St. Margarets’ Village
We the family and friends regret to announce the sudden and untimely passing of Clyde Bernard McLellan, at home on Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Clyde born on Feb. 10, 1959 in Neil’s Harbour, he was formerly of Meat Cove and the second eldest son of Allan ‘Iha’ and Marion (Young) McLellan.
Clyde was well known from his own community to Wittenburg, Stewiacke and beyond. He will be remembered for his never-ending stories that always had five smaller stories in them. Clyde loved his community dearly and made many trips with the St. Margaret’s Church Rebuilding Committee around Nova Scotia as they were finalizing the rebuilding of our Parish Church in 1999. His only daughter, Cherilyn Alexis was the first baby to be baptized in the new Church. Clyde was also involved with the Cheticamp Search and Rescue, the BSLVFD and the Area 19 Snow Crab Association to name a few.
Clyde lived to fish and hunt, becoming one of the first licensed Moose Guides in his area along with his Moose Guiding buddies, Robert Burke, Darren and Phil Harrison and Ray Boudreau. He will be remembered for never giving up until the last second of the season! He also spent a good deal of the deer season at the cabin in Stewiacke with his best bud and father-in-law, Hughie J. MacDonald. They were known as ‘The Capers’ in that area.
When he wasn’t hunting, he would be fishing, either lobster, snow crab or mackerel jigging with Hughie. He started his fishing career with Hughie in 1982 and never missed a day until Hughie’s sudden passing in 2016. He never got over losing ‘The Captain’. Now the Captain and his First Mate are together once again.
All around, Clyde loved all of his family dearly. He was very proud of all three of his children, his two boys, and his baby girl. But he was also a very proud grandfather and loved each of his grandchildren deeply. He enjoyed his summers the most when he received visits from his only granddaughter, his princess, Cynthia Ann, age 3, along with his grandsons. One of Clyde’s happiest moments was when he reunited with his two grandsons in 2017.
Clyde was predeceased by his parents, Allan ‘Iha’ (1998) and Marion (Young) (2002); his oldest brother James (1965); a stillborn brother and also by his in-laws (who he considered a second set of parents), Hughie J. (2016) and Alexis (2017) MacDonald. He was also predeceased by his beloved fur-baby, Miss Ziva on July 15, 2019.
He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his wife of 36 years (July 23, 1983), Charlotte (MacDonald); his two sons, Waylon (Candace) and his sons, Parker and Lil Hughie; and Clydie (Rose) and sons, Malachi (Whitty), Edwin, Carlos, Adrian, Little Clydie and daughter Cynthia Ann; and his only daughter, his ‘Baby Girl’, Cherilyn Alexis who was his Pride and Joy.
Also survived by his siblings, Darlene (Andy) Doucette, Ingonish, Kenneth (Sadie), Westmount, John (Rose), Capstick and Catherine (Kay), Sudbury, ON and by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the late Clyde McLellan will be held at St. Margaret’s of Scotland Church, Fr. James MacLean Room, in St. Margaret’s Village on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2 -9 p.m. and again on Monday, August 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral Mass will be followed at 2 p.m. on Monday with Fr. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery, St. Margaret’s Village. Following the committal, a reception catered by the C.W.L will be held in the Fr. James Room, St. Margaret’s Village.
Donations in memory of Clyde may be made to St. Margaret’s CWL or Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“See ya later ‘Skip’ ”
Charlotte and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Clyde’s sudden passing. I haven’t seen you recently but I do run into Clydie and his family every now and then. It’s always so nice to see the students that I taught in Bay St. Lawrence school. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.
From: Joan Clarke
You will be forever missed and loved , thank you for being you! Til we meet again! Love, Ty
So sorry for your loss RIP clyde
A great freind that will be missed dearly in our small community. Peace to you Clyde ol buddy.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Clyde’s family and extended family. His kindness will be remembered.
You will be missed dearly. Love you. R.I.P Clyde
Our condolences go out to the family,we are sorry for your loss. I’m sure he is with uncle Hughie having a blast while aunt Alexis cooks a boiled dinner for them?
Never before have I met a man like Clyde or seen a land like his home. Being in Clyde’s company, seeing the Highlands through his eyes, was an adventure not to be matched. Clyde’s love of the outside world was contagious! Speaking for my husband, Darren Harrison, adequate words are hard to find that would express his deep feelings for his friend. A great admiration lives in his heart for Clyde and countless cherished memories remain. All our sincere love to the family and we hope your beautiful memories comfort you. Thinking of you Charlotte, Waylon, Clydie and Cherilyn. Chrissy, Darren and Jason
Rest in peace clyde so sorry for your loss.May God give his family strengh to get threw this .
So sorry he was a awesome man ..friend..and person
So happy I had the chance to visit with Clyde on the Saturday before his passing . We touched on past adventures in our lives , that we had shared , and he told some interesting stories that he had experienced . One thing I totally understood is that he loved his family and friends and also felt the pain of others who were sick , or had sickness in their family. Rest In Peace Clyde ! You are and always will be a good person .
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all xo
Our condolences to the family, from Kevin and Gwen grant, sons Clint and Jonathan
Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and the family every day. Your faith and family will see you through this most difficult time.
Sorry for your loss Charlotte& family.love Agnes, Dewey Pearo & family.Alder Point,C.B.
We are so sorry for your loss. Clyde was a great friend and we always looked forward to seeing him when we were home. Charlotte and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Dave, Rhonda and family. Sylvan Lake, Alberta.