Richard VanWyck Laughton

Richard VanWyck Laughton

Friday, July 25th, 1952 - Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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A cherished Husband, Father, and Grandfather taken from us too soon. Richard’s illness was brief but intense. He never stopped fighting, spurred by his unwavering love and devotion to his family. Richard was a devoted father to 4 daughters (including triplets!), Melissa, Tessa, Jennifer and Edwyna.

Proud grandfather of Evan and Cole (twins) and Sophie and Riley (more twins!). His love for his wife of 44 years, Olga, never faltered. After selling his business, Pollutech Group of Companies, and “Retiring” at the age of 51, Richard went on to help his daughter, Tessa, in her business, Laughton Training and Sales (LTS), and loved every minute of being a horse “Farmer”. He took great pleasure in being at the farm, especially driving his tractor! Another major part of Richard’s retirement was spent locating lost soldiers from WW1. It was truly a passion for him and he derived immense satisfaction from his many successes (as did their families).

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 4th 2020 at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home. A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held soon at the farm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in his memory be made to either Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation or the Milton District Hospital.

Heaven has gained an angel and we do not walk alone.
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    Friday, September 4th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 4th, 2020
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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    Private Family Service to be held. Everyone must follow proper health and safety advice, including physical distancing of two metres from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle. Please refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands and please keep your face mask on at all times.


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Maria Ribeiro and Sylvie, Paul and Florence sent flowers to the family of Richard VanWyck Laughton.
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Lesley Rasmussen (Martens)

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Maria, Roula & Mike Vrsic

Posted at 09:09pm
In honour of Richard, a great man loved by five spectacular women, five trees will be planted in his memory to root his legacy in our world forever.

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Daniela Moffatt

Posted at 01:39pm
I am so sad to see this announcement. I met both Olga and Richard a number of years back and shared so many funny conversations every time I saw them. My condolences go to Olga and the entire family.

Mary-Ellen Morrison

Posted at 08:22pm
Dear Olga and family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of Richard. Such a fun, loving caring man. I hope your fond memories bring you comfort during this difficult time and moving forward as you celebrate his life.
Mary-Ellen Morrison

Marguerite Flynn

Posted at 02:14pm
Dear Olga and girls. We were shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Richard. The memories we have of him during our time at HSE brings many smiles and laughs. We picture him standing in the snack bar during the Trillium shows or driving the trailer to the competitions. We talked to Richard on a few occasions at the rink these past few years and he was always eager to tell us the latest news on the Laughton family. Richard was so proud of all of you. Olga, some people go a lifetime and never find the love that you and Richard shared. We know he will be missed every day and we hope the memories you have of him help you all during this sad and difficult time. The Flynn family.

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