Kristine Helen MacLaren

Kristine Helen MacLaren (née Flaherty) died peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the age of 46 surrounded by her beloved family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her wonderful loving husband Ray and her two amazing sons Connor and Brendan. Beloved daughter of Joe and Pat Flaherty (née Montcalm) and little sister to Michelle Flaherty (Blake Henderson, Chloe and Olivia Henderson), Kristine will be remembered fondly by family and friends for her love of music, her passion for teaching and her kind and caring soul. Kristine and her family are very grateful for the kindness of Dr Buckley, Dr. Ivanovich, and the nurses and staff at the Carleton Place District Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Coalition for Music Education in Canada or the Carleton Place District Hospital.  We invite you to post your thoughts and memories about Kristine at  or to send them to and they will be posted.  A funeral service to honor Kristine will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 28 Hawthorne Ave. Carleton Place.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  Helen Keller

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