At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on June 5, 2018, Mr. Patrick Alistair McLaughlin of Chamcook, NB, beloved husband of Peggy (McBride) McLaughlin. Born at St. Stephen, NB on December 7, 1936, he was a son of the late Col. P. Elmer and Marion E. (Crawford) McLaughlin.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he is survived by his loving wife Peggy, his daughter; Susan (Tom) James of Bar Harbor, ME., grandchildren; Tucker and Lily, his brother; Urban (the late Natalie) McLaughlin of Saskatoon, SK, sisters; Sheila (the late Dr. Donald Higgins) of Saint John, NB and Julie (Bill) Pascoe of Comox, BC, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a niece Caroline Higgins.
Prior to his retirement Patrick worked as a manager for the Daily Gleaner Classified Department for a number of years, then he and his wife Peggy operated their own retail business. In his earlier years Patrick enjoyed running, especially marathons, having participated in the Boston Marathon in 1968. He also loved the outdoors, especially the water, whether canoeing or in his boat exploring Passamaquoddy Bay. He also loved his Friday morning computer classes at the St. Andrews Library and was also known as the “Chamcook Historian” at Hugh Bartlett’s workshop “where friends meet” as well as a member of the Spindrifters of St. Andrews. Patrick was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1942 Fredericton. Music was one of Patrick’s passions, having been a former member of St. Dunstan’s Choir in Fredericton and also the Voices of the Bay. He will be sadly missed by his family, community and all who knew him.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. As requested there will be no visitation.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, 212 Parr St., St. Andrews on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 located at 270 Queen Street, St. Andrews. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
In Patrick’s Memory, donations to the Charlotte County Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca