Our Staff

Allison Swan- Owner/President, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Allison Swan has been involved in the funeral profession for over 45 years. At the age of 16, he decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to serving the families of his community. As an apprentice under James Allen, Allison went on to earn his embalmers license in 1971. Since that time, he has served his chosen profession in a number of capacities. He is past president of the PEI Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, chairman of the 28th annual Atlantic Funeral Directors and Service convention and also served at the national level as president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada in the mid-1990's, an honour preceded by 15 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the association.

 

His involvement in the community extends beyond his profession, in that he is actively involved as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Charlottetown, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of his church.

Gail (Harper) Swan- Owner and Licensed Funeral Director

Gail (Harper) Swan has been involved in the funeral profession, since her marriage to Allison in 1970. Gail is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of MacLean's, serving as chief financial officer and funeral director. Gail has completed courses in lay ministry and has provided pulpit supply for a number of Island churches and the local hospital. She is an active member of her church, having served on a number of committees and currently teaches the junior and senior high Sunday school class.

 

In her free time Gail enjoys gardening, quilting and rug hooking.

David MacEwen- Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

David MacEwen has been caring for families at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel for 30 years. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director, earning his license in 1990.

 

He is active in the sporting community, supporting his family in their athletic endeavours and enjoying as many rounds of golf as time permits. David and his family reside in Milton.

Jodi Swan- Funeral Service Assistant

Jodi Swan has been employed with MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel on an intermittment basis since she was a teenager. She joined the staff on a full time basis in the fall of 2009. Jodi is responsible for the aftercare follow-up provided to the families which we have been honoured to care for, as well as participating in the planning of our annual holiday memorial program.

 

She is a registered social worker, certified grief counselor and is Certified in Thanatology: death, dying and bereavement. Jodi is a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty and has served on the boards of Hospice PEI, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and the provincial Seniors' Secretariat.

Wilma MacLean- Receptionist

Wilma has worked in the funeral profession for over 10 years and upon her retirement to PEI joined the staff at the MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Her pleasant manner and understanding is welcomed by the community. She and her husband, Rev. Ian MacLean reside in Charlottetown.

Robert Anderson- Financial Aftercare Counselor

Robert joined the staff of MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel in 1996 and provides families with the support and knowledge to complete all necessary government forms for death benefits, as well as other documents. His long-spanning career in finance has provided him with the skills to understand and complete tasks which may seem tedious after the loss of a loved one. He is an active member of his faith community. Robert and his wife Rosemary reside in Charlottetown.