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Born: Jun 10, 1934

Date of Passing: Oct 05, 2021

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MCLAUCHLIN, Thomas Orley (1934-2021). With family at his side, Orley McLauchlin passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon where he had been residing since July. Orley was born June 10, 1934 at the family farm south of Harding. He was predeceased by his parents Orley & Elsie McLauchlin, his older brother Ellwyn and his grandson Matthew Peters. Orley met his wife, of 61 years, Adele at a dance in Lenore and they were married January 16, 1960. Orley continued to work at Manitoba Highways for a few years when they first got married, a growing farm and four children being born in six years, he was needed full time on the farm. They resided and farmed the McLauchlin Century farm until 2001 when they moved to Brandon. On the farm they raised chickens, pigs, cows and grain but cattle was his passion. They bought their first purebred Maine Anjou heifer in the 1970's. McLauchlin Farms soon were recognized as one of the premier breeders of Maine-Anjou cattle not just in Manitoba but in Canada. They travelled to shows across western Canada as well as the Toronto Royal. In 1985 they won the prestigious "Grand Showman Award" for Canada. In 1992 they decided to disperse their purebred herd but remained in the commercial cattle business for a few more years. He was not one for hobbies but loved sports, especially curling and baseball. He loved the game of curling and participated in a number of leagues and bonspiels in Manitoba and any province that was hosting the Canadian Cattleman's Bonspiel. Toronto Blue Jays was his favorite sports team. Orley & Adele travelled to Toronto for a stretch of home games every year from 2004 to 2017. Left to mourn Orley's passing is his wife Adele, children Lynne Gustafson (Eric), Marilyn Peters (Mark), Orley McLauchlin (Sue) and Darryl McLauchlin (Jeany), grandchildren Marcie Moar (Derek), Scott Lavich (Maria), Barrett Lavich (Taira), Warren Peters, Hannah McLauchlin, Trent Gill, Tyler Gill (Laura) and Tiffany Gustafson, along with four great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Orley's life was held October 13th in Brandon. His service can be viewed online at the Brockie Donovan website. Donations in memory of Orley may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dad's dear friends who kept him socializing on coffee row and taking him out to the farm prior to his year in care. The Hillcrest place and Brockie Donovan staff for their caring assistance. We sincerely appreciated all the family and friends that sent food, flowers and wishes. Rest in peace, we will miss you!

As published in Brandon Sun on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our condolences to you, Adele and family on your loss. May your loving memories of your husband, dad, and grandfather keep him forever close to you. 💕 - Posted by: Holly & Garry Draper (Friends) on: Nov 20, 2021

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