In Memory of christine maclean
CHRISTINE ELIZABETH MACLEAN (nee GREENLEAF) at age 51 passed away June 11, 2020 in peace in White Rock, BC after a year - long battle with cancer.
Born December 31, 1968 to parents Allan and Heather Greenleaf of St. Catharine’s, Ontario the family made its home in Ancaster Ontario in 1979.
Christine received her B.Ed./OTC from the Ontario College of Teachers in 1993 and also completed degrees in Library Sciences at Wilfred Laurier University, along with American History but settled into the field of psychotherapy with the completion of an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from OISE/ UofT in 2001.
She helped thousands of clients during her 19 years of compassionate counselling as a psychotherapist in the Creemore and Collingwood area, working primarily in private practice, and at the Georgian Bay Family Health Team, My Friend’s House, and as Clinical Supervisor at Athena’s Sexual Assault Centre in Barrie. She most recently carried on work in the sexual assault field at the Avalon Centre in Halifax after relocating from Ontario to Halifax in 2018, fulfilling a long held dream of moving to the east coast. A move to BC in 2020 was unfortunately not fully realized due to the advancement of her cancer.
Christine would always see the big picture in life and would plot a course to reach the far shore even though none of us could see it ...and get us there she would with determination like no other. Yoga, hiking, dancing, singing, running, and venturing off the beaten path were her passions but above all else she valued being an attuned parent.
She is survived by spouse Kevin Maclean and daughters Maya Maclean and Samara Maclean, along with brother Dave Greenleaf, sister in law Allison Mark, nieces Abby and Reagan and mother Heather Greenleaf, predeceased by father Al Greenleaf.
Christine requested cremation with no service. A quiet personal reflection at a spot with a vista on a beautiful hike or under a shady big tree on a sunny day would be the best way to honour her as the outdoors was her church. If you find a heart-shaped rock stop and pick it up and pass it on to someone who might need a pick me up.
A thousand thanks to all who have sent remembrances and condolences and to all who have been following this journey. The donations allowed Christine to pursue treatment options and experiences that would otherwise not be available and along the way created a feeling of love that has affected many people like ripples in the water.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her Go Fund Me account
Christine Maclean - Help Heal the Healer https://gf.me/u/x3yybu
All proceeds received after June 11th will be donated to the following organizations :
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation and Melville House Hospice
Dying with Dignity Canada