Morag MACLACHLAN

Born December 24th, 1920. Passed away peacefully on October 7, 2011 at the Vancouver General Hospital. Predeceased by husband Ian Maclachlan; brother Ian Campbell and nephew Jamie Campbell. Lovingly survived by sister Mary Mishra (Naren); nephews Gord Campbell (Dereth); John Plane (Angela Fahy); David Plane (Rosemary); nieces Sheila Mishra (Jagannath Chingunde); Veena Mishra; Pratibha Sarkar (Anil); and God-daughter Marion Campbell.

Morag was a strong independent woman who lost her husband after less than one year of marriage. She went on to become an avid historian graduating from UBC in 1972 with an MA thesis on the “Fraser Valley Milk Producers’ Association: Successful Cooperative.” Her last teaching post was at Langara College in Vancouver and in 1983 she retired as head of the History and Political Science Department. One of her highlights as a historian was editing “The Fort Langley Journals – 1827-30” and seeing this work published in 1998.

Morag grew up in Chilliwack, and as an adult purchased a cabin at Cultus Lake from her father. She spent some wonderful years at the lake, and “Argyle” won’t be the same without her.

God be with you Auntie Mo. We will miss you terribly.

A social gathering to remember Morag will be held at the Celebration Hall, which is located inside the Mountain View Cemetery, 5445 Fraser Street, Vancouver (entrance at 39th and Fraser) on Friday, October 21, 2011 starting at 2:00 p.m.

If so desired, donations may be made in Morag’s name to the Canadian Harambee Education Society (#102B – 9030 King George Highway, Surrey, B.C. V3V 7Y3) or alternatively to a charity of your choice.


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