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McLaren, Robert (Bob)

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen; daughter Loralee Jean (Guy) of West Kelowna; sons: Bruce (Joanne) of Surrey, Keith (Julia) of Guelph, ON; eight grandchildren: Amy Zorn (Dylan), Drew, Christa, Dawn, Sarah, Amanda Spitzke (Jon), Becky and Calvin; seven great grandchildren; brothers: Gordon from Ontario, Ian (Virginia) of Florida; brother-in-law Les Rainey of North Carolina; sister Lydia Mattila (Alvin) of Idaho; sister-in-law Della of ON and nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his sisters Grace and Eleanor and brother Alec. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 10:30 am from the Kelowna Bible Chapel, 1423 Vineland Street, Kelowna, BC (opposite the Apple Bowl) with Bruce Aitken officiating. Private interment prior to. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Morningstar Bible Camp, 3051 McIver Road W, Westbank, BC V4T 1C4 or Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC V1V 1S8. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Saturday, August 4th at 10:30 am

Kelowna Bible Chapel

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Morningstar Bible Camp, 3051 McIver Road W, Westbank, BC V4T 1C4 or Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC V1V 1S8


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The service for McLaren, Robert (Bob) is scheduled for Saturday, August 4th at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Bible Chapel

1423 Vineland Street Kelowna, BC


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  • Susan Cook says:

    I knew your dad for many years. I will miss his smiling face. Our deepest sympathy to everyone in the family.
    Len & Sue Cook

  • Don & Joy Crozir says:

    Dear Mrs. McLaren: Our memories of dear Bob speaking at our Chapel in Charlottetown are sweet. We thank God for the heritage he left, and all that he gave to us. Our deepest sympathies, to you and your family. Don & Joy (Robbins) Crozier.

  • Marj Robbins says:

    Dear Helen
    and all Bob’s family,
    What memories come to mind when I think of Bob!…from his facilitating and encouraging the Gospel work via the media for francophone Canada…to his good humour during a fishing trip near Noranda (and the privilege I had of cooking for the gang when they returned from their outing…poor men!!), to his ministry on PEI where I heard him speak several times… And now to think he is experiencing the City called Glory!! WHAT PRAISES must fill His House! May the God of all
    comfort enfold you whom Bob has left behind! In Christ’s love, Marj

  • Jody Ranchoux (nee Mitchell) says:

    Love and prayers to the McLaren family. Mr. McLaren was made a positive impact on my life, as a young girl. He was a wonderful, Godly man, filled with much biblical wisdom. As a child, I remember how he visited our school and gave out Gideon bibles. I also remember when he helped me to better understand the scriptures and gave me valuable advice on how to challenge other’s in their faith beliefs. It is comforting to know he is celebrating with Jesus now. Blessings, Jody

  • Jimmy Furlong says:

    Dear Helen and family
    Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of a lost one pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Jimmy Furlong

  • Faith, Starr, Adam, Tia-Toni, Landon, and Pearl says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob will be dearly missed by many, but we look forward to our reunion with him when the Lord calls us home. We are praying for the Lord to comfort you through this difficult time! God bless

  • Dawn Day says:

    Helen and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Bob only once and enjoyed his delightful christian company. Take care and hoping God gives you comfort at this difficult time.

  • jeffrey m bret says:

    My deepest sympathy for bobs family. I new mr mcclaren since I was two years old. He came to our home as a missionary for the gospel of Jesus Christ. He led my wife afroza to the lord at tenth ave gospel chapel. Many heard him preach many times. He made a big impact on me and my family over the years. We choose to serve the Lord because of him and Hellen.

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