Fred McLaughlin

McLaughlin- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia. Frederick Lee McLaughlin age 86 years of Courtright passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2023. Born on March 29, 1937, Fred was the beloved husband of Carole (nee Sexton) for 60 years. Dear father of Alan McLaughlin (Linda) of Mooretown, Kevin McLaughlin (Laurie) of Brigden and Jason McLaughlin of Courtright. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Danielle) of Delaware, Martin of Petrolia, Jessica of Ottawa, Jordan and Sidney both of Brigden. Treasured great-grandfather of Bridget and Kayleigh. Fred is also survived by; his sisters-in-law, Pat Sexton of Corunna and Connie McLaughlin of Nokomas, IL.; his nephews, Ed Bradford of Petrolia, Maitland Noyle of Corunna and Scott Sexton (Andrea) of Corunna and by his niece, Kerri Sue Bailey (Kelly) of Courtright. He was predeceased by; his parents, Earl and Mary (nee Japp) McLaughlin; his brother, Frank “Dick” McLaughlin; his sister, Betty Noyle; his parents-in-law, Jack and Gladys (nee Walker) Sexton; his brothers-in-law, Jim Noyle and Bob Sexton and by his nephew Dale Bradford. Fred was a proud, longtime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793 since 1958 and was a lifelong member of the Brigden Royal Canadian Legion. His family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for the compassionate and superb care given to Fred during his brief stay there. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Monday May 1, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 2, 2023 with Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online at  Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Monday May 1, 2023 from 4-7 p.m.


Royal Canadian Legion Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

Tuesday May 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

23 thoughts on “Fred McLaughlin”

  1. Carole and family
    So sorry to hear this sad news.
    Condolences to the family
    Cherish the memories
    John and Jeanne Pretty

  2. Betty & Bill Innis

    Sorry to hear about Fred–he and Bill worked pipeline for many years and could tell stories by the hour about their experiences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family

  3. Laurence and Lois Wakefield

    Carol and family , sending our condolences to you. Cherish your many memories.
    Lois and Laurence Wakefield

  4. My condolences to the McLaughlin family. So sorry to read of Freds passing, he was one of the “good guys “

  5. Dear Al, Linda & Family
    Marcel and I would like to send our sincere condolences on the loss of Al’s dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  6. June & Bob Strangway

    Dear Al and Linda & Family sending our Condolences. We were sorry to hear about Fred, he is in a better place and resting peacefully. Sending our love Bob & June.

  7. Les & Barb Fournie

    Sending our deepest sympathy to you Carole & your family on the loss of Fred. He will be dearly missed.

  8. Carole, I am so sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. John & Michelle Irwin

    We are going to miss you so much Fred! It’s so strange not seeing you out the back & you yelling Corunna at me as I walk by!
    I hope there’s lots of bud light up there!
    Much love to you all & Carol you know where we are if you need us anytime.
    Michelle & John x

  10. Dear Carole and family: I am sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a great guy who will not only be missed by his family and friends, but the entire Town of Courtright. He was a “legend”.
    Sincerely, Connie (Little) Poulson
    P.S. Or, as Fred called me, “one of Ken’s kids”

  11. Ron & Deb Brander

    Condolences to all the McLaughlin Families on the loss of Fred. Thinking of you!
    Ron & Deb Brander

  12. William Chong

    Our condolences to the whole McLaughlin family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Bill and Johanne chong

  13. Pat and Stacy Gormley

    Carol and family; So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  14. Mary Ellen Moloy

    Dear Carole and family, so sorry to hear, sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of Fred. He will be missed.

    Mary Ellen & Laren Moloy

  15. Miss you Fred the Frog, always enjoyed our chats, n a cold beer. Thanks for the Side Boom lessons, you will be missed.

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