McLaren, Julie Marie--
Julie Marie (Barrieau) McLaren, in her 99th year, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, with some of her family by her side.
Julie was born on April 14, 1920 in Acadieville, New Brunswick to Auguste and Genevieve. She was the first of 9 children.
While working in Saint John, NB, she met William Alexander McLaren (d 1987) from Melfort SK. They married on May 8, 1944 and moved between Saint John, NB and Melfort, SK before settling in Guelph, ON in 1959. Julie worked at St. Joseph’s Home until she retired at 66 years old in 1986.
Loved Mother of 9 children: Ruth (d 2015) Anne, Alexandra, Adele (d 1999), Linda, Paul, David (Anna), Marie and Henry (Anna). Julie had 22 Grandchildren and 39 Great Grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Roger (Elianne), sister Florence (Ovila), her best friend Margaret and long time family friend Anna.
She enjoyed tatting and many family members have beautiful pieces in their homes. Her love of photography is shown in the photos and videos that she had taken throughout the years. She had some wonderful experiences while travelling. Gardening and flowers were an important
part of her life. When she couldn’t have real ones, she surrounded herself by arranging beautiful displays of artificial ones.
She will be remembered for her kindness, helpfulness and beautiful smile.
A Memorial Mass to celebrate Julie’s life will take place at St. Joseph’s Church 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. Interment of cremated remains to take place in Acadieville, New Brunswick in the spring.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph 519-822-4731 or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com