Ian McClellan

Ian Creighton McClellan

Friday, August 15th, 1947 - Monday, January 11th, 2021
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McClellan, Ian Creighton- 73 of Richmond, NS, passed away peacefully on January 11,2021 in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in London, England on August 15, 1947, he was the son of Lionel and Gertrude (Fryer) McClellan. Ian began a successful career in Hotel Management, starting in Kenya running game lodges and safari hotels. From there he moved throughout Canada and Connecticut before returning to England. There he studied to become an Independent Financial Advisor, and became an investment broker, and part owner of his firm. Ian was a skilled offshore sailor with a zest for exploration and adventure. Along with his wife, Deborah, they sailed over 32,000 nautical miles and then flew to the parts of the planet they hadn’t sailed to, to see as much of the world as possible. He had a keen need to study : astronomy, geology, volcanology, political science - his home is filled with his books, which he enjoyed enormously. Ian is survived by his loving wife, Deborah; daughter, Laura Swan, Ontario; brothers, David (Sue), Colchester; Stuart (Deidre), Norfolk; grandchildren, Henry and Maeve. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A Humanist graveside service will be held, Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11 am from the Chebogue Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Yarmouth branch. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at
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  • Service

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 11:00am
    Chebogue Cemetery
    Chebogue , NS
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  • Interment

    Chebogue Cemetery
    Chebogue , NS
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Jackie Jacquard

Posted at 09:10am
To Deborah and family, my condolenses to you, and so sorry to ehar about the loss of your beloved Ian... At this time there are no words that can comfort you, but know you are in my thoughts...Jackie from Parade Street Animal Hospital

Jim MacLeod

Posted at 09:05pm
My deepest condolences to Deborah and family members on the passing of Ian. I enjoyed serving yourself Deborah and Ian at the pharmacy for as long as you lived in Yarmouth. I will remember and recall our discussions at the pharmacy - God bless you and your family members.

Gillian Swan

Posted at 12:50pm
I am sorry for you loss Deborah, David and Stewart.
Gillian Swan

Lesley O’Neill

Posted at 12:09pm
Memories of good times as we first arrived in Canada. Scrabble games, camping trips & much laughter. R.I.P Ian x
Will & Les

Laura Swan

Posted at 11:27am
Henry, Maeve and I are saddened to hear this news. I have good memories of spending time at the beach in Madison, Nova Scotia and PEI together. I will continue to share memories of Ian with the kids and enjoy the many gifts of their McClellan legacy.

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