Daniel A. McLenaghan, of Clermont Florida, born on March 18, 1947 in New Brunswick, Canada passed away at the age of 74, on March 23, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
Daniel met the love of his life, Brenda while attending St. Gregory’s High School in Chicago, IL and they married in 1967. Dan was a loving husband and devoted father. He was a master of all things, funny, kind, selfless and took many others under his wing, helping whenever he could. He always showed up with no questions asked, played the hero and never faltered. In 2001, Dan became THE beloved “Papa” pouring his endless love into all of his grandchildren.
Dan, also known as “Captain Dan” to his many friends, brought laughter and fun everywhere he went. He spent the majority of his years owning small businesses and eventually (semi) retired to Florida. He developed strong friendships within his new community, and enjoyed many humorous dinners with his “hole in the wall gang”.
His passions were family, friends, fishing and the Boat. He loved sharing and repeating his stories and sayings, “the twig doesn’t fall from the tree” and lit up a room with just a smile. He never let anyone go without one of his famous hugs and always made sure to end every conversation with “Papa loves you.”
Dan is preceded in death by his mother and father, Kathleen and Gordon McLenaghan Sr. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda McLenaghan, children; Kathryn (Mike) Baenen and Jennifer (Bill) James, grandchildren; Allison, Dalton, Andrew, Hannah and Reagan, siblings; Gordon (Bev) McLenaghan Jr., Shirley Genest, Nona (Bobby) Arthur, Michael (Debbie) McLenghan and his beloved nieces, nephews and many friends.
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.