Myrtle Lillian (Ford) McLaughlin & Son Gerald Lynn McLaughlin

MCLAUGHLIN, Gerald - February 21, 1931 – February 4, 2011 - It is with great sadness that the McLaughlin family announces the passing of Gerald McLaughlin of Bezanson on February 4, 2011 in his 79th year. Gerald was the first child of Nelson (Mac) and Blanche McLaughlin. He is survived by his sister, Lorena (Don) Snydmiller, brothers Don (Colleen) and Jack (Bonnie), also two aunts and several cousins. The nieces and nephews Judy, Brian, Stuart and Jason Snydmiller, Don Jr., Brenda Shypitka and Cindy Armstrong, Blaine, Brent, Kelly and Dale McLaughlin will fondly remember uncle Gerald and his favourite exclamation "Well for the love 'a Mike!" and his rollicking laugh. Gerald's work career after high school began with Northwest Industries in Edmonton repairing airplanes. He returned to Bezanson and worked with Tom McEwen in the service station and blacksmith shop and later, on his own, in his Bezanson Service Station. After closing that venture, he worked for R. Angus, the Caterpillar dealership, for a few years. He ended his work career freelancing at mechanical work throughout the Grande Prairie area. Gerald regarded nearly everyone as his very good friend. Gerald's last years were challenging because of health problems. He finally lost his long battle with cancer and went to join our parents last Friday. The service for Gerald will be held in the spring. A special thank you to Dr. Martin, Dr. Duta and the wonderful staff at Grande Prairie Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Care Centre: 10039 98 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2E7 or to The Parkinson's Society of Alberta: Room 3Y18 Edmonton General 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4. Condolences may be sent by visiting OLIVER'S GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 9857906

Herbert Kimble married Jean McLaughlin

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