Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Mistress Rachael Catherine McLellan

Was Redhaven of Dorylaeum

Laurel, Order of the Laurel, 2008-03-01

Baroness, Baroness of the Court, 2003-01-18

OC, Order of the Crucible, 2006-10-18

AMH, Award of the Maiden's Heart, 2002-01-19

AO, Award of the Orion, 2003-11-22

AOA, Award of Arms, 1997-06-21 , Kingdom of the Middle

SOH, Scroll of Honour, 1999-10-09, for timeliness regarding HRM's pregnacy

SOH, Scroll of Honour, 2001-10-13, Scribal service

AQF, Award of the Queen's Favour, 2002-05-25

AUG, Augmentation of Arms, 2002-09-28, Royal augmentation of Sarnac and Jolicia

SOH, Scroll of Honour, 2004-10-23, Providing gifts of art to the Kingdom of Norths...

AQF, Award of the Queen's Favour, 2005-04-23

SOH, Scroll of Honour, 2009-09-19, Scribal Contributions throughout the Reign of R...

OB, Order of the Bee, 1998-05-30, Principality of Ealdormere

ACC, Award of the Chalice's Crystal, 1997-05-10, Barony of Rising Waters

AS, Award of the Spider, 1999-05-29, Barony of Rising Waters

ACC, Award of the Chalice's Crystal, 2004-01-24, Barony of Rising Waters

AS, Award of the Spider, 2005-01-15, Barony of Rising Waters

OGCRW, Order of the Golden Chalice, 2005-11-26, Barony of Rising Waters

OGS, Order of the Golden Spider, 2006-05-13, Barony of Rising Waters 


Born in the city of Toronto, on May 31, 1947, Linda passed peacefully at Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by her family on December 9th, 2022.
Survived by her husband and partner of 54 years, Ron, their daughters, Laurie and Sue-Ellen, grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Mia, and Alex, great granddaughter, Hannah, and sister-in-law, Linda Cottrell.
Predeceased by her brother John Cottrell, mother Gladys Cottrell, and in-laws Len and Kay Kalusik.
A tireless worker, she strived continuously to better herself. Beginning her career as a "secretary" and moving through numerous purchasing and HR positions, serving a term as President of the Personnel Association of Ontario, and retired from the City of Brampton as the HR Systems Coordinator.
Linda enjoyed life to the fullest. Interests included gardening, baking, cooking, baseball, golf and, medieval history.
She played ladies' fastball in Rexdale and Orangeville. Later, ladies and mixed Slo-Pitch and 3 pitch in Orangeville and in tournaments throughout southern Ontario. Linda's love of medieval period history led her to membership in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Known to her peers as the Honourable Mistress Baroness Rachael Catherine McClellan. A title earned through service, mastery of illumination, and calligraphy. In addition to those achievements, early on she participated in mock "Battles" full armor and all. That was tempered by her full commitment to maintaining period dress (Elizabethan) at all SCA functions.
A private funeral and internment have been held. A Celebration of Life is planned for the spring, Linda's favorite time of year. Donations may be made to the Toronto General Hospital Ajmera Transplant Centre,