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LAUGHLIN , William James

April 27, 1933 – Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
July 16, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

William James Laughlin of Calgary, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 81 years.

“Bill”, loving husband of Joan (nee Jeffries), passed away after his struggle with cancer. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, John “Kelly” and his wife Heather Matthews of Calgary, and Joseph William of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren Emelia and Wyatt of the Calgary area and brother Harold of Lethbridge, AB. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Bill was a life long musician who played the piano. He loved music and entertaining as well as selling pianos to several generations of Albertans. He also loved horses and “Pa” possessed a kind and gentle spirit alongside his quick wit! He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

As per Bill’s request no funeral service will be held. A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403 258-0040.

In living memory of Bill Laughlin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Jen and Gord Laughy :

    Sending our thoughts and love to Joan and all the Laughlin family.
    Jen and Gord

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  2. Bill Wilson :

    Joan did you and Bill spend most of your younger years in
    Swift Current ? I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing but even sorrier to find out we have lived in Calgary and had not made contact. Bill was a great guy and the first person I ever heard play Boogywoogy. He was great on the piano and fun to be with. The best in the future to you and your family.
    Bill Wilson

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