December 10, 2020
The family of Eleanor Shaw-MacLaren is sad to announce her passing in Port Coquitlam on Dec 10, 2020 at the age of 93, after a short battle with cancer.
Eleanor was born in Princeton BC, only child to Elmer and Mabel Burr.
She graduated from UBC in 1949 with a Bachelor of Home Economics, then taught school for one year in Kamloops, followed by a position in Prince George where she met Chuck. They married in 1952, and moved to 100 Mile House in 1955.
Eleanor partnered with Chuck in owning and operating the Chevron station for many years, and subsequently helped him to build and operate the Coach and Waggon golf course (now known as Marmot Ridge).
Over the years Eleanor was involved in the Lioness club, and until more recently the Hospital Auxiliary. In 2016, for health reasons, she and Chuck moved to the lower mainland, leaving behind in 100 Mile many long time dear friends and neighbours.
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, her father and mother-in-law, brother-in-law Ramsay (Pearl), sister-in-law Mary (Tim), and this year by infant great granddaughter Alice.
She is survived and will be missed by Chuck, her husband of 68 years, 5 children, David (Mary Anne), Ian (Dawn), Patti Pauquette (Dave), Heather, and Robin (Karen). 8 grandchildren, Scott (Caitlin), Lesley (Mike), Danielle (Cody), Kaycee, Dylan (Tasha), Braeden (Brittney), Brittney (Anthony), and Carly. 6 great grandchildren, Chenoa, Thomas, Hannah, Theo, Avery and Adalyn. Also her niece Lynne, sister-in-law Sheila (Ken) and cousin Bill.
She will also be missed by her dear friend of 70 years, Verna Hickey, who she met while the two of them were teaching in Kamloops.
At Mom’s request there will be no service.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning
hush I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
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