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Gerald Robert Loughlin June 8, 1956 - April 20, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a dear Husband, Father & Grandpa, Gerald Loughlin of Hallville, in his 64th year; it was a hard fought battle with cancer that was lost on April 20, 2020. Lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 42 years Margaret (Nelson), and his children Stephanie (Casey) Redmond of Kemptville and Brett (Jennifer) Loughlin of Hallville. Forever remembered by his grandchildren Owen, Cassidy, Tanner and Tyson. Much loved Brother of Gary Loughlin, Linda (Kerry) Carnegie of Kemptville and Connie (Peter) Brogan of Hallville. He will be fondly remembered by his many nephews, nieces, and several cousins.Gerald was born at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital to the late Robert & Veronica (Naphan) Loughlin. He was raised on the family farm to be respectful, kind, compassionate, and to show empathy to those less fortunate. Gerald was proud of his many accomplishments and where he came from. It was with pride he would tell you that he put Hallville on the map! He provided many a job or service needed, and understood the value of a good employee. He was always there to help day or night, just a phone call away; towing many from ditches and snowbanks no matter the weather in a flannel plaid snap shirt and a cell phone clipped to his belt. If he wasn’t waving to you from the tow truck he could be found in the field operating the combine, or at an auction looking for his next good deal.Gerald was a simple man with no need for fanfare. The family have decided to send him off to haul away all his purchases in heaven, by way of a good bye tribute parade on Sunday April 26, 2020 at 10am. Please tune your radio stations into Country 101.1 to listen to the oldies, and follow the firetrucks as they leave Hallville heading North to Loughlin Ridge Road to pass by the Family Farm.  To keep everyone safe due to COVID19 the family requests that you remain in your vehicles and continue with the flow of traffic not stopping. Vintage cars, trucks, tractors and combines encouraged.The Family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Bayshore Healthcare nurses for the excellent care and compassion provided to Gerald over the past few months. A special mention also goes to Dr. Bart Steele, his main man in healthcare for so many years, and to his oncologist Dr. Bosse, a fellow farmer. In lieu of flowers (Gerald never really cared much for them) the family is asking you please consider a donation in his memory to Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

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Gerald was a simple man with no need for fanfare or emotions, and so the family have decided to send him off to haul away all his purchases in heaven, by way of a good bye tribute parade on Sunday April 26, 2020 at 10am. Please tune your radio stations into Country 101.1 to listen to the oldies, and follow the firetrucks as they leave Hallville heading North to Loughlin Ridge Road to pass by the Family Farm.  Please keep traffic flow steady. Vintage cars, trucks, tractors and combines encouraged.

 

The Family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Bayshore Healthcare nurses for the excellent care and compassion provided to Gerald over the past few months. A special mention also goes to Dr. Bart Steele, his main man in healthcare for so many years, and to his oncologist Dr. Bosse, a fellow farmer. In lieu of flowers (Gerald never really cared much for them) the family is asking you please consider a donation in his memory to Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

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    April Bissonnette (Merkley) says

    My condolences to the family…. he was a great man and he will fondly missed by many

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      Vicki Herbert says

      Marg & Family, Connie & Peter, Linda & Kerry, Gary & Family,

      Gerald’s obituary says it well, all around great guy and always seemed to know what to do for anyone who needed help. Too bad we could not return the favour. God must have a job for him up there, can’t imagine what it would be, to take him from you all, just doesn’t seem fair. He will be missed by many from near and far. Thinking of you all. Love Vicki

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      Grace Stobo says

      My condolences to all the Loughlin Family l have many fond memories growing up in the Hallville area and spending many hours picking potatoes at the Loughlin farm
      Sincearly Grace Stobo (Kerr)

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      Gary Duff says

      Condolences to Marg and family. So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. He was a good man and will be missed.
      Take care… g

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    Doug Blaine says

    Condolences to Margaret and family. A lifetime acquaintance and a friend.

