It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken McClelland. He was born at Colonsay, Saskatchewan, son of William and Anna May McClelland. He is survived by his loving wife Leah of nearly 61 years, son Wayne (Brenda), son Barry and Patricia of C.F.B. Shilo, Manitoba, 5 grand children, 4 great grandchildren and an abundance of friends. He is also survived by sister Retta (Howard) Kreller and Mabel (Albert) Collins of Saskatoon, and Myrtle Baron of Provost, Alberta. Sister in laws Lillian and Darlene McClelland of Saskatoon, Lucille McClelland of Edmonton, Martha Hoffner of Three Hills, Alberta. Many nieces and nephews in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Ken served in the Army for nearly a year before the war ended. He then went East to Ontario, then back to B.C. He worked in the Bralorne Mines for a short time, where he met Leah in the spring of 1948, they later married on December 10 of 1948.
Ken worked in the Bralorne grocery store for a few years, before going to work for B.C. Tel for 29 years.
He had the district repair mans job at Clearwater in the North Thompson for 4 years then moved to Quesnel in January 1967. He retired in 1983.
Ken was predeceased by one brother – Gordon in W.W. II. His parents William and Anna May, 5 more brothers Ralph, Lloyd, Wally, Ira, Allan and sister in law Elsie McClelland and Grand daughter Tracey Jackson. Ken was known for his great sense of humour, quick wit and charming smile. We will miss him dearly and love him forever.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.