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MCLELLAN, Roderick “Rod” Michael

May 8, 1948 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 24, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Rod McLellan beloved father of Angie and Ken of Calgary, passed away on Dec 24, 2014 at the age of 66 years.

Rod was born in Winnipeg and was one of twelve children. He spent many years as a teenager on his grandparents’ farm near Fort. Saskatchewan, Alberta. Rod played guitar and loved all music but especially the Blues.

Rod loved the mountains and being in nature. He loved the time he spent with his son, grandson, brothers and friends fishing and hunting. He dearly loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Rod is survived by his daughter Angie Lacroix (Raul); son Ken; five grandchildren, Alexa, Jason, Mikaela, Katherine and Elizabeth; brothers, Pat (Maureen), Jim (Linda), Bruce, Ed, Stuart, Kevin (Kim); sisters, Bea Petroski (Bob), Dorothy Dufault (Ron), Sherrin Bellefeuille (Gerry) and Jeanna Safruik (Barry); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Scottie and Muzzie and brother Donny.

A Celebration of Rod’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rod McLellan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Rod was the teacher for me in most things in life and you could follow his direction as true as the North Star will lead you home. I’m going to miss you a lot big brother the world has lost a lot of cool for me Blues man.
    Thinking of you lots Ken and Angie and Family

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  2. Sherrin Bellefeuille :

    Bye Roggs – Love ya more.
    Sherrin & Family

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  3. Kevin McLellan :

    Rod, you were my mentor growing up and were always there for me as an adult.
    You taught me how to hunt and fish and gave me my love of the outdoors.
    I will love you and miss you always.

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  4. Sorry for your loss. I knew Rod as a teenager in St James, Brooklyn Street. Always a quality guy, fun to be around. Never did re-connect with him after we had both moved to Calgary. Again, Sorry for your loss.

    Doug Caswell

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  5. Patricia Rutley :

    Angie there are no words to say that’ll make this difficult time any easier. I’m sorry we will not be in town for the celebration of your dad’s life. Thinking of you Patricia and Cameron.

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  6. Jean & Barry Safruik :

    The Day The Music Died.

    I will miss you forever Rod.
    Love always
    Jeanna & Barry

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  7. Randy lindquist :

    Sorry to hear of your loss,Angie I met Rod once at hi mothers back yard playing the guitar. Sorry Kevin for your loss of your brother Roderick. Think of all the good times with him. Take care at this time your friend Randy

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  8. Steve McLellan :

    Thanks for taking me in and sharing your wisdom gained through the years. You helped me get to where I am now and helped me to enjoy the journey. Rest in Peace Uncle Rod.

    Your nephew,
    Steve McLellan

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  9. Liana McLellan :

    Angie and Ken,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on tight to all your memories .

    Love,

    Liana xo

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  10. Astrid BaccaPineda :

    Descanse en paz

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  11. Don and Deborah Giesbrecht :

    Good morning
    We are sorry we cannot be there for Rod’s memorial service but please know we are thinking about you all and would like to express our sincere condolences.
    Rod was a great friend, super curling buddy and someone we could always go and visit and pick up where we left off.
    Rod’s hearty laugh and smile that brightened up Rundle will never be forgotten by Don or I (Deb).
    The greatest gift of life is friendship; and we have received it….
    In loving memories of one of our pickin’ and grinnin’ friends close to our heart; we send our sincerest condolences to Angie, Ken and family. As we go down memory lane, we think about the Pickin’ and Grinnin’ Saturday evenings in the Calgary Rundle neighborhood and the Blue Rock winter weekends many years ago, where the tunes were enjoyed by all and the rum was not too bad either! Rod we will never forget your grinnin’; whether on a hike in the mountains, delivering a guard on the eighth end, or sharing one of your favorite tunes. Thank you, Jeanna for introducing us to Rod, a beautiful gentle soul that had touched us in so many ways. A smile that will never be forgotten! Love Don and Deb

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  12. Sorry for your loss. I am a life-long friend of Pat’s wife Maureen and have known many of your family members over the years.
    Know this: you will be sustained in your loss by all the wonderful memories of Rod-father, husband, grandfather, brother ,uncle and friend. Nothing can take those memories away.
    Dinah Breu ( nee Inge/MarjorieStreet)

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  13. Raúl Velásquez :

    Hello Angie , I can’t find the exact words to say to you how sorry I feel for your loss. I didn’t meet your father but my son told me very good things about him. From now on God is going to take of him.

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  14. Eileen and Colleen :

    Kenny, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We will truly miss “Kenny and Rod” playing guitar together. Condolences to you and all your extended family.

    From 2 Blues Bar “Guitar Fans”,
    Eileen and Colleen

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  15. I had the great pleasure of working with Rod at Clover Leaf Cheese. Rod always had a smile for everyone and had the amazing ability to aways leave a smile on co-workers faces. He was always a positive, honest, hard working guy, very much enjoyed working and spending time with him.
    My condolences to family and friends.

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