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.