ManKind Project elder Charles Maclean (“Worthy Ibex”) passed away Friday morning, 22 November 2013, after a cancer diagnosis this past July. Charles was initiated at Camp Adams in 1995 and was very active as an MKP elder, helping to put on several local elder retreats and twice spearheading the Worldwide Elder Gathering.
His other accomplishments include work in philanthropy, writing, and also founding the multi-generational Trillium Hollow Co-Housing community, a “family of families” in southwest Portland, practicing compassion and gratitude. It was there that he held his own “celebration of life” this past August. He is survived by his brother Thomas Maclean of Madison Wisconsin, and many friends he considered his family.
Charles was born 12 October 1945 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and obtained a doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Michigan in 1972. Among Charles’ many passions were fine port wines and dark chocolate. He was also was passionate in his support of basic sanitation rights and dignity for every human being. Those who wish to honor his memory with a donation are encouraged to make donations at http://www.worldtoilet.org/donations.html
Those who wish to make a public testimonial are encouraged to do so at his Oregonian obituary page. Plans are currently underway for a memorial service, to be scheduled later and announced here on this page.