Robert McLaren
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Obituary of Robert McLaren

McLAREN: Robert 'Bob' Angus -

A resident of Rondeau Park, Bob McLaren passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the age of 88.

Born in London, Bob was the son of the late Robert and Marguerite (Kerr) McLaren.

A dear friend of Veronica Oulds for 22 years. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie.

Loving father of John McLaren (Carol), Bill Carnie (Cindy), the late Keith Carnie, Brad Carnie (Bethe), Arnie Carnie (Sandie) and Philip Carnie (Cathy).

Proud grandfather of many grandchildren. Predeceased by his grandson Curtis McLaren.

Dear brother to Stewart McLaren (Dorothy).

Also missed by friends and extended family.

As a youngster, Bob delivered milk and ice to the residents of Rondeau Park. He was a survivor of polio, an experience that strengthened his will and his faith. Bob began driving truck, eventually owning McLaren Trucking and Orford Sand and Gravel.

Bob loved the Earth and every inch of Rondeau Park. He had a passion for nature, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, bird watching and gardening. He was an avid reader and historian. Bob could tell you the full history of the park and all of the cottages, having lived there since the age of two. Bob was the last of the original Rondeau residents and the last Maple Syrup producer in the park. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and compassion. He will always keep a special place in Veronica's heart.

Special thanks to his friends Dr. Bill Payne (Marjorie), Dr. Mike Newell (Erin), Nick Glazier and Mark McGill (Patsy) for their friendship and assistance over the years. Also, thanks to NP Jon Ann and Nurse Roxanne with the LHIN, Nurse Lisa with Bayshore, PSW Starr and PSW Brooke for their care and compassion.

Donations made in memory of Bob to Nature Conservancy of Canada or March of Dimes would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, 519-674-3141


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