Dr. Michelle McLauchlin BSc, M.D., FRCP(C)

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Michelle's family will remember her privately.

It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce that Dr. Michelle Suzanne McLauchlin passed away at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ross Tilley Burn Unit in Toronto on Wednesday June 19, 2019.

Michelle was born in Chatham 48 years ago.  She was the little girl who grew up to become the best friend of her mother Noreen and her father Dr. Murray McLauchlin.  She will be forever missed by her brother Dr. Michael McLauchlin, his wife Cecilia and their daughter Mia.   She will also be remembered with great fondness by her partner Rui Raposo and his children Alexander and Victoria as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Michelle accomplished great things in her life, both personally and professionally.  After graduating from the Blenheim District High School, her studies took her to the University of Western Ontario where she received a Bachelor of Science degree and earned the distinction of Medical Doctor in 1996.  In keeping with her life ambition, she was received into the Residency Program at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto where she became a Paediatrician.  Michelle then furthered her studies to become a well-respected Allergist and Clinical Immunologist who was loved by her patients and colleagues.

In her spare time, Michelle became an accomplished musician.  She appreciated all of the beauty that the world had to give.  She was a kind and caring person whose thoughts were never far from the ones she loved.

Michelle’s family will be remembering her privately.  Friends wishing to remember her are asked to consider supporting the SickKids Foundation in Toronto as children were always close to her heart, or the Ross Tilley Burn Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in recognition of the care and treatment given to her following her accident.

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My wife Tereza and I are very sad to hear the passing of Michelle. She was our son's allergist. She was amazing to our son and we miss her greatly. She was not just a doctor to us, and our son was not just her patient. She was family.

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of this wonderful woman! I was just watching the CTV news today and seen the coverage and couldn’t believe it as she was my allergist doctor and I valued her medical advice to much! My condolences.

Noreen, Murray, Michael and family: I was told of this terrible loss just recently. Michelle was beautiful, intelligent, sensitive and kind. We will all miss her. - Chris

I am so sorry about the loss of sweet Michelle. She was always so happy as she instructed my little Lauren in piano. So intelligent, warm and giving. I will always remember her as this lovely young lady who always gave me a smile and will always be 16 years old in my memory. So sad about her loss to you and to so many others. Donna

Dear Mike and Family My Deepest Sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. With Deepest Condolences Maureen Countryman

No words can express how deeply saddened I am for your tremendous loss. My prayers and love to all of you.

Dr. and Mrs. McLaughlin, and Mike and family, I was so very sorry to hear of Michelle's tragic passing. I had not seen Michelle since high school, but remember her fondly as a kind person, full of sparkling energy who loved to laugh. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Very sorry to learn of Michelle's passing. I remember her as a kind and funny classmate in high school.

Our family is shocked and so sad to hear of Michelle's sudden passing. We are so sorry you have lost her. We had not been in touch for many years since moving from Blenheim but we remember Michelle and Mike fondly and send love and hugs to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take good care. xo

Michael, Cecilia & family, So for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. You and your families our in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa Heuston-Campbell & Larry Campbell

From my time at high school I remember Michelle as a kind and welcoming person with such talent and drive. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Sincerest of sympathy to your families. Sylvia Burke and family

To Michelle’s beloved family and friends: I did not know Michelle personally but we shared many mutual friends. There are no words to properly capture the depth of your loss. There are no words to capture how sorry I am at the passing of such a talented, kind and compassionate person. Know that there is a wealth of love surrounding you. Lean on them when you are ready. With our deepest sympathy.

Murray/Mike and the McLauchlin family may God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of need. Respectfully, Dr. Ken Gagner

Dr. and Mrs. McLauchlin, sincerest condolences from the Thoonens. It's been just a year now since my mother died, but she would have been devastated by the news. Thinking of you at this tremendously difficult time.

We cannot fathom your heart break over this tragic and unimaginable loss. Michelle will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Our sincere condolences, Terry and Arlene

John and I were very sorry to hear about your loss. It is never easy but an accident is so tragic. Take comfort from each other especially your (grand) daughter. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Michelle and I went to high school together and although we lost touch as many of us did , I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing . My sincere condolences to your family.

To the McLauchlin Family my deepest condolences. I cannot image how each of you are feeling.

