Marvin MacLennan

Obituary of Marvin James MacLennan

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MacLENNAN, Marvin J. Scotsburn Marvin James MacLennan, age 69 of Scotsburn, lost his courageous battle with cancer on September 11 2023, surrounded by his family. Our Dad was a small man in stature, but had a huge heart, and was a force to be reckoned with. He fought so hard to stay with us all. Marvin was born July 3, 1954 to Arthur and Josephine (Acorn) MacLennan in Montague, Prince Edward Island. He was president of the Albion Boxing Club for over 20 years, where he dedicated his time to helping young people accomplish their goals in becoming great fighters, while building their character. Marvin was lovingly known in the biking community as Papi, where he was an original member and current VP of the KATT SASS MC. He took great pride in the charitable contributions that the club provided, and of utmost importance to him was the annual JDRF bike rally, taking place this Saturday September 16 in Scotsburn. One of his last wishes was to ensure that the club members where there to offer full support, and to carry on the tradition. Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dale (Sullivan); their children, Joelene (Doug) Lawson, Tami (Ricey), Shane (Sandy) Roddick, Matt (Jenn) and Luke. Loving Bampi to his grandchildren, Evan, Brenna, Gabe, Dylan, Erin, Jessa, Courtney and Lexi. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Sheldon; sister, Shirley; two siblings in infancy; and his first wife, Josephine. The family would like to thank Dr.Rowe, Halifax Cancer Centre, the Truro, Tatamagouche and Aberdeen Hospitals, EHS, Glenn Hicks and staff at Pictou Pharmacy, Milton MacLeod, Melissa Iriving, and Sheryl Baird for their love and support, and everyone else who touched our lives in any way. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team, Rachel MacDonald and the VON, who helped support us as a family to keep Papi home with us for as long as possible. Our final thanks to the Scotsburn Volunteer Fire Department. These volunteers left their families and jobs on more than one occasion to give our family comfort and support until EHS arrived. If you wish to make a donation in Marvin's memory, please give to the Scotsburn Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be Thursday September 14th from 6-9 PM in McLaren Funeral Home, 246 Faulkland Street Pictou. Funeral service will be Friday September 15th at 2 PM in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Reception will follow at the Pictou Legion at 3:00pm, 130 Veterans Drive Pictou. Papi we know you are up there riding in heaven with your brother Bear. Biker’s Prayer: "May the sun rise in front of me, the rain fall behind me, and the wind follow me" In the words of our Dad…”Catch ya later kid”