ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Julia Laughlin. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Lawrence Connelly on April 19, 2021
A kind soul with a smile and a laugh that had the ability to light up a room. I am still in shock that she is gone. Forever missed, but never forgotten. Be at peace and know that you left beautiful memories behind.
Posted by Irene MacKinnon on April 1, 2021
I was so very saddened to hear about Julia’s untimely passing. For the last week I have been remembering my happy times at the Laughlin’s home when they lived in Sydney. I dated John for many years and was welcomed into their home. There was always music (usually Bill playing the guitar), something always cooking on the stove and Julia and Bill being mischievous usually at Irene’s expense. On the weekends John and I usually had to pick up as he liked to call them “the Bingo Bags”. Irene, Julia and usually another friend or relative would pile in the back. Julia would proceed to tell us hilarious stories about the characters they seen or events that took place. She had a way of telling a story that made you laugh so hard. I like to think of Julia up in heaven with Bill getting into mischief and Irene rolling her eyes and the three of them laughing. Sending my heart felt condolences to John and Ed.
Posted by Frances MacKinnon on March 31, 2021
I was incredibly sad to hear the news about Julia. I went to elementary and Jr high school with Julia. What I remember most about Julia was her laugh. She had a contagious laugh. She was always a lot of fun and could make anyone laugh. I also remember sleeping over her house at the yacht club and playing shuffle board and drinking pop at the bar. We thought we were so grown up. My condolences Ed and John.
Sincerely,
Frances
Posted by Bernadette Murphy-Higgins on March 29, 2021
My sweet cousin, where do I begin. I have so many wonderful memories of visiting you in Nova Scotia every summer. We would get up in the morning and just go to wherever we felt like going that day. Some days we would just go to the apartment building down the road and go up and down in the elevator for hours until we got kicked out. Some days we would just walk for hours and would always end up on some great adventure. Then there were the times we would sit up stairs at the yacht club pretending to be rich, only for your mother, father or my mom to very quickly tell us to get our arses out of there so they could prepare for the next function. My memories are endless but what I will treasure most about you is your smile and your ability to always make me, and the whole world laugh. You (and Uncle Bull, as I would call him) had a sense of humor like no one I have ever met. You guys were the best comedy show ever and how you would both get your mother all pissed off with your laughing and jokes was priceless. I am thankful that I was able to visit with you a few years back while in Ontario. Getting to see you and Uncle Bull was the highlight of my trip. Julia, you gave your entire life to taking care of Aunt Irene and Uncle Bill and we, as your family were more grateful for that, than you ever knew. For you to be taken from this world so young is just unfair. One thing I can be certain of is that Aunt Irene and Uncle Bull have welcomed you with open arms (and a few pranks no doubt). Rest easy my beautiful cousin, and thank you for leaving me with such wonderful memories. Until we meet again.
To Ed, Dana and John please know we are thinking about you all.
Posted by Deborah Whyte on March 29, 2021
This was such a shock to hear. I remember as a kid how every Sat I would take care of you and your mom would give me money to take you to a movie. We saw the movie Snowball Express at least a dozen times. Although that was many, many years ago, I have never thought of that movie without thinking of you. I know we never kept in touch, over the years, but I thought of you often. You are now at peace with your mom and dad. You will be missed by all that knew you. Cousins/Family then, now and forever.
Posted by Geraldine Anderson on March 29, 2021
Both Claude and I are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of our beautiful and fun loving niece. She will be truly missed and loved by all. Sincerest condolences to her loving husband Ed and brothers Dana and John. RIP Julia.
Posted by Jimmy Brennan on March 29, 2021
Julia you were always a great friend
Growing up in the Sydney with you was an adventure ... man the things we did ????
How many times did we go out on the harbour just for kicks !!!!!
Julia you couldn't have been a better daughter ,wife or friend.
I will miss your messages
But I will never forget your
"Smile across the miles "
And I now know your "Saying smiles from above "
I miss you Jules
Say hi to my mother and father
You were so kind and thoughtful  When my mother past your message to me was wonderful ... I told you that
One great thing about us we said it as it was
No holding back with us
That's why we were. Good friends and stayed good friends .


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Posted by Lawrence Connelly on April 19, 2021
A kind soul with a smile and a laugh that had the ability to light up a room. I am still in shock that she is gone. Forever missed, but never forgotten. Be at peace and know that you left beautiful memories behind.
Posted by Irene MacKinnon on April 1, 2021
I was so very saddened to hear about Julia’s untimely passing. For the last week I have been remembering my happy times at the Laughlin’s home when they lived in Sydney. I dated John for many years and was welcomed into their home. There was always music (usually Bill playing the guitar), something always cooking on the stove and Julia and Bill being mischievous usually at Irene’s expense. On the weekends John and I usually had to pick up as he liked to call them “the Bingo Bags”. Irene, Julia and usually another friend or relative would pile in the back. Julia would proceed to tell us hilarious stories about the characters they seen or events that took place. She had a way of telling a story that made you laugh so hard. I like to think of Julia up in heaven with Bill getting into mischief and Irene rolling her eyes and the three of them laughing. Sending my heart felt condolences to John and Ed.
Posted by Frances MacKinnon on March 31, 2021
I was incredibly sad to hear the news about Julia. I went to elementary and Jr high school with Julia. What I remember most about Julia was her laugh. She had a contagious laugh. She was always a lot of fun and could make anyone laugh. I also remember sleeping over her house at the yacht club and playing shuffle board and drinking pop at the bar. We thought we were so grown up. My condolences Ed and John.
Sincerely,
Frances
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JULIA

JULIA was the love of my life was my soulmate was and will be the only one that has made me whole i will miss her eyes her smile her heart her humor and most of all her zest for life
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Shared by Paula Kennedy-Petley on March 30, 2021
I don’t think there is enough room for all my stories and memories I have known Julia since we were in junior high. We had many great adventures as girls when she would take me through the yacht club like sitting @ the bar like grown ups drinking Grapefruit pop!
And a few years later after getting her driving license shooting the drag in Bill’s car so we could holler out whatever came to our teenage minds into the cool loud speaker, we laughed like hyenas, no one could figure out it was us.
The trip home to CB having Julia, Ed and Bill stay with us seems like it was just a few summers ago not 08 I wish so much we could go back in time!   
Our last road trip together seeing Niagara Falls was the best I have Julia,Ed and myself travelling all over I’ve had a great pic of the three of us in a barrel in front of the falls in my living room since our triand it will now stay..
These are a few of my stories about my friend Julia was one of the best friends I could ever have and I will miss her more than I can ever truly express in words, love ya girl. I know she is cracking jokes up there with Billy.

Going to the pier

Shared by Jimmy Brennan on March 29, 2021
How many times did we go down to Margret Jackson place in the pier  .....Julia ,Bill and I .
Julia and I would listen to Bill and  Charlie Margret's father singing and playing guitar .
I think this is where my love of Cape Breton music comes from .
Man  we had fun so simple so basic  .... Jules.  and I often talked about old times and we both agree we had the best  time growing up in Cape  Breton....  
I'll miss our chats on the phone 
you always told me you were so happy  that I always kept in touch. I did because you were a wonderful person a king soul. ... Jules you were ,are and always will be the best ...