McLaughlin, Brian

In loving memory of Brian McLaughlin who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Health Sciences North at the age of 71 years. Born in Alliston, ON on September 22, 1948 he was the son of the late Michael and Frances McLaughlin (nee Skelly).  Loving brother of Michael McLaughlin, Daniel McLaughlin and Sheila Barnard. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Kimberley, Shannon, Tracey and nephews Barry, Peter, Joshua, Oren, Dean and Scott. Brian will be remembered as a very carefree man, he travelled and worked across Canada before settling in Greater Sudbury. As once put in an article by the Sudbury Star, he led a “peripatetic lifestyle”. Brian was fortunate to be able to live the life he so much enjoyed. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation.


8 Condolences

  1. My heart breaks to find out about Bee-Man’s 🐝 passing 4 months after he left. I am deeply saddened, as he was a dear friend of mine. Both me and my fiance had the honor of spending a generous amount of quality time with him. He taught us alot, and shared many stories with us that we will forever cherish. He was extremely highly respected in our books and will always play a huge role when my time comes to tell my life’s story.
    We will miss you Brian. Love always: Samurai & Walkman. Baa-Maampii Brother 🐝🐝

    By: Samantha Vasiliou
    October 14, 2020
  2. My sincere condolences to Brian’s family – a great dancer back in the day. May he rest in peace.

    By: Susan (Halbert) Hunter
    June 22, 2020
  3. So Sorry to learn about Brian’s Passing.
    He certainly did appreciate nature and all it offered. It is so sad he had to leave us at what seems to be before his time. I enjoyed his artwork on his FB page – I didn’t know he was such a gifted artist. RIP Brian.

    By: Carol McCague
    June 18, 2020
  4. I’ve known Brian for at least 50 years. We travelled across Canada together. My condolences to his family and friends.

    By: Harvey Cameron
    June 18, 2020
  5. So sorry to hear of Brian’s Passing……I knew Brian from way back in the sixties from our Alliston days.

    Brian lived his life his way

    RIP old friend

    By: Wayne hawkins
    June 18, 2020
  6. I admired Brian for his lifestyle and often envied him-growing his own food, spending winters in the bush working at things he loved to do. We grew up together in Alliston so many years ago-both our parents were self employed and both of us had to work at family businesses when our friends were doing other things we only wished we could do. My fondest memory of Brian was the first day of High School. Three of us met in front of my fathers store-Brian, myself and Henry Jerry and we walked down Nelson Street to school hardly able to contain ourselves because of the excitement. You were a good friend and I will think of you often!

    By: Gene Fritsch
    June 18, 2020
  7. My sincere condolences to Brian’s family. Brian was a very interesting person to know. He was very kind and intellectual. I first met him 5 years ago while we were both visiting Galliard Island on Sudbury’s Ramsey Lake. We shared many discussions during many Summer months. The depth of his knowledge regarding nature was most amazing and impressive. Brian was a total pacifist, a naturalist and a conservationist. He will be missed.

    By: Richard R. Forget
    June 15, 2020
  8. Uncle Brian was one of a kind and lived his life just the way he wanted to live it. There’s much to be said for his love of nature and our planet. In many ways he was ahead of his time in caring for our one and only Earth. May you Rest In Peace.
    Love, Peter, Niki, Riley, Brogan and Bayley.

    By: Peter, Niki, Riley, Brogan and Bayley
    June 15, 2020

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