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      Donna Gogo says

      Sincere condolences in the loss of Gerald. Thoughts and prayers to you Margaret and the family

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    Marilyn Ferguson says

    My deepest sympathy

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    Louise Beckinsale says

    Gerald – Good Bye to a friend from here on this earth. Our two families grew up together. You were the one that tried to teach me how to ride a motorcycle (I never got the hang of it). I was also one of the ones that would call you from home to rescue me on the road home from work from a stalled car. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments and dearly love your family. My condolences Marg, Stephanie & Casey, Brent & Jennifer, Owen, Cassidy,Tanner, Tyson, Gary, Linda & Kerry, Connie & Peter. Forever in our hearts. Louise Arcand-Beckinsale and Bob Volks

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    evelyn simser says

    So sorry for your loss

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    Sue Armstrong says

    Its with a very heavy heart I am sending my condolences. He helped so many and so many called him friend. Thinking of the whole family in this heart breaking time.

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      Lloyd & Tina Fawcett says

      Our condolences to Gerald’s family. The community has lost a valued member. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Helen Vance says

    So sorry to hear of your loss Stephanie and family. ❤️

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      Sandra and Don Foley and family says

      Our condolences to Marg and family. Gerald will be missed by all.

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    Sean &Sharalyn Daley says

    So very sorry for your loss. Gerald was a true gentleman.

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    MDiane Arcand says

    Margaret,Brett,Stephanie. Gary,Linda,Connie an Families
    My deepest sympathy on your great loss.Gerald always had a special place in my heart
    God Bless.Stay safe

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    Fred and Jan Brogan says

    Wishing the entire family a peace that surpasses all understanding at this time.
    His smiling face and big waves will be sadly missed.

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    Gord and Marilyn Panagapko says

    Our deepest sympathy to Marg and all the family. Have so many memories growing up with the Loughlin families. Gerald touch so many lives and will be missed. Someone special.

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    Bill & Marie Havekes says

    Marg and family. No words can express our thoughts and feelings. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.

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    Marjorie & Bill MacDonald says

    Our sincere sympathy to Margaret, Gary and all the family at this time. We have many good memories of Gerald over the years.

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    Henry and marilyn Ceelen says

    Gerald was a pillar of the community in which he lived. The obituary so elegantly described the essence of Gerald and what was important to him. He will be missed by everyone the knew him.
    Please accept our condolences and sympathies

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    Caileigh & Stephen Tibben says

    So sorry for your loss. Gerald was a kind soul.

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    Eric and Rhonda Winter says

    Eric and I send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you at this very difficult time Margaret and family. RIP Gerald

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    Anita and Blair Vermilyea - Kirchmeier says

    So sorry to hear of your loss, we have such great memories of Gerald , growing up on the Loughlin Ridge Road . He was a great friend and neighbour. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

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    Bev & Gary Smith says

    Linda and Kerry and family. We are so very sorry to see of your brother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to everyone

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    Eileen Kiyonaga says

    Sending love and my deepest condolences to the whole Loughlin family. Gerald definitely did put Hallville on the map and there likely isn’t anyone in the whole surrounding area who he hasn’t helped in some way. This is a beautiful tribute to him ❤️

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    Charlene Rowsell says

    Linda, please accept my condolences on the death of your brother. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
    Charlene Rowsell (EA)
    Holy Cross Catholic School

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    Frank and Louise Dubois says

    Marg and family: Our deepest condolences – please know that we’re thinking of you in this difficult time.

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    Helen Rough says

    Sincerest condolences Margaret and family. Gerald was a well loved person by family and friends near and far . His presence will be missed but every ones memories will keep him ever present to his beloved community. Thoughts and prayers go to all the Loughlin family

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    Alan & Nancy Herbert says

    We are saddened by your unfortunate loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.

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    Jim & Donna Stewart says

    Our sincere condolences to you Margaret and your family.

