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Well known Maclean resident Jean Law, who passed away last month, aged 97. Image: contributed

Well known Maclean resident passes away

Colourful Maclean resident Jean Law, passed away on Tuesday 28th August 2019, at Maclean District Hospital, aged 97.

Born on 20th June 1922, Jean was a lifelong resident of the Clarence Valley and lived in Maclean, for the last 50 years.

She attended both Harwood and Maclean schools, however Jean found it hard to stay interested in school work as she always daydreamed of buying and selling things and was more interested in the trades that delivered goods to the school, than concentrating on her lessons.

Once school was finished, she set about making her dream come true. It was not an easy task for a woman in the 1940s, however Jean became an entrepreneur/businesswoman; an amazing feat.

She sold poultry, fruit, vegetables and honey to the Yamba locals, from her Yamba road property. Jean also raised day old chickens, which she eventually sold as dressed birds, to the Craigmore Guesthouse (in Yamba).

Eventually Jean sold her business and moved back to Maclean, where she cared for her mum Lillian and also provided great companionship, for her sister Marion.

Some of Jean’s favourite things were country music and her Morris 1100S car, which she bought brand new; and if there was ever the slightest chance of rain, it would stay in the shed.

Jean would often be seen making her way to The Bottom Pub (Clarence Hotel) for lunch and afterwards she would clean up the tables and have a dabble on the pokies before heading home.

The colourful Maclean character will be dearly missed.

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