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View Record Number 4093 - Mr. George MacLellan

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Name:Mr. George MacLellan
DOB:29/06/1938
DOD:26/04/2011
Age:72
Address:South Boisdale
South Uist
Place of death:At Home
Date of funeral:14/05/2011
Funeral Location:Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Garrynamonie
Presider:Fr. Calum MacLellan and Rev.Martin Matheson
Occupation:Chef
Additional Info:At the Requiem Mass, Deacon Rev. Matheson recited the following homily: "By rising from the dead Jesus has defeated sin and death itself and has guaranteed us the same reward. George had this faith and like Martha in today's Gospel firmly believed Jesus when he said `I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live and whoever lives and believes in me will never die'.
Let's be thankful then that today, in heaven, one more voice will intercede for us at the throne of God.
George, has been gathered on the way, enfolded by the truth, and crowned with the eternal Life which is Jesus Christ. May his faithful example remind us always to make the words of the hymn `Abide with me' our own: Hold then your cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies: Heaven's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee; In life, in death 0 Lord, abide with me!
It is a true sign of our faith in Jesus Christ, that we are gathered here today, not just in sadness, but also in joy. That may sound strange however if there was no hope, and no purpose, and no reward, then today we would all be alone with nothing but our grief. But we're not alone. As believers in Christ we're joined into one body by the grace of God, and by the love which flows from the Death and Resurrection of His Son...
The readings we've listened to today are all about hope and faith in God. We must all confront pain and loss and sorrow during life all things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but what is unknown always takes courage to face. The death of people who are our family and our friends is the most difficult irrespective of the circumstances. Life is full of compromise and letting go. None of us survive these things unless we have the courage to look above and beyond.
Jesus Christ is the gateway to all fulfilment, and the balm which finally eases the pain of life. Faith in Jesus is faith in Love.
Mr. MacLellan was a chef in the Borrodale Hotel, Daliburgh for many years. He was an excellent Gaelic speaker, and had participated in many religious recordings of Gaelic Bible Readings on the local radio.
May he rest in peace.
Death Register Number:11/09
Lair Number:549
Section:9

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Relatives

Mr. Donald MacLellan (Father) (deceased) view record.

Miss Mary MacLellan (Aunt) (deceased) view record.

Mrs. Peggy MacLellan (Mother) (deceased) view record.