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Douglas Lorne McLellan

Douglas Lorne McLellan

December 27, 2020

Douglas Lorne McLellan
McLELLAN, Douglas Lorne - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Doug at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 68 years young.  Loving husband of Diane (Strangway) for 41 years.  Doug was the proud father of Michael (Meghan).  He adored and cherished his grandchildren Kaiden and Quinn Grace.  Doug is survived by his sisters Edith (Grant) Fotheringham, Wendy (Jeff) Smeltzer and Betty McLellan, and sister-in-law Donna (Glen) Dougan.  Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Agnes (Ivel), parents-in-law Cliff and Alice (Charlick) Strangway, and brother-in-law John and Janie (Bartley) Strangway. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends.  Doug was a gifted Salesman for MDL Doors and always enjoyed talking to his clients.  He was devoted to his community serving on Council for the former Arthur Township for four years and also as Reeve for two years.  Doug sat on the Wellington County Land Division committee for several years and was co-chair on the committee to build the new Sports Complex in Mount Forest.  Doug coached baseball and hockey when his son played.  He also coached the Senior Girls Hockey Team winning Gold in the Walter Gretzky tournament and the OWHA ‘C’ Championship.  He loved going to Home Hardware shows, playing euchre with the seniors and Shuffleboard.  He knew how to have fun!  Cremation has taken place.  Due to Covid-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or Cancer Patient Services.  Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Diane, Michael & Family – My deepest sympathies go to you. As the many notes of condolence show, Doug was a man of humor, family, and community. We all had so much fun with him – at meetings, get-togethers or just talking over the back fence. But Doug was also much more than that: he was the guy you wanted in your corner when the challenge was the greatest. Our little Township of Arthur was under siege in March of 1989, and I will never forget Doug’s contribution of long hours of work (and persuasive lobbying) that summer, and his indefatigable spirit. He carried a lot of us, who were by then so tired, across the finish line. RIP big guy – the farmland in heaven is now in good hands. TM

— Terence Rothwell, January 9, 2021

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Doug we played Euchre and had so much fun. He was a wonderful person made me laugh all the time always smiling he will be missed.

— Sue DeBartolo, January 7, 2021

I had the pleasure to sit on the Township of Wellington North recreation committee with Doug. Doug was a straight shooter and was always willing to tell you the way it was. He was a cornerstone of the community and will be missed. There will be angels playing euchre with Doug.

— Ross Chaulk, January 4, 2021

Sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Our condolences Diane and family. Chris & Crystal Seifried

— Crystal & Chris, January 4, 2021

So sorry to hear about Doug, I will remember him with that big smile of his and his great sense of humour . Love to you Diane xoxo Carol & Lorrie Yerxa

— Carol Yerxa, January 3, 2021

Dear Diane and family, We were so saddened to hear of Doug's passing. He was such a kind hearted man and I have fond memories of him as a shy youngster and you were both a pleasure to see and work with in recent years. His sense of humour and warm personality always shone through. We hope the comfort of family and friends along with fond memories will help you through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences from the Brown family.

— Dustin Brown, January 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

— Doug & Amy Gettleson, January 1, 2021

So sad to hear of Doug's sudden passing, the world has truly lost one of its greatest salesmen & nicest people this week, Diane our thoughts are with you & Mike during these tough times. Take Care guys.

— Rick & Judy, January 1, 2021

Dear Diane and family. We were so saddened to hear the news of Dougs passing. He was a back room staple on Fridays at our hardware store. We, along with many other will miss him very much. Our sincerest condolences . Doug and Wilma

— Doug and Wilma McLean, January 1, 2021

Dear Diane - Our condolences on the passing of Doug. I wish we could be with you at this time, but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We have great memories of Doug stopping and telling us about his shuffleboard game. We will always remember having a good laugh and fun with you and Doug at Hunter's Run. Hugs and prayers.

