Deaths | Décès

Above photo by Liam Norris

Jon McLaren

6551 Jon Evan McLaren (RMC 1965) 

Passed away at the age of 77 on June 19, 2019 at the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga following a courageous battle with heart disease. Jon was born on January 13, 1942 in Toronto. He lived a full life with multiple careers and many interests. Jon graduated from The Royal Military College of Canada and became a naval officer. He earned a Master’s of English at Dalhousie University and earned his law degree at Queen’s University. He went on to become a corporate lawyer and practiced law in Canada and the Cayman Islands. He had many interests including amateur astronomy, telescope-making, and computer programming. He was an avid tennis player and long- distance bike rider, and was a member of multiple Burlington tennis clubs. Jon was a loving father to Halley and Virgil McLaren, and he will be fondly remembered by his spouse Susan Hoicka. After cremation, a private family celebration of Jon’s life will be held in the summer. If desired, donations may be made to the Hamilton Food Share in Jon’s memory.

One Comment

  • George Vanderkuur

    July 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Condolences to Jon’s family. Jon was my roomate in second year. I remember him practicing to hold a pistol steady as part of his pistol team training. His sense of humour, like an ability to imitate certain fourth year types kept us sane. With Jon’s sensible attitude towards the RMC routine, he was a great roommate.