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Marion Laughlin

October 1, 1931 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 88)


Marion Arlene Laughlin, beloved wife of the late Harold Reece Laughlin and cherished mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 with her family by her side.

Marion is survived by her devoted daughter and son in law Cheri and Larry Langhofer, much loved grandchildren, Tracey and Troy Thompson and Shane (Telsa Riley) Langhofer and her pride and joy, great grand children , Taylor (Jared Garrick) Thompson and Tanner Thompson and Nash and Cole Langhofer.  Marion is also survived by her two sons, Gary of Vancouver and Hal of Lethbridge and her four sisters, affectionately known as “the Aunties” Karen, Jackie (Jim), Linda (Barry) and Barb (Kelly) and her sister in law Joan Laughlin as well as many nieces and nephews.

Marion was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on October 1, 1931, the oldest of 7 children born to Ted and Edna Kruse. She met dad in high school, and they married in 1950 and moved to Lethbridge to raise their 3 children. They bought their forever home on the northside and lived there for over 50 years. They both loved their home and took great pride in keeping the house and yard immaculate.  After us kids left home, mom and dad enjoyed traveling and were able to make several trips to the UK, Europe, and Hawaii. Their favorite places were always big cities like London, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

Mom was an excellent homemaker and cook, and the family fondly remembers her amazing gourmet meals.  Marion was always a life long learner and her interests varied from politics to economics to history and she finally fulfilled her dream of going back to school and proudly earned her BA of Arts and Science from the U of L in 1985. Education was extremely important to mom, and she and dad generously provided RESP’s for the “great ones” and she was so proud when her great granddaughter Taylor also graduated from the U of L. She was very much looking forward to seeing her great grandson Tanner become a paramedic. Mom was a voracious reader and we had a hard time keeping her in books these last few years.

In 2019 mom moved from her beloved home to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale and she loved everything about the lodge. It was her new home and the family appreciates the kindness and care she received from the staff while she was there

In keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Should anyone wish, donations in her memory may be made to a local food bank or a charity of one’s choice.



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