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family, I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss you have endured. Michelle was such a strong, kind and giving woman. She will be missed. May your memories of her bring you comfort in this difficult time.

It is with deep sadness to hear of Michelle's passing. Sincerest condolences to the McLauchlin family. The memories of her joy and kindness will never be forgotten.

We are so very saddened to learn of Michelle's passing. Sending hugs and prayers for now and the days ahead. Sincerely, Brian and Jane Wright

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Noreen and Family , we were so sorry to hear about your daughter . Please know we are thinking about you all at this sad time Margie. (Little) and Richard

Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sincerely, Lezlie FENTON Graham

Murray, Noreen, Mike & families. Our deepest condolences to you and to all who were touched by Michelle during her wonderful life. May you find comfort in her legacy. RIP Michelle.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sincere condolences

Sending our heartfelt condolences to Murray, Noreen, Michael, Cecilia and Mia at this very sad and difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May your precious memories of your dear Michelle keep her close in your hearts always and bring you strength and comfort now and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Ben & Mary Jo Sonneveld and family

I am so sorry for your loss May your memories of her help comfort you

Our sincere condolences to the McLaughlin family at this difficulty time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the McLauchlin family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Randy&Barbara Brown

Sending our greatest sympathies Mike to you and your family Sincerely Penny Bourgeois and family

Sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

102-330 Catherine St, RR #1As parents one never wants to have to read this type of message. May you and your family rest, knowing that you have given your guidance freely and that Michelle prospered in life, although her life was short. My blessings.

To the McLaughlin family We send our most heartfelt condolences at this very sad time.

Sincere condolences.

I was so saddened and shocked to here of Michelle ‘s passing!! My heart goes out to you all!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers 😢💕

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May all of the cherished memories with Michelle bring you comfort in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don, Dorothy Osborne and family.

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family, my heart is heavy for all of you. May your greatest memories with Michelle help you during this difficult time. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all.

My deepest sympathies to your family. May her love caring and dedication she gave to all, be remembered and held close to your hearts.

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed dearly. Sending our love and condolences.

We have been so deeply affected by the news of Michelle's passing. Mike, when my parents moved us to Blenheim you were my very first and best friend, and your parents were like my own parents while I was growing up. In many ways, Michelle was like a big sister to me too, and was certainly someone I admired for all that she accomplished. My heart is so very heavy now, but I am grateful for the many fond memories I have of her and your family that bring me comfort. - John & Corrie

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts. Much love to you all. Tracey Verstraete

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss MICHELLE was a remarkable young woman I can't imagine your pain

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family I was so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Michelle. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers. Hope that all of the wonderful memories will help you through this very difficult time. Hugs to all, Anne

Murray, Noreen, Mike and Family. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

Murray, Noreen, Mike and Family thinking of you all during this heartbreaking time in your lives praying for God to be your strength and comforter we are truly sorry for your loss

So sorry ...she was always so kind ... Thoughts your way ...

I am so sorry for your loss, words nor actions can express Doug

Michelle holds a special place in my memories. We spent many fun times together as teenagers, and I learned a lot from her about hard work, determination, and how to be yourself. Unfortunately we lost touch as adults, but she is someone I have always thought of with fondness and a smile, I am so sorry you are facing such a painful loss. My thoughts are with you all. Joan

Murray, Noreen, Mike and Family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Michelle. May the memories of the time you spent with her, be forever cherished. Our sincere condolences... Pete and Joan

My Michelle and your Michelle went to school together in Blenheim. They were friends. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family . . . I was so saddened to hear about Michelle. My condolences go out to each one of you. So sorry for your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Murray, Noreen, Michael and family: Oh my, what a shock to hear about this unfortunate event. Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this tragedy. Allen & Marie

Much love and light to you all , holding your hearts close during this tragic and difficult time.

