With broken hearts we announce that Calvin McLaren passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 3, 2020. At only 50 years of age, he was taken from this world far too soon.
Calvin moved to the Crowsnest Pass in June 2003 when he accepted a position at the hospital as a physiotherapy assistant. Over the next seventeen years, he helped many people through their recoveries, gaining much respect and gratitude along the way. In March 2004, Calvin married his best friend and the love of his life, Jaclyn Couch. Together they showed us what a truly committed relationship looks like and proved that soulmates really do exist.
As a passionate outdoorsman, Calvin loved the mountains and he spent as much time enjoying them as possible. In addition to being an avid hunter, he also liked fishing, biking, hiking and adventuring in general. Calvin was also fond of wood working, travelling and shooting at the Crowsnest Pass Pistol Club where he was also a board member. His commitment to preserving nature and to his community was demonstrated by his involvement with the Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta as a board member and advocate, and with the Hillcrest Fish and Game Protective Association Youth Mentor Hunt where he loved teaching young people about the outdoors.
Calvin was always glad to chat over a good cup of coffee, and those closest to him knew that he made a mean lasagna. He was happiest when spending time with his family and friends, and cherished quiet evening walks with Jaclyn and their four-legged girls. Calvin’s passing has left a void in our hearts, but we can take some comfort in knowing that he lived every day to its fullest.
Life is measured in memories, not years.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Jaclyn McLaren; his precious daughter, Caitlin McLaren and her boyfriend, Erik Holman; his father, Stan McLaren; his mother, Evon McLaren; his brother, Jim (Jennifer) McLaren; his sister, Carol (Shaun) Bailey; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathryn and David Couch; his brother-in-law, DJ (Shivon) Couch; numerous nieces and nephews; countless close friends who have become family over the years; and his four-legged girls, Piper, Kai and Livi.
He was predeceased by his eldest brother John McLaren. The family finds comfort in knowing that the brothers are together again.
Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta (PO Box 2639, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1L6), or by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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