Each day I’ll do a golden deed
By helping those who are in need
My life on earth is but a span
And so I’ll do the best I can
Born in the Pier, August 14, 1929, Douglas (Doug) Laughlin always cherished this place as home. With the very early loss of his parents John & Elizabeth (Rose) and siblings Agnes, Hazel, Pius and Johnny, Doug was so fortunate to have his eldest brother Ernest (“Locker”) and sisters Hannah, Eileen and Rose. Together they took on the world and formed the strongest of bonds any family would be proud of. Their love for each other never faded despite the years and distance between them.
With his best friend Don, Doug left for the ‘riches’ of Toronto when only 18. There, he met the love of his life Ann (MacIntosh) – and together they raised their three children Douglas, Greg and Glenn. Better parents were never had.
He was blessed with grandchildren – James, Kyle & Sierra; Sarah & Jake; Jason, Derek & Connor – and great-grandchild Kennedy. To you all, may you carry the warmth of his love for you with you forever.
To his New Waterford family, nephew Gary and nieces Sandra, Debbie, Wendy and Shelley – thank you so much for always keeping our Dad in your heart.
And to his many friends and extended family – Carol & Tim; Joanie; Chrissy, Leslie & Sharon; Mona; Kevin, Billy & Mark; Steven & Scott; Maxine & Steve; Betty & Bob; his many friends from IBM; and his latest & greatest of friend Harry; thank you so much for your love and making our Dad’s life so wonderful.
Ninety-three trips around the sun sounds long but what I’d give to have just one more day with you.
Be at peace.
Donations in memory of Doug may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Grandpa was a continuous support in our of lives and went above and beyond for his grand children and his great grand children. He was wise beyond his years, dependable and has provided so much to the Laughlin family. He will be truly and deeply missed, forever loved and we will carry his memory and wisdom with us forever.
Doug is one of the kindest people I have ever met and the history of his and my family I will always cherish. You may join your lovely wife Ann.
I had the pleasure of seeing Doug every day for several years at Parkland. He had an amazing sense of humour and he will be sorely missed. Rest easy Doug.
While I am sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, I celebrate a life well lived. I had the privilege of working many years with Doug at IBM and as a Rookie Manager, I was lucky to have his wisdom and guidance in my early years. Doug was a practical person with a great sense of humour who treated everyone with respect regardless of their position in the company. My condolence to you all and remember him with pride!
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your father. He is remembered fondly by both me and George. Sending our love and condolences to all of you.
Darlene and George
Sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. It was a pleasure to know him and to work with him at IBM. Sending condolences to all – Doug will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I worked with / for Doug for many years at IBM and appreciated all the help he provided. Doug will be missed by all who knew him.