Genevieve McLaughlin

McLaughlin- It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Genevieve McLaughlin (Colborne), age 98 years at Afton Park Place in Sarnia. Born in Brigden to Art and Emmeline (Watson) Colborne, Genevieve lived on the farm on Highway #80 with Alvin (2002), her husband of 59 years. She was predeceased by all her siblings, Lloyd and Gordon Colborne, Vera Taylor, Velma Goodacre, and Maxine LaPier, as well as all of Alvin’s family who were always special to her. Mom was very active in the work of Courtright United Church, most especially Explorers, C.G.I.T. and U.C.W. She was a founding member of Courtright Friendship Club and worked at the Courtright Post Office. She was an avid card player and passed that enthusiasm on to most of her family. She was blessed to spend more than 40 winters at Sanlan Park in Lakeland, Florida where she made so many treasured friendships. In 1999, mom and dad moved to Sarnia and volunteered with several organizations and Mom became quite active in Central United Church, where she was made to feel very welcome and established even more friendships. Mom’s greatest joy was her family, daughters Linda Nantais (Michael), Lana Gavan (2015) and Jeannette Paterson (Bert); grandchildren, Susanne Rogers (Mark), Karen Nantais (Brent Sanford), Melanie Gavan (Tony Philips), Brian Gavan (Elvira, David Kilbreath (Kari), Aaron Kilbreath (Lauren) and Adam and Fraser Paterson. She was (Great) Grandma Genny to Brady Rogers (2012) and Lauryn Rogers (Nolan Langley), Alexander Gavan, Emmaline and Ryan Kilbreath and Lily and Jack Kilbreath. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Grace McLaughlin and many cherished nieces and nephews. Mom also treasured her longtime friendship with Nick Monsour and his loving family. We would like to thank Dr. Billy O’Mahony for his many years as mom’s family doctor. She was so grateful that he could be her doctor at Afton right up to the time of her passing. Words cannot express our appreciation to the Mayfair staff at Afton Park Place for their loving care and kindness shown to mom over the past 18 months. You are all incredibly special people. Special thanks also to Rev. Jill Rogers for her loving support and friendship to mom for so many years. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair, Corunna on Sunday November 27, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday with Rev. Jill Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery, Mooretown. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Messages and condolences may be let online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Sunday November 27, 2022 from 1-4 p.m.


Alzheimer Society Canadian Diabetes Association

Funeral Date

Monday November 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

26 thoughts on “Genevieve McLaughlin”

  1. Your Mom was a special lady. We spent many Friday nights bowling and New Years together. You will miss her. She certainly lived a full life. Giving of herself. Condolences to all the family.Gord and Barb Leaper.

  2. Sharon Lea LaPier

    a beautiful soul. She gave so much to others. May she rest peacefully with her Lord and may the family be comforted that they enjoyed such a beautiful person

    1. A very beautiful and special lady. She was very loving and lovable all at the same time, she will be missed by her family and friend.
      My condolences to her family.

  3. Such a beautiful, loving, caring lady. I have so many precious memories of special times. She will be missed by so many.
    May she Rest In Peace.🙏
    Arlene (Brandon)Barclay

  4. Gary & Joanne Selman

    Our deepest condolences to Genevieve’s family. She was a wonderful lady and we shared many good times with her.

  5. Wonderful memories of my Explorer Leader and later the helpful worker at the Post Office. I enjoyed meeting her grandkids Melanie and Brian later in life and being able to share stories of their grandmother and memories of their farm outside of Courtright. Rest In Peace!
    Patricia Hobin (Devin)

  6. Dear sweet Genevieve!
    You will be sadly missed by many.
    I know I am missing your sweet hugs, which you looked forward to when we played card or our monthly lunches at the Friedship Club.
    Rest in peace sweet lady!