— Tony and Betty, January 1, 2021

Dear Diane, Michael and family, My condolences and I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength today and in the days ahead. Doug always knew how to bring a smile and depth to any conversation. There was no one exactly like him, a kind loving man with a great heart. As I pondered the sad news many fond memories of working with Doug flooded over me. Here are a few of them. Many years ago two young men met by what seemed to be by design and not merely by chance. Both ambitious and not completely settled in our current jobs dreaming of what could be. We may never know for certain yet possibly this may have what brought us together. Doug’s vision for what could be accomplished if he could get a job with MDL Doors and it’s founders vision blended and changed the company and the fenestration industry. Doug’s dedication brought great success to all at MDL. I am and have been one of the many whose lives have been touched by this amazing man. Respect, dedication and care for his family, friends, customers and employer to name a few. Going down memory lane brought back many great memories of our days working together. Rest In Peace Doug Mervin Lichty

— Mervin Lichty, January 1, 2021

Dear Diane, Michael and family. Saddened by your sudden loss. Doug will be missed by all 4 generations of Harpers. He was one of the fun relatives. Keeping everyone in our prayers. Ron and Nancy

— Ron and Nancy Harper, January 1, 2021

Dear Diane and family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Jim and Paula

— Paula Solway, January 1, 2021

Doug was a great person. I knew him as a salesperson for MDL Doors, however he was so much more than an ordinary salesperson. Likely over 25 years during my time at Switzer Tim-br Mart in Orillia, Stewart Tim-br Mart in Mount Forest and Elmvale Home Building Centre in Elmvale. Always enjoyed chatting with him, and seeing him at all the buying shows. I will miss him.

— Wendy Crone, December 31, 2020

Diane,Michael and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. . Doug was a good friend and a very respected as a County Councillor. Blessings to all !

— Bob and Joan Wilson, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane, Michael and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Doug was such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave and Terry Dedman

— Terry A Dedman, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane, Michael and family Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Darlene & Kyle McLellan

— Darlene McLellan, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane and family, our hearts are deeply saddened on the sudden passing of Doug. May the Lord gather you in His arms, and hold you close to His heart with love and healing, as you go through the tremendous loss of your husband and best friend, dad and grandpa. Doug’s love for his family and community came through in the many times he shared stories. While working with Doug at MDL Doors for 23 years, the “Salesman dedication” shone as he served so many Dealers. He was a great guy, going above and beyond many times. With our deepest sympathy, Mary & Vern Heise

— Mary & Vern Heise, December 31, 2020

Diane, Michael and family. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Doug. Such a wonderful man with a big heart and he played an important role in so many peoples lives and was such a big part of the community. Sending hugs to all of you.

— Terry and Jen Hoehn, December 31, 2020

Doug, he was one of a kind. Great hockey coach and friend. He always brought a smile to my face and he will be missed. Diane and Mike - thinking of you guys during this difficult time.

— Melanie Stevens, December 31, 2020

To Doug's Family our sincere condolences, he was an awesome guy who we enjoyed his regular visits to our shop at D & D Glass, he will certainly be missed by many who knew him. May he rest in piece.

— Marg Miller, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane, Micheal & family & friends. We were shocked to hear of Doug's passing. Our sincere sympathy to all & know you are in our prayers. Doug was an exceptional man . He'll be missed by many. Earl & Marie Randall

— Earl & Marie Randall, December 31, 2020

Diane and family, we are sorry for your loss. Doug will be remembered as a kind and friendly man who never forgot his friends. A friend was someone he hadn't met yet. After we moved away he would often brighten my day when he would drop in at work for a quick coffee and fill me in on your family. May all your happy memories help you through the days ahead. Mike and Mona Jessome

— Mona Jessome, December 31, 2020

So many fond memories (mostly hockey) of being with Doug. Such a great guy who was always there to help and support whoever need it. He has left us far too early and will be greatly missed.

— Brad and Cathy, December 31, 2020

To Dianne and family our sincerest condolences. Doug was one of the first to befriend us when we moved to Mount Forest and dragged me to a Kinsmen meeting - such great times and friendships.. such a kind and dedicated guy and will be missed. If there is anything we can do - please do not hesitate to call! Jim and Mary Lou.

— Jim and Mary Lou Fairles, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane, Michael and family, Doug was a friend to all, big smile, big hello, big heart. We are thinking of you and sending hugs. "The beauty of a life well lived is that it is never forgotten" Sincerely, Karen and Jeff

— Karen Coburn, December 31, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Doug was a sincere and fun loving guy, and a friend to many. Barry & Thelma Rawn

— Barry & Thelma Rawn, December 31, 2020

Diane and Michael and family, my sincerest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and uncle. Doug was a wonderful man and I remember the Kinsmen days, working with Doug while he was on Council and enjoying his friendship when he participated in the Home Hardware shows at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. He will be truly missed. Blessings, Lois Amos-Herter and family.

