William (Bill) R. McLelland
There truly are Angels among us.... people who do not call attention to themselves and who live their life grounded by deep faith and unwavering principles. They face adversity with quiet courage, possess great integrity and decency, and never fail to show kindness to everyone along the way. Bill was both a gentleman and a gentle man and on Feb. 19, 2022, Heaven decided it was time to call him home after a lifetime of demonstrating how it’s done.
Bill was a loving, devoted and caring father of Kate, Liz, Kevin and Ian, big brother of Joanne, Marilyn (Jack), Alan, John (the late Stephanie) and Tom (Ruth), uncle of Laura, Chris, Rachael, Sean, Matt and Tara, great-uncle of Noah, Maya, Kaiden and Owen.
A lifelong member (fourth degree) of the Knights of Columbus, and long-time resident of Port Elgin, Bill had a razor sharp wit and sense of humour. He was a voracious reader with a limitless curiosity about everything and would always win at Trivial Pursuit. He loved classical music and was an unabashed, complete sports nut. In his youth, he was a member of the Church of Our Lady Tennis Club’s InterUrban team based in Guelph.
Visitation will be held at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with the Funeral Mass to follow at 1 p.m. Please join via livestream at https://www.facebook.com/RiversideFuneralHomeInc.
Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be in place. Due to health restrictions, a reception will not be held following the mass. Interment at a later date. Cards of sympathy may be sent to Box 466, Blyth N0M 1H0.
As expressions of sympathy, condolences and donations made to the Seaforth & District Food Bank may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home.