Robert Wallace (Bob) McLaren
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McLAREN, Robert Wallace (Bob) January 22, 1927 - January 23, 2015 After a celebration of his 88th birthday, Bob passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. His family was with him and he shared many happy memories with them. He will be missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Marion (Meikle) and his children, Margot (David Moore), Andi (Cary McWhinnie) and Rob McLaren. A wonderful grandfather to Kirsten Marten (Jeremy), Graeme Moore (Erin), Krista McWhinnie (Owen Glossop), Kyle and Kevin McWhinnie and great-grandfather to Saul and Luke Marten, Addison and Logan Moore and Samantha and Alistair Glossop. He is also survived by his brother, John McLaren and his sisters, Daphne Allen and Diane McLaren. He loved his country and served it well - working in various government departments and served overseas as Canada's High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Tanzania, Mauritius, Seychelles, Ambassador to Somalia, Madagascar, Comoros, High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ambassador to Mozambique, Angola and Assistant Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The family would like to thank Dr. Schachter and the nurses on the renal floor and P.D. nurses for their attentive and caring care at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Victoria B.C. A reception will follow at the Union Club of British Columbia. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2015.
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September 23, 2020
I am very sorry to learn about the loss of your beloved father. I only saw his obituary recently. I am not from Canada. I am a US citizen, but, Rob I know you from a social game site( SL).
My SL name is Melody Mandrake. As you know, ( if you remember me), my first name is actually Melody. Again I am sorry for your lost. I just recently lost my husband this past year.
February 1, 2015
So the journey continues.......
On route to a palace
Where the wind is calm,
A place where Bob has gone

Yes, the lights are out
And they were very dim
The grace of God, and his very soul
Remains with him.
January 28, 2015
Worked with Bob when I was with CIDA in the 70's and 80's. We didn't always agree but we always enjoyed the exchange. He was committed and passionate about Africa and it's people. Good man who game a damn!
Tom Bradley
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