Fort Monckton #11 mourns the passing of Brother William Donald McLellan

Fort Monckton Chapter # 11 was saddened to learn of the passing of Brother William Donald McLellan on Friday,October 2, 2015 at the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville at the age of 90.
He was born in Saint John the son of William E. and Grace (Finley) McLellan. He was predeceased by his wife Maxine Hill in 2007 and son William in 2010. He is survived by sons David and James and two grandsons, William & Owen . Our deepest sympathy is extended to Brother Bill's family.
From his youth, Bill was attracted to a rural life, with a lifelong passion for being outdoors. His work as a surveyor took him to northern New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories. After a 12 year stint in Ottawa, Bill returned home to New Brunswick in 1972, built a house on Silver Lake in Sackville, and retired there. Once there, he had to devote to the four things dearest to his heart; daily visits to his woodlot, fishing on the Miramichi River, meeting with his fellow Masons, and overseeing the care and renewal of the Upper Sackville United Church.
Just prior to entering the Drew Nursing Home, he had one final fishing expedition with his son, William, resulting in a catch of two salmon & exceptional feelings of kinship, unknowing at the time that his son would predecease him.
Bill joined Harmony Ch.#29, Dorchester in Nov.,1980 and affiliated with Fort Monckton Chapter# 11 in Sept., 1994. Fort Monckton Chapter presented Bill with a Life Membership May 2009. Bill was a Past Patron of Harmony Chapter. In keeping with Brother Bill's wishes, cremation without ceremony has taken place. Arrangements were entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home , Sackville.

" God saw the road was getting rough,
The hills too hard to climb,
He gently closed his weary eyes,
And whispered, Peace be Thine."
and lifted you to rest
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.”