It is with great sadness that the family of Grace Irene McLaughlin announces her passing which occurred on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Hatfield Point, NB, on May 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Etta (Vail) Ricketson.
Grace is survived by her children: Heather McCafferty (Dale Giblin) of Kelowna, BC, and Gerald Ricketson of Saint John, NB; step-sons: Tom McLaughlan (Abby) of Lincoln, NB, and Bob McLaughlan (Pearl) of Belleisle, NB; grandchildren: Michelle McCafferty and Eric Giblin; brother Ralph Ricketson (Marilyn) of Norton, NB; sister Bertha Watters of Belleisle Creek, NB; special friend Lawrence Vail; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by her loving husband Robert "Bob" McLaughlan; brothers: Harold and Joe Ricketson; and sisters: Hazel Green, Mary Dempster and Thelma Trites.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, and due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held. A private family interment will take place at St. Simon & St. Jude’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Grace may be made to the War Amps or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through: www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com