Mike and family . So sorry to hear about Michelle's passing . Sincerest condolences. Truly sorry for your loss. Cynthia Frederick

Sincerest sympathy ... we are so sorry for your loss. Remembering all the family in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Barb Little

Murray & Noreen, Michael & Cecilia and family - We are so very saddened and heartbroken to hear of Michelle's passing. Over a lifetime spanning years, you have all been there for our family, caring for our health and well being, always lending a patient and sympathetic ear. It was not uncommon for us to regularly exchange stories of our loved ones. It was very evident that your family was a source of great pride and love. Over the years, you have cared for our community as if we are all part of a larger family. We all grieve with you and pray for your comfort and the strength to see you through from one day to the next. Please know that we are here for you, as you have always been there for us. With deepest heartfelt condolences, The families of Diane Caughy & Paul Atkinson

Noreen, Murray, Michael and family. Maria and I were shocked and saddened by this news. If my mom and dad were still alive they would have been heartbroken. We wish you strength during this difficult time.

Michael and family, We are sorry for your loss. May God help with your healing in this time of sorrow. Mark North and Glenna Pickering

Noreen, Murray, Michael and family. My heart is heavy, I am so very sad to hear of Michelle's passing. Know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and sending you all my love. Take all the love from friends and family to help you through this difficult time.

Dear Murray, Noreen, Michael and Family. Our sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time. We wish you well as you move forward.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and tragic time.

It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences to Murray, Noreen, Michael and family. Although the years have passed quickly, I will always remember Michele’s sparkling eyes, her infectious laugh and her zest for life. Keeping you in my prayers and hugging you all in my heart. With most sincere sympathy for your tragic loss. Barbara Bennett (Gray)

My sincere condolences with the loss of your daughter an sister. You are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Al and Michelle VandenEnden

My deepest condolences to the McLauchlin family. May you be surrounded by friends and family to help you at this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice and Steve Payne

Dear Murray, Noreen, Mike and family.... Please know I am holding you all close to my heart during this time. I am so sorry to read this..... Hugs and love to all. 💕❤💕

We send our love and prayers to you for the sudden and tragic passing of Michelle. We hope that you are sustained by the love of so many who care deeply for you.

My deepest condolences to Murray, Noreen, Mike and family. So sorry for your loss. May God grant you strength during this difficult time. May peace be with Michelle.

Our family is so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Steven and Leanne Crawford Evan and Daniel Vaughan

Dr. McLauchlin & Noreen, Dr. McLauchlin, Cecilia & Mia, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one, Michelle. I’m thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Lucy Hartford

We were very saddened to hear of Michelle’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Garry and Julie Lambert

Murray, Noreen, Mike & Cecilia: We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Condolences to the family, thinking of all of you and hoping God will give you the strength to face the days ahead.

We are heartbroken that this has happened. Our thoughts are with you and we hope you will take comfort from the love of your family and friends. Love, Garrett and Bridget Taylo

Murray, Noreen, Mike & family: We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

My deepest condolences to all of Michelle's family and friends. Such a sudden and tragic loss is beyond comprehension. May your treasured memories of Michelle, your knowledge of the good that she gave the world, and shared strength sustain you through this difficult time.

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, words are all we have to offer at this time, we hope that all the good times spent with your daughter/sister out weigh the loss and that the weight on your hearts is lightened by them we will be thinking of you..........

So very sorry for this loss. Such a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the McLauchlin family.

I'm so sad and shaken to hear of Michelle's passing. I am proud to have known Michelle, to me she was a bright beacon, shining to help others as they passed through her life. I can only imagine the multitude of people she had helped, as a Doctor at SickKids, giving of herself to make others better and heal. Murray, Noreen, Michael you have my deepest sympathies at this time of loss. Know that Michelle will be remembered by many people because she touched so many lives with compassion.

Michelle and I would like to extend my condolences to your family. Your daughter was a lovely and smart person.

Noreen, Murray and Family: We are so sorry for your loss...thinking of you with prayers, sympathy and caring. Jerry and Jean

I couldn’t be more sorry. I cry for your grief, Noreen, Murray and all of Michelle’s family. What a dreadful tragedy. I pray that God will comfort you.

Dr McLauchlin, Mrs McLauchlin, Mike, family and friends, I’m truly saddened to hear of the passing of Michelle. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you on such a sad day, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you all.

Words cannot express the heart ache your family is feeling. May all your cherished memories help you to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you all and sending our love your way.

So very sorry for your loss. May time heal your sorrows And may warmest memories remain.

