Roy Alden MacLellan

July 25, 1923 to December 29, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on December 29th, 2020, in the presence of family, Roy Alden MacLellan in his 98th year, a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

Predeceased by his beautiful wife Elizabeth (Maunder), parents Myrtle (Courage) and Hugh MacLellan, his sisters Janet MacLellan, Jean Cross, Lorna West, brothers Leslie, Clyde and Bruce (d. Stella), his grandparents Captain Abel and Priscilla Courage (Catalina) and Hugh and Susan (Lennox) MacLellan (Scotland), as well as sister-in-law Ruby (Reg Tucker).

Leaving to mourn are his proud and loving daughters Heather MacLellan, and Bonnie and husband Gordon Woodland, his two grandsons and their wives, Andrew and Dr. Janine Woodland, and Mark and Dr. Melanie Woodland, as well as his beloved great-granddaughter Lucy Woodland.

Also leaving to mourn are his sisters Ruth (d. Walter) Lawlor and Cherry (d. Max) Atwood and brother-in-law Joe (d. Lorna) West (Oklahoma) and sister-in-law Jean Maunder (d. Robert) (Halifax). Also leaving behind a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia, Oklahoma, Texas, and Illinois.

He devoted his life to the betterment of his family.  He was also a dedicated member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Whiteway Masonic Lodge, a Merchant Marine (WWII), a member of the Inventors Guild of Canada and an avid cross-country skier. As a young boy he attended the Presbyterian School on Queen’s Road. Later, he shared his brilliance as a valued employee with the Newfoundland Railway, E.F. Barnes, and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Throughout his lifetime he was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Always humble and quiet by nature, his exuberance for life, his family, and his machinist and mechanical genius brought him satisfaction right to the end.

The family would especially like to thank and recognize Community Health Nurse April Adams, and Dr. Kristian Green for their professional and supportive medical care over the past number of years, as well as the Nurses and Doctors at the Health Sciences, all of whom provided exceptional care in his final journey, with a special thank you to Nurse Maria Pinto. Both he and the family appreciated the respect, dignity, and care he was provided.

Following his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service at this time.

Donations in his memory can be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, St. John’s or the charity of your choice.

 

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Heather,Bonnie and families ,please accept my deepest condolences on your father’s passing.. Roy was one of the nicest people I have met over my lifetime.,I always looked forward to our chats when I would see him..He had this way about him that you always left his company feeling like a million,at least that’s the way he always made me feel.. He will forever live in my memory. May God grace and warmth carry you all through the coming days,and your fathers memory live on.RIP

Bonnie and Heather. Please accept our condolences on your dad’s death. My dad’s Best and life long friend. What a wonderful life he lived. I have many memories of visits and outings with “Mac”, Elizabeth and family.

Bob and Bev Wight.

Heather, I am sorry to hear of your father’s death. He sounds like a wonderful man, and I really enjoyed briefly meeting him a couple of times when you had him out for a drive. I hope the many memories of happy times together will provide comfort to you and your family.

Bonnie, Heather and families,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Roy’s passing. I will always remember him for the wonderful man he was.
Some great memories: Christmas season meals on Baltimore Street with Aunt Elizabeth, Mrs. Maunder and family. Roy would always encouraged me to eat more and then comment on my hollow legs. Working at the Kirk building screens to keep the pigeons from living in the bell fry. Roy would have me catch the pigeons and bring them down to street level and release them.
I have been blessed with many loving, caring Uncles and Roy was one of them.
Please accept my deepest condolence.

Neil and Patti Attwood

Bonnie and Heather
My condolences to you and your families on the recent passing of your father.
He was a true gentleman.
Ann Angel

Bonnie and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

My condolences Bonnie to you and your family at this difficult time . Thinking of you and sending my care and sympathies.

Heather and Bonnie, I want to offer my condolences on the passing of your dad, a true gentleman indeed. The friendship your parents shared with mine, is a marvel to me, the best of friends for decades. Times together too numerous to count; a lifetime of memories and for me they were an inspiration. I always loved to see your mom and dad, they were always so sweet. I feel that you guys as well as Danny, Bob and I were blessed to have such wonderful parents, and Mr. MacLellan was certainly blessed to have such devoted daughters. Here’s to a life well lived.

Roy and I worked together at MUN, Technical Services for many years. He was a true gentleman with a great sense of humor and was a very talented machinist who was generous with sharing his technical knowledge and skills and was a mentor to many of his younger colleagues.
Over the years we also attended many enjoyable cross-country skiing events together across the province. Only a few weeks ago we had a long telephone conversation and shared many old stories of our past times together. His wit and humor was still very much intact and he will be missed.
My sincere condolences go out to all of the MacLellan Family.

