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Andrew David McLaren

Andrew David McLaren

Home city: Perth, Ontario
Age: 18
Date of crash: September 28, 1996

On a cold, dark, rainy night, Andrew was a passenger in a 1981 Camaro. The accident took place on County Road 10 Richardson Side Road at 11:10 PM. Ten minutes earlier Andrew had been driving his own truck. In a single-car accident, the car went out of control, struck a building and caught on fire. The driver sustained minor injuries and Andrew never got out.

Memorial Message

The following message was provided by Judy McLaren.

Days have turned into months, and months into years as I sit praying you would come home again. The question, “Why?” remains unanswered. I didn’t know that day, the sorrow the night would bring, to receive news that my little brother was gone. And to view you? Impossible, they said, identity unrecognizable. You were once a free spirit who lived his life to the fullest. Now you are a free spirit expanding your wings high above us.

The call was very sudden
The shock extremely severe
To part with the one I love so dear
I didn’t have time to say, “I Love You,”
Or for me to say goodbye
But only God knows the reason
He called for you to spread your wings and fly.

I love you Andrew, for you remain in my heart and mind every day.

Love, your sister, Stephanie McLaren

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Andrew David McLaren
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