It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Maxine Ela McLaughlin, at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Douglas McLaughlin (2007). Loving mother of Lori Ennett (Ian Greenshields), Pat (Jeri) and Jeff (Kate). Cherished grandmother of Amy McLaughlin (Aleks Niestroj), Zach McLaughlin (Jamie Maxim), Michael Holmes (Stephanie Santiago), Katie Ennett, Danielle Ennett, Beatrice McLaughlin and Eloise McLaughlin. Predeceased by her son Dan McLaughlin (1978) and her siblings Jean Round, George Whiting, Lila Fleming, Russ Whiting, Mary Porter, Edith Thayer, Charles Haywood and Douglas Haywood. Maxine was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. She was an avid shopper and a proud Mom and Grandma. Maxine will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., with family and friends being received prior from 11:00 a.m. until service time. A private interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).