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McClelland, Ronald David

February 21, 1938 - August 8, 2018

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Ronald David McClelland passed into the presence of his Lord on August 8, 2018 after enduring an unyielding assault by an aggressive form of dementia.

Survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 60 years; sons Ken (Deb) and Dan (Cari); grandchildren Ryan, Erin, Jordyn, Lexi and Cooper; brothers Roger (Vicki) and Bob (Joanne) and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was born and raised in Vancouver.  He graduated from Vancouver Tech School in 1956 and then joined BC Tel, where he had a successful career for 37 years.  He and Shirley were married in 1958 and they raised their two boys with plenty of family adventures including trips to Disneyland, Alaska, across Canada and many camping expeditions.

Long-time members of Cedar Grove Baptist and Cloverdale Baptist churches, Ron was active as an elder, club leader, soccer camp worker and bass singer in Shirley’s choir.  He also enjoyed playing his trumpet in the Delta Music Makers Community Band for twenty-five years.

In retirement, Ron and Shirley were snowbirds for twenty years and made many good friends during those trips in their various RV’s, which they loved.  Ron was an avid golfer and enjoyed his days on the course with his good friends.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 1:30 PM at Cloverdale Baptist Church, 18685-64th Avenue, Surrey.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital or Union Gospel Mission.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sylvie Haering
Relation: Delta Music Makers

I am sad to hear that Ron passed away. I won’t be to be there Saturday because I am in Charlottetown on vacation but I will be thinking of you.

From: Suzanne and Dave Dunbar
Relation: Family friends

Ron will be missed by so many family and friends. So kind, strong and humble. Ron and Shirley’s marriage was such a wonder example to me and my husband. We are all assured Ron is safe in heaven. RIP Ron. Much love to Shirley

From: Diane Hay
Relation: friend

Sorry to hear of your loss Shirley and family. He was a great man one I looked up to in his spiritual walk. He will be missed but home with his Lord he so loved and served faithfully.

From: Joann gilmore
Relation: Cousin

Very Sorry for your loss Shirley and Families

From: Dale & Beverly Fox
Relation: We knew his son Dan very well.

We were very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing and are so sorry we couldn’t be there to celebrate his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 18, 2018
Beginning at 1:30pm

Location:
Cloverdale Baptist Church
18685 - 64 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

18685 - 64 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

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