Charles "Red" MacLellan

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Charles "Red" MacLellan

March 20, 1937 - April 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Duncan MacLellan, announces his sudden passing at home on Saturday April 24, 2021, after a year long courageous battle in his 84th year. Charles, fondly known to many as Red, will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Tania and his two children Michael and Sherry (Wayne). Loving Papa to Tiffany (Craig), Kristen (Harry), and Brooke (Joey) and proud Great-Papa to Kinsley, Emersyn and August. Charlie was also a loving brother to sisters Jean, Carol, and Lila, brother Vincent (Florence) and predeceased by brother Alex (Shirley). Uncle Charlie will be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and dear friends. Charles was born to Vincent and Lila MacLellan in 1937 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. At the young of 17 he headed to Ontario and he began his career as a railroader for the CN Rail, to which he retired after over 40 years of service. He was appointed Reeve of Hornepayne, Ontario in 1974 serving in this capacity until 1991 and during this time Charles served on the boards of numerous organizations and committees to which he was extremely dedicated. In retirement Charles left Hornepayne for Cobourg, Ontario where in 2002 he took on a much loved second career as a Commissionaire for many establishments in the city including Kraft Foods, Northumberland Hills Hospital and Victoria Hall. Anyone who met Charlie knows he was a avid story teller who loved to talk, usually over a cup of coffee at Tim Hortons, about his many passions including politics, hockey, golf and his greatest pride of all which was his family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Blouin and all of the oncology team that took such wonderful care, and supported Charles over this past year. Due Covid-19 restrictions there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Petra Hartwig - May 7, 2021

My sincere condolences to Charlie's family. I have fond memories of Charlie as Commissionaire at the Cobourg Town Hall. Most days upon leaving the office Charlie and I would commiserate and usually have a few laughs. He was kind, gentle and everyone at the Town Hall enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace.

Nicole and Scott Powney - May 4, 2021

Our condolence to Tania and family. Scott and I have fond memories of C.D. He was our landlord for a while and our friend. We would often see him driving past our house and he would stop for a visit. he will be missed.

Gail Rayment - April 30, 2021

I knew Charlie in his role as Commissioner at Victoria Hall. He always greeted people warmly as they arrived, and was always good for a chat. A tremendous guy.

Ernest Balmer - April 30, 2021

Chuck has been such a good friend over so many years. It is painful to think that he is gone. All my thoughts and sympathies are with you. I know how much you loved him but no more than he loved you.

Katheine Field - April 29, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Charlie was a fun loving, happy sole. He always had a story and he had a great sense of humor. I am blessed to have known him for so many years. He was able to bring a smile to my face every time we were together. Rest in peace, my friend. There will always be a piece of you in my heart.

Ray and Grace Agich - April 29, 2021

Sorry to hear that Red has passed. Our sincere condolenses to the MacLellan family. From the Agich family.

Corey - April 29, 2021

Tania and Family My heart is heavy 💔 Always ALWAYS loved to chat with Red, be it at your home , my salon or just around town. I am so very sorry to read this. Tania if there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Stay strong with your family by your side. Hugs Corey

Rhonda McMurray - April 28, 2021

Sending huge prayers to your family. I will always remember the dinners and conversations from Charlie when he was with the Commissionaries. Rest in peace my friend.

Flynn - April 28, 2021

Mike Sherry and family. Loved my visits with Red whether in Hornepayne or the grocery store. Always had a story. We usually talked fishing. Great man. Sorry for your loss. He will be be missed by everyone who knew him

Beth Hunt - April 28, 2021

We loved hearing your stories at the Hall. Many nights Charlie and I were the last to turn off the lights. He loved people and was so very kind. I’ll miss you.

Jim and Jamie West - April 28, 2021

Tanya, Sherry, Mike and family, We were so sorry of Charlie’s passing. He was a great neighbour and friend. Jim enjoyed many stories at the end of the driveways with Charlie. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Miriam Mutton - April 27, 2021

To Charlie's family and friends, I am saddened to hear of your loss. I met Charlie when he worked as Commissionaire at Victoria Hall. He was a friendly and cheerful ambassador, a watchful person quick to offer help or to brighten the day with a quip for anyone who might need it. Rest in peace, Charlie.

Claudette (New)Duggan - April 27, 2021

My Condolences Tania, Mike and Sherry in the loss of a Husband and Father. Sending Thoughts and Prayers.

Robert and Donna Walton - April 27, 2021

Our condolences to the family.

Debbie St. Charles - April 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We worked together for a few years doing security at Victoria Hall. He will be missed.

Gladys Morris - April 27, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great story teller and a friend to all he met. Thoughts and prayers with his entire family.

