Laughlin TAYLOR

TAYLOR Laughlin B. 1929-2007 Laughlin died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Montreal on April 9, 2007 He was born in Lethbridge to Hugh and Ethel Taylor and moved to Red Deer with his family where he attended school. He graduated from the University of Alberta and worked as an Educational Psychologist at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer before moving to Montreal to complete his studies at McGill University. His career spanned 48 years at the Neurological Institute where he was head of Clinical Neuropsychology until his retirement. He received an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in recognition of his significant contribution to clinical practices and to society and he remained active in the Neuropsychology Department until his death, continuing his gift for genuine and humane connection with patients. The social activism instilled by Laughlin's parents found an outlet in his involvement through the Anglican Church in Montreal. He helped many refugees make a new life in Canada, and continued to fight for just and fair treatment for disadvantaged people. He is survived by his children, Laura and Malcolm, his wife, Pat of Vancouver Island, a brother, Ron (Evelyn) of Calgary and a sister, Mary Kay (Larry) Robert of Innisfail. At his request, Laughlin will be interred with his parents, June 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Red Deer Cemetery behind Michener Centre.


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