— Lois Amos-Herter, December 31, 2020

Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Such a shock to us.

— John & Janet Moore, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane & family......we are saddened by Doug’s sudden & unexpected passing. Doug was a great guy who will be missed big time in our community. Our heartfelt sympathy during this sad & difficult time. Hugs! Norm & Janet Freiburger

— Janet Freiburger, December 31, 2020

Diane, Mike & Family, Sincerest condolences for your loss. Doug was a great man and will be sorely missed. Doug was so great to all of Mike's friends, and the community in general. He was always friendly, engaging, and funny...man, was he funny. Thinking of you, Mike

— Mike Jongkind, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry & Brenda Tubman

— Terry & Brenda Tubman, December 31, 2020

Diane, Michael and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Big Doug was a friend to so many, his unique laugh will be remembered as well as his ready smile for all. RIP Doug

— Sharon Wilson, December 31, 2020

Dear Diane ,Michael ,Meghan and Family. We were so saddened to hear of your loss of Doug. He was a great guy and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you at this sad time. Love Mary Lou and Paul

— Mary Lou & Paul Bolen, December 30, 2020

Diane and family. I was saddened to hear of Dougs passing. Working with him at MDL Doors for years was always a great time when he was in the office. Nicknames for all the girls and a huge smile on his face was his trademark. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

— Krista Nesbit, December 30, 2020

Dianne and Family It was quite a shock to hear about Doug. Hoping that after Covid, I would be able to talk to him during the break at Senior's Euchre and get caught up with all the news of the world, Mount Forest in particular. We are sure he will be missed in the community. Sympathy is extended from Carm & Florence Noble

— Carm & Florence, December 30, 2020

Diane and family, we were so sorry to hear of Doug's passing and would like to extend our Heartfelt Condolences. Ben and Wilma Farlow

— Ben and Wilma Farlow, December 30, 2020

Dear Diane, and Michael & your family, There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are about Doug's passing. His smile was the best. May you feel the Lord's loving arms around you at this unfathomable time. Holding you close in ours thoughts and prayers. Hugs!! Sheryl & Bryan

— Sheryl & Bryan Elliston, December 30, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of Doug’s family. He will be missed by many. Dale & Doris Henry

— Dale & Doris Henry, December 30, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Thinking about you all at this difficult time.

— Linda and Wayne Preston, December 30, 2020

We're thinking of you Diane and we send our condolences. Regards from Aletha and Bob McArthur

— Bob and Aletha McArthur, December 30, 2020

Our heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. The Varallo Family

— Andrea Varallo, December 30, 2020

I was very sorry to hear of Doug's passing...He was just into our store here in Miller Lake a few weeks ago and we had one of our "visits"...that could involve any number of topics. Doug was one of the last "great" salesmen, who knew the value of building relationships and was respected and liked across the board. His love for his family and extended family was obvious. He will be missed by many. Smokey Golden

— Smokey Golden, December 30, 2020

Dear Diane, Michael and family, II am so sorry to hear this sad news, and my heart goes out to all of you. Fond memories of the boys In hockey with Coach Doug, great times together and his jolly laugh will always be remembered. Hugs and prayers, Mary-Anne

— Mary-Anne Markle, December 30, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Doug was a great friend of Dads' who so enjoyed their day trips together. Oh to have been a fly in the back seat listening to those conversations! Not to mention all the fun times during the Kinsmen times. So many memories.......my deepest sympathy to you and your family. "Gone from your sight but never from your heart".

— Lynn Reeves, December 30, 2020

Mike,Diane & family. I'm so so sorry to hear about your dad. He was one of the nicest men I've ever met. Always good to us at high school pool parties. He is absolutely looking down and watching you all beaming with pride. My heart is with you all Amanda

— Amanda Hoffman, December 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences Dianne and family. Doug will be missed in the community.

— Gord and Mary MacEachern, December 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about Doug. Always enjoyed visiting with him on his daily walks around Hunters Run. You are in our thoughts and prayers Diane. Bryan and Andrea Jorgensen

— Bryan Jorgensen, December 30, 2020

Diane there are no words to express your loss. Doug will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Marion and Ray.

— Marion and Ray Parker, December 30, 2020

Dear Dianne & Family Our deepest condolences . Doug loved Florida, especially “Shuffleboard”. He will be missed. Take Good Care. Boni & Russ

— Boni & Russ, December 30, 2020
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