November 7, 1928 – September 10, 2008
Delmere Earl Laughlin passed away September 10, 2008. Delmere was predeceased by his wife Wilma, son Craig. He is survived by his son: Richard (Wanda) of Sointula; daughters: Wendy (Kees) of Ladysmith, Tina (Robert) of Sointula, Debbie (John) of Sointula and Rebecca (Bernard) of Sointula; brother Neil (Marilyn) of Surrey; sister Sharon of Creston; nephew Brad and nieces Nancy and Julie.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Nicole, Treena, April, Earl, Deane, Sharla, Penelope, Gray, Alysha, Amanda, Devin, Chad, Bradley, Jerad, Shalayna, Breana, Krystyna, Chantel, Ashley, Whitney and Jasmine; also great granchildren: Gwendolyn, Spencer, Courtney, Danica, Kelsey, Jared, Jory, Jordan, Jorja, Colby, Connor, Carson, Shaelynn, Brennen, Raegan, Andrew, Declan, Ira and Ava.
Delmere was on the Advisory Plan Committee for Malcolm Island, Board of Sointula Fire Protection and a board member for the Sointula Co-op Store.
Delmere gilnetted in his early years, logged for Pioneer Timber in Port McNeill, logged on Malcolm Island, he and four others started up Norenco Logging Co, which was in a A-frame logging and Cat show. He took over his dad’s Logco Logging Co in Knight Inlet. He was superintendent for Nalos Logging in Warner Bay, Loughborough Inlet then went on to commercial fishing again. He built the Rick-Son and bought the Ryuo II and renamed it the Rick-Son. Delmere started up a sawmil and building supply next to his home on
Delmere’s hobby was his work and he loved to run equipment. He was very social later in life, loved to go to the senior’s coffee every morning. At home his coffee pot was always on. He had strong work ethics and believed everyone should work hard. Delmere had high expectations for his family and himself.
By request there will be no service. Donations can be made to the Sointula Cemetery Committee.