Bill McLelland: February 19, 2022

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 February 19, 2022, Heaven decided it was time to call him home after a lifetime of demonstrating how it’s done.

Bill was loving, devoted and caring … Father to Kate, Liz, Kevin and Ian, Big Brother to Joanne, Marilyn (Jack), Alan, John (late Stephanie) and Tom (Ruth), Uncle to Laura, Chris, Rachael, Sean, Matt and Tara, Great-Uncle to Noah, Maya, Kaiden and Owen.

A lifelong member (4th degree) of the Knights of Columbus, and long-time resident of Port Elgin, Bill had a razor sharp wit and sense of humour, 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 at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Brussels (17 Flora Street, Brussels, ON N0G 1H0) on Thursday February 24th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the Funeral Mass to follow at 1:00 pm. Please join us via live stream at

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

Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home.