Laughlin, William Robert

With a heavy heart and deep sadness the families of Bill Laughlin of Hinton, Alberta announce his passing on September 23, 2015 in Hinton, Alberta. Left to treasure his memory and remember him always is his loving family; wife, Wendy and their children; Dylan (Zabrina) Laughlin of Chilliwack, BC, Shannon (Kasey) Longmuir of Chilliwack, BC, and Taylor Laughlin of Hinton, AB. Bill is survived by his precious grandchildren; Alicia Longmuir and Gemma Laughlin. Bill is survived by his mother, Marian Laughlin of Chilliwack, BC sisters, Sheila (Les Rever) Laughlin and Maureen (Kevin) Moore both of Chilliwack, BC as well numerous nieces, nephews and many treasured friends. Bill was predeceased by his father, Robert. Bill grew up in Chilliwack, BC and attended Camp River School and later Rosedale Jr. He grew up surrounded by the love of his family and all his aunts, uncles, and cousins. He loved nothing more than telling stories about all the Laughlin antics and adventures. Bill moved to Hinton, Alberta to work at the mill in 1981, and it is also where his 3 children were born. His old school friends were very important to him and he loved coming back to Chilliwack for his visits. His many nieces and nephews loved it when Uncle Bill came to visit and loved listening to his hilarious stories. Bill had much love for his family, history, model cars, record collections and he always had an old car on the go he was fixing up. He loved nothing more than going fishing. His favorite place was Star Lake. Bill spent so many happy times there together with family and friends. The family wishes to express deep thanks to Dr Armstrong, Dr. Falk, Dr. Beamish and all the nursing staff of the Hinton Hospital for all the kindness and care you showed Bill. In keeping with Bill’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in Chilliwack, BC later in the summer of 2016. All are encouraged to join the family as they stop and take the time to remember all that Bill was. The family suggests, that if desired, a donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Box 26331 Stn BRM B, Toronto, ON M7Y 4R1 in William Laughlin’s memory. To leave a condolence online please visit our website at www.mountainrose.ca.

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