Dr. Bryan McClleland

On Thursday, December 1st, 2022, Dr. Bryan McClelland passed away peacefully at the age of 69. Dr. McClelland was born on July 30th, 1953 in Toronto, Canada. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto. He practiced medicine in both Canada and the United States for nearly 50 years. Dr. McClelland enjoyed sailing, hang gliding, reading, Alabama football and spending time with his friends and family. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. Dr. McClelland has earned his great reputation for his skill, dedication to patients and the community. Dr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents William and Marian McClelland. He is survived by his siblings Peter (Heather), Sheelagh, Ian, and Brenda (Ken). Dr. McClelland is survived by his children Robert, Caralyn, Kat, Bryan, and William and his three granddaughters. A remembrance of life will be held from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at Charter Funeral Home located at 2521 US-31, Calera, AL 35040.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Judes using the link below.



  1. Karen Smith Martin on December 12, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    From the Family of Dorothy L Smith we would like to say our thoughts and prayers are with the McClelland family and staff.

    He was a wonderful provider for our momma, daddy and brother.

    Dr. McClelland will be greatly missed by all of us.

    • Clarice DuBose on December 13, 2022 at 2:56 am

      Dr McClelland was a very special person in a lot of people lives, my mother as he called her Mrs Dorothy loved him dearly, we appreciate all that he has done for her, you have our sincere condolences, praying for yhe family.
      The Purnell Family.

      • Kim Hill on December 14, 2022 at 12:34 am

        He was my doctor for over 40 years, except for the time that he went back to Canada for a couple of years. He was not just a doctor, but also a friend. I trusted him with my, and my family’s, life. I am so sorry for his family’s loss. He will be greatly missed, there is not another doctor, or person, like him. My prayers are with his family, God bless you all!

  2. Don Joffrion on December 13, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    My favorite Dr. You will be missed.

  3. Kim Hill on December 14, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Dr McClelland was my doctor for over 40 years. I loved him as a doctor and a friend. I truly trusted him with my, and my family’s, lives. He will be greatly missed. My heart aches for his family. My prayers are with them, God bless you all!

  4. Brenda Garner on December 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    My sincere condolences to Dr. Bryan McClellan’s family and many friends and the staff who loved him. He was a special doctor and a special person. My neighbor encouraged me to go see him nearly 40 years ago when I was suffering with significant pain all over and had been to many doctors without answers. He diagnosed me with fibromyalgia way back when it was first called fibrositis. I had been suffering with it for 3 years. Over the years, although I would go months without going to the doctor, he would greet me and remember things we had discussed previously without looking at notes. He had a huge heart and was always willing to investigate to find answers for his patients. I overheard him one time (from the next patient room) calming a man who was deeply distraught until he could make arrangements to have him hospitalized immediately. It took a very long time, but knowing he would have done the same thing for me gave me a lot of patience. He took the time necessary to make sure the man got the help he needed. He took time with me and I believe he did the same for all of his patients. An ideal family physician, a truly good person, and he will be greatly missed by many.