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McLaren DavidMcLAREN, David Robert   -   January 18, 1956 - December 13, 2022


David was born in the Stirling Royal Infirmary, Scotland, on January 18, 1956.


When he was a toddler, his family immigrated to Sault Ste. Marie, where he grew up.


David's many friends will miss his wit and ready laugh.


He was a special blend of sweet and sarcastic, and thrived on pointing out the ironies of life in a world that he found increasingly hostile to any sane person; but he did so with a charm and warmth that endeared him to a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and neighbours.



After spending the greater portion of his life in Toronto, he and Cynthia moved to Cobourg in 2021, and continued visiting his family in Sault Ste. Marie, which he called "God's Country."


The foul plague of cancer took David from us on December 13, 2022. His beloved son, Richard, and heartbroken wife were by his side. He is deeply mourned by his parents, Kathryn and Charles McLaren; sister, Aileen Marsh (Christopher); nieces, Sabrina, Callie, Heather and Allison Marsh; nephew and niece, Tyler and Victoria Koskenoja; cousins, Beve Watson (Jamie) of Edinburgh and Carole Lyon of Aix-en-Provence. David's sister, Marji Koskenoja, predeceased him. His death leaves an empty place in so many lives.


There will be a Celebration of Life on January 21, 2023, in Toronto.


Details will be provided by his union, or can be found by contacting family. For those who have inquired about donations, David was a long-time supporter of the World Wildlife Fund.