Rhonda Lynn McLaren

November 26, 1958 - November 2, 2019

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life to take place on Sunday December 1, 2019 from 1 :00 - 4:00 pm Tributes will begin at 2:00 pm at Spring Lakes Golf Club, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

McLaren, Rhonda Lynn: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rhonda McLaren (nee Whale) at the age of 60 years. Loving and devoted wife of Dr. Arden McLaren. She was supportive and admired by their sons, John (Laurie) and Michael (Sarah) and their little girls Elle and Katie. Cherished daughter of Norm and Jean Sumner (Whale) and best big sister ever to Carol Fair (Lyle) and Pauline Coathup.
Rhonda was the shining light in all our lives and for all who knew her.

A private family farewell has taken place. A celebration of Rhonda’s Life will take place on Sunday December 1, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Spring Lakes Golf Club, 4962 Stouffville Rd., Whitchurch-Stouffville. Tributes will begin at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be forwarded through peacefultransition.ca

A beautiful life
That came to an end
She died as she lived,
Everyone's friend
In our hearts a memory
Will always be kept,
Of one that we loved,
And will never forget

Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York (2-15236 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario)

CONDOLENCES

54 Condolences
  • Carole Griffin
    Posted on: Friday, November 8, 2019 Reply

    I wish to express my sincere sympathies to Rhonda’s family and my friend Pauline. I know Rhonda’s light will continue to shine in your lives. Very sad that she was taken from you so young. xo

  • Kelly and Joe
    Posted on: Friday, November 8, 2019 Reply

    We both want to extend our sincerest sympathies to Rhonda’s family and our very dear friend Pauline … there are no words to tell you how sorry we are. Please know that we are here for you. xo

  • Beverley Marshall
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    My heart goes out to you Arden and your entire family.

  • Pastor Andy and Loetta Brndjar
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    For seventeen years we lived on Loretta Crescent South, Stouffville across from the Whale family. Our daughter, Esther, was close to Rhonda and the family. We were sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing and will be praying for God’s comfort for each family member.
    Love and prayers,
    Pastor Andrew and Loetta Brndjar

  • Esther Brndjar Mangione
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    Jean, Carol, Pauline, Arden, and families,
    It was so shocking and sad to hear of Rhonda’s passing. My friendship with Rhonda was such a large part of our childhood and teenage years. We literally grew up together.
    Rhonda could light up a room. She won’t be forgotten. Much love and sincere condolences.

  • Santina Scalzo
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    My deepest condolences to Rhonda McLaren’s family and to my friend Pauline.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time.

  • Kathleen Hickey
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    To my friend Pauline, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Valerie Wahl
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    So very sorry to hear about this Pauline. Please know I am thinking of you at this sad time. Sincere sympathy to you and all of your family. Love Valerie

  • Carol Railer
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Pauline my condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you .

  • Colette Ouellet
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    Pauline, my sincerest condolences to you and your family in this tragic and sudden loss.

  • Doris A Eckland
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    Pauline, I extend my sincere condolences to you and Rhonda’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sadness. May the wonderful memories of Rhonda’s life bring you comfort and peace in the days and years to come. With love, Doris

  • Linda Rowat
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    Dear Pauline. So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Rowat

  • Aliza Gauzas
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear sister. May the loving memories and strength of your family and friends sustain and give you all comfort during this most difficult time.
    Aliza

  • Pat Neuman
    Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2019 Reply

    Dearest Pauline,
    I am so sorry to hear about your very sad loss of your sister Rhonda.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope the good memories of your sister helps you during this very sad time. Hugs
    Pat

  • Margaret Matheson
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Pauline. My condolences to you and your family. Sisters are very special people in our lives so I do hope your memories of her will help in the coming days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Margaret

  • Suzanne Linttell
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Reply

    Dear Pauline,
    Words cannot express my deepest sympathies on the sudden loss of your beautiful sister Rhonda. Sending you loving hugs as you go through this very difficult time. XO

    Suzanne.

  • Belinda Boekhoven
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Reply

    My sincere sympathies to you and your family, Pauline.

  • Sheilagh Luk
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Reply

    We were shocked to hear of the passing of Rhonda. Our condolences to all of her family.
    Rhonda was a warm and caring person.

    Ford and Sheilagh

  • Zeinab Mroué
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Reply

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to you, Pauline and to your family. May she rest in peace!

  • Vita Prokoptsova
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Reply

    I am so sorry of the loss of your sister Pauline my condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you .

