Audrey McLean, a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt was born November 11, 1921, to Hazel and Nettie Wharwood. She will celebrate her 100th birthday on November 11, 2021.
She grew up in San Fernando and later as a young lady her parents moved to Texaco Oilfield housing in Barrackpore, where she met the love of her life Timothy McLean.
They married on January 2, 1952 and had eight beautiful children and as if that was not enough, they were chosen to be adopted parents to a one-month-old, beautiful son of a dear family friend.
Her life in Barrackpore was one of importance, her religion played an important role in her and family life. She is a person who can make you smile with her witty talks and her jokes and most of all, always sends you off with a blessing.
In 1972 the family moved to Ste Madeline where Audrey got involved in the Ste Madeline RC Church. She joined the Legion of Mary and for many years she participated in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals. She was also a member of the Cluny Centre in San Fernando for many years, serving the elderly and visiting the poor, and learnt to make handicraft.
Audrey’s belief in God and her positive outlook on life has given her the strength and courage to face life head-on and to accept whatever life throws at her. This resilience saw her through some of the most difficult times which included the loss of her husband, three children, siblings, and friends.
Audrey is a person who almost never raises her voice, has a disarming smile, treats everyone with respect and receives the same from family and friends. Although being confined to the house due to the pandemic she continues to pray her rosary every day which is what gives her the strength, guidance, and courage to face life as it is today.
Audrey is a virtuous person who has dedicated her life to helping others. It is by God’s will she is here with us.
Happy birthday from your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. God bless you always.
— Natalie Ramjohn