The MacLellan Family
My condolences to you all . Roy was a good friend and eagerly came on many of our X-C ski jaunts A fine gentleman.
Frank O’Connor, former MUN X-C ski coach

My condolences to you Heather and Bonnie on the loss of your wonderful father. May your memories of a happy life with him bring you solace.
Anita Best

Ruth, very sorry to read of Roy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, condolences to all.. Love Barb ( Courage) Hillier

I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, a man I respected and enjoyed working with at MUN for many years.

Heather and Bonnie;
I was saddened to read in the Telegram that your dad passed away a few days ago..
I always found him to be the perfect gentleman and always enjoyed our little chats. He had a great sense of humour and forever had a nice and pleasant smile.
Please accept condolences from the Goodland family ..God bless.
Cliff and family

Heather and Bonnie, my sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. Thinking of you.

Bonnie, Heather and family. I have such fond memories of both your Father and Mother. I loved Roy’s quiet sense of humour and fun., and admired his love of life. Thinking of you.
Bea

Bonnie and Family
We send our sincere and deepest condolences to all of you. I never met your father but based on the little bits \I heard he was a great gentleman, I’m sure you are very proud of him. He traveled home for the last time, he’s home now. Keep his memories alive especially with his great grandchildren. God bless you all

Uncle Roy was such a warm and welcoming man. We loved his smile, graciousness, and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Newfoundland family; we will all miss him very much. May God’s blessings help you find peace and comfort

Always a smile, always a kind word, a true rock at the Kirk. Ruth, Heather and Bonnie please accept our condolences. Doug Butt and Margaret

Heather and family… sending my condolences on the loss of your father. Thinking of you…

Ruth please accept my sincere condolences on your brothers passing.Thinking of you at this sad time.

Heather, Bonnie and family
We were saddened to hear of your father’s passing. May your many memories sustain you through these difficult times. Our deepest sympathies and heart-felt condolences.
Sarah and Don Osmond

On behalf of the Catalina relatives (specifically my Aunt Shirley Clouter who was Roy’s first cousin) I would like to offer my condolences to Roy’s family. I remember visiting him when I was a youngster and hearing my mom (Elva Clouter Heale) and Aunt Shirley talking fondly of him. If you’re interested in seeing photos of Roy’s Catalina grandparents and cousins, I have a facebook group that you may like of the Clouter/ Courage family.

So sorry to learn of Roy s passing. I knew him through the church and attending our Flipper Dinners. He always remembered me and we enjoyed a chat and laugh each time we met. A true gentleman indeed💜

Oh my, I see my mother, Uncle Roy’s sister Jean MacLellan Cross, in his smile. My sympathies to all who hold him dear. Pax.

Uncle Roy was the essence of a gentleman and as my Dad would say “a prince of a man”. To Heather, Bonnie and the Woodland family my heart breaks with you. Uncle Mac will finally be reunited with his beautiful bride., Elizabeth.

Dear Bonnie, Heather and family,
Rob and I send you both most sincere condolences. As his daughters, you made him very proud. I know of the abiding love you have for him, and the devoted care you both gave him. His life was truly blessed.

Bonnie and Heather

My heartfelt condolences to you both on the loss of your dear father. You are in my thoughts.

Dear Cousins, Bonnie and Heather, and dear Aunts, Ruth and Cherry, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Roy’s passing. He was a lovely man who had a wonderful sense of humor. I treasure the memories of our visits over the last 50 years. My prayers are for you and your families. My love to all, Marsha West

So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I worked with him at MUN for many years and he was truly one of my favourite people. I would love to see him come into my office to have a chat. A true gentleman!! May he rest in peace!!

My condolences to his family. I never knew this man, but, he was a cousin of my dad’s. My grandmother was Fannie Courage Clouter, of Catalina, T.Bay

So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Roy Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

So sorry to hear about Uncle Roy’s passing! He was truly a gentleman with a fabulous sense of humour. I have lots of lovely memories of him from dinners at Cherry’s over the years. My sincere condolences to the family.

Heather and Bonnie ,
So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you both at this difficult time .

Linda Durnford

Heather and Bonnie, we are so very saddened to hear of your fathers passing! He was a wonderful man. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Dear Bonnie and family,
Jack and I are very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please accept our heart-felt condolences.

Bonnie, Heather and Family,
Our thoughts are with you on the passing of your wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.. He truly was a warm, interesting and loving gentleman. We will all miss Mr. Mac.. What a full and long life he lived and shared with you all..