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    Lynn White says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with family at this time.
    God Bless
    White and Quaile families

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    Erika Wallach says

    Margaret and Family. Our deepest condolences. Gerald always had a friendly smile and a wave everytime we came into the Hallville store, or we saw him driving his combine or tractor (with his poodle) or passed him on the road. He will be missed.

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    Lynne Smith says

    Our sincerest condolences Marg and family during this difficult time.
    Ted and Lynne Smith

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    Erika Wallach says

    Margaret and Family. Our deepest condolences. Gerald always had a smile and wave every time we saw him, either at the Hallville store, in his truck or combine (with his doggy). He will be missed.

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    Dave Prodonick says

    I was very sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. My sympathies to the Loughlin family.

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    Cory Roy says

    So very sorry, Marg and family. He was definitely one of the good ones, and will be sorely missed by many. He was such a huge part of Hallville and area. So very sad to see him gone so young.

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    Elan Slack says

    Marg and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. My sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Ken and Danielle Byers says

    We are so sorry for your loss! May your memories shine through this difficult time.
    He will be remembered for a long time. Thank you!

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    Dave & leona says

    Sympathies and prayers for you Margie and your family.
    Hugs to all

    Dave and Leona Hudson

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    Jean and Ron Koopman says

    Oh ….we are so sorry to hear. He was a neighbour to many, a friend to all. And yes, he rescued both Ron and I, and likely our kids although he never said, from ditches and break downs! Condolences to all of the family on your loss, a loss to the community too. hugs.

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    Judi Hache says

    Dear Brett, Jennifer, Tanner and Tyson – So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and grandfather. Sending you prayers and hugs !!🙏🙏

    Judi Hache

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    Kimberley Côté (Koopman) says

    My sincerest condolences to the whole Loughlin family and beyond. Gerald helped and employed so many of us over the years as we grew up. A suiting and touching tribute to the man who really did put “our” little town on the map.

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    Cathy Quinn says

    Dear Marg & Family, my heart aches for you all. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you as you bid farewell to this beautiful man. Embrace the memories, you will have those forever. Sending hugs to you all.
    Cathy Quinn

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    Gladys Herbert says

    Marg and family. So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for your family

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    Glen & Robin Simms says

    Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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    Ted Wardle says

    Dear Marg
    My very deepest sympathies to you and your whole family
    A life time friend will be missed every day

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    Howard & Lynda Portelance says

    Margaret & Family,

    If Tears could Build a Stairway and Memories A Lane – We would walk right up to Heaven and bring him Home Again. Please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences.
    Our Community has lost a tremendous leader and friend. We all have big shoes to fill ……..when it comes to carrying on the Legacy’s Gerald left us with. May he now rest in peace with Micky in his lap.
    Sincerely,
    Howard & Lynda Portelance

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    Serge & Lorinda Fournier says

    Dear Stephanie and Family xox

    Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family in this sad time in our thoughts and hearts.

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    Marnie Woods says

    Our deepest condolences to The Loughlin family. We just found out about Gerald passing away and are shocked and sadden deeply. Gerald was a honest and kind human being, one of the best bosses anyone could of had, as my husband Richard drove for him for so many years ago, delivering feed from the feed store at Inkerman to local farms and over into New York State. Way too young for such a nice person to leave this world , his battle with cancer is over (we didn’t know about), you are at peace in Heaven now. Hallville and surrounding area will never be the same now and all that knew you, will miss you. You were so much like your dad, Bob, just good people,… go and meet back up with your dad Gerald, I’m sure you have lots to catch up on. Rest in peace.

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    Jim and Mary Ann Turcotte says

    Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your memories keep him close.

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    Linda Laverie says

    Condolences to the family.. thinking of you all..

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    Liz says

    My heart is breaking for you Margie & kids. Gerald was so helpful to our girls and us. Fly high with the angels Gerald ❤️Liz & Steve Smirle

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    Aunt Mary, Larry and Cindy Harrison says

    We are sending our deepest sympathies to Margie, Stephanie and Brett and their families. Rest in Peace Gerald.

