It is with heartfelt sorrow we regret the sudden passing of Harold Angus MacLellan, age 73 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Harold was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Martin and Kathleen (MacKenzie) MacLellan.
Harold is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of over 50 years, Carmella (Candelora); father to, Lisa (Brad Zavisha), Calgary, Cory (Lisa Fasciani), Calgary; grandchildren, Jordan, Brooklyn and Adian Zavisha, Calgary, whom he thought the world of; brothers, Ray (Barbara), Stan (Nicholette), Martin (Patricia), Dennis (Pauline) and Charlie (Arlene), Minden, ON; sisters, Judy Walsh (Jerome), Halifax, Kathy Royal (Gilbert), Connie for whom Harold and Carmella have a special place in their hearts; brothers-in-law, Joe (Margaret Ann), Dominic (Dorothy) and Jimmy (Carleen); as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by grandson, Vance Zavisha.
Harold worked at various jobs over the years, in Toronto for CPI, in Hamilton for Canadian Porcelain and in 1974 his love for Cape Breton brought him back to the island. Upon returning to Sydney he worked for Atlantic Spring & Machine, Smiths Bakery and Holy Redeemer Parish until retirement in 2007. Harold was loved by his many nieces and nephews whom he was always pleased to see and whose company he enjoyed very much.
Harold was a soft spoken, humble gentleman, a peaceful soul always willing to lend a helping hand. He saw the good in people and never had a harsh word to say about anyone. He was a man of faith and integrity. Harold will be remembered as the premier funny guy in the family and his humour was always appreciated at the many family gatherings over the decades. In the waning years amongst the brothers Harold and Ray would be the last men standing with the youngest brother Charlie ready to jump in. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place at New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
At the request of the family, donations, in memory of Harold, may be made to the Holy Redeemer building fund or the SPCA.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Carmella and Family, will miss Harold’s kindness and genuine words of compassion. He was a special soul. Sending you my sincere sympathies.
From: Marilyn Clements
To our beautiful Harold, whom we loved and cherished, you are now at peace, we hold you in our hearts.
From: Frank MacEachern
I am saddened to hear the sudden passing of Harold. I remember Harold as a very gentle and caring person. My love to the family.
From: Carmella (Marasco) Tibollo
Carmella,and Harold’s brothers and sisters, We are so sorry to hear about Harold .He was such a fine gentleman,always with a smile on his face.You are all in out thoughts and prayers.Harold will be missed,Rest in Peace Harold.
From: Pleman and Rita Woodland
Our sincere sympathy to the MacLellan and Candelora families on the passing of a true gentleman.
From: Dave and Mary French and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.
From: Lawrence and Marilyn O’Callaghan
I was so sorry to learn of Harold’s sudden passing. My condolences
From: Anna Mae Muise (Lynn’s friend)
My sincere sympathy to the Maclellan and Candelora families on Harold’s passing. May he Rest In Peace
From: Anne Marie Boudreau (Carleen sister)
Dear Carmella and Family,
Carmella I am so sorry for the lose of your wonderful husband Harold. Thoughts and prayer go out to you and your family. I wish I was home to be there for you and the family. Love Gail MacKinnon
From: Gail MacKinnon
Our condolences to the family in the passing of Harold. In the short time that I knew him it was a pleasure to have known such a good man. Rest in peace Sir.
From: John Hollingsworth
Harold was an amazing uncle.
Always saw the good in everyone. We were so lucky to have him in our life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Joanne and Michael
From: Joanne Ling