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December 5, 2002

Gavin Douglas McLaren passed away peacefully on December 5, 2002 at the age of 35 at the Cottage Hospice in Vancouver after a brief battle with cancer.

Gavin was born in Nigeria and grew up in Saskatchewan. He graduated from engineering at the University of Victoria in 1991 and spent his career as a software developer at various companies in Vancouver.

Gavin loved to ski and to read and was a gifted musician. He is survived by his loving wife Nicola (Horner), and their two young children, Shannon (4) and Ian (1).

He will slso be sorely missed by; his parents Don and Fran McLaren of Yorkton, Sask., his sister Heather of Saskatoon; Nicola's parents Geoff and Judy Horner of Abbotsford and many friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at St. Alban's Anglican Church in Burnaby. Details may be obtained by calling Armstrong Funeral Chapel at 1-604-254-7166. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Crohn's/Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

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