  • Maureen Frtz
    Posted on: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Reply

    So sorry to hear about Rhonda’s passing. Your in our thought’s and prayers. She will always be in your hearts Arden, Jean Carol, Pauline, Pam and the rest of family memories will live on.

  • Janet Cadman
    Posted on: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Reply

    Dear Pauline,

    I am so very sorry for the sudden loss of your dear sister. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

  • Mary Desrochers
    Posted on: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Reply

    So sorry for your loss Arden, Rhonda was a lovely lady. Hugs

  • Kelly Grant
    Posted on: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Reply

    Dear Carol, Jean and Pauline,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Rhonda from what I remember from my childhood year, was the sister and daughter that you were always so proud of.
    Thinking of you all with love at this very difficult time ox

  • Patti Feasby
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    I was so shocked to hear of Rhonda’s passing, she was like a sister to me, a partner in crime during high school. Lots of fun in our adult years, I will miss her very much. ❤️
    My prayers to her family and husband, she was truly a wonderful woman and her legacy will live on in us.

    Love Patti

  • Lyla Peterkin (Bartlett)
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    To all Rhonda’s family,

    So, so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

    Lyla

  • Colleen Clarke
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Rhonda’s family. We were friends in high school and I loved her bubbly personality.

    Rest in eternal peace…
    Colleen Clarke

  • Karen Richards Butler
    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Reply

    My deepest sympathy the the Whale and McLaren families. I grew up with Rhonda until the middle of Grade 8 when I moved to Barrie. Rhonda, Esther, Patti and myself were the female superheroes during recess at Summitview Public School. We were Catwomen, Batwomen, etc…out to save the world. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rest In Peace Rhonda…gone far to soon.

  • Jean Hoffmann
    Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reply

    My sincere sympathy to all of Rhonda’s Family. I remember well the day she was born. I know this must be so difficult for her mother Jean who was my best friend and always there when I needed her.Love to all From Jean Hoffmann

  • Tina Fraas
    Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reply

    We were saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. We send our love and thoughts to you all. My mom would love to reach out to Jean could you please email me a number for her to reach her? Hugs to you all
    Donna Wally and Tina Fraas

  • Marg Graham
    Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reply

    Marina life will never be the same. I will miss Rhonda’s genuine smile, laughter and wonderful character. I will miss her coming in for change for the laundry machines, our little private chats and a few shenanigans. Arden I am without words for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rhonda made me so enjoy what I do at Beacon Bay Marina. l will miss her dearly.

  • Jean Sumner
    Posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2019 Reply

    Tina, thank you so much for your kind words. We still cannot believe that Rhonda has passed. We are having a Celebration of Life on Sun. Dec.1 at Spring Lakes….hope that we may see you there…I have missed you all especially my dear friend Donna

    Jean

  • Michele Wood Radzikowsky
    Posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2019 Reply

    Rhonda,

    You sparkled and shone so brightly. You brought equal measures of good fun and good sense to everyone who knew you. Your happy silliness and also your kind elegance will be missed by those who love you.

    My heartfelt condolences to all your family who will love and miss you forever. You are all fortunate to have each other at this time.

    You left too soon my old friend. I’m sorry we lost touch as young friends often do when their lives take them to different places.

    Thank you Jean and Pauline for reaching out to me with the sad news of this profound loss. Hugs to you.

    Love, Michele

  • Dianne Dinsdale
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Pauline,

    I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your loving sister Rhonda – such a shock to your entire family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all – stay strong and God Bless.

  • Pat Newman Nauta
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Rhonda’s Family: I was so shocked to just read about Rhonda’s sudden passing. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers, and share extreme sadness at the loss of such a lovely and beautiful person, inside and out. She was a great friend always. Rest in Peace Rhonda.

  • Lynn poeltl
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Jean and family

    Richard and I were extremely saddened to learn of Rhonda’s passing, Jean. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    With love,
    Lynn

  • Joy Hills
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Arden,

    I was heartbroken to hear of Rhonda’s passing. I will certainly miss all the fun we shared. Sincere condolences to you and your family,

    Joy

  • Joy Hills
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Arden,

    I was heartbroken to hear the news of Rhonda’s passing. I will cherish the memories of the fun we shared. Sincere condolences to all of your family,

    Joy

  • Marilyn Pearson Nigh
    Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2019 Reply

    Jean, Carol, Pauline, Arden & family

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We had such great times together through-out public school, high school & our adult lives. She will be truly missed and always remembered and loved. Until we meet again my dear friend.

