At her residence, September 8, 2021, Mrs. Stella McLaughlin of California Settlement passed away at the age of 73 years. She was the wife of Dale McLaughlin. Born at Grand Falls in 1947, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Alma (Sullivan) McCarthy.
Stella graduated from Grand Falls High School in 1966. She received a BSc from Saint-Francis Xavier and a BEd from Université de Moncton. She taught for some years before devoting her life to being a loving wife and mother.
As a former 4H member, she gave back to the organization by starting a local chapter. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women's League, was active in the National Farmer's Union and Sustainable Agriculture for the Valley Ecosystem (SAVE).
She enjoyed life and being light-hearted as evident through her membership in Red Hatters.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dale, three sons, Ivan (Tracy), Blair (Andréia) and Mark (Lesley), grandchildren, Aurianna, Keira, Shea, Eavan, Isaac and Lilly, two sisters, Catherine (Fred) Dattolo of Fruitvale, BC and Norma McCarthy (Mark Rickard) of Kilburn, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Linda Rae.
Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting hours on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Stella will be resting at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Perth-Andover from noon until 2 p.m.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 11th at 2 p.m. from St. Mary of the Angels Church with Father Curtis Sappier officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Grand Falls Portage.
For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Many thanks to Dr. Bell, the Extra-Mural nurses,
and homecare workers Barb, Christy, June & Rachel
for their support during her final months.