McLELLAN, William (Billy) Edward


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Billy McLellan on June 1, 2021, at the age of 56.

Billy is survived by his parents Phyllis and Edward McLellan, sister Katherine (Kath) McLellan, brother-in-law Gregor (Greg) Nutter, nephew Vessilij Nutter, and long-time friends Dave Forbes and Dave Panasiuk.

Billy was born in Edmonton, Alberta on June 24, 1964. After graduating from the Neon Tube bending School in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1987, the Neon Sign business took Billy all over North America (Victoria, B.C.; Vancouver, B.C.; The United States: Delaware, Georgia, Las Vegas, Maui; and Grand Caymans). Billy loved scuba diving, skiing, travelling, drawing, and was passionate about dogs.

After his nephew Vessilij was born in 2002, Billy decided it was time to return to his roots and family and come back to Edmonton. He left the Neon Tube bending business and returned to Edmonton in the summer of 2003. Billy was working at a job he loved and for a great boss at Canadian Tire in Windermere.

He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

Due to COVID restrictions, the planned funeral service will only include immediate family and a few close friends.

A tribute video for Billy can be found at the following link:

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Sarina St Germaine

I send my deepest condolences to the McLellan family over the loss of Billy. I have been out of Canada for a few years and just found out he passed last year. He was amazing, funny and one of the best people I had the pleasure to meet in my lifetime. I cant imagine how hard it was for you to lose him. Sending my love and hugs to you all.

Deborah Copeland

I would like to give my deepest condolences to Billy’s,, Dad , Mom ,Sister, Gregor and his amazing nephew. I have known Billy for 50 years, we talked on the phone 3 or 4 times a week for years, He shared his dreams, loves, goals, and desires. He shared his deepest dreams with me, and he planned to come to Vancouver in September, he told me many times that I was his soul mate, and we totally understood,. and loved each other unconditionally. That my Billy is a gift, you will always be in my heart and soul, i feel you everyday beside me, i love you always Billy, Lollypop Lollypop Love Deborah

Gordana Bozunovic

Thinking of you in your loss and wishing you strength and comfort at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Noah Jones

So sorry to hear about Billy… my thought go out to the family… Billy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.


My sincerest sympathies to Phyllis ,Kathy and Ed . Billy was truly one of those people that could always make you smile . Sending my heartfelt condolences .

Darcy, Monique & Sasha

Billy’s smile engaged everyone – his sense of humour kept us laughing – his kindness toward the animals and the little ones among us was unmatched. His kindness toward all of us is remembered with fondness and gratitude. We’ve never seen a better “unc”. Our hearts are with all of you, and we take solace in our treasured memories of Billy.

Linda Dowhaniuk

Bill was another of the kids who became like another of my kids. My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved him
Linda James- Dowhaniuk

Debbie (James) Carpan

I’m still in shock hearing about this, I will always cherish the fun we had growing up together, never a dull moment with Billy! Huge hugs to everyone there, I’m with you in my heart
I love you my friend, you will be missed .

Ray Popowich

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. I will always remember Billy coming across the street in Londonderry to play with Karen and Katherine . Take care .

Sue and Darin Deck

Condolences to all you guys, Ed, Phyllis, Kath, Greg and Vessilij. We loved Billy so much, always smiling and a great gardener. May all your memories give you comfort. Hugs to all.
Sue and Darin xo

dianne Schmidt

I was so sorry to hear about Billy. My sympathies to your family, Ed and all friends too. I never had the opportunity to meet him but my condolences.

Sandi Ausmus

Ed and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son Billy. May you find comfort in his memories. Sending my condolences to all.

Delsie and Ron

In every story told and every memory shared the life
Billy will shine.

Our love to all.

Jeane Evans

Heartfelt condolences to all of Billy’s family. I worked with Bill in Millwoods and have good memories of him. We had the best talks and laughs at my desk, many times. He loved to tell me about his nephew, and how proud he was of him. He always spoke so highly of all his family.
I will always remember his kindness.
Rest in Peace Billy.

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