Brian McLennan

Obituary of Brian McLennan

It is with great sadness that the family of Brian Paul McLennan of Cambridge Narrows NB, announce his passing which occurred on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saint John, NB. Born in Saint John, NB on March 16, 1942, he was the son of the late Ronald & Mildred (Howes) McLennan.

Brian is survived by his wife Coleen Damon of Hampton, NB; children: Leanna McLennan (Michael) of New York, US, Leslie McLennan (Mike) of Calgary, AB, Caley MacLennan (Lyndsay) of Halifax, NS and Cara Carpenter of Halifax, NS; step-children: Colin Jardine (Stephanie) of Hampton, NB, and Craig Jardine (Amber) of Mapleridge, BC; grandchildren: Sarah, Emma, Kate, Elijah Jesse, Rhett, Holden, Georgia, and Annie; step-grandchildren: Zoe, Ben and Elijah; brother Daryl McLennan of Cambridge Narrows, NB; sister Judy Cunningham of Dartmouth, NS; brother-in-law Tony Damon (Heidi) of Bloomfield, NB; sisters-in-law June McLennan of Rothesay, Ann Burke (Gerry) of Calgary, AB and Alice Damon of Hampton and several nieces, and nephews. Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his sister Jeanne Mallory and her husband Harold, and brothers-in-law Alan Damon and Jim Cunningham.

Brian attended and graduated from Simond’s High School in 1960. He went to Community College in Moncton for two years obtaining a certificate in accounting. After graduating, he worked in finance for the next few years. Brian wanted to own his own business and opened a sign shop in Moncton and also a T-shirt Store there. After a few years, Brian moved on to own and operate The Pizza Delight in Oromocto.

His dream was to do some travelling, so off he went in the early ‘80’s to hitchhike around India. He stayed for over 6 months and toured Sri Lanka and other exotic places. His favourite place to visit was the Taj Mahal and he could not get over the beauty.

Returning to Canada, he settled in his beloved Cambridge-Narrows (where he spent every summer until he was 16 years old) and cleared his land on the Washademoak Lake and moved his house from one location to his property. With the help of many friends and his daughters, Leanna and Leslie, Brian created a warm and comfortable home for himself and loved ones. Brian then became a WETT certified technician and installed stainless liners and woodstoves in Grand Manan, Cambridge-Narrows and various communities near the city of Saint John. Brian was also a skilled carpenter. He retired from this work in 2020 but remained very active.

Although he and Coleen moved to Hampton in 2020, his love of “The Narrows” never diminished.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, and will be held privately.

Donations in memory of Brian may be made to Alzheimer’s Society and Pascobac Centre. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through:

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