After an incredibly brave and courageous battle with cancer, Bert passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 3,2021 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 44. He will be forever missed by the love of his life, his wife Karla Barton. Bert was an amazing caring father and much-loved Daddy to Cohen and Khloe. Dearly loved son of Joyce MacLennan and Archie Lascelle. Cherished brother of Josie and Barry. Predeceased by his grandparents Kenneth and Jean MacLennan. Dear son-in-law of Debbie Barton (the late Doug). The best brother-in-law to Jan Barton and Jason Hachey. Fun loving uncle to Tyler and Malcolm Seguin, Brayden, Sadie, and Peyton MacLennan, Jarod, and Blake Hachey. Bert will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends and the community that supported him and his family.
A special Thank you to Dr. Anthony Di Cintio and Bert’s favourite nurse Sherry McDonald for their incredible care, compassion and support they provided to Bert and his family. The family would also like to recognize Bert’s team of doctors, nurses and all staff at the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus and The Ottawa Hospital-Cancer Centre.
Due to current restrictions a Private Service will be held at the Vankleek Hill Fair Grounds on Thursday, July 8,2021 at 1 pm followed by a Private burial at the Kirk Hill United Church Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to view the service by Live Webcast HERE
To recognize and encourage the youth to enter the trades, two scholarships have been created to honour Bert's memory. Donations can be made to the Bert MacLennan Scholarship For The Trades, GDHS- Attn-Kim Kennedy 212 Main Street North, Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0 or VCI - Attn Lois Linttell, PO Box 961, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 would be deeply appreciated.