McLaughlin, Barbara Ann - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

McLaughlin, Barbara Ann


1932 - 2024

“Sometimes, the most beautiful reunions happen after the toughest goodbyes”

 McLAUGHLIN, Barbara - With heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Barbara Ann McLaughlin, on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, at the age of 91. Barbara is reunited with her soul mate Clayton McLaughlin, who preceded her in death on July 3, 2021.

 Left behind to mourn her passing are her children, Charles McLaughlin and Cathy, Lorrie Brough and Robbie, Michael McLaughlin and Bonnie, and Dale McLaughlin and Barb.

Survived by her grandchildren Carla McLaughlin, Clayton McLaughlin and Valerie, Meagan McLaughlin and Derek Waldron, Robert Brough and Kayla, Brandon Brough and Paige, Jennifer Doherty and Dave Copland, Brandon Doherty, Darcy McLaughlin and Kalen; her great-grandchildren Keiran, Charlie, Jake, Benny, Hayden, Will, Theo and Adria; and her great- great grandson Peyton.

Barbara is also survived by her sisters Donna Presley, Gail Millen and Jim; brothers Brian Ringrose and Rita, Richard Ringrose and Diane, Murray Ringrose, Terry Ringrose and Barb; her brother in-law Vern McLaughlin and Jo-Anne, sister in-laws Elaine Brough and Nancy Hutchison as well as many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was pre-deceased by her parents Russel and Alberta Ringrose; brothers Jackie Ringrose and Bobby Ringrose, sister Shiela Ferguson, grandson Shane McLaughlin; in-laws Charles and Irene McLaughlin, Norma and Alan Dobratz, Laura McLaughlin, Ina and Dave Vallance, Wilbert McLaughlin, Bonnie Ringrose, Bill Ferguson and Raymond Presley.

Barbara and Clayton met and married in Kirkland Lake, where they settled and raised their family. Barb took pride in raising her family but also had time for fun. Many beautiful memories were made at the family cottage on Labyrinth Lake, the hunt camp or just hosting large gatherings at their home. Nothing made her happier than a houseful of Family and friends, enjoying the food that she had prepared for days, especially her delicious desserts. Everyone felt welcome at the McLaughlin house, and you never went home hungry. If you were lucky, you got to take home a blueberry pie! Barb was an avid gardener and took pride in her prize-winning flowers and vegetables with the Horticultural Society. Knitting was a passion of Barbs. Every family member was gifted a new pair of mitts or slippers every Christmas. Barb and Clayton were also active members of the Kiwanis Club, taking a special interest in the Kiwanis Music Festival. Later in life, Barb went back to work at the local Reitman’s department store and even did some modelling for the local fashion shows! She was a beautiful and proud woman.

The Family would like to thank the staff at Teck Pioneer Residence for the years of love and care given to mom in her final years. Thank you to family and friends for reaching out and reminding us why mom was so special. Donations can be mailed directly to the Teck Pioneer Residence (145 A Government Road West, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4) in Memoriam of Barbara McLaughlin. Cremation has taken place a memorial service will be held at a future date.

Death is never an end, but a “To Be Continued”

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31 messages received

The family

My deepest sympathy to you all and big hugs!! R. I. O. Barb

Julia doyon, April 9, 2024

The McLaughlin Family and Friends

It's been a LONG hard couple of years for Barb and Family, she is at Peace now. Thinking of you ALL at this very sad & difficult time. RIP Barb

Judy (Cale) Gervais, April 9, 2024

Dale and family

My deepest condolences, lovely lady , she was my group leader for the grade 8 class to Toronto.

Anne malette, April 9, 2024

McLaughlin Family

My condolences on your loss.
My memories of Barb stretch back to watching her and the others in the Women’s Softball League on the ball field, eager for the day I could run in their footsteps. She was a force to be reckoned with, and by all accounts she lived her life in full. Lucky lady.

Diana McNamara, April 9, 2024

Family and Friends

My condolences to Barbara's family and friends. What a beautiful tribute to all the beautiful memories of family gatherings!

Kelly Davis, April 9, 2024

the family

Sending you all condolences and strength to help you through this difficult time. Hold on those beautiful memories that have brought you all so much Joy. Her smile will still hold a place in everyone's heart.

Steve and Joanne Coupland, April 9, 2024


So sorry for your loss ️ May all your wonderful memories bring comfort

Christine Doxsee, April 9, 2024

McLaughlin Family

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great lady. You were all blessed to have her as your mom/grandma.God Bless everyone ! Stan & Sabrina Skalecki

Stan Skalecki, April 9, 2024

The McLaughlin Family

Andy and I send our sincere condolences to her family and friends
I’m sure Clayton was waiting with open arms for her arrival
Please know you are in our thoughts
Shelley and Andy Riendeau

Shelley and Andy Riendeau, April 9, 2024

The Family

Please accept my condolences on the loss you have just suffered. A good life lived and a wonderful family left behind are testament to what a loving person she was. Hold the memories close and lean on each other for strength and support.

