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Robert MacLellan

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October 22, 1947 – December 24, 2020 

Robert MacLellan was born in Halifax and grew up in Lynn Lake, Manitoba. He lived most of his adult life in Winnipeg where he worked at the Assiniboine Credit Union and later for Canada Revenue Agency. He also helped establish the current St. Boniface location of the Wayne Arthur Gallery. 

He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Bev Morton and his siblings Beth (Allan), Mary (Sue), (British Columbia) and David MacLellan (Barbara), (Yukon). 

He is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Leta MacLellan, his brother Larry, and his first wife, Margaret MacLellan. 

A memorial service will be held once the COVID-19 restrictions have passed.

19 thoughts on “Robert MacLellan”

  1. Robert was my best friend ever since klndergarten. In our Lynn Lake days we had many canoeing/camping, etc. adventures. Even in Winnipeg we would meet once a week for coffee. I’m going to miss him. ~ Alan G.

    1. I’m so sorry for your loss of your best friend, Alan. I always enjoyed the opportunity to see Robert at your house and the gallery. Thinking of you at this very sad time. God Bless.

  2. Robert was such an interesting person to talk to, and he had a great smile. I really enjoyed the time we spent with you both, Bev. Once again, my deepest sympathy. God Bless.

  3. Thank you, Sara. By the way did you see my art piece (on my website in the Annual group show [online for the first time})? The one called “Party of Eight Minus Two”? from a photo in Gabe and Alan’s backyard 4 and a half years ago. You and Debra are in it?

  4. Kathy Bastiaanssen

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Suzanne (Clarke) Starrie

    I am so very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My deepest condolences to you, Bev, and to all of the family. I have many fond memories of my Lynn Lake “buddy” & neighbour (canoeing as soon as the ice broke, making fudge, learning to drive thru the bush…) I’m so glad we had a couple of catch-up visits in Winnipeg and Atlanta – just wish there had been more. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Suzi

  6. Gaetanne Sylvester

    Deepest sympathy Bev. It’s hard to find the right words at this time. I always admired the partnership and friendship you shared with Robert.

  7. dear Bev,
    In December I was very pleased with how well you handled the Annual Group Show so the artists could still be exhibited in a way that their quality and variety could still be seen. I came back to your website today to have a last look, since the images were leaving on the 8th of January. I was sadly surprised that your Robert had already been taken down. I had visited the gallery not too long ago, and you were not in, but we still had our conversations, chuckles and sharing of opinions. He had been a positive and helpful partner with you for a long time, and I can only imagine how difficult it feels to have him not being with you any more.
    Take care,
    I’ll be thinking of you.

    1. Thank you so much Marlene. I have been trying to reach you but the email I sent was rejected. Not sure if you have a new email address. I would like to speak with you.
      I am not rushing to take the show down (although it is only on my website. As of yesterday the code red lockdown has been extended two more weeks and not sure it will actually end then. Too difficult to plan another show at this time.
      Take care.

  8. My sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences on the passing of dear Robert. I will forever remember his calming nature, encouraging words and sense of humour. So sorry to hear of your loss.

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