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Patrick Joseph Mclaughlin

August 16, 1928 - June 22, 2015

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Patrick Joseph McLaughlin

On June 22, 2015 our beloved father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Patrick Joseph McLaughlin was embraced by God at age 86.  Born in Maghera, County Derry on August 16, 1928, Patrick excelled in football, Gaelic football and hurling.  He had a beautiful deep singing voice, played accordion in the Maghera band and taught his sister Moira the Moonlight Saunter. He was chief projectionist in the cinema.  In 1951 he made the courageous decision to embark on a new life in Canada.  In Vancouver he became an actor with the Emerald Players.  He became a certified heavy duty and automotive mechanic while working in Kitimat, Kemano and Vancouver.  He studied Auto Mechanics at B.C.I.T and Economics with the University of Toronto. Following ten years with Metropolitan/Seaboard Life Insurance as sales representative and branch manager he became a Mechanical Inspector I, Weighmaster I in Sparwood, BC and completed a distinguished career with the Ministry of Solicitor General as a Technical Enforcement Officer V.  He enjoyed 25 years of retirement in idyllic Nakusp, BC.  Patrick was the most profound thinker, eloquent speaker and well-read man one could ever know.  His wisdom and power of mind were matched by his stellar character.  He loved fishing on Arrow Lake, cooking and telling stories.  Fiercely independent, his life is an inspiration to us all.  No matter how formidable the obstacle he was determined to face it alone saying to himself, “you’re tough, but I’m tougher.” He was proud of his Irish heritage and poured tears of laughter telling of his youth “back home.”  He is predeceased by his brother George and survived by his sister Moira and brothers Leonard and Robert.  He is also survived by his children Moira, Kathleen, Sheila (Dave), Patrick (Maricel), Charlotte and Sean (Teresa), 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Services by Father Aaron de Dios were held at Chapel of Valley Funeral Home in Nakusp at 2:00 pm on June 26, 2015.  Patrick Joseph McLaughlin rests peacefully at Old Hillcrest Cemetery in Nakusp, BC.  

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From: Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

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From: Margaret McLaughlin
Relation: His nephew Joseph McLaughlin

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of my uncle Patrick, my thoughts are with you all at this sad time, we lost our father his brother George just 18 months ago, I never got to meet uncle Patrick he left 10 years before I was born, it was nice to see a photo in the local paper today, once again I give my sympathy to his family my cousins RIP Patrick xxx

From: charlottee
Relation: daughter

My dad was a loving ,forgiving man. I’d like people to know that. He always said to me ” never let the sun go down on your anger”. Dad…. i promise i won’t. . My daughter Carling gave dad a little Texan grandson… Max. love you dad and thank you i heard all your stories and loved them all.

From: Kathleen Mulholland
Relation: He was my uncle-Im Georges daughter

It is with sympathy and deep regret that we learned of the death of my uncle Patrick.My father often talked of Patrick about their childhood days and growing up in Maghera.I truely regret not being in touch over the years but distance often does that to famlies.Apart from losing my
mother and father I have lost 5 brothers over the years and I know more than most the pain of losing a loved one.I write this on behalf
of my surviving siblings=Patsy=George=Jimmy=Viona=Rosemary=Willie John=Joseph and Eamon..May uncle Patrick Rest in Peace.

From: Patrick McLaughlin
Relation: Son

RIP Dad. You were a good man, and you are at peace. Erin go Bragh. Happy fishing. Love You: PJ

From: Charlotte Mclaughlin
Relation: daughter

Dad all your family in Ireland sends their love as do i .. I am having a hard time letting you go but you are with God. I need to mention my grandson Maxim Kenneth David Taylor is the beautiful and much loved great-grandson of my late father Mr. Patrick Joseph McLaughlin. I love you dad , we all love you and will forever carry your humor
and intelligence within . Blessed art thou.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 26, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Chapel of Valley Funeral Home
101 Nelson Avenue
Nakusp, BC Canada V0G 1R0

101 Nelson Avenue
Nakusp, BC Canada V0G 1R0

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
June 26, 2015
Beginning at 3:00pm

Location:
Old Hillcrest Cemetery

Nakusp, BC Canada V0G 1R0


Nakusp, BC Canada V0G 1R0

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