  7. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the amazing Genevieve. My dear mother’s best friend. So many memories spending family time at the farm , picnicking at Kenwick on the Lake and Sanlan in Lakeland. I will forever remember our lunch together she made me and sharing stories and laughter. So sorry we will not be here for the life celebration.
    God Bless and RIP
    Wayne & Mary Jane Dennis


    Sorry to hear of Genevieve’s passing. She was one of our favourite friends during our 21 winters at Sanlan RV Park in Florida. She was a verysharp card player, especially at the game of Pepper. She will be greatly missed. KEN AND PAT FOREMAN, 36 paul burns way, Whitby, Ont. L1R3R2

  9. Our sincerest condolences to Nick, Jeannette and Bert and to all the family. Genevieve was a very special lady who we had the honour of meeting at Sanlan. May she Rest in Peace.
    Angie and Bob Garside

  10. James and Thérèse Taylor

    Your mother was a beautiful and special lady. She stayed at our place on several occasions when she travelled to Quebec with Nick. When we would come to visit Nick in Sarnia we would always go to visit your Mother. Our condolences to all your family and to Nick’s family. James and Thérèse Taylor

  11. My condolences to the McLaughlin family on the passing of Genevieve. Such a beautiful person – inside and out. It was always a pleasure to visit with her. She will be missed by all.

  12. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all the McLaughlin family.
    The light of Christ shone brightly through Genevieve. She always had a smile or kind words or encouragement to share with those she met. She will be missed by all who knew her. Such a wonderful lady. May you take comfort in knowing that your Mom/ Grandmother was loved by many .

  13. Wayne and Wren King

    Jeanette, Bert and Family:

    Our condolences on your Mom’s passing. We had many great afternoon’s playing pepper with her and Nick. Sorry we are not able to come to visitation.

    Wayne and Wren King

  14. Ruth (McDonald) Bell

    I have a life time of wonderful memories of Genevieve from the time my parents, Gib and Helen McDonald, moved to the farm on the ‘Fourth Line’. When ever we met, where ever we met, I knew there would be a warm welcoming hug waiting for me. She was an extraordinary woman who I will always remember with love. Rest In Peace, Genevieve.

  15. Brent & Dominique Wagner

    Our deepest condolences to Genevieve’s family and friends for your loss. “Grandma Genny” meant the world to our Grandfather and family.

    We loved visiting her every time we could since she came into our lives; it made each of those days brighter. She was lovely company, and provided excellent relationship advice to this young couple! Her kindness, spirit, and love will always remain in our fondest memories.

  16. Linda & Jeanette –
    So sorry on the loss of your Mom. After she was unable to live at Trillium Park, I did not hear where she went to reside. Jeanette, I have
    not run into you when I was out and about to inquire how your Mom was doing. Our chats started at Curves and then wherever we
    saw each other. It was always a pleasure to talk to your Mom whenever we saw each other. May comfort be with you and Linda in the coming days. You will have some good memories to hold on to.

  17. Mike, Linda and family, Jim and I were very sorry to hear about your mom. I have many fond memories of her from my childhood and through later years . I’m sure your family has very good memories to keep. Take care.

  18. Darlene Reynolds Riddoch

    Genevieve was the first person to welcome me to Courtright United Church. We spent many years in the UCW at Courtright Church were she took me and other younger members under her wing.
    She taught me that when the UCW catered a funeral luncheon that the heels of the bread for sandwiches were for the kitchen help and not to go out to the family. She laughed with us and enjoyed her time with us. She was one incredible lady and will certainly be missed. I send my sincere sympathy to Geneviev’s family.
    Darlene Reynolds Riddoch

  19. I was deeply saddened upon hearing of Genevieve’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a joy to play cards with at the Courtright Friendship Club. My condolences to Linda and Jeannette and their families. She will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.

    Laurel Lester

  20. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Genevieve. She was an amazing lady and up until a couple of months ago she still called us for a chat. When Bruce and I were first married we used to play cards with her and Myrtle Graham. I remember we invited the two of them for dinner just a couple of months into our married life. God bless them, they went on and on about how good the dinner was and I am pretty sure that was just true kindness on their part. Thinking of you Linda and family, Melanie and Bryan and Jeanette and family💕🌸💕
    Lauren and Bruce Colborne

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