It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Cherished daughter of the late Loron William Laing (1898-1982) and Kathleen Laing (nee Dryland) (1903-1981). Predeceased by her husband William Thomas McLauchlan (1926-1984); her brother Arthur Lorne Laing (1930-2014) and dear friend, Warner Baxter (1934-1998). Mom will be forever loved and remembered by her son William Thomas McLauchlan (Linda); her daughter Mary Lou Raino (Paul); her grandsons Robert William McLauchlan (Sandi) and Michael Thomas McLauchlan (Deanna) and her great grandchildren Cole, Quinn and Harley. Betty was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario and, after her children were born, she moved with her family to a farm just outside of Milton, Ontario and lived there for many years. Upon retiring as a Senior Bookkeeper with Shoppers Drug Mart, she moved to Waterloo, Ontario and several years later to Chemong Lake (north of Peterborough, Ontario) to be closer to her children. Betty enjoyed travelling and spent many winters in Florida and summers at her cottage in Gilmour, Ontario. She loved nature; music and good food -- and especially desserts! But, most of all, she adored her family and always wanted to be a part of their lives. The last eight and half years of Betty's life have been spent at Royal Gardens in Peterborough where she has been cared for by their many wonderful and caring staff. The family is very grateful to all of them.
Funeral service and visitation will be held at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. E., Milton 905-878-4452 on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., followed by a service at 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow the luncheon at Omagh Presbyterian Church Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and remembrance, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a children’s charity or hospital of your choice. We will miss you Mom and we will cherish you and love you forever.
May the winds of love blow softly and whisper for you to hear that we'll always love and miss you and wish that you were here.