James Douglas "Jamie" MacLaren
James Douglas "Jamie" MacLaren- 53, Enfield/Truro. We are sad to announce the passing of James Douglas "Jamie" MacLaren on Friday afternoon, September 7, 2018, from complications leading to heart failure. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Don and Elizabeth (Crouse) MacLaren, Truro.
Jamie was a special young man who touched the lives of many. He faced numerous challenges but with the help of family and countless friends, he lived an interesting life. His days were filled with music and whenever a few people gathered to spend time with him, he always insisted on having a singsong and everyone was expected to participate.
Along with his parents, Jamie is survived by his sister, Katherine, Sarnia, Ontario; brother, Donald, Truro; niece, Hannah, Sarnia, Ontario; aunt, Doris Jenkins, Montague, PEI; uncles, Don (Jean) Crouse, Sydney Mines; Ed (Irene) MacLaren, Charlottetown, PEI; Stewart (Joan) MacLaren, Montague, PEI; several cousins and their families.
He is also survived by his caregivers who treated him like a son. Five years ago Jamie moved to a Small Options Home in Enfield. The caregivers there gave him exceptional care and have become part of his family; they have also given tremendous support to his parents for which we are most grateful.
Jamie was predeceased by his grandparents, Jim and Katherine Crouse and Douglas and Irma MacLaren; aunts, Joan MacLaren, Anna (MacLaren) Hill, Joan Crouse; uncles, Wallace Jenkins, Art Hill; cousin, Ken Jenkins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Jamie's family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2018. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Clair MacLeod officiating. Reception will follow in the lower hall of the church. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Jamie's memory to St. James Presbyterian Church Music Program are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Jamie's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro
September 10, 2018
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
September 11, 2018
Crossroads Cemeterey, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley
St. James Presbyterian Church Music Program