    Love
    Marilyn

  • Dagmar Petry
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Reply

    Dear Dr. Mc Laren and Pam,

    I am so very saddened by the news of Rhonda’s sudden passing. Her warm smile and genuine and caring manner will be dearly missed by all. I hope that wonderful memories of the amazing times that you spent together both at work and in private will provide you with strength and comfort in the time ahead.

    Sending you and your families lots of positive thoughts.

    Warm hugs,

    Dagmar

  • Marg McEwan Shepherd
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Reply

    I have just heard today of the Rhonda’s passing to each of you may time bring some peace, know you are in our families thoughts and prayers and to you Pauline my very first friend I wish I where nearer to you right now. Loretta Cresent was a wonderful place to grow up and we had the older siblings to look up to, memories can not be taken and Rhonda will live on in all of our memories.

  • Betty-Lou Dart
    Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Reply

    Dear Jean and Family, so very sorry to hear this sad news , my heart goes out to all , I have many memories of years gone by 💞💞

  • Sharon Allum (Rebman)
    Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Reply

    Dear Jean, Carol, Pauline and family ,
    I was saddened to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister . I have fond memories of times spent with the 3 Whale girls and the 3 Rebman girls when you visited my parents in Bracebridge. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

  • Aubrey and Arla Rebman
    Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Reply

    Dear Jean, Carol,Pauline and family
    we were so shocked and saddened to hear of the death of your beautiful daughter. As Sharon said we have many fond memories of you visiting us in Bracebridge .

  • Brian Moore and Carol
    Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Reply

    Arden , it was a big shock when we heard to day of the loss of your wonderful lady. Please acept our condolances. Take care and hugs from us both.

  • Dorothy and Glenn Dickson
    Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Reply

    Jean, Carol, Pauline and family Our sincere sympathy to each of you. Cherish the wonderful memories of happy times spent together.

  • Teresa Rae
    Posted on: Friday, November 22, 2019 Reply

    Dear Jean, Carol and Pauline. So sorry for your loss of Rhonda. I know she was a very special daughter and sister.

  • Cathie Pichut
    Posted on: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Reply

    Arden and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Rhonda’s sudden passing. Your beautiful wife will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing Rhonda. Her memory will live on in our hearts.

    Bob, Cathie & the Pichut Family

  • Heather West
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Reply

    We are all still in shock and absolutely heartbroken at Rhonda’s passing. Dave and his family have known Rhonda for 44 years and I’ve known her for 32. She watched both of our kids grow up and has become close to many members of the family, including our sister-in-law, Zully, from Ajax, and Dave’s aunt, Dianne, and her friend, Diane, who travelled from Montreal to the office for treatment. Her kindness and caring for the family was so touching, particularly for Dave’s parents in these last few years. She helped Dave’s dad get home when he needed a ride in the early stages of his diagnosis, and drove Zully to Mississauga when she was having a special procedure done. Her voice is still in our heads. We will miss her calls, her warm personality and friendly smile.~Heather and Dave West

  • Sophie Zaworski
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Reply

    There are just no adequate words Arden, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rhonda will be greatly missed. Too short a life for such a sweet person.

    Sophie and Kam Zaworski

  • Dawn and Robert Erhardt
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Arden McLaren
    Received your letter, we are so sorry for your loss. We were both shocked hearing about Rhonda. Rhonda always greated us with a big smile and she was so personable. She will be greatly missed.
    Take care of yourself, I have been seeing you at your practice most likely your first year, won’t be easy moving on.
    All the best.

  • Sherrol Shand
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Reply

    With heartfelt and deep sadness to hear of Rhonda’s passing. I was waiting and wondering why she hasn’t called me for my appointment, so I called her, only find find out the sad news. My sincere condolences to Arden and Rhonda’s family, may she rest in peace. I truly miss her.

  • Melanie D McAlpine
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Dr. McLaren, family and Pam,

    I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. She was a warm voice and always took time to ask how I was doing … for close to 40 years. I will miss this. She was a special person and I am very sorry for your loss. Rhonda will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and have my sincere sympathies.

    Melanie McAlpine

  • Lud and Lisa Sajnovic
    Posted on: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Reply

    Dear Arden and family
    It is with deep sadness that we learn of Rhonda’s passing. You, Rhonda and Pam have taken care of our family for the past 40 years and have become our friends. Rhonda was always cheerful and friendly, always ready to catch up. We will miss our chats.
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Rhonda’s family and Pam.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lud and Lisa Sajnovic and family

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