George 'Beefer' McLellan
Born In: Cape North
Born: August 24th, 1917
Passed on: January 20th, 2013
On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 our dad was called home to be with mom on their 65th wedding anniversary. Dad passed away at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Surgarloaf, Cape North, Cape Breton on Aug. 24, 1917, George was the son of the late Paul and Effie (MacDonald) McLellan.
Dad relocated to New Waterford from Cape North when he was 12 years old. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders as a private and medic. Following his service overseas, dad was employed as a coal miner for 40 years. It was in the mines that he picked up his nickname, ‘Beefer’. George was an avid fisherman and hunter, a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed the peace and tranquility that nature and its woodland creatures brought to him. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
George is survived by his pride and joy, daughters, Judy (Tim), Georgina (Rob), Joanne (Gerald), all of New Waterford and Laurie of Dartmouth. Also left to mourn his passing are his grandchildren, Stacy, Robyn, Willie, Craig, Kristen, Megan; great-grandchildren, Evan, Connor, Sidney, Austin, Paige, Haven and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his loving wife, Teresa (Cloake) McLellan; a daughter in infancy; brothers, Allan, Gus, William, Johnny, Hector; sisters, Margaret, Flora, Mary Jane, Christina, Cassie and Helen.
The visitation for George will be held in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating.
Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery followed by a reception at the Army/Navy Air Force Hall, Smith Street, New Waterford. Members of the Army/ Navy/Air Force are asked to form an honour guard in memory of their departed comrade at St. Leonard Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of George may be made to Palliative Care, Glace Bay, Glace Bay Hospital or the Autism Society of Cape Breton.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
The family would like to thank Taigh Na Mara and the Glace Bay Hospital for the special care given to their dad.