Constance Jean (nee Talbot) LAUGHLIN

Connie passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital on Jan. 22, 2006 with her husband, Glenn, and daughter, Laura, by her side. Connie was born Sept. 29, 1959 in Clinton, ON.

She is survived by her husband of 13 months, Glenn; three daughters, Heather (Tim) Martin of Elmira, ON, Jennifer (Mike) Cameron of Chilliwack, BC, and Laura Talbot of Aldergrove, BC; her mother Margaret Talbot of Bayfield, ON; two brothers, Harry (Glenda) Talbot of Colburne, ON; Steve Talbot of Dashwood, ON; one sister, Anne Talbot of Clinton, ON; three nieces, Stephanie, Amy and Katie; two grandchildren, Aleatha and James Cameron; four stepsons, Stephen (Tami) Laughlin of Surrey, BC; Trevor (Julia) Laughlin of Phoenix, AZ; and Jason (Tanis) Laughlin of Walnut Grove, BC; Sean Bloomfield of Drayton Valley, AB; and nine grandchildren of Glenn’s side.

Connie was predeceased by her grandparents Annie Reid, Norval Reid, Len and Veva Talbot and her father, Robert Talbot.

Connie loved the north country. She spent some time in Whitehorse, YT, where she raised her two daughters, Jennifer and Laura. It was during this time that she discovered she had the same disease as her father – Multiple Sclerosis – so she moved back to Kitchener, ON. to be closer to her family. She then got a job with Ontario Hydro where she worked on a construction crew building and setting up the large towers, a job she was very proud of, being the first female ever hired by Hydro. Connie was also involved with the IBEW union.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Connie’s name to the MS Society of BC, 1501-4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4G7.

“My Little Connie”

The battle has been fought,

The war has been won.

Finally, you are at rest,

In the loving arms of His Son.

Connie, you touched my life briefly,

But will be loved through eternity.

— The “Good Ol’ Boy”

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