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Dr. John Graham McCleave


Dr. John Graham McCleave

It is with sadness that the family of Graham McCleave announces his death at the Shannex - Thomas Hall, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 82. Born in Digby, NS, on January 6, 1936, he was the husband of Louise (Atkinson) McCleave for 57 years.

In addition to his wife Louise, Graham leaves behind his children, Heather McCleave (Dan Gormley), Pamela Herkert (Fred), Karen Reid (Brian), and Michael McCleave (Denise); grandchildren, Brittany and Tyler Herkert, Jason and Sarah Reid, Karley and Michelle McCleave; great grandchild, Brooks Fiander; sisters, Carolyn McClafferty and Judy Crowell; brother, Rae McCleave (June); as well as his nieces and nephews. Graham was predeceased by his parents, John and Kathleen (Graham) McCleave; an infant daughter; brothers-in-law, Robert McClafferty and Larry Crowell.

Graham graduated from Digby Regional High School in 1954 and then went on to graduate from Dalhousie University Medical School in 1963. Following a year long internship at Victoria General Hospital, a few years in General Practice in Dartmouth and Nashwaaksis, he then went back to Dalhousie and graduated with a degree in Radiology in 1973. Graham returned to Fredericton and worked at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital as a Radiologist, with a term as department head, until retirement.

Graham was a member of several professional societies including the New Brunswick and Canadian Medical Societies, The Radiology Society of North America, The American Roentgen Society and The Canadian Medical Protective Association. He was also an avid stamp collector and was part of the Fredericton and Nova Scotia Stamp Clubs and The American Philatelic Society. He was a Fellow and then a 5 year Director of the Royal Philatelic Society and a 5 year Director of the British North American Philatelic Society.

In his spare time Graham enjoyed fishing (he was a member of the The Miramichi Salmon Association, The Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Kenmore Fishing Club), golfing, watching the Boston Red Sox, and activities with The Golden Club and the Fredericton Garrison Club.

His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will miss his dry sense of humor.

Visitation will be held at McAdam's Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12 pm - 1 pm. A memorial service at 1 pm will follow in the funeral home chapel officiated by Rev. Paul Thompson. A private family interment will be held at a later time in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chalmers Foundation, Miramichi Salmon Association or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Service Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Service Time
1:00 pm
Service Location
J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Visitation Time
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Visitation Location
McAdam's Funeral Home

Burial Location
Private Interment Forest Hill Cemetery

Requested Charity
Chalmers Foundation, Miramichi Salmon Association or a charity of the donor's choice