It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lachlan John Hargrove on January 6, 2020 in his 79th year. Lachlan is survived by Betty (Ross) his devoted wife of 57 years, his children Joanne MacDonald (Hargrove) and her husband Jeff MacDonald of Moncton, and Lynn Hargrove of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Monica, Lauren and Sydney. He predeceases his sister Hazel McKay (Hargrove) and brother-in-law Val McKay, mother-in-law Margaret Ross, and extended family and friends, and was predeceased by his parents, Mabel (Price) and Kenneth Hargrove.
Lachlan will be remembered as an outgoing serial entrepreneur having started Modern Business machines in 1965 which morphed into Atlantic Data Supplies in 1976. As well, he and Betty owned the Jones Lake Motel in Monctonalong with many other ventures over the years. When Lachlan wasn’t cooking up his next business plan he could be found debating how to set the world on the right track while sitting on the deck of their house on Jones Lake. Lachlan rarely turned down a glass of wine, (some of which he made with limited success), or a discussion on world politics peppered with off colour jokes and stories based on his many life experiences.
Lachlan loved to travel with Betty at his side and because Lachlan immersed himself into the local culture, he would frequently find himself in some unique situations. These situations often became embellished and made for great story over the years. When not preparing for his next cruise, global adventure, off to Florida with lifelong friend Daryl and Carolyn, last minute trip to Cuba with his chum Dave you would often find Lachlan at the "camp" of his buddy Tom in Cocagne or surrounded by friends on his porch.
The family wishes to thank the many people who provide care and kindness at Spencer’s Nursing Home, where he resided for the last 7 years. In lieu of flowers, people wishing to acknowledge Lachlan’s life are encouraged to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or Friends of The Moncton Hospital.
Celebration of his life will be held at Cobbs Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00am, reception to follow.
Lachlan Hargrove, a life well lived!