Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 25, 2022 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston.
Beloved husband of over 25 years of Gwen Thompson of Wasaga Beach and predeceased by his beloved wife of 32 years, Betty Laughlin (née Pendleton) – 1987. Beloved father of Bonnie Dermott (Rob) and Gary Laughlin ( Normal). Beloved dad to Meghann Chitty (Brennan), Sean Dermott (Jennifer), Cody Laughlin (Monica) and Robyn Laughlin (Brandon) and loving great-dad to Pepper Chitty. He was also proud of his extended family which included Gwen’s children, Anne Thompson, Bob Thompson (Lisa) and Harry Thompson (Barb) and his grandchildren, Adam Thompson (Lindsay), Amy Tisdale (Mike), Garrett Skorieko and Ryan Skorieko and great-grandchildren Marshall and Franklin Thompson, Tyrus, Seth and Carter Tisdale and Kennedy Skoreiko.
Son of the late Walter and Emma Laughlin of Sherbrooke, PEI, dear brother of Blanche Forgeron (Halifax) and his many nieces and nephews across Ontario, Quebec and his beloved Maritimes. He was predeceased by sisters Florence Leboutillier, Ruby Keefe, Vera and Lillian Laughlin; brothers Russell, Kenneth, John and Major Laughlin.
We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Reverend Jane Archer for her loving presence and support, and to Dr. Mathews and his wonderful team at Stevenson Memorial Hospital for their loving care, empathetic consultation and diagnosis. And finally, to Grant Drury and his team at Drury Funeral Home for all they have done for us. There are truly angels among us.
In accordance with Dad’s wishes, a private family service will be held at Drury Funeral Centre, Alliston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Fund or Matthews House Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Published by Simcoe County News on January 27, 2022.