Mary McLaughlin

Obituary of Mary McLaughlin

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary McLaughlin, on Sunday September 3, 2017. Reunited with the love of her life Albert (Bert) McLaughlin (1991). Lovingly cherished by her children Teresa and Rob Grimminck, Mary Ellen and Christopher Osborne, Rita and George Turpie, Joan McLaughlin, and Patrick and Chantal McLaughlin. Loving grandmother of Robert and Rachel, Michael, Matthew and Amanda, Nicholas and Lindsey, Steven and Megan Grimminck. Christine, Justin and Stephanie, and Dane Osborne. Kyle, Andrew, Katherine, and Grierson Turpie, Jory, Spencer, and Liam McLaughlin. Proud great grandmother to Catherine Mary and Allister Jay Grimminck. Dear sister of Joe and Joanne DeGurse, Teresa and Don Young, Jim and Stephanie DeGurse and Tom (2013) and Mary DeGurse. Sister in law to Gladys Dymond, Eleanor McLaughlin, and Joan McLaughlin. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Mary was born on the tenth line in Moore township, Corunna on June 16, 1931 to Frank and Helen DeGurse. She lived and worked on the family farm until she left to attend Normal School in London to become a teacher. She taught for 44 years with the last 18 years of her career at Holy Cross. Throughout her teaching career, she touched many students' lives and they touched hers. Mary’s caring ways were demonstrated by initiating a breakfast program when she saw the need. She was the founder of the Holy Cross Christmas turkey dinner, which continued after her retirement. Mary was very active as a volunteer. She was a long time member of the Holy Cross CWL. As her children, we always felt very proud and fortunate that she was our mother. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday, September 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Prayers will be held on Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 377 Oakland Avenue in London on Thursday morning, September 7th at 11 o’clock. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be greatly appreciated.