Mike Bowman, April 9, 2024

McLaughlin Family

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our visits to your family’s home.
So many memories. Condolences
Doug & Sheila (Cameron) Randell

Sheila Randell, April 9, 2024

The McLaughlin Family

I am so very sorry for your loss. A beautiful tribute to a lovely lady. My condolences to Barbara's family and friends.

Lori Davis, April 9, 2024

McLaughlin Family

Condolences and our deepest sympathy to Barb's family.

Charlene & Rick Owen, April 9, 2024

Her family

I am so sorry for her passing. She was an amazing lady. She will be missed

Kathy Ennis, April 9, 2024

Chuck, Mike,Cathy and Bonnie & family

So sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts are with you. Ted and lana

Lana, April 9, 2024

Mike and Bonnie and family

My sincere condolences.

Brenda and Gaston, April 9, 2024

The McLaughlin family

Condolences to all the families at this time of sorrow

Andy Attwater, April 9, 2024

Chuck, Lorrie, Mike, Dale and Families

Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Barb and Clayton will now be able to get back to tending the garden together once again. RIP

Nicole & Peter Brown, April 10, 2024

The McLaughlin and extended family

Chuck, Cathy, Mike, Bonnie, Lorrie, Robbie, Dale and Barbara, many grandchildren and a great grandchild, please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear Mom, grandmother and great grandmother.

Barbara, Clayton and their 4 children were such great neighbours on Federal Street. It was a tight knit community that I haven’t experienced again after getting married and living in different parts of KL. I have very fond memories of the McLaughlin family.

Rest In Peace Barb, Clayton is happy to have his sweetheart back in his arms.

Anita (Faragher) and Jim Haine

Anita and Jim Haine, April 10, 2024

The McLaughlin Family

We were very sorry to hear the news of Barbara’s death. She was a wonderful pleasant lady and we can remember fondly the many conversations we had with her and Clayton when they would sell tickets for the many charities they supported! A great loss to the community!
Our sincere condolences to the family and her many friends.

Brian and Gale Hamilton, April 10, 2024

McLaughlin and Ringrose Families

My sincere sympathy in your loss. May all the wonderful memories of Barbara console you during these difficult days. Rest in Peace, Barbara.

Ines Robazza, April 10, 2024

family and friends

Both I and and years later, my boys delivered papers to the McLaughlins at their house on Federal Street. Very enterprising, they ran their cartage business out of the modest house as well. Both Barbara and Clayton are again reunited and they will be missed in the old Federal.

Paul Filteau, April 10, 2024

Mike, Bonnie and Familyy

We are so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences
Cindy and Jim MacKinnon

Cindy MacKinnon, April 11, 2024

The Family

I knew her first as Mrs. McLaughlin; my neighbor and the mother of my friends. I also knew her as Barb through the various hats she wore in the community. She was a great and fun person. Know that I’m thinking of you. It is so hard to lose a mom. I hope your healing journeys are gentle. Prayers to you all.

Lorraine Montague, April 11, 2024

Lorrie and McLaughlin family

My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. She was such a sweet lady always smiling and very friendly
May she rest in peace.

Rose Chartre, April 11, 2024

The McLaughlin Family

Our heartfelt condolences for your loss The beautiful couple have reunited ! What great memories you all have !Our thoughts are with you !

Ron Kiezer & Georgia, April 11, 2024


I took a "serious liking" to Auntie Barbara the moment we met!

Her love of family and of life clearly guided her every action.

It seemed to me that Barb was the perfect Matriarch for the family - wise, kind, salt of the earth.

Rest in Peace Barb with your soulmate Clayton.

Donna Arnold, April 12, 2024

McLaughlin Family

My deepest condolences to you. Barb was a wonderful person and I am sure will be greatly missed by you all.

Sharon Quenneville, April 15, 2024

The McLaughlin Family,

I am so very sorry for our loss. Heartfelt condolences to all Barb’s family and her many friends.

Shirley Dorsey, April 15, 2024

McLaughlin Family

The fun and memories our families had together on Federal St and at the cottage.
Our deepest condolences, The Smaill’s

Karen Smaill Byham, April 16, 2024

McLaughlin Family. Lorrie , Rob and Family

I have been trying to find the right words but there is just not many words to help with the grief at this time. Know our thoughts are with you all at this sad time Ernie and Cindy Girbig

Ernie &Cindy Girbig, April 17, 2024