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    K. Quigley says

    Dear Linda and Family,

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family. We prayed for him and your family every day in class with Ashlyn. Our prayers will continue for all of you.

    Katie Quigley

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    Yvonne McCargar says

    Margaret and family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always looked forward to seeing Gerald, he was such a kind character always with a sparkle of fun in his eyes. May you find comfort in the arms of those you love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Nancy Stapleton says

    So saddened by the news. Our deepest sympathies to Margaret and the family. My husband and I have many fond memories of Gerald…such a kind man. Rest in peace Gerald.

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    Betty,Corky and family says

    Dear Margaret,to you,children,grandchildren and extended family,our deepest sympathy in your loss.He will be remembered as being thoughtful and caring of family,friends and the community.

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    Hilda Stone says

    Our condolences to you Margaret & Family!
    RIP Gerald , Gerald was a great man , highly respected by , Friends, Family , and customers!
    Hilda McClintock Stone!

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    Sandra Pym says

    Dear Marg. & family. So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. He was such a kind man and was always ready to give a helping hand.
    Sincerely, Sandra Pym

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    Joyce Vincent says

    My deepest condolences to Margaret&her Family, Connie&Peter,Linda&Kerry, all of the Loughlin Family. while no words of mine can ease your loss, I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.May the love of family and friends comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead may God bless you all.R.I.P.G.

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    John Crawford says

    Condolences to the family, Gerald was a great guy …. Remembering the days when Marg would feed us at the auction.

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    Mark and Suzanne says

    Our deepest sympathy to Marg and the entire Loughlin Family. Our thoughts are with you all in this sad time. A wonderful man, Gerald will be truly missed.

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    Sheldon Segall says

    Sorry for your loss.
    He truly was a pillar of the community and a nice guy.
    He will be missed.

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    Rene and Linda Dumoulin says

    To the Loughlin families. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

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    Diane and Andy Ouellette says

    Those who are loved are never really gone. They’re always remembered for there kindness. And kind he was. Gerald has taken me out of the ditches a time or two, snowplowed my driveway and let’s not forget the Liar’s Club. We are truly sorry for your loss and our thought and prayers are with your family.

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    Bob & Gail Hastings says

    We are so sorry to learn of Gerald’s passing. Everytime we talk about Hallville, we talk about the times with the Loughlin family – they just go together. We offer our deepest sympathy to Margie and kids. The obituary was written so well to capture all of Gerald’s wonderful qualities.

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    Frank, Nancy and Andre Lemieux says

    We are very sorry for your loss. Gerald was a big name in the community. We knew him most as an honest mechanic and a Volunteer Fireman. Almost 20 years ago he made my son’s day when he stopped to give him a ride in his combine. He will be missed.

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    Hemke and Liz vanGerwen says

    Gerald lived an intentional life. He always made us feel welcomed when we entered his auto repair shop or home. He made a difference!

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    Earl Arcand says

    Margaret and family, so sorry for your loss.

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    Kelly Smith says

    Margaret, Stephanie, Brett and family,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss! Thinking of all of you and sending my deepest condolences! Gerald was an amazing man and will be missed so much!

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    Tom & Jan Phillips says

    Our sincere condolences to the whole Loughlin family, as you face this time of loss and pain. Prayers for you at this time.

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    Marty Beaudry says

    RIP boss

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    Will KleinSwormink says

    My sincere condolences to Marg and the Loughlin family. Another good person lost way too soon!

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    Elsie (Glaser) Rest says

    I have never seen so many on line messages of condolences… partly because of the Pandemic climate.. but largely in part as a reflection of the man. Margaret and family.. my heart goes out to you. Gerald always had a winning smile and a helping hand. I remember him as a young boy whom I baby sat.. and saw him grow up to be an amazing man. Linda, Connie and Gary.. you have lost a sibling and I can honestly empathize with what that feels like. I send you all my love, and wish I could be there… Virtual solidarity is still solidarity.

