Marie McLellan

Elaine McLellan

Sunday, February 11th, 1934 Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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Obituary for Elaine McLellan

Elaine Marie McLellan returned home to Jesus on Thursday, April 30,2020 with the prayers of her family at the age of 86 at Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home in Shelburne, Ontario. Elaine started her journey on the French side of Cornwall, Ontario on February 11, 1934. Animated and passionate, Elaine was a leader in high school and went on to become a nurse and marry Robert "Bob" McLellan, her husband of sixty years. Her faith and her family were her focus, her compass, and her purpose. Never dull, Elaine liked to make people laugh, to forget their troubles. She volunteered in the Orangeville area, sang with the choir and Adelines, travelled the globe with Bob, and was always there for her children and grandchildren. Short in stature but tall in Spirit, Elaine and Bob gave life to five wonderful children and ten grandchildren and snuck bacon treats to many a pup.
Elaine will be dearly missed by her sons Brian (and Dona) and Bruce, by her daughters Julie ( and Mark), Lisa (and Chris) and Beth (and Darren). Her grandchildren Kassidy, Alexander, McKenzie, Rachelle, Jason, Shane, Peter, Alysha, Connor, and Samantha will miss her sharp wit and big hugs. Her surviving sister Claudette (and Guy) will treasure their memories.
A Private Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Orangeville and a proper Celebration of her amazing life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation in Orangeville in thanks to all health care providers.
May we rejoice as Elaine continues her journey in joy to our heavenly father, accompanied by Mary and Jesus, and will forever be part of us.
A tree will be planted in memory of Elaine in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
  • Webcast available for funeral

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 |
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


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Russell Takashima

Mrs McLellan's smile will continue to grow the beautiful water lilies of Harmony Bay. Her spirit will support our tallest trees, and nourish the new generation of seedlings below. Her cheerfulness and laughter will lift the sun to blaze orange mornings, and bring it back down to the calm peaceful evenings. She will guide the hummingbirds to the nectar, and bees to the flowers. The water will always remain harnessed as if it were the very first day Mrs McLennan discovered Harris Lake for her first time over 50 amazing years at the cottage. It is these unchanged portraits that we will remember Mrs McLellan by.
Comment | Posted at 06:46pm via Condolence

Bruce Sunley

Our heart felt condolences go out to the entire McLellan family. It is never easy to lose a family member and in many respects that is what it feels like for us as well. Elaine (Mrs. McLellan to us) was our second mom growing up at Harris Lake and she did her level best to keep us on the straight and narrow, yet provided the freedom to allow us to enjoy experiences that we will never forget. It’s the small things that stick in your mind and there are many tidbits floating around in my head that are a result of knowing, loving and respecting Mrs. M for nearly 50 years. She will be greatly missed and has a fond place on our hearts.
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Julie, please accept my heartiest condolences for your loss. You and your family are in prayers.
Comment | Posted at 11:32am via Condolence

Rebecca & Rick Bachusz

Julie, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family during these most difficult times. Thinking if you! Hugs to you as you say goodbye to your Mom. 🤗
Comment | Posted at 11:28am via Condolence

Nancy Gibbison

Mrs McLellan was one of the "mom's" in Harmony Bay. I remember her fondly and will definitely miss her. Hugs to all the family, you are so lucky to have had such a loving, and passionate matriarch. She will be truly missed.
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