Brian Lean

Obituary of Brian William Lean

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Brian William Lean of Douglas, NB, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at home. A proud “Devoner”, the “Gentle Giant” was born September 20, 1949, and the only child to his late parents William Lean and Helen (née Cuming) Lean. He is survived by his son and best friend and pride of his life Jesse Samuel Lean and loving partner and best friend for 29 years Louanne Tracy.


Brian is also survived by Jesse’s aunt Velma Chamberlain. And will be tremendously missed by many relatives within the Lean and Cuming families, as well as family members in Louanne’s family and many friends and acquaintances.


In addition to his parents, Brian is predeceased by Jesse’s mother Rachael Bennett Lean.


Brian had over 40 years career in paving, including co-owning Durapave, Elm City Paving and Perfection Paving and worked for Warren Paving and retired in 2011.


Brian’s life long passion was music. He started as a young boy as part of the pipes etc at Base Gagetown and continued and played bass professionally all his life. He was part of over 21 bands since 1964 and last played on stage New Year’s Day 2023. He donated his talents to many benefits and fundraisers as well. Brian was a member of the Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew's Pipe Band.


Brian’s other passions included owning several dogs, including his last best bud and rescue dog Ramsay, travelling, attending over 200 concerts, playing hockey and watching the Maple Leafs, harness racing (including co-owning Igoddago), and golfing.


A Memorial Service will be held at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon Macleod Memorial Chapel, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 3pm with Rev. Andrew Vahi officiating. A reception will immediately follow. A musical tribute will take place at a later date. Those unable to attend in person may register to view the service online through the funeral home’s website (Register at the top of the obituary). For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, remembrances in Brian’s memory may be made to Village of Hope, the Fredericton SPCA or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through



Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 458-9538

Interment (at a later date)

Forest Hill Cemetery
325 Forest Hill Road
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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1949 - 2023

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