Passed away unexpectedly, at home on Sunday, December 25, 2022. William Gerald McLaughlin of Roblin at age 61. Bill was a big man with a big heart who’s laughter and lust for life touched many. For over 30 years, he dedicated himself to helping those damaged by the world, bringing his care and his wit to help them find a way through. His rough edges found their home in the world of rugby, often centered around the Aurora Barbarians RFC, where he found so much joy throughout his life, both on and off the field, as a great player and wonderful coach. As a son, a little brother, an uncle, and cousin he was a charismatic maker of mischief who made everyone’s life more interesting for having him in it. Both wise and innocent, warm and sharp, sometimes crass but always caring. Bill will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends. Bill is predeceased by his parents Gerald McLaughlin and Marion Marlin. Brother of Sandra Stec (Dennis) of Ottawa; Karl McLaughlin of Roblin; and Brenda McLaughlin (Ronald Purcell) of Thornhill. Uncle of Deryk Stec (Catherine); Ryan Stec (Véronique); Shawna Wilson (Dave); Chris McLaughlin (Katarina); Jason McLaughlin (Mary) and Amanda McLaughlin. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Hannah Funeral Home, in Tamworth on Thursday, December 29 from 7-9 p.m. Service on Friday, December 30 at 1 p.m. Spring interment at Tamworth Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
1-720 Progress Ave., Kingston ON K7M 4W9