John Noel Bathurst Hall “Noel” McClelland

John Noel Bathurst Hall "Noel" McClelland

Noel McClelland passed away peacefully at his home in Salmon Arm, BC on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at the age of 79 years. He was born in Vancouver on July 4, 1934 and was predeceased by his parents Grace Hornosty and Robert McClelland. He is survived by his loving wife Lila of 54 years, son Bobby (Reg) McClelland, son Wayne (Lisa) McClelland, granddaughter Kirsten McClelland, great granddaughter Khyra McClelland, brother Aaron (Terry) McClelland and family, brother and sister-in-law Fred (Kathy) Schuhart and family, daughter Susan (Gord) Moscrip and family, son Terry Hilton and family as well as other relatives, dear friends and his faithful furry friend, Classy.

He will be remembered for his many years of hard work in the printing industry, having his own print shop “Noel’s Printing”, and his dedication to the peoples around the world at Christmastime. In 2000 retiring to the Shuswap, he continued spreading his Christmas cheer selflessly until his failing health would not allow him to continue. His many other interests included fishing, hunting, boating, camping and spending time on his ham radio.

He will be greatly missed; leaving a legacy behind that will have an impact on many.

Special thanks to Dr. Breugem and staff, We-Care, Interior Health, Interior Respiratory Services, all the Shuswap Hospital staff, Shopper’s Drug Mart Pharmacy, Lakeside Medical Supplies and all the friends and neighbours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Noel’s name may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.

A celebration of Noel’s life will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm with Pastor Myron Crown officiating. Christmas themed attire acceptable.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories at

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