Obituary – Gerald Robert Loughlin

Gerald Robert Loughlin

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 has decided to send him off to haul away all his purchases in heaven, by way of a goodbye tribute parade on Sunday April 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Please tune your radio stations into Country 101.1 to listen to the oldies, and follow the fire trucks 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 to 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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