Hugh Robert Laughlin passed away on March 2nd, 2010 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at age 90. He was born on October 6th, 1919 in Chilliwack, BC.
Bob is survived by spouse Marion Laughlin, children Bill (Wendy) Laughlin, Sheila (Les) Laughlin, Maureen (Kevin) Moore, grandchildren Nicole, Karla, Ashton, Christa, Colin, Matt, Hailey, Dylan, Shannon, and Taylor.
He was predeceased by his father and mother Hugh and Daisy, brothers Cliff, Lyle, Archie, and Laurie, sisters Margy and Betty.
Bob was born in Chilliwack and grew up happily on the family farm with his 9 brothers and sisters. Marion and Bob married in 1950 and then raised their own family a few miles down the road on Camp River. Throughout the years many happy gatherings of the Laughlin clan took place. Bob especially liked to keep up with all his many nieces and nephews.
Bob was a WWII veteran and served 5 years in the army. One of his many duties included driving tanks. He marched in many Remembrance Day ceremonies. He was a proud member of the “British Columbia Dragoons.”
Bob was a “grader operator” in his working years. He was part of many major projects for the province, the last one being building of the Coquihalla Highway. In October he received a commemorative hat, pin and watch for “50” years in good standing from the “Operating Engineers” local 115.
Bob enjoyed many hobbies. He curled at the Chilliwack Curling Club for many years. His greatest love was fishing. He spent many happy days on the Vedder and Fraser River throughout his life.
Bob was a huge sports fan. He loved watching baseball and knew just about every player’s stats. He also never missed a hockey game if he could help it. The Toronto Maple Leafs was his team!
Bob was a veracious reader of history. He also never missed a day without the “Vancouver Sun” and was always up on current events. After retirement there were many great camping trips in his trailer. At the age of 80 he took up the sport of golf. He was a wonderful grandpa to his 9 grandchildren and always had a story or joke to tell and a twinkle in his eye.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion Section at the Chilliwack Cemeteries.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com