BRAUN: Offiicals didn’t notify mom that son was dead and buried

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The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. For Nerissa MacLean, that nightmare included the extra horror of finding out her son had already been buried in a potter’s field in Pickering — because nobody told anyone in the family of his death. Seth MacLean died at 31 of a fentanyl overdose. He’d been staying at the Dixon Hall shelter in Toronto on George St. and was discovered by another resident on July 12. Seth’s mental illness (schizophrenia; bipolar disorder) was diagnosed when he was 18.