McKellar, Harriet

January 29, 1926 ~ October 29, 2020

McKELLAR, Harriet Edith – The family of Harriet Edith McKellar (Young) (Weese) of Brigden, Ontario is saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia, Ontario at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husbands Donald Young (1982) and Ross McKellar (1999), and Ross’ daughter Linda. Harriet is survived by her son Brad (Tami) Young, grandsons Justin (Olja Važić) Young and Reid (Vanessa) Young and great-grandson Garrett Young, as well as Ross’ children Carol, Terry, and Barb, and grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Marlene Young and Doreen Lambert, as well as many nieces and nephews. Harriet was well-respected in Brigden for her over 30 years of service with the Brigden United Co-op. The family would like to extend its sincerest thank you to the staff of Albany Retirement Village, with special thanks to Amanda and Lesley, to Dr. John Butler and the Central Lambton Family Health Team, and to the staff of C.E.E. Hospital for their compassionate care.

Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN. A private family graveside will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 635 Brigden or Lady Martha Rebekah Lodge in Brigden.




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  1. Brad, Tami and family so sorry to her about Aunt Harriet. Our thoughts are with you at the difficult time.

  2. Brad, Tami and Family,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Harriett was such a pleasure to be around and was always good for a smile and a laugh. Such a generous soul who was quite obviously devoted to her family. I will miss seeing her smiling face.

  3. Brad, Tami and family, so sorry to read of your Moms passing, may the memories help you get through these difficult times

  4. Brad & Family, we are sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was an amazing, busy and community-involved lady. She will be missed.

  5. Brad, Tami, Justin and Reid.
    So sorry to hear of Harriet’s passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time, she will be missed by all who knew her. Take care.

  6. Brad, Tami and Family – we were sorry to read of your mother’s passing. We remember her from our early days of farming. She was always so friendly and helpful to deal with at the Co-op. We send our sincere sympathy.

  7. Our sincerest sympathy to Harriet’s family on her passing. You will have many treasured memories to help you as you grieve her passing.

  8. Brad, Tami, Justin and Reid:
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Harriet. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  9. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HARRIET WE HAD MANY GOOD TIMES together. will miss Her. she is home with the LORD rest in peace

  10. Brad, Tami and family Heartfelt condolences to all of you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

  11. Brad, Tami and family. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Patti and Wayne

  12. Brad, Tami & family. Sincere sympathy on the passing of Harriet . Leslie enjoyed working with Harriet at the CO-Op many years ago. We also enjoyed dealing with her when we were farming, her beautiful smile & that perfect handwriting on the bills. You will have many good memories. Marie Sheppard

  13. Brad, Tami and family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Sending hugs and keeping you in my prayers.
    Connie & Rob

  14. Deepest sympathies to Harriett’s entire family. My earliest memories of her was her working at the co-op when I’d go with my grandma Armstrong to get her eggs candled. Her smile so sweet and genuine. Many wonderful memories of special Brigden.

  15. Brad and Tami
    Sending my condolences to you at this sad time.
    Keep those good memories near as they will be a comfort for your tomorrows.
    Shirley Cook 💖

  16. So sorry to hear about Harriet. She was a sweetheart. I remember taking her and my mom ,Helen out for many visits and lunches. R.I.P Sweet Lady
    Robin And Dan

  17. So sorry to hear of the passing of such a kind private but a women that could always share a smile. Worked with her in the Co op days long ago. ALWAYS remember her at the desk by the back window. ALWAYS will remember the day the car drove through the front of the store and Harriott seemed to fly off her chair and left the desk in awe.

  18. Brad, Tami, and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your mother/mother-in-law/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  19. Brad, Tami & family. So sorry to hear of Harriet’s passing. She is with you always in your memories
    Thinking of you during this time.
    Joe & Bonnie Dawson and family.

  20. To Aunt Harriets family: This beautiful lady will be missed. I hope she knew she was loved by many. Her smile, her hugs, her energy, her independence, her love of life and her huge heart are things that I always remember. I’m sure she will get to dance in heaven so I hope you packed her shoes for the journey. Safe journey Aunt Harriet. I love you your niece Gail

  21. To Harriet’s Family…..She was the sweetest, most beautiful LADY there ever was.
    I got to know Harriet when she would come into Heather Haugh’s restaurant. She
    came in quite frequent. Harriet always smiled at you in a way
    that she was happy to see you and spoke to you like you “mattered”
    Bless this wonderful LADY!

  22. Brad, Tammy and McKellar family, My condolences. I used to work with Harriet during the old Brigden Co-Op days. She was always the sweetest lady ever. She will be missed