James (Jamie) Nealon McLelland

August 18, 1966 ~ May 14, 2019

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, James (Jamie) Nealon McLelland passed away at the age of 52. Jamie is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jeanette, and two sons, Daniel (9) and Kaden (13), his sister, Shauna and her family, and father, Jim. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Lynn.
In recent years, Jamie lived in a long-term care facility due to severe injuries inflicted by a car accident. His life was simple, yet full of beauty and grace. Before then, Jamie enjoyed the challenge of his work with the Department of the Environment, Yukon Government, with special interest in the management of caribou and other wildlife. He held a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from UNBC, a Science Degree from Acadia University, N.S. and an Agricultural Degree from Agricultural College in Truro, N.S.  Jamie was an avid hunter, fisher, and gardener, plying his hand at huge food gardens, raising chickens, and always researching ways to create action against climate change. He knew his way around the kitchen, plus carpentry and basic mechanics, and loved a good wood stove, especially with a quality glass of wine or whiskey in hand. Jamie was known for having high standards, for his occasionally stern disposition, and his quiet generosity.
A gift to this world, he will be greatly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with a reception to follow in the CYO Hall downstairs. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Yukon Chapter, will be appreciated.


  1. Faye Chisholm

    Thinking of you all at this sad time . xoxoxox

  2. Marilyn Peters

    Sending our sympathy and love. As you honour Jamie’s life, may your memories of happy times with him comfort you. God bless you all.
    Kenny and Marilyn Peters

  3. Erin(Wallis) Lengyel

    So sorry for your loss, Jeanette. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. Rosemarie Brown

    Jamie will be greatly missed by all. Jeanette, we pray that the strength and devotion you have shown Jamie since his accident buoys you through your new trials as you begin this next chapter in your life. You, Kaden, and Daniel have been amazing and we have been in awe as we watched from afar. Sending much love and prayers to support you, the boys, and your Mom and Dad in the days ahead.
    Love, Rosie and Brian

  5. Rene Gallant

    Sending our love from Florida. We are with you in our hearts. – Rene and Patti, Sam, Jack and Ben.

  6. Louise MacDonald

    My spirit walks with you as you journey in celebrating Jamie’s life hugs to all

  7. leah white

    Thinking of you at this difficult time

  8. Maureen Howlett

    May God bless you all with his love and care at this difficult time my sincere sympathy to you Janette your children Paul and Faye much love and prayers. Maureen Howlett

  9. Cyd and David

    Our heartfelt thoughts are with you, Jeanette, and your family. We were appreciative to have met Jamie and you to talk and learn about that beloved Tulikivi wood stove. We wish peace to you all.

  10. Yvonne McQuaid

    Please accept my condolences to you, all your family and friends.
    We must celebrate Jamie’s life that we all shared as a wonderful family.

  11. Deneen, Ken, Keaghan and Rowan

    We have been thinking about you Jeannette, Kaden and Daniel all week and share in your grief as we had learned of Jamie’s passing.
    You celebrated a cherished life formally yesterday with family and friends and we send you more support from afar. Our sincere condolences to all the family and much love.

  12. Lea, Kyla, Sara

    Keep your memories of Jamie close to your hearts. Jamie was a family friend while we were growing up in the Annapolis Valley. He was sometimes solemn (especially at church), sometimes teased us (at lunches in the big white Grand Pre house) but always had time to talk to three little girls. He will be missed. Lea, Kyla and Sara Storry

  13. Shela and Bill Storry

    We have fond memories of sitting in the pew behind a tall nice looking young man who proceeded to get his fingers stuck in the communion glassholder. We stifled chuckles as his mother Lynn helped extricate his fingers. Jamie laughed about it years later.
    Our families spent many enjoyable times together. We enjoyed seeing Jim’s face light up when Jamie came in the room.
    Jamie’s loving relationship with Shauna was always evident in the way he looked up to his big sister.
    Our condolences are with all of you in the loss of your son, brother, husband and father.
    Shela and Bill Storry

  14. Grace Snider

    Jeanette and family – Our hearts are with yours as you grieve the death of your beloved Jamie.


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