well respected guy and great family man. Condolences to his family at this sad time and may Bob RIP

Heather Collis
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Sandra and Kevin and all the family:
We were saddened to read of the passing of your dear father, loved dearly by the family. Our heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult time. Please think of all your treasured memories every day as it truly lightens the burden of loss. Thinking of you all ❤️

George and Cecilia MacDonald
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Adrian and Family: George and I are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know your Dad but Stacey always spoke very highly of him. We hope you find comfort in one another at this sad time.

Peter thomson
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Sorry to read of your Dad's passing may his memory be a blessing take care God Bless

dave young
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Jean very sorry to here about Bob god bless and take care from dave young davie on PEI

Tonya Lemoine
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
An absolutely beautifully written obituary !! It sure does describe Uncle Bob to the fullest. He was a special man and will be missed by everyone. He is in great company up there in heaven 😇
Our deepest sympathy goes to you all. Hugs. Xxxx
Tonya & Eddie Lemoine & family.

Edward & Carol Rendell
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
Colleen & Gary we are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all the McGean family.
Eddie & Carol Rendell

Mary (Jessome) Bennett & Ed Bennett
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Sincere condolences on the passing of Bob.
Love & prayers.

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