Edna Irvine MacLellan

Passed 05/05/2022


Obituary For Edna Irvine MacLellan

Edna Irvine MacLellan

Passed May 5, 2022

We are sad to announce the passing of Edna Maclellan, 101, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Born in Westville, Nova Scotia to the late John A. and Laura (Dooley) McNaughton.

Edna spent her career at Dartmouth Medical Center (1960-1985) where she retired as the medical center’s Office Manager. Upon retirement Edna spent many winters in Fort Myers, Florida where she made a legion of friends from across the United States and Canada.

Edna was a bridge enthusiast and loved afternoons playing bridge with her club members. She was comfortable with computers (her laptop and iPad) and enjoyed on-line shopping, banking, card games and reading and replying to her e-mails.

Edna was fiercely independent, she loved life and easily made friendships that endured. She had a large circle of friends and supporters which enabled her to live comfortably and independently in her home. We would like to thank Carole, Nancy and Joyce for their support.

She is survived by her son, John (Sonia), grandson John Good (Catherine Crosbie) and great grandson, James. She was predeceased by her husband (Colin) in 1991 and her brother, John Robert.

Thanks, are also extended to Doctors Lawless and Hunter, as well as the nursing staff at 5 East, Dartmouth General Hospital for their outstanding care, compassion and professionalism. Also, we would like to thank Northwood Home Care and the VON for the important care and support provided to Edna over the last few years.

Cremation has taken place; a private interment will occur at a later date.

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  • 05/16/2022

    So saddened to hear of Edna's passing. She was my first boss at the young age of 18 after graduating from what was then Dartmouth Vocational School (Secretarial). She taught me great work ethics. We kept in touch over the years and I always enjoyed her Christmas cards, especially the ones from Florida... rest in peace Catherine MacEachern

  • 05/16/2022

    Johnny; hearing about the loss of your Mom brought a wave of memories from our young lives together growing up in Dartmouth. My sincere sympathy, she was a special lady from my early days. Your friend. Teddy Allen

  • 05/16/2022

    Deepest sympathies John and Family. Edna did not want to be called Aunt Edna...just Edna she would say. She enjoyed spending weeks at our cottage with Nana and Marion (The Golden Girls we called them). We have special memories of them being here that we will never forget. She will be missed. Dan and Germaine Duffy

  • 05/16/2022

    Jim and I send our deepest sympathies to you John, Sonia and family , on the passing of dear Aunt Edna . She was always so pleasant whenever we were in her presence and her beautiful smile shone through at every encounter . R I P Aunt Edna !

  • 05/16/2022

    Edna was a truly independent woman. To the end, she was up to date on whatever was happening, a pleasure to be her friend. Rest Well, Edna XO Dorothy Sawler

  • 05/16/2022

    My deepest sympathies to you John and family, Great Aunt Edna was very independent, kind and ageless. Smart as a whip, she will be missed. Bill & Cheryl Hecimovich

  • 05/16/2022

    We know how special Edna was to her family. Hoping that the wonderful memories you have will help sustain you over the next while. She lived a full life! Our condolences. Janice and Frank Mason

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