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George Roy MacLaren


George Roy MacLaren
George Roy MacLAREN. George was born at home on June 21, 1939 in Bondville, Brome County, Quebec the son of Albert Roy and Barbara (Avery) MacLaren. He died in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on August 30, 2018.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Anne Lyle (Monger); his children, William Roy (Lorna) and Sarah Avery (Dave) and his grandchildren, Anna and Lilly. He also leaves his brother, James MacLaren (Colleen) and his first cousin, Dione Appleton, who is the last person alive to know him since birth as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved Monger in-laws.

George was predeceased by siblings, Anne Westphal (Gordon), Janet Ottilie MacLaren, Albert Ian MacLaren (Doreen) and his cousin, Avery Stanyar (Ray), who was raised as his sister from the time he was born.

George led an active life with many friends. An avid reader with a razor sharp mind he participated fully in the life of his home province as a lawyer, newspaper publisher, financial adviser and Quebec's Agent General to the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Ireland. He was also an active volunteer who gave freely of his time and expertise to many community organizations.

Internment will be held at a later date next to his parents in St Andrew's Church Cemetery, Buckingham, Quebec. Friends and family will be kept abreast of plans for a celebration of his life.

Donations in George's memory may be made to Leave Out Violence Nova Scotia, 2171 Gottingen St, Suite 205, Halifax, NS, B3K 3B5 or the South Shore Health Foundation, PO Box 492, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2X6. 902-543-8065.

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