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Margaret Anne Hume and her father Albert Mair MacLean,
Remembrance Day 2010
Albert Mair "Mac" MacLean, a native of Campbellton, New Brunswick, came from a family of eight children, five of whom served overseas during World War II. He graduated from Campbellton High School in 1939 and worked for the Royal Bank of Canada prior to enlisting in the RCAF in 1942. Following his war service, he married Mary Fraser and began his university studies. In 1949, he graduated from Dalhousie University with a bachelor of commerce degree and began his long career of thirty-three years with the T. Eaton Company. A long-time resident of Moncton, New Brunswick, he and his late wife Mary were blessed with a family of five children, ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Albert passed away at the age of 90 on May 11, 2012.
Albert Mair MacLean and family: Joan, Margaret, Bert and Jim at 90th birthday party and My Life book launch, April 8, 2012.
Margaret visiting Bomber Command Memorial, London, UK
News & Events
80th Anniversary of Just Mary
Posted On - Nov 01, 2017
Just Mary, Mary Grannan's signature radio program for children was first broadcast on radio in November 1937 on CFNB Fredericton. The program was also carried on CBC for a number of months in 1938, but in September 1939, Mary Grannan and her Just Mary program moved to CBC Radio, beginning a long, successful broadcast run that continued until June 1962. read more...
Just Mary the Musical
Posted On - Nov 02, 2017
Just Mary: the Musical, based on the book Just Mary: the Life of Mary Evelyn Grannan, is under development by Helen & Alastair MacCulloch (Optimistic Music Company). read more...
Stirring the Occurring: Stephen Leacock and the Act of Artistic Creation, November 19, 2017, 2 pm
Posted On - Nov 02, 2017
Special event featuring Paul Conway and Leslie Robbins-Conway of VoyageurStorytelling.ca, presented by Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver with support from SFU The Writers' Studio & SFU Liberal Arts for Adults 55+ read more...
The Life of Mary Evelyn Grannan
Margaret Anne Hume's interest in Mary Grannan arose from happy childhood memories of enjoying her TV shows and books of Maggie Muggins. "I had never had the pleasure of meeting her or even seeing her in person, but I was always aware that she was from my home province of New Brunswick", says Hume. "My later desire to write her biography grew from an adult curiosity about this woman -- so well known throughout Canada for over two decades -- now largely forgotten. Since I could not find any biographies about her because none had been written, I eventually decided to write one myself."
"Just Mary" Reader: Mary Grannan, Selected Stories
Children's author Mary Grannan published over thirty best-selling books from her CBC Radio shows Just Mary and "Maggie Muggins." She had other radio series that were never released in print. In the Just Mary Reader Mary Grannan's biographer Margaret Anne Hume presents a selection of stories from radio drama series Jubilee Road and Land of Supposing.
My Life: Adventures of an RCAF Flying Officer, Eaton's Manager, and Family Man
Albert Mair MacLean chronicles his family history and his own life story, featuring the gripping details of his experiences as a pilot of an Avro Lancaster Mk III bomber in World War II. With warmth and humour, he recounts his years raising a family and working for the T. Eaton Company. Edited and co-written by his daughter, Margaret Anne Hume.