Christopher McLellan Memorial Fund

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, we lost one of the people we loved the most in this world when Christopher McLellan passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism at age 35. Christopher was caring, loving, empathetic, charismatic, funny, positive, generous and SO MUCH MORE. There absolutely aren’t enough words that could capture the impact he had on the lives of everyone that he crossed paths with.

Growing up in Drumheller and Calgary, Christopher was always surrounded by family and friends. After graduating with honours from the University of Calgary, he pursued a career in tourism and hospitality management; making an immeasurable difference in the development of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play and Canadian Badlands Ltd. His intuition, creativity and passion will never be forgotten.

We know that, even now, Christopher will always be looking out for those he cared about deeply; most especially his family and his husband, Adam.

Your generosity will be used to help Adam and Christopher’s family get through the unforeseen expenses while, hopefully, bringing a little financial peace of mind during this exceptionally difficult time.

Any donation - no matter how small - is appreciated immensely. Funds are being collected both online and through The Royal Bank of Canada. Please see below for details.

Even if you are unable to contribute, please consider leaving a message for the family below.  We encourage everyone to share a memory they have of Christopher or one of the ways that he left a positive impression on you.

Christopher will be forever in our hearts.

Thank you for visiting this page and taking a moment to remember our dearest friend.  


Contributions to this memorial fund are being accepted in 3 ways:

1.  Electronically making a donation through this campaign. (note: 8% is deducted from the collected funds for service and processing fees, but there are no extra charges for you by using this site)

2.  Sending an electronic money transfer (interac e-transfer through your online banking) to [email redacted]

3.  Depositing *cash only* at any RBC bank in Canada. #0 4 3 2 0 - 0 0 3 - 5 0 2 0 0 8 6 (account holder: S. Macelli)

All donations are being handled by trusted family friends and 100% of money collected will be given to Christopher’s husband, Adam Brown, to allocate to necessary expenses. Any questions or concerns related to this campaign can be addressed by emailing Shannon Macelli, Karen Burns and Deanne Zariski at [email redacted] (please include your phone number so that one of us can reach you).  

Thank you again. 

  • Anonymous 
    • $70 (Offline)
    • 39 mos
  • Carolyn Rapanos 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • The Macelli Family  
    • $400 (Offline)
    • 46 mos
  • Lynn Harrington 
    • $30 
    • 47 mos
  • Linda Stanger 
    • $30 
    • 47 mos
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Shannon Macelli 
Drumheller, AB
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