Michael McLaughlin

We regret to announce the passing of Michael

(Mick) McLaughlin on April 2nd, 2008 at Vernon

Hospice House after a courageous battle with

cancer. Mick was born in Muldonagh, Claudy,

Northern Ireland on December 18th, 1933 and

immigrated to Canada in 1956. He started working

construction in Alberta, then moved to Vancouver

in 1958. Mick worked on several major dam

projects in Hudson Hope, Mica Creek, Revelstoke,

Trail and Old Man River. While working construction,

he also owned a restaurant in Fort St. John

and a car wash and pressure wash business in

Vernon. After retiring from construction in 2000,

he spent his time traveling to Portugal, Ireland,

Hawaii and the Alaska Highway; all the way to

the Arctic Circle. These last few years were spent

in his RV traveling and spending winters in Yuma,

Arizona. Mick enjoyed meeting new people, socializing

and being the life of a party. Mick will

be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lorraine and

by his sons, John (Janet), Michael (Margaret), Kevin

and Ryan (Erin) and by step-daughter, Rhonda

(Gordon) and by grandchildren, Daniel, Colton,

Jessica, Ashley, Sara, Courtenay, Grayson and

Ty. He will also be in the prayers of his sisters,

Mary, Ann, and Elizabeth and brother Paddy all

of Northern Ireland. Mick was predeceased by

parents, John and Mary Ann, sister, Rose Collette

and brother, John.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday,

April 8th, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at St. James Catholic

Church with Father Leo Boyd offi ciating. Interment

will take place at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

A reception will be held at St. James Parish Center.

In lieu of fl owers, those friends wishing to

make memorial contributions in memory of Michael

may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:

Pleasant Valley Funeral Home

250-542-4333

Michael McLaughlin

1933 – 2008