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    John & Devbbie Stoodley says

    Our sincere condolences in your loss Marg, Stephanie , Brett and families. Thinking of you all and may your memories bring you peace in this time of sorrow.

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    Brian Mann says

    Always enjoyed my time listening to Gerald when we would meet with Marg in the little office in the back of the store. He will be missed by many. Condolences to Marg and the family

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    Judy Martin, Lisbon N.Y. says

    It is with a heavy heart that I hear of the passing of Gerald. I have some sweet memories of MacDonald Christmas parties in His and Marg’s company. Good times! May he rest in peace, as you try to lift your hearts with good times you spent with him as a family. His jovial spirit and big heart I will remember with a smile. Thinking of you at this difficult time, Margaret and family.

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    Joan Downey and family says

    My sincere condolences to Marg and family.

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    Diane Boyce says

    Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. Gerald was a kind and caring man and will be missed and remembered by his community. You and Gerald were very kind to me when my father died and I will always remember it.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Daphne Weyermars says

    Dear Margaret, Brett, Jennifer and family. Gerald was a great man. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. Know that we are thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Daphne, Peter and Rowan. Thanks for always being there to support the community.

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    Jeff and Nancy Graham says

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. He will be greatly missed!

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    Michael F Daley says

    Mrs Loughin and family ,My sincere Sympathy in your loss of your Husband Gerald,a father, and friend to many, May he rest in peace.
    Remembering Gerald, following in his father foot step delivering ” dairy feed to our farm.” . Michael Daley

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    Gary & Bev Arcand says

    Our deepest sympathies to the Loughlin Family and extended family. May your memories help you through this most difficult time.

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    Pat Lloyd says

    It was with great sadness that I learned today of Gerald’s recent passing – my sincere condolences to Brett and the whole Loughlin family. I will miss but always treasure our discussions we had on tractors and/or farming either at the shop (where I may have bought one or two), at a farm show, or in my laneway … sometimes colorful but always insightful. Heaven has received a true character but more importantly a good man.

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    jamie sheldrick says

    Gerald gave me one of my very first jobs when i was a young teenager. He and Bob had me paint his barn and
    doors on his massive shed, i was way high on the ladder painting near the top when i fell off; i landed on my feet but the gallon can hit the ground flat on its bottom and the paint flew straight up like a geyser and landed all over me. I thought for sure Gerald was going to give me hell but he just stood there and laughed his guts out and i was laughing with him.
    That’s how i remember Gerald. I will miss him terribly he was a good man
    My condolences to Margaret and family.

    Jamie and Tammy Sheldrick

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    Chris McGahey says

    Margaret, Brett, Stephanie and Families…..
    My memories of Gerald come mostly from my childhood. I remember being at the farm with My Dad as a young kid and also with Pat Thibert who I was a pest to in my youth. Gerald seemed to be a larger than life individual. Although I didn’t know him well as an adult, he always still carried that persona to me. A simple nod and a “gidday how are ya”, maybe a quick chat and away he went to carry on with whatever he was doing. What a beautiful tribute to Gerald yesterday. Evidence of how many people cared for and respected Gerald and his family. As I turned onto Loughlin Ridge from Hallville I was in awe of what I was seeing. It was like nothing I have ever seen before, and I was proud to be part of it. Your beautiful property and equipment spread uniquely throughout was breathtaking. What a great tribute to a great man. The sign at the end of the road by boundary said it all… “The Ridge Will Never Be The Same”
    I send my condolences to you all, and hope that the memories you have will help you remember a great life lived. Take Care.
    Chris McGahey

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    Randy & Cheryl Holmes says

    Margaret and family,
    We extend our sincere condolences. What an amazing tribute the parade was.

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    Claudette Ouellette says

    our sincere condolences to the family

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    Andrea Shadlock says

    Hi Marg, so very sorry to hear about Gerald’s passing. My thought are with you and the family

    Andrea Shadlock

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