Sheran Francis MacLaren

Dec 6, 1943 – Nov 27, 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was our strength, our courage, our compassion and our faith.

Sheran was born in Mission, BC to Raymond and Josephine (Carrat) Alain. She spent her childhood dancing, playing softball and watching Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show. In those early days, she dreamed of traveling the world and established many friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Full of life, wonder and a yearning for adventure, in 1964, at the age of 21, Sheran left BC and moved to Montreal with one of her best friends from elementary school. Three years later, still yearning for more and never afraid to tackle things alone, she bought a one-way ticket on a freighter headed for Europe.

Sheran returned to Canada in 1966 and found herself in Calgary, Alberta, living with two of her childhood friends from Mission and working at MacMillan Bloedel. Within months of starting her job, a well-dressed young man with a strong Scottish accent walked into her office and swept her off her feet.

In 1970, Sheran and David (Scotty) MacLaren were married in Courtney, BC. After a few years in Calgary, Prince George and North Battleford, Sheran and Scotty moved to Campbell River, where they raised two daughters and son (Carole, Valerie and David).

Over her 43 years in Campbell River, Sheran owned two businesses (The Smoke Shop and Lloyd’s Interiors) and was an avid member of the local painting culture.

Sheran leaves behind her loving husband, mother and sister, four children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Please join the family this Saturday, December 2nd, at 11 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (34 South Alder Street, Campbell River) to celebrate the time Sheran spent with us.

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