home | FAQ |

Happy Birthday, Dad!

My dad is 88 today. The whole McLaren clan is blessed by his presence!

IMG_2540.JPG
Here's a short biography.

Dr. Ian D. McLaren was born in 1924 while his missionary parents were on furlough in the United States. He returned with them to Angola and went to missionary boarding school in Zambia when he was a young boy. He later lived with relatives in Scotland and then moved to Ontario, Canada, where he finished high school and went to university and medical school. He married Virginia (Ginnie) Smith in 1950. He served in the US Army in the Korean War, after which he returned to the US for additional medical training. Ian and Ginnie had two boys, Brian and Peter, in 1956 and 1957. The family lived in New York, Illinois, and Maryland. Deeply dedicated to the medical profession, he was beloved by his patients and colleagues. He worked in public health and hospital-based home care, specializing in internal medicine and chronic disease. Before and since retirement, he has always been actively involved in church life, loves to read the Bible, and is a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In 2012, he moved to Marco Island, FL, where he enjoys swimming and studying the stock market (not at the same time). He is in good health and, having recently planted a mango tree, looks forward to enjoying its fruit for many years to come.

Happy Birthday, Dad!