McLean, Malcolm Alexander

Malcolm Alexander McLean

11.09.1946 ~ 09.05.2021

Aged 74 years.

Passed away peacefully with family around him.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Kate, dearly loved father to Michelle and Alan,

father-in-law to Joelene, cherished Poppa to Olive and Saffron and Grandpa to fur-babies, Jax and Xena.

Forever in our hearts, never to be forgotten.

Family and Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Malcolm at Springvale Botanical Cemetery in the Boyd Chapel on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 commencing at 2.00pm.

At Malcolm’s request, the wake will be held at the Ferntree Gully Cricket/Football Club, Wally Tew Reserve, Glenfern Road, Ferntree Gully, starting at 3.30pm.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Malcolm’s life with a drink and a bite to eat at the club rooms.

We are putting together a memorial book about Malcolm. We would love for you to share your fond memories of him with us.

This is an opportunity to share anything that reminds you of Mal, a treasured memory, a funny story, a photo, a poem, a drawing, a message or perhaps a favourite experience you had with Mal.

This book is a celebration of his life and those close to him. We would love you to make a contribution to the book, no matter how small.

Please email your message and photos to as soon as you can.

To view the streaming of Malcolm's service.

Please click on the Zoom link below

Meeting ID: 825 1158 1977

Passcode: 200208

6 Tributes

  1. Russell Cawsey
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    Mal and Kate where our neighbours for over 10 years, would always have a beer and wine or 3 in the garage always up for a chat lots of stories and laughs. One day both Mel and Kate told us they were selling the house to live there dream in retirement down in Bairnsdale both Jenny and myself were saddened buy this, because our friends were leaving but happy for them both to live there dream. With the news a couple of months ago about Mel we both were devastated by this but wished him a very speedy recovery and had the privilege to talk to him once he came home from Hospital the first time had lots of laughs and as alway hung lots of shit Mel never. With Mel not recovering after the second stroke it has saddened us both with condolences to Kate, Michelle and Alan may Mel RIP

  2. Jeff & Pierre
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    A Great Bloke who will be sadly missed by one and all , a very likable character & all round top bloke , not to mention a fierce competitor on the field behind the stumps, it was a pleasure to have know him and played alongside him.

    R.I.P Mal
    Kia Kaha to Kate ,Michelle, Alan, Joelene, Olive & Saffron

  3. Greg Hargraves
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    We known Malcolm for 3 short years, in that time we have been on 5 holidays together.
    Malcolm’s request at times was to be the tour leader, one was the Murray River Cruise, Malcolm asked to be the Skipper 100 metres later we went through the buoy instead of around it, his next attempt at tour leading was for all of us to go to Renmark for breakfast, Linda and I were slightly delayed in taking off and wondered where Malcolm was leading Steve and Rose as it was the wrong direction. They went left we went the right way.
    3 hours later up a dirt track no sign of them , both caravans never seen by us again on that holiday. We were in Adelaide before they got to Renmark.
    So Malcolm as a tour leader never really worked ,aside from all that holidays with Malcolm and Kate have been the best ever and we will miss him terribly. He was meant to be with us right now on holiday, we will be at the Central Hotel everyday and have a drink for you Mal, miss you so much already.
    All our love and thanks for being in our lives
    Linda and Greg

  4. Kathryn MacDonald
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    An amazing neighbour who will be missed. Hugh had finally found a fellow fisherman he could go out with and loved the time they did spend together chatting and fishing.

    Watching him and Kate create their front garden was amazing as he knew exactly what he wanted it to look like and achieved it all and growing like crazy.

    Loved the times we just met and had drinks and nibbles and how we were made welcome to the neighbourhood for our first Christmas and how welcoming he was.

    Will miss you Mal

    Hugh & Kathryn

  5. Nina Cairns
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    That was a lovely service and great tribute. Michelle and Alan, you did so well. Mal made such an impression on me the few occasions I was able to spend time with him. I loved his humour and down to earthness. Kate, Alan and Michelle, you all have been in my thoughts.
    Nina x

  6. Sharon & Michael Twining
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    Malcolm will be remembered for all the dedication and good humor he brought to the Upwey Scouts. Also his generosity and guidance in helping our eldest son, Michael, with his work experience in 1996. Many fond memories and much appreciation from the Twining family. Our love and thoughts to Kate, Alan and Michelle.

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