Thursday, July 27, 2017
MPP Jack MacLaren - Carleton-Mississippi Mills
Heavenly father, we lift Jack MacLaren to you today. You raise up family’s and at times, generations of families to serve the public good. You have done so with Jacks family. Thank you for their history of service, and we pray for special favour upon Jack as he continues to serve and stand up for our community. Let him see Your goodness in the months to come.
Jack went to school at Dirleton, Fitzroy Harbour and Arnprior. He attained the degree of B. Sc. in civil engineering at Queen’s University in 1972. Jack worked in engineering and construction in Vancouver and Calgary for 10 years.
Jack is a cash crop farmer who lives and works on the family farm at MacLaren’s Landing in West Carleton Township. The farm was a Crown Grant to the MacLaren family in 1826. Jack and his wife Janet have three daughters – Jessica, Rachel and Alexis. Janet and all three girls are Registered Nurses who are working in hospitals in Ottawa, Calgary and San Diego.
The MacLaren family has a long history of being involved in community politics for the purpose of community betterment. Jack’s father, grand-father and great grand-father were all politically active. In the MacLaren house it was always understood that with the enjoyment and benefits of a healthy community comes the obligation to contribute to the community.