Our condolences to you Mike and your family. Our hearts go out to you in this sad time.

Dearest Noreen, Murray, Michael and extended families. Words truly cannot express our deepest condolences, heartache, shock and sorrow. Michelle will forever be in our hearts. She was truly beautiful inside and out. Her love was tangible. We wish you our very best during this most difficult time.

Mike, Murray, Noreen, Cecilia and Mia Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss. May your memories of Michelle bring solace to your heart. Dennis and Angela

I have fond memories of Michelle as a child. She was always so happy. I will never forget how she always giggled. I am sending love and positive energy to you all. May all of the beautiful memories of Michelle bring you comfort in this difficult time. xoxo

My deepest sympathy to the entire family and dear friends. My thoughts are with you all.

To Michelle’s family. My deepest condolences with the loss of your beloved daughter, sister and aunt.May you feel Gods love like a warm blanket. 🙏 Willy

Thinking of you folks at this sad time!

Mike, Murray and family....sending you all my deepest sympathies....so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers...Deb

Bob and Pam are very sorry to hear of this. We send our heartfelt codolences to the McLauchlin family.

Murray,Noreen,Mike and family .Evelyn and myself are so very sorry to hear of your lose , our prayers are with you and your family .

10 Main St. e Box 567 Our hearts are broken. Prayers.....Craig and Rosemary

Murray, Mike & family I am so sorry to read of your terrible loss. Cherish all the good memories you have of Michelle & it will help you to get through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts.

So sorry learn of your family tragedy. Our thoughts are with you all.

Dear Murray, Noreen, Michael, Cecilia and Mia We are so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Michele. Our heart aches for you all. We send our love ❤️ and condolences Robert and Karen

Sheer sadness and shock for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort. Thinking of you all. Brenda Rumble

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of your loss.

To Murray, Noreen, Mike and family. So sorry for your loss

So very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s not easy losing a child and sister so young. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

Dr. Murray, Noreen, Dr. Mike & Family, we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Andrew & Tracey Lawrence

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family, at this time..

Murray, Noreen, Michael and family , Deb and I wish to express our most sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I was shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy that has happened to your family. Michelle was a beautiful person in every way. I particularly remember her as my daughter’s first piano teacher. She was an inspiration and a role model for many. My heartfelt sympathy to your family and prayers for strength during this most difficult time.

Murray and Noreen Sad to read about the passing of your daughter. As I remember her, she was a wonderful talented person. May she Rest in Peace.

My absolute sincerest sympathy to the McLauchlin family. Kim XO

Murray and Noreen. Sad to read about the passing of your daughter. As I remember her she was a wonderful person. May she Rest in Peace.

Our condolences to family and friends.

Thinking of you, Murray, Noreen, Mike and family. So sorry for your loss.

My heart breaks when reading the McLauchlin family loss. Michelle and Chuck started Kindergarten at the same time. She always had a smile and her work has helped so many youngsters. Thank you Michelle and God's speed.

217 Cameron Street....Both Adriaan and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family

My deepest condolences on the passing of your daughter and sister... sending prayers to each and everyone of you...

my condolences to you and the families.

I am so sorry for your loss, I remember Michelle as a young girl always so full of energy. My thoughts are with you all.

Murray, Noreen, Mike and family. Many fond memories of growing our families together. Michelle will hold a special place our hearts. Mick, Kevin and Max.

We are so sorry, shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Michelle. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Murray, Noreen, Michael and family. With thoughts and prayers ...Glenise, Amanda and Paul

My deepest sympathy to Michelle's family.Always such a nice young lady when I met her and has followed her in life. Cheryl (Franken) Clark

To all of Michelle's family and friends... so very sorry to hear of your loss. Always speak of her often and hold her close to your heart.

Shocked and saddened to hear this. Please accept our condolences and know that your family is in our thoughts.

Murray, Noreen & family, I am sending my deepest condolences and sympathy for ur lost of ur daughter. May she R.I.P. Another Guardian Angel. Way to young.

I am so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. May the memories of Michelle forever stay in your hearts. You are in my prayers.

Thinking of you and sending much love.

Thinking of all of you at this very sad time.

My deepest condolences to the family. I can't even begin to imagine your pain.

