We have sadly lost our patriarch. Suddenly, as a result of a tragic fall at his home Stu passed away at LHSC-University Hospital on Sunday, November 17, 2013 of Exeter in his 89th year. Beloved son of the late Donald and Muriel (Ovens) McLellan. Dear husband of the late Lillias (Barr) McLellan (November 16, 2012). Dearly loved father of Sandra (Larry Hern) of Whalen Corners, Ian (Jeanette) of Walton, Donna of Bayfield, and Judi (Don Shropshire) of Markdale. Cherished grandfather to Chris & Kate, Jason & Anne, Becky & Chris, Tara & Joe, Sarah & Kyle, Matthew & Selina, Rob & Kim, Jeff & Michelle, Michael and Amanda, Tricia & Jeff, Andrew & Kathryn, Sarah Jane & Nicola, Barbara Anne, Jenni & Darron, Chris & Kayla & Kirsti. Adored great-grandpa Stu to Kayleigh, Cole, Connor, MacKenna, Brooke, Zoey, Chelsea, Thomas, Reece, Korbon, Claire, Alayna, Haley, Cian, Tennyson, and MaKayla. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Phyllis McLellan, Norman and Shirley McLellan, Grant McLellan, Gladys McLellan, Marion Barr, and Beverly Barr. Predeceased by sister Mary Turnbull, brother Bob McLellan, brothers-in-law Bob Turnbull, Bob, Tommy and Archie Barr and sisters-in-law Bette, Toni, and Mary. He will be dearly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Stu and Lil enjoyed many adventures of travel in their motor home throughout their years together. He was also a member of the Caven Presbyterian Church and Riverview Estates Social Club in Exeter. Stu was a well known and respected farm equipment salesman for Becker Farm Equipment and an employee for Dave Moore Fuels until his retirement at 80 years old. His outgoing personality, twinkling blue eyes, and his charm will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him. At Stu’s request cremation has taken place.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 street west of Main), Exeter on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11 AM at the Caven Presbyterian Church, 68 Main St, Exeter with Dorothy Henderson, Minister, Caven Presbyterian Church officiating. Cremation with interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Caven Presbyterian Church or the South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com