(March 19, 1926 – April 12, 2011)
Archie McLellan lost his brave battle with cancer at the Cascade Hospice with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan on March 19, 1926.
He was a farm kid who joined the navy during WWII at the age of 16 serving for three years. In 1948, he joined the RCE and was posted to Chilliwack. Archie had two tours with the UN in Egypt and one tour in Germany. After his discharge from the military he worked in construction with Kel-Mor and Chilliwack Sand and Gravel.
In 1950 he married Doreen (Micki) Bishop and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on March 25, 2011.
Arch was a “dyed in the wool” Vancouver Canucks fan and supported them for 40 years. We will always remember his cheering them on and how much he loved Trevor Linden. He was a true sportsman by nature. He played baseball for the Chilliwack Monarchs back in the 50s, he was a member of Meadowland Golf Club; was also a member of the “Hole in One” club at Kinkora Golf course. He loved to curl and had a lifetime membership at the Chilliwack Curling Club and played up to three years ago when his health began to fail. He was a 51-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4.
He is predeceased by his son Scott, July 1991. He is survived by his wife Doreen (Micki); daughter Joanne (Warren) Hancock; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brother Wesley; sisters-in-law Helen and Kaye; brother-in-law Bob; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the caring medical staff at the Cascade Hospice and the thoughtfulness of Dr. Graham. God Bless you all.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, 46078 Higginson Road, Chilliwack. No flowers by request.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Chilliwack Hospice would be appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com