Jim McClelland Obituary, A Precious Soul Gone Too Soon – Death
Jim McClelland Obituary, Death Cause – The Granemore GFC Committee and its entire membership are profoundly saddened to receive the news of the passing of our dear former committee member and esteemed senior player, Jim McClelland. Jim’s legacy within our club is woven deeply into its history. As a member of the inaugural Granemore Championship-winning team in 1971, he etched his name in our annals as a true champion. Throughout the years, Jim’s commitment to the club remained steadfast, and his contributions extended far beyond his time on the field. His dedication was palpable, seen not only in his roles within underage coaching and committee service but also in his fervent support from the sidelines. Jim’s presence at games was a constant source of inspiration for players and fans alike. His umpiring skills added an extra layer of respectability to matches, as his unwavering commitment to the sport shone brightly.
Beyond the realm of sports, Jim was a treasured member of our community. His warm smile and friendly demeanor made him a beloved figure, someone whose presence brightened mornings as community members strolled around our walking path. During this time of immense sorrow, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Jim’s cherished family. To his wife Ann, his children Melissa, Padraig, and Rory, his son-in-law Damien, daughter-in-law Noreen, and his beloved grandchildren Kerrie, Tom, Lucy, Jack, James, Norah, and Cara, we stand united in sharing your grief. Our thoughts also extend to his brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.
Jim McClelland’s legacy will forever remain entwined with the fabric of our club and community. May the memories of his sporting triumphs, his contributions, and his friendly spirit provide solace during this trying time. As we bid farewell to a true Granemore GFC legend, let us remember his impact with gratitude and honor his memory by upholding the values he held dear. Rest in peace, Jim. Your presence will be missed, but your legacy will endure in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing you.