From: Arlene, Don & Doug McLellan
Our deepest sympathies to all of Aunt Grace's family. I will miss my monthly chats with her.
From: Barbara Rickett
A wonderful couple, truly in love all these years.Grace, my dearest and best friend since grade school.Never judging, always caring. You will be sorely missed
From: Bruce McLellan
Dear Mom, I could not have prayed for a more loving & caring mother than you. Our time together & my many childhood & adult memories are endless. You made me the man I am today & I will never forget that. Your love, friendship, spirit, strength, humour and gentle smile embraced not just me but everyone you met. You lit up every room you entered & you made the tough times so much better & the good times even better. I was fortunate enough to know your many friends & your spirit goes on in them as well. Your family will miss you however we will never forget the love you easily gave to all of us. I will miss you mom but I know you are with dad once again which eases the pain we all feel right now. You are one in a million - thanks mom. I love you & miss you...XOXO I promise to hold you close in my heart...Lovingly your son Bruce
From: Darlene Davis and Richard
Our deepest sympathies our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
From: Mary Watson
Bruce & Family: I am truly sorry to hear your Mother passed away. I know from Bruce what a wonderful and close family you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is very nice that you are having a service for both your wonderful parents together. 62 years and 4 children is a loving and devoted marriage. Sweetie and Tweetie are smiling down on you.
From: Sherrine Morrow
To Bruce and the McLellan Family I am so sorry for your loss and would like to say that you are all in my thoughts at this time. I know there is many cherished memories to hold on to forever and may that keep you all strong.
From: Nonnie Axalan
Sorry for your loss, You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
From: The Di Cintio family
To our dearest neighbours – Mr. and Mrs. McLellan,You have been so caring and kind to our family, that you have left an indelible mark. Our childhood was filled with lasting memories ranging from mom calling out the kitchen window ‘Grace do you want to come over for a cup coffee’ to incredible musical sounds coming from Steve’s window. We admired Susan’s career choices and grand move to the U.S. (which at the time seemed like such a large undertaking) to the amazing projects that Mr. McLellan and David were working on in the shed (taking a part old television sets) and to Bruce and I spending endless hours playing Lego on the verandah. As children we watched and played in your magical gardens and patiently waited for grand winter transformation of the backyard turning into a skating rink with ice ramps. I fondly remember one year when the old fence between our houses came down and a new fence never came up. To me, this was symbolic - our neighbours were more than just regular neighbours – we were long lasting friends.Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. McLellan, you were so supportive of Mom and Dad as new parents and new Canadians. Our babies were welcomed into the world with your beautifully knitted outfits and Mrs. McLellan’s Thanksgiving stuffing recipe has been pass down to our families (A story we all like to tell our thanksgiving guests).With all our love,The Di Cintio family
From: Cara Maria Avon
The Webster's Dictionary defines "GRACE" as - A virtue coming from God - A state if sanctification enjoyed through devine Grace - to me "GRACE" means pure Love - It is with tears in my heart that I say So Long (never Goodbye) to this beautiful woman. I thank you for the Love and memories that you have shared with us so freely - I will miss you forever but take comfort in the knowledge that we all will meet again one day in the Garden. "Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! Henry Scott Holland All my love...Cara Maria
From: Stefan Anderson
To my cousins: I was so very sorry to hear about Aunt Grace. She was a lovely woman who was always so cheerful and positive. I can still hear the sound of her joyful laugh. Aunt Grace was always interested in what others were doing. Her kindness and understanding were appreciated by so many. She will be missed very much indeed and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. With love, Stefan