With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather James Louis "Sonny" MacLellan of New Waterford NS on Sept 9 2021 at the age of 71.
He was born in New Waterford to Christine and Pat MacLellan, the youngest of 9 of Christine's children. Sonny lived with his family in Toronto for a time but couldn't stay away for long, eventually returning to work as a coal miner in Lingan colliery until his retirment in '94. He was a member of St. Agnes Mens club. He was a big kid at heart and was remembered playing road hockey with the neighborhood kids. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren playing countless hours.
Sonny is survived by his daughters Nancy (Gerald) Locke, Jennie Lynn and son Jeffery (Desiraia). Grandchildren Gerald, Chynah, Victoria, Michael and Thomas. Sisters Kathleen Forhan, Atlantia MacKinnon, Pauline Beaton, Caroline MacLellan and brother Robert (Buddy) MacLellan. Special friend Lisa Mossop. And his good old drinking buddy and partner in crime Wayne MacKenzie.
Sonny was predeceased by his mother Christine and father Pat, older brothers Howard, Joseph and sister Shirley.
No visitation will be planned as cremation has taken place. A private service for Sonny is planned at a later date. The family would like to express their enternal thanks and gratitude to the staff of the CB Regional Hospital Palitive Care Unit for all their help and compassion during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pailative Care would be apreiciated.