McClinchey, Wade


1952 - 2022

Martin Wade McClinchey

February 21, 1952 – July 8, 2022

It is with extreme sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wade McClinchey on Friday, July 8th, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife, family, and friends.

Predeceased by his parents Elmer McClinchey and Hermine (Chartrand) McClinchey. Wade is survived by his wife Cathy (Ginger) McClinchey, his children Lincoln (Linda), Angela (Dave), Lee Ann (Leon). “Papa Wade” will be missed by his grandchildren (Alexis, Braden, Tristen, Camrin, Chloe, Noah, and Liam) and his great grandson Owen who Wade called “the star of the show”.

Wade came from a large family and will be missed by his siblings, Bert (predeceased by Noleen), Mary/Maisie (predeceased by Bob Laflamme), predeceased by Jim (Barb), Edgar (Marilyn), predeceased by Jack (Bertha), Bob (Rose), Eric (Jacquie), predeceased by Perry.

Wade worked at Ontario Hydro (Hydro One) for 30 years. He loved being outdoors with his dogs (Sarah and Sheila) hunting, fishing, ATVing, and trapping.

Wade enjoyed spending countless hours with his extended Sesekinika family and “Mom & Dad Mattice” in Muskoka. To quote a Ses family friend “He was such an icon, we lost a leader, hero and a true friend”.

Thank you to the amazing staff and workers from CCAC, Closing the Gap, Extendicare, TPR, and caregiver Marg Baker for their kindness and professionalism while caring for Wade. The family would also like to thank Dr. Moore for her support and understanding while caring for Wade.

As per Wade’s wishes, there will be no service. A private celebration of life for immediate family will be held at a later date. For those who wish to donate in Wade’s memory, a donation to Sesekinika Lake Property Owner’s Association would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be e-transferred to: (please mention in the comments that it is a donation made in memory of Wade McClinchey).

“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” General Douglas MacArthur

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Lincoln and family

So sorry to hear of Wade's passing....

Brenda Todd, July 11, 2022

The McClinchy family

Our sincerest condolences to your family. It was a pleasure to work with him during his stay at Extendicare. He was a wonderful man.

Delee Danchuk , July 11, 2022

Lincoln ,Angela and Lee Ann

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. So many fun times and great conversations mostly about old Chaput days. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Shawn Theriault, July 11, 2022

Cathy McClinchey

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.
My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
May Wade now rest in peace.
Colleen Bobor

Colleen Bobor, July 11, 2022

Linclol, Angela and Lee Ann

Dave and I are so sorry to hear of your dads passing and offer our sincerest condolences to the family.

Dave and Ginette, July 11, 2022

Cathy McClinchey

We are so sorry for your loss. We had a lot of fun with Wade when we worked together at the Bracebridge office, he will be dearly missed. Love, Eileen and Geoff. Xo

Eileen Jarrett, July 11, 2022

Wade McClinchey

My deepest condolences to all of the McClinchey families.

I had the great fortune of going to high school with Wade, it was great times.
So sorry to hear of his passing. RIP.

Ron Lavoie, July 11, 2022

The McClinchey Family

My deepest condolences. I will remember Wade for his strength, his caring for his family and his love of his home. May the wonderful memories you carry bring you peace during this time of loss.

Shannon Carey, July 11, 2022

McClinchey family

To the McClinchey family. My deepest condolences to all who loved Wade. A great friend. An awesome sense of humour. He will be remembered by many of his extended Sesekinika family as someone who had an ucommon sense of direction in the bush on all the countless atv and snowmobile tours that we did. I always had a really warm feeling when Wade was in charge, because there was never any question about finding our way home. We will miss you Wade.

Henry Janssen , July 11, 2022

Cathy and family

So very sorry for your loss. Although brief, My mother ( Meg ) enjoyed sharing mornings in the dining room with Wade.
So sorry to hear of his passing.

Sally/Don Parcher, July 11, 2022

Wade McClinchey

Yet another old friend has passed. Life is short as we are all realizing. My condolences to his entire family, remember the good times Lincoln. george sadoquis

George Sadoquis, July 11, 2022


It breaks my heart reading this. You were blessed the day you two got back together. If you need a ear or shoulder I'm here.

Karen Birch , July 11, 2022

McClinchey Family

So sorry for your lost.Wade was good friend and will be miss.

Huguette Deforge, July 11, 2022

McClinchey family

We (Perry/Dickie) family are so sorry for your loss. Wade was someone we all enjoyed being around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

James Perry, July 11, 2022


Cathy, Iam so sorry to hear of the passing of Wade. Hugs, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Denise Stevenson

Denise Stevenson , July 11, 2022

Cathy and Family

Find comfort in knowing how much Wade loved his family, he talked endless about each and everyone of you.Wade was so proud of you all.When you hear the birds in the morning, hear the waves on the shore ,a good belly laugh ,he will be with you.Hugs too all xo

Marg Baker , July 12, 2022

Family and friends

Sorry to hear of Wades passing.

First thing that comes to mind for me is Wade's innate ability for story telling. On occasion, we spent time in the service truck together when on call and he would reflect on true life experiences that would leave me in stitches. He had a great sense of humor. I had the pleasure of working for Wade when he was the Customer service supervisor in Kirkland Lake and if you needed time off for family there were no questions asked, take all the time you need and he had you covered. Wade still remains the best boss I'll ever work for.

Our best to all that knew him,
Dale and Cheryl Peever

Dale Peever, July 12, 2022

Lincoln, Angela, Lee Ann, Cathy

It was a pleasure to work with and for Wade for over 20 years at Hydro. Thanks for all the great memories hunting and fishing and playing slow pitch (Snakebellies).
Rest In Peace our friend.
Our deepest sympathy to all.
Kevin and Deanna McChristie

Kevin and Deanna , July 12, 2022


So sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. My sincere condolences you you and your family.

Linda Trotter, July 12, 2022

Wade's family

Many happy memories of Wade and his family in the early 70's. RIP, Wade.

Charlene Stevens, July 12, 2022

The McClinchey Family

We are very sorry to hear of Wade’s death. I got to know Wade well during our sons’ involvement in minor hockey and always thought he was a genuinely nice person! Always interesting and involved -he was a pleasure to know.
Brian an Gale

Brian and Gale Hamilton , July 12, 2022

The Mclinchey family

So sorry to hear of Wade's passing, it's always hard to say goodbye. We have so many fond memories, Wade's sense of humour and his sense of direction while out in the middle of no where always amazed us. He sure loved the outdoors but he never hunted as long as we knew him because he respected nature, and just wanted to enjoy it. Wade was always smiling and willing to lend a hand to anyone. We have lost one of the most special people in our Sesekinika family. Please accept our condolences, Wade will always be in our hearts .
Gerry and Marlene

Gerry and Marlene Danis, July 13, 2022


Cathy I am saddened to read about the passing of Wade. He was such a nice fellow. My prayers and thoughts to you and the family.

ELEANOR (Kidd) Flynn, July 14, 2022

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