Chris Barker - April 27, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences to the family of Charles MacLellan. "Charlie" as I called him was one of my commissionaires when I was Director of Engineering at the Northumberland Hills Hospital. He knew I was involved with the local sea cadets and whether he was at the hospital or at his post in Victoria Hall, he always asked me how the cadets were doing. I always stopped and took my time to share a few words with Charlie and give him an update. COVID does not allow us to gather and pay our proper respects to the family, but I do hope my sincere condolences in this message brings you some sympathy in your time grieving. With all respect, sincerely Chris Barker

Bill Fraser - April 27, 2021

Tania, Mike ,Sherry and all of Charlies family ,so saddened & shocked to hear of Charlies sudden passing ,as you know Charlie & I have quite a few good memories together especially on a few golf courses , man he loved that game . Im really going to miss my old buddy , knowing Charlie he already has a game going with our other teammate Don who we lost last year R.I.P. my friend /Bill

Karen Eaton - April 27, 2021

I'm so sorry that your no longer with us on this earth and if one believes in a betterplace as I do your in paradise handing out chocolate bars 😥 you will be missed by many. Im sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye 💔

Ostroskie - April 27, 2021

we send our prayers and thoughts to you Tania and family. Will remember the times spent in Cherry valley and the many stories he told us over a cup of coffee Deepest sympathy Paul &Sue

Bill and Liz O'Neill - April 27, 2021

Charlie, you will never be forgotten by family and friends because you lived your life so well. You gave us so much love it made our souls sing with the joy of your presence. Your kindness and generosity made our lives brighter and lighter! The tales you told were entertaining and our laughs were bubbles of humour in the air. There are many golf greens for you to enjoy on your new journey and we wish you many holes in one, "Red".

Grandma Liz & Grandpa Bill - April 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Maureen Strickley - April 26, 2021

We are so sad to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. I remember talking recently with him about how we would plan a family dinner after this pandemic was over and get together. I thought we would have more time with him but sadly we cannot. He was always wonderfully social, interested in others and interesting himself. He had a way to hold the floor with his speeches and spoke for all of us at family gatherings. We will miss his “radio” voice, his insights, his stories and his presence going forward. It will not be the same without him. On behalf of his sister Carol, she is so very sad to know of his loss. We will try to think of Charlie at peace, fishing with Uncle Alex and cousin Stan on a beautiful lake in heaven. Our prayers and thoughts are with Aunt Tanya, Michael, Sherry and family at this sad time. With our deepest sympathies, Maureen, Spencer and Cameron Strickley

Linda Munro - April 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Kawartha Vision Care - April 26, 2021

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Charlie was one of our favorite patients. We will miss his stories and smiling face. He always spoke so highly of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.... he beamed with pride as he shared their accomplishments with us. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

della maclellan - April 26, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Aunt Tania, Michael, Sherry and family. We will always cherish the moments you spent time with our father Alex in Cherry Valley. Great memories of you two fishing on East lake together. God bless Uncle Charlie

Brent and Gail Nicholas - April 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Stephen and Janice Gallant - April 26, 2021

Sending our condolences to your family. We'll always cherish the memories of great times together.

Charlie and Rose knight - April 26, 2021

our sincere condolences to Tania Coin and Sherry our prayers are with you

CLAYTON TENBROECK - April 26, 2021

We were sad to hear the news of Red passing. He will be missed by many. Wishing your family all the best during this difficult time. RIP Red. The Tenbroeck family.

Mayor Cheryl Fort - April 26, 2021

I am very saddened by the news of Reeve Charles "Red" Maclellan's passing. He served Hornepayne well, bringing about significant growth and change for our community. Red was always willing to share and provide guidance long after his term ended. I admire him and am thankful for his contributions to to Hornepayne. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Dan Patkau - April 26, 2021

Sorry to hear of Reds passing my condolences to the family

Jean Gallant - April 26, 2021

We will miss your happy spirit!

Marylea Harasymiw - April 26, 2021

My most sincere condolences to the family.. Rest In Peace Red!

