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Margaret Jane "Maggie" McLean Patton
Birth: Jan. 3, 1919
Bushmills
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 25, 2011
Bushmills
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

In memory of my dear sister Maggie.

We always called each other "my one and only" as we were the only girls in the family.

Maggie was the first born child of John and Margaret Jane Lamont and the little sister to our Allan who sat her on the handle bars of his push bike and together they went off to the local dances.

Blessed with a peaches and cream complexion and able to "turn her hand" to anything she tried, Maggie could knit, crochet, bake and decorate like a professional.

Maggie worked most of her life in Morrison's Chemist in Bushmills where she wove her magic over the business and updated it from a tired shop to a place where customers could browse the gift display cabinets while waiting for their medication to be made up.

This was a time when medications were made by hand carefully measured and prepared. From ointments to cough medicines Maggie learned the skills and could make them all.

(We are blessed to have an old copy of hand written medications that were used at the time which includes medicines and treatments for animals as in those days if your horse was sick you went to the Chemist for help).

Although there were 12 years between Maggie and myself we were very close and throughout my childhood and young life she did her best to ensure her little sister had the things she needed.

Maggie was known for her kindness and made big pots of soup and gave share to all those who were in need. Baking Christmas puddings every year for the local pensioners and making sure that everyone got their fill.

In time Maggie married the handsome soldier Harry Patton and as he was in the Army they were based in many places overseas including Germany, Aden and Singapore.

On their return they once again settled down in Bushmills and lived a happy and contented life.

My "one and only" sister was loved and treasured by many who remember her with deep affection for the kindness she bestowed on them through the depression years and beyond.

Thank you for visiting my "one and only" sister and leaving a token in remembrance. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Corscadden McLean (1895 - 1958)
  Margaret Jane Lamont McLean (1892 - 1958)
 
 Sibling:
  Allan Lamont (1915 - 1942)**
  Margaret Jane McLean Patton (1919 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Burried adjacent to the McLean family plot
 
Burial:
Dunluce Parish Church Cemetery
Bushmills
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
 
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Record added: Apr 08, 2012
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