Linda Lauchlan

Obituary of Linda Elizabeth Lauchlan

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear sister, aunt, cat-mum, step-mum, step-grandmum and friend, LINDA ELIZABETH LAUCHLAN (nee COWEN) on June 4, 2023 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, in her 68th year. Linda was born on September 8, 1955 in Minden, Ontario. Her family relocated to Haldimand County where Linda attended school at Walpole North Elementary and Hagersville Secondary. She worked at Sprucedale Youth Centre for 30 years and in 2014 began a well-deserved retirement. Linda loved many things. She had a natural curiosity about a wide range of topics and a rich intellect. She loved her garden, her house, her cats, a variety of crafts, and reading, but mostly she loved, worried about, and cared for the people in her life. Linda was a person you could count on – solid and practical, with a wealth of sound advice. Linda is survived by her sister, Brenda Cowen, her nephew Ben Cowen, her step-sons, Jason, Rob and Jesse Lauchlan, her friend Dan Lauchlan, and her step-grandchildren, Charly and Daniel Lauchlan. She has gone to be with her loved ones who left before – her father, Bruce Cowen, her mother Molly Cowen, her brother, Bill Cowen, and her cats, Jilly and Ernie. Arrangements have been entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME 102 First Ave, Port Dover (519)583-1530. A Celebration of Life in Linda’s honour will be held at a date yet to be determined. Donations to Norfolk General Hospital and/or Juravinski Cancer Centre in Linda’s name would be appreciated. Online donations or condolences can be made at