Gayle McLelland
  
MCLELLAND, Gayle

February 7, 2020


Obituary

Gayle (Rumball) McLelland (1936-2020) passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at Health Sciences North’s Cardiology unit during the evening of Friday February 7th, 2020. She will be reunited with her husband Bill McLelland, predeceased in 2009 and is survived by her three sons, David (wife Kelly) Billy (wife Beverley) and Stephen (wife Maureen). Gayle will be dearly missed and never forgotten by her children, their spouses and her grandchildren, C.J. (Meaghan), Samantha, Ashley Parry (Curt), Jillian Charlebois (Jeremy), Justin, Erin (Scott Sirkka) and Kevin (Millana Marcon) Gayle was the fourth eldest of ten siblings and the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hanrahan) Rumball. The Rumballs were a founding family of Sudbury’s South End and Gayle lived her entire life in the Lockerby-Robinson area, as a member of St. Patrick’s parish. She is survived by her siblings Linda Rumball, Anne Eles (Bud predeceased), Chris (Suzanne) Rumball and Gerry (Rosiland) Rumball and her sister-in-law Judy (Don) MacKay. She is predeceased by her siblings Betty (Will) Bohm, Jack (Rita) Rumball, Bill (Diane) Rumball, Sister Peggy Rumball, and June Rumball, and her brother-in-law Bob (Mary) McLelland. Gayle attended Sudbury’s Sheridan Tech High School and graduated in 1956 from the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Hospital School of Nursing. She married her husband Bill in 1957 and worked at the “Old” St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Nursery before it closed and the Laurentian Hospital opened in 1975. For the next fifteen years she worked in Staffing as well as a supervisor in CSR. While raising her sons, she was an active volunteer at Robinson Playground where she and her boys made life-long friends. Upon retiring in the early 1990’s, she enjoyed winters in Florida and spending time with her family. She was a common fixture at her grandchildren’s sporting events, birthday parties, graduations and special occasions, where everyone knew her as Grandma Gayle. Her children and grandchildren were inspired by the love and dedication she showed to her family. Gayle was an avid reader and stayed physically active, playing golf, bowling in the ladies’ league, attending movie matinees with special friends, travelling with family and taking seniors’ bus tours. She will be missed by many friends; including “the girls from Curves” and her friends at St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League. The McLelland family is grateful for the watchful and kind gestures of neighbours and friends who helped Gayle to live independently and to her family physician Dr. Sawkiw, who cared for her and kept her well for over 40 years. In the past month she encountered many caring professionals at HSN, including the staff and physicians of the Emergency department, CMU and 8 North Cardiology unit. Special thanks to Dr. Frood, Dr. Puranam, and Dr. Chenard of the Hospitalist service, Dr. McElhaney and the COACH team. The nursing staff on 8 North showed exceptional care and concern supporting her in her final days, going above and beyond expectations. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., (Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday with parish prayers 3pm Friday.) Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church 39 Walford Rd., Sudbury Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the HSN Foundation (Cardiac Care) or charity of your choice would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.

Service Details

 
Visitation

 

 Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON
 
Service

 Saturday - February 15th 2020
 7:00 PM

 St. Patrick Church
39 Walford Road, Sudbury, ON
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Posted By:
Moira Burke

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February 14, 2020

Dearest Leslie and Jordan, my deepest sympathy to you both as you deal with the loss of someone that had been such a huge part of your lives. You have loads of memories may they bring you comfort going forward. Big hugs, Moira xx

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Lorrie Gates

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February 14, 2020

Stephen,I was so sorry to hear of your mom's death. My sympathies to you, Maureen and your children. I don't think I ever saw Gayle without a smile on her face.

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Dale Milburn

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February 12, 2020

Thinking of you Linda and Ann and the McLelland family at this difficult time.I have many wonderful “camp “ memories of the Rumball clan...

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Paul and Carmen Taus

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February 11, 2020

Sincere condolences to the family.

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Lorenzo Segato

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February 10, 2020

Sincere condolences from the entire Segato family to Gayle’s family. She was always a great role model to all on Southview Drive

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Lisa Paquette

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February 10, 2020

Debbie and John, my condolences to you and the rest of the family.It is never easy😒

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Linda carter

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February 10, 2020

My sincere sympathy to Lynda Rumball and Bill and his family

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Lauri Christison (Welsh)

Posted On:
February 10, 2020

Sincere condolences from the entire Welsh family who knew Mrs McLelland from Robinson Playground and Robinson Public School. She had a quiet strength that I admired. Hoping you have many fond memories.

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Melanie and Stuart Tulini

Posted On:
February 10, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with you Stephen, Maureen, and family. I have many wonderful memories sitting with her at the hockey rinks and having great conversations and laughs. I loved hearing about her nursing career and the stories she shared with me.

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Carole (Dixon) Anderson

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February 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Gayles passing. PLease know my thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. ( I was a Bridesmaid at your parents wedding)

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February 10, 2020

Thinking of you and extending my deepest sympathy to the family.

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February 10, 2020

Our sincere condolences. Cherish your memories.

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Sheryl

Posted On:
February 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to Maureen and Stephen and Linda Rumball and all the family on the loss of your mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Sending all my love.

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Giselle & Kelly Robinson

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February 10, 2020

My sincerest condolences Stephen, Maureen and family. From what I heard, she was a great woman to be admired. There is nothing like the loss of a mother/grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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