Please except our deepest sympathy💔

My heart is filled with sadness. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that my prayers are with you during this time.

My deepest sympathy to all of Michelle's family. I can not imagine the heart break you are experiencing. Michelle was such a gifted young lady. May God give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. Remember all the wonderful memories you have shared and gain strength.

We send our condolences to Murray & Noreen and Michael in their loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you and family, May the Lord surround in his loving arm and bring you comfort and peace at this time

I am so sorry for your loss, sending my deepest condolences to all the family. May God help during your time of need and loss.

I’m saddened to hear of your sudden loss. My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.

I'm so so sorry. Hugs

Michael, Cece and Mia Ken and I are so sorry this has happened to your family. Please take care of each other. We are here for you.

Murray Noreen and Mike-we are so sad to learn of this deep loss within your family. Our thoughts are with you.

My sincerest condolences to you on your terrible loss! I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.

Jackie and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Murray, Noreen, Michael and family's with the loss of Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss....Our sincere condolences to Michelle's whole Family,Friends....HER Partner <3 Lots of Love From the VanHeesch & Pearce Families God Bless you all

Murray, Noreen, Michael, Cecilia and all of Michelle's family, friends and colleagues: There are no words to adequately convey our sympathies to you. May God bring you peace and strength in the times ahead. May you find comfort in the love of those around you. With heartfelt condolences, Myra & Don Pettit, Shayna Taylor.

Noreen, Murray, Michael, Cecilia and Mia. Our family has not stopped thinking about you and your family over these couple of days. We give you every ounce of love and strength we have, as you go through this difficult time. We wish for you to find the strength in the many great memories you have. Thinking of you.....

I remember Michelle as a delightful student at W.J. Baird, always striving to do her best and loving every minute of it. She blossomed into such an accomplished adult. Noreen, Murray. Michael and family, I am saddened by her sudden passing . She will be missed by so many. My heart is with you...

Michael, Cecelia, Mia and the rest of Michelle's beauty family; May you find comfort in the love of each other while you walk this heartbreaking journey of loss. Thinking of you all and keeping you close in my thoughts as the coming days weigh heavy on your hearts. So so sorry for your loss. Sending you much love and strength. Your friend, Trish Demaray Xo

I’m struggling to express how heavy my heart is hearing about Michelle’s passing. Her infectious laugh, generosity, huge heart and tremendous talent in both music & medicine made a huge impact on this world. Michelle blessed me personally with her friendship in our growing years-so grateful for all those treasured moments. Praying for comfort, strength and peace during this most difficult time. Much love.

Noreen, our paths crossed recently and you were such a comfort; a true Angel to me. May you feel Michelle’s loving presence surround you and Murray, Michael, Cecelia and Mia as you cherish fond memories you have made together. ❤️

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Michelle, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you.

Our Sincere and heartfelt Sympathy on your sudden loss of A Dear Daughter and Sister Our prayers and thoughts are with you ,,Cherish the great memories ... Condolences to the Family From Ralph & Arlette Vantyghem

Deepest condolences to Dr. Murray, Norine, and Dr. Michael and your family on Michelle’s passing. I remember her well from our BDHS years playing in the band. She was always friendly and helpful and her becoming a great doctor is no surprise. Thoughts and Prayers

We are so sorry and very sad to hear of the passing of Michelle. She was always so sweet and nice growing up and she has achieved such wonderful things in her life. May God be with you and Bless you all in this sudden, tragic time and always. Thoughts, prayers love and hugs from all of the Campisi family to all of you So very sorry

I am terribly shocked and saddened to read of Michelle's passing. Having gone through high school with her, she was an incredibly smart, talented and caring person. I will always remember the laughs and giggles we had. She brought a lot of good into this world, rest in peace. To her family, my condolences , you will be in my prayers. Shelley

Too young ! Very sorry for your loss.

Noreen ,Murray &family.My heartfelt condolences for such a terrible loss. Please know that we will be keeping you and family in my prayers.

Noreen and Murray and family, It is a terrible loss for your family .My heart is breaking with you all .My sincere condolences to you all.She was a terrific individual.Cherish your memories and hold them dearly in your hearts

McLauchlin family,Mike and l are so saddened by the death of Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Mike and Linda Lanz