Rosemary McLAREN

Rosemary McLAREN


(nee JONES)

“A light from our family is gone

A voice we loved is stilled

A place is vacant in the home

Which never can be filled

We have to mourn the loss of one

We would’ve loved to keep

But God who surely loved her best

Has finally made her sleep

After a lifetime of her love and joy

And music to fill our ears

God leaves these wondrous memories

To help us through our tears”

On July 17, 2014 Rosemary Alice McLaren lost her final battle to cancer, with her loving family at her side. She is now at peace.

Rosemary was born to Wanda and Russell Jones on July 22, 1937 in Rossland, BC. She was the oldest of 9 children, four sisters and four brothers.

Rosemary resided in Elkford, BC with the love of her life, Robert McLaren, who passed away in May 2013.

Rosemary had a great sense of humour and a very loving heart. She had a unique gift that drew people to her, and because of this, she was a very much loved “Rosie”. Family, friends, shopping, make-up, and her car were her everything in this world!

Rosemary spent a lot of her years camping in Rexford, Montana and made many, many friends along the way.

Rosemary is survived by her daughters: Susan (Don) Tait, Lori (Kim) Krish, and Sheri (David) Taylor, her grandchildren Jason (Julie) Tait, Jessica (Jason) Bowen, Jared (Tiffany) Krish, Ryan (Kim) Taylor and Adam (Nicole) Taylor, and her great grandchildren Lincoln and Levi Bowen and Emi Krish. She is also survived by her siblings, David Jones, Franny Boucher, Joann Mckerraker, Janice Turner, Tom Jones, Bobby Jones Judy McBride and Russell Jones as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

Rosemary was predeceased by her parents Wanda and Russell Jones, two husbands, Mervyn Frame, and Robert McLaren, her nephew Dean Jones, and nieces Sara McBride, and Shonna McKerracher.

Funeral services to be held on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Elkford. Following the service, Rosemary’s cremains will be placed at the Mountain View Cemetery in Elkford, reunited with her beloved Robert.

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