Harry Brian McLaughlin

March 18, 1942 – December 20, 2013

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of an amazing man, Harry McLaughlin at home, surrounded by the strong love of his family and friends. He will be profoundly missed by his wife and soul-mate, Barb; his children, Jeannie (John) and Brian (Jennifer) and their families (6 grandkids), his sister Kathy, brother Richard (Penny), Little Sister Tianay (Matt), his many nieces and nephews, and his devoted extended family, friends, neighbours, and pets. Harry had a positive energy and big, caring heart which he shared generously with others. His passion for life, strength of character, and integrity enriched the lives of all that he touched. Harry was an avid runner and triathlete who genuinely enjoyed sharing his experiences.

Harry spent over 30 years in the Navy and upon retiring, continued with his love of building and repairing. One of his favourite comments when starting a project was, “It needs to be bigger!”

Thank you to the Oceanside Hospice (especially Jean, Ken and the Friday group), Dr. Forrest, Dr. Bell, his caring staff, our HomeCare Nurse Alana, and our thoughtful community, for all your help and support. Harry believed in the importance of helping others- whenever he saw a need, he did his best to fulfill it. Harry was an active supporter of the Qualicum Cat Rescue, the Oceanside Hospice and acts of kindness to others. Please continue his legacy.

We will always feel Harry’s strong hugs comforting us. You will never be forgotten in our hearts.

Please join us in honouring Harry on Saturday January 4th at 2pm at Fairwinds Golf Club

(3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay).

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