Carrie and Sam Veraldi - April 26, 2021

Sending condolences to the family, may he Rest In Peace

Anne TYRRELL - April 26, 2021

Sending our families deepest condolences to the MacLellan family on the passing of Charles. From the TYRRELL family

Janice MacGillivrY - April 26, 2021

Going to miss our coffee times together dear Charlie. 💕

Terry and Lorette Therriault - April 26, 2021

Our deepest condolences to your family for your great loss. He will surely be missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jamey and Nicky Calarco - April 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the Loss of your father (Red), I want to offer my condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the good memories you have of him will comfort you in the days ahead. I have fond memories of Red myself. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your friend Jamey and Nicky Calarco

Michael telford - April 26, 2021

My condolences got to work with red early on in my career loved to listen to the stories also him and Dennis Walton gave me my first job working for the town a pioneer in our community

Lorraine McCourt - April 26, 2021

Thinking of your family. Our sincerest condolences to all. Red will be surely missed. RIP Red. Lorraine and Wanda Whent

William G. Storry - April 26, 2021

Sincere Condolences to Charilie's Family

Jane Zingone - April 26, 2021

Dear Aunt Tania, Michael and Sherry, My heart is so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to all of you. I have so many memories of Uncle Charlie. One of my earliest is of taking the train to visit all of you up North and Uncle Charlie taking Lila and me to see the bears at the dump. I remember the sweet aroma of his pipe. Uncle Charlie always had great pictures and stories and I especially loved the one of him giving the Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau a haircut in Hornepayne. When my parents moved to Colborne we got to see each other more often. I have memories of us at your home and trailer, Uncle Charlie taking us for a tour of the area and going out on the water with his boat. Uncle Charlie also spoke often of his family and his beautiful girls (grandchildren ) and their many accomplishments. Uncle Charlie became the spokesperson for the MacLellan family, he was the family historian and my father (Vincent) was thrilled when at his and my mother Florence's 50th wedding anniversary, Uncle Charlie made a re-memorable toast. My father Vincent and my mother Florence are devastated at the death of Charlie and send their deepest condolences. As does my husband Dan and boys Lucas and Thomas. Uncle Charlie will always be fondly remembered. With love from, Jane Margaret, Daniel, Lucas and Thomas Zingone.

Mary Carol & John Gagliardi - April 26, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to the family... I’m sure he will be missed.

Craig, Kinsley, and Emersyn - April 26, 2021

Definitely the proudest person I have ever met when it came to his family and he would always let anyone within ears reach know how much he loved them. Big hugs and kisses from the three of us. We will miss him.

Diane Ryan - April 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I got to spend time with Charlie when he was our mayor. He worked very hard for our community of dedicated .deep condolences to Tania and all his family. I know he will be missed.

Percy Storry (Wright) - April 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Red's passing, condolences to Tanya and her family. He did a lot of work for our small town of Hornepayne. Thinking of you all of this that time.

Debbie Haavaldsrud - April 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Reds passing. He will be missed terribly

Lorrie - April 26, 2021

My condolences to Tania & family. I will always have fond memories of the time we spent at the Hallmark Centre coffee shop(Louis’s restaurant) loved his stories❤️ R.I.P Red🙏

Armand Le Fort - April 26, 2021

Margarita and I send our Condolences to Sherry, and all the Family and Relatives. May he Rest In Peace.

Andrea MacGillivray - April 26, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I would see him from time to time when visiting my parents in Cobourg. He gave a great tour of Victoria Hall. He was always so nice and funny and kind. A great story teller. He was so proud of his family. He will be missed.

Winnis-Anne Gaudreau - April 26, 2021

My condolences to the family. He was a great guy and a good mayor for us in Hornepayne.

Filomena Lacoursiere - April 26, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family.

Wendy Bowman - April 26, 2021

We were very sad to hear of Charlie's passing. We send our condolenes to his family at this time. Charlie will be greatly missed by his friends. He always had a smile and a story to share with you. RIP Charlie . Wendy & Rick Bowman

James & Margaret Workman - April 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Jim & Marnie Workman - April 26, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Tania and family on the loss of a wonderful man. We always enjoyed our encounters with Red & the ensuing interesting conversations. He will be sincerely missed.

Brent Nicholas - April 26, 2021

With sincere condolences to Tania,Michael, Sherry and family members it is with great pain I heard of Charlie's passing. He was a great friend, enjoying coffee at Tim's and telling some great northern ontario stories. I'm going to miss you bud and until we meet again. RIP Brent & Gail

Bruce Rutherford - April 26, 2021

Sincere condolences to Mike, Sherry and Tania. Red always treated us like royalty at his home, first in Hornepayne and then in Cobourg and Katrina and I will miss his kindness and lively conversations.

Forrest Rowden - April 25, 2021

I send my condolences to the family I often had a long conversation with Charlie about politics. He will be missed by all , I loved to see him at the golf coarse competing with his buddy Bill,

Dalton and Heather McDonald - April 25, 2021

We are so sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing . We shared many coffee times with Charlie at Tim’s . He was upbeat and always had a story to tell . Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time . RIP Charlie .

Joan Kemp - April 25, 2021

Sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing. He was a great neighbour on Ravensdale and always had time for a visit.

Penny Smith & Eric Archer - April 25, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of sitting drinking coffee at Tim’s with him, listening to his stories. He will be missed