Posted: August 30th, 2023

LAUGHLIN Audrey Laughlin (Reimer), 71, formerly of Medicine Hat, Alberta passed away on July 24, 2023 surrounded by family and friends.

Audrey moved west after graduating high school in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and lived throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon before passing away in Sidney, BC.

Audrey loved to entertain and was always happiest when in the kitchen preparing food for family and guests. This love of baking, cooking, and entertaining was always shared with her neighbours which led to several life long friendships. Audrey always made an impact and new friends wherever she went and did so until the time of her passing.

Audrey is survived by her fiancé Daniel Kelly, children Candace (Fred) Murchison, Crystal (Peter) Noble, and Darren (Holly) Laughlin; grandchildren Levi Murchison (Catherine Black), Charlie Murchison, Mackenzie Murchison (Cole Carlson), Miley Murchison, Robyn Laughlin, and Archie Laughlin; and one great-grandchild Paisley Carlson.

Audrey was one of 15 Reimer children and dearly loved her siblings. She is survived by her siblings Victor Reimer, Eleanor Oakman, Murray Reimer, Louise Johnsgaard, Norma (Adam) Schell, Bruce (Chalong) Reimer, Garth (Avril) Reimer, Donna (Murray) Hjermenrude, Delma Yarrow, and in laws Alice Reimer, Sandra Hinks, and Betty Allen; and 29 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents David and Hilda Reimer, siblings Melvin Reimer, Ronald (Ronnie) Reimer, Harold Reimer, Anne Reimer, and in laws Bud Allen, Henriette Reimer, Jeanette Reimer, Delnor Johnsgaard, Shirley Anderson, Garfield Oakman, and Joe Yarrow.

Audrey wanted to say a special thank you to her friends for all of their messages and support during her battle with ALS. She also wanted to say a special thank you to the Browne family of Penticton, BC, and the Ehler and Klassen families of Medicine Hat, AB for making her feel like part of your families. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital where Audrey spent her final weeks.

Audrey’s celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on September 3, 2023 at Parkside Memorial Funeral Home in Swift Current, SK. If desired friends can make a donation to the ALS Society in honour of Audrey.

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