Earl Laffin

Obituary of Earl Patrick Laffin

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LAFFIN, Earl P. Pictou 1950-2022 It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Earl Patrick Laffin, age 72, of Pictou. He passed away peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family on April 12, 2022. Born and raised in Alder Point, Earl was a son of the late Nicholas and Evangeline Laffin. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Pictou, and an honorable member of the Third-and-Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Earl was a devoted husband to his wife of 50 years, Judy (Jessome), his two cherished and much- loved children, Dwayne (Teena) and Tammy; his two shining stars, his grandchildren, Hannah (Gage) and Nicholas; their mother Janice Laffin, and his great-grandson, Milo, who was the apple of his eye. Earl is survived by his brothers, Terry, Ronnie (Beth), Alex (Bettie); sister, Gerry (Pat); brothers-in-law, Simon Jessome, Dennis Crosby (Sandra), Terry Jerrett; sisters-in-law, Doreen Slade, Anne (Bob) Selfridge, Phyllis Mansfield, Marg Jessome and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Earl was predeceased by his brothers, Nicky, Bill, Michael; sister, Linda; his mother and father-in-law, Hilbert and Viola Jessome; in-laws, Bun Jessome, Sonny Slade, Wilson Mansfield, Emma Crosby and Alma Jerrett. Earl’s first job was sailing the Great Lakes followed by fish cutter at National Sea. In 1972 he moved his young family to Pictou County where he worked at Michelin Tire, retiring in 2002, after 30 years of service. Earl was a self-taught musician who played many instruments, especially the button accordion. He shared his music by volunteering throughout the county. He spent many good times with family and friends at their Dwammy Cottage in Cape Breton. He was a proud Ham radio operator (VE1 JDT), talking to people all over the world. He had a fun sense of humor, enjoyed watching boxing, Nicholas’ hockey games, loved spending time at Timmies and A&W with his friends, was an avid fisherman, Cub Scout Leader, and enjoyed going for rides on his motorcycle. Cremation has taken place. A public celebration of life will be held at Stella Maris Church, Saturday, April 23, at 12:00 PM with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Masks are requested. Burial will follow at Stella Maris Cemetery. The family would like to thank each and every one who helped in Earl’s journey, the doctors, the amazing staff of the Aberdeen Palliative Care Unit, V.O.N., Fulmore’s Pharmacy, EHS, McLaren Funeral Home, Music Therapist Kelsey MacDonald and Father Peter MacDonald. Donations in Earl’s memory may be made to Pictou County Palliative Care Society. “We had a good life!” – Earl the Squirrel