Alice Celia McLelan
November 18, 1920 to March 25, 2010
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia; Died: Campbell River, BC peacefully in her 90th year. Youngest daughter of Will and Ella Humble of Vancouver. Predeceased by her brothers Jack, Ralph, Edward and Bill Humble and by her beloved sister Margaret Goranson (Humble). Survived by her daughters Kelly (Maggie) Morris and Melanie Morris, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews from around the world, her four godchildren, Tom, Shelagh (Cook), Kathy and Heather Holt from Vancouver and by her many good friends who made her life so wonderful.
During her lifetime Alice was a policewoman, nurse and school teacher. After retiring from teaching Alice volunteered for many years with the Victims Assistance Program, the Crisis Centre and the Women’s Centre in Campbell River. Before the construction of a Transition House, Alice gave shelter and comfort in her own home to women dealing with domestic violence, offering many hundreds of hours of her time to women in need.
A tireless supporter of many causes dear to her heart, Alice was always a champion of the underdog. She loved to read, work in her garden and play bridge. She delighted in the simple things in her life; a cup of tea, fresh flowers on the table, a friend stopping by to visit and of course, correcting everyone’s grammar and spelling. Most of all Alice was a philosopher, artist, environmentalist and humanitarian. A very special thank you to Dr. Jim Proctor, the nursing staff at Campbell River General Hospital, Alice’s great niece Annette Dumanoir and dear friend Georgean Price who provided their unwavering support. There will be no service by request however celebrations will be announced and held at a later date. Please leave messages at email@example.com to be notified of the celebrations. Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to Amnesty International in lieu of flowers. Call 1-800-266-3789.