Seena McLaren

Seena McLaren

July 11, 1914 – March 30, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Seena McLaren. Seena passed away in Trail, BC on March 30, 2014 in her 100th year.

She was born in Pinsk, Russia and came to Canada at the age of 1 year. She resided in Vancouver and Nanaimo, BC where she met and married her husband Gordon. They came to Trail in 1935. They moved to Warfield in 1938 where they raised their 4 children Larry, Bobby, Linda and Donna. She lived in an original ‘Mickey Mouse house’ for 75 years.

She is predeceased by her husband Gordon, her parents (Nanaimo, BC), her brother P.O. Nick Venber (missing in action) and her sons Larry and Bobby.

She is survived by her daughter Linda (Wally) Golberg and Donna(Clarence) Mastel; daughter-in-laws Gail and Rosemary; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

At Seena’s request there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at


When I come to the end of the road

and the sun has set for me;

I want no tears or gloom filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little but not too long;

and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love we have share;

Miss me but let me go.

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