Obituary of Myles McLellan
McLELLAN: A resident of Chatham, Myles Stephen (Bubba) McLellan passed away at his home on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the age of 13. Born on February 9, 1993, beloved son of Wayne and Susan (DaSilva) McLellan of Chatham. Dear brother of James McLellan of Brantford and foster brother Andrew. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Rose DaSilva of Brantford and the late Augusta DaSilva, and William and Evelyn McLellan of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Special uncle of Jennifer and Jessica McLellan of Brantford. Dear nephew of Judy Ripple of Brantford, Lianour and Bruce Thorne of Brantford, Leonard DaSilva of Brantford, Mary and Dave Jarrett of Brantford, Annie and Brian Hayes of Kitchener, Teresa and Wilfred Woodward of Brantford, Lucy and Sebastian Quattrociocchi (Godparents) of Brantford, and the late Frank DaSilva. Loved cousin of James Clark, Robert Clark, Mason Ripple, Christina Otchere, Joshua Thorne, Danielle DaSilva, Lacey DaSilva, Brianna DaSilva, Shane DaSilva, Lenny DaSilva, Christopher Jarrett, Melissa Jarrett, Tiffany Hayes, Melanie Hayes, Lisa DaSilva, Michelle Hyrskis, Stephanie Quattrociocchi, Angela Quattrociocchi, and Laura Quattrociocchi. Myles was a student at Our Lady of Fatima School. He was doing the work of God long before he earned his wings. His love and caring for others was just who he was, a gentle soul doing the work of the Master. Myles received awards for advocating on behalf of Kids With Cancer, Stopping Cancer in his community, and helping local families with the financial burden of cancer. Myles achievements include the Ontario Youth Award, Junior Citizen of the Year, Agent of Change TVO Kids Canada, Young Miracle Worker By CIBC World Markets, Unsung Hero Award (2003), Top Fundraiser in Canadian Relay for Life 2003 and 2004, Manitoba Master Angler Award, Founder of Myles Miracle Mission-Cancer Assist, he raised $120,000 for C.C.S., $16,000 for Camp Trillium, $2,000 for the local paediatric unit, $5,000 for Brain Tumour Kids Christmas Party, $2,500 for Cottage Dreams, and $10,000 for local children with cancer. He championed the Hero to Hero Calendar, the Cancer Mapping Project, and You Can Be A Friend-Cancer Bookmarkers. Myles journey with cancer is the focus of a documentary and movie being produced in Toronto-Myles McLellan Story. Myles was also recognized for his public speaking, taking his message to schools across Ontario. He delivered gifts to kids at Christmas on cancer treatment. He also joined the Prayer Team at Myles Miracle Mission and went to pray over young and old fighting cancer. Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 52 Croydon St., Chatham on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers at St. Agnes Church on Monday at 9:00 p.m. Eulogies will begin at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 180 Wellington St. W., Chatham on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will begin at St. Josephs Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in honour of Myles to "Myles Miracle Mission-Cancer Assist", 416 St. Clair St., P.O. Box 20085, Chatham, Ontario N7L 5K6 to continue his memory would be appreciated. My journey with cancer has not and will not be without purpose. It is through my illness that I have helped doctors understand this disease a little more so they may find a cure. It is through my illness that I have opened the eyes to those around us to how precious life is. Something we all too often take for granted. It is through my illness that some of those around us have realized that life is too short to be afraid of our feelings. My cancer has been beaten back by the power of love. It is the most powerful of emotions, one not to be afraid of, but to be embraced. It is through my illness that I have shown there is no guarantee for the future-only dreams for it. It is through my illness that we have seen the strong cry, only to find more strength. It is through my illness that some of us who havent talked to God in a while have once again begun to pray. It is through my illness that I have joined the hands of those familiar to those of strangers, to form one long chain. I have accomplished so much, and now you must finish the journey for me. www.mylesmiraclemission.ca Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham.
Sunday, February 19, 2-4 and 6-9 pm Monday, February 20, 1-4 and 6-9 pm Parish Prayers, Monday, 9 pm St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church Chatham
Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 am (eulogies begin at 10 am) St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Chatham
Myles' Miracle Mission-Cancer Assist