Ethel lived 100 years upon God’s earth and died on November 2, 2021. Ethel Grace McLaughlin was born at home on the Second Line of Moore to John and Pearl McLaughlin on August 1, 1921. A devoted daughter, she truly honoured her parents in word and deed. Ethel was a loving sister to Jack, Lorraine and Charles. Dearly loved by her husband Roy E Will, together they savoured the good gifts of life for 55 years. Ethel’s journals tell of their rural life on the Sixth Line of Moore. Ethel was proud to be a farmer. After 8 decades of farm life, Ethel learned to appreciate apartment life at Queen Victoria Place in Petrolia. In 2015 she reluctantly moved down the road to Meadowview Villa where caring staff on the third floor caught glimpses of the beautiful lady who was hidden in the disguise of dementia. Ethel was a dedicated mum, loved by Bob, Connie and Don. Ethel was a loving and beloved grandma to Jeremy, Michelle, Elizabeth, David, Jessica, Danny and Yettie, and was delighted to be a GG. Her favourite son-in-law, Wayne, loved her too. Aunt Ethel was dear to many nieces and nephews. Ethel has finished her fight with dementia. Those of us who can still remember are blessed to now keep the precious memories of this much loved lady.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 1-3 and 6-8pm. Due to Covid-19 restriction, those who wish to attend must RSVP with a time to attend the visitation at https://signup.com/go/yUBFWyS.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00pm from the funeral home. Attendance is limited and the funeral will be streamed online at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84071362777. Anyone attending the visitation or funeral service must wear a mask and maintain social distancing rules. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery.
In her honour, let us please be kind to one another. You may direct your expressions of sympathy through donations to where you choose.
Memories and condolence may be shared online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.
Condolences to Ethel’s family. Ethel lived next door to our church in the Sixth Line Community. We would often see
Roy and Ethel riding in the wagon as they exercised their horses. They enjoyed life.