MCLELLAN: Brian David of Peterborough, formerly of Edmonton, Thunder Bay and Ear Falls Ontario
McLELLAN, Brian David – On Monday, August 4th, 2014, with his beloved wife June by his side, Brian left his pain and earthly burdens behind and began his journey into the “Land that is fairer than day” in his 62nd year.
Brian was born and raised in north western Ontario where he met many of his life-long friends, some of which he travelled to England, Europe, Spain and across Canada prior to attending Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Brian met his wife June in high school and they met again in 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, and married there in 1983. In 1986 they moved to Southern Ontario and finally settled in Peterborough. Brian worked at the Griffith Mine, Comstock, with the planning department of the Town of Ear Falls, at the coal mine in Grande Cache, Alberta, and for Winston Gilks Surveying Co. In 1986 Brian began a long career in the new home sales and construction industry (Viceroy Homes) and home renovation sales (part time) from 2008 to 2012.
Brian was a prostate cancer survivor for 11 years and leaves his loving and cherished mother Alice (Ear Falls, ON) and dearest sister Elaine (Grande Cache, AB). Predeceased by his Father Norris “Curly” Mclellan, Brian will be greatly missed by John Zuefle and family, many wonderful friends, incredible nieces and nephews, many much-loved uncles and aunts. Brian will always be remembered for being a genuine and caring person who had a great sense of humour and quick wit. He touched many hearts with his faith and love of life.
A funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church, Highland Road, Peterborough, on Thursday, August 7, 2014, officiated by Pastor Scott Shellenberger, assisted by Carol Urbach. Thank you to all who came to give their prayers and support. A memorial graveside service will be held with friends and family in Ear Falls, Ontario, this Fall.
We give our heartfelt thanks to the many doctors who have cared for Brian, the medical staff at the Peterborough Regional Hospital, staff at Hospice Peterborough and to the very special, compassionate and efficient We Care nurses who attended to Brian’s needs over many, many months. Thank you to Pastor Jupp, his wife Debbie and members of Victory Baptist Church for their prayers and support over the past year.