McClintock-Web-150LIONEL GEORGE McCLINTOCK, July 29, 1923-October 4, 2013: Lionel George McClintock (“Maj”) of Sarnia, the third child of Henry George McClintock and Gladys Mary (Hutt) McClintock, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2013, at Bluewater Health in his 91st year. He was the dear husband of the late Uldine Utley (Jeans) McClintock (1980) and loving father of William McClintock (Marjorie Jeeves) of Calgary, and Jeffrey McClintock (Renée Dykeman) of Ottawa, grandfather of Giles, Ryan, Maia, Justin and Neil and great-grandfather of Lina, Elias and Simone, brother of Doug McClintock (Betty) of Sarnia and Eileen Winkler (Les) of Grand Rapids, MI. He was predeceased by his sister Pam (Bob Shaw) of Toronto. Maj will be greatly missed by his very good friend of many years, Pat McLean. Mr. McClintock was a graduate of Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School, where he enjoyed playing football. His love of swimming in the St. Clair River as a youth led to him becoming a lifeguard at Canatara Park. Enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, Maj became an Officer and served as a Pilot and Pilot Instructor. After the War and an Honourable Discharge, he attended The University of Toronto. Mr. McClintock retired from Catalytic Construction of Canada after many years of service, including assignments in Iqaluit, Nunavut (formerly Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories) and in Fort McMurray, during the early days of the commercial production of oil from the Athabasca Oil Sands. Maj was for many years a member of The Sarnia Yacht Club, where he enjoyed sailing his Grampian sloop with family and friends, often single-handing his vessel. For his 80th birthday, Maj went for one last sail, single-handing his craft to its final mooring. Mr. McClintock was initiated and became a member of St. Paul No. 601 Lodge AF & AM in 1956, and later became a member of Liberty Lodge No. 419. He was a member of Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, and an honourary Member of Hiawatha Chapter No. 252, Royal Arch Masons of Canada. Maj was a member and past preceptor of St. Simon of Cyrene Preceptory No. 37, and received the rank of Right Eminent Knight from the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, Knights Templar. He was a member and Past President (1971) of the Lambton Shrine Club and a member of Mocha Temple in London Shriners International. Mr. McClintock was also a member of the congregation of The Church of Saint Bartholomew. A celebration of Maj’s life for family and friends, followed by a reception, will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Canada, or to a charity of your choice.

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