BANGOR – Gordon "Beaver" Bruce McLaughlin, 46, passed away unexpectedly April 5, 2012. He was born Dec. 8, 1965, son of the Katherine McLaughlin Rice and Gordon Farnsworth.
Bruce was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend, and will be missed by many. Bruce endured lifelong struggles, but now will be at peace with our beloved mama and sister. Rest in peace brother.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was predeceased by a brother, Patrick McLaughlin; and a sister, Rhonda McLaughlin Bernard. Bruce leaves behind two sons, Logan and Andrew McLaughlin of Hampden; a daughter, Hope Katherine of Old Town; two sisters, Denise Michaud and husband, Allen, of Saco and Bobbi Canales and husband, Valdemar, of Florida; two brothers, Josh and wife, Krissy, of Florida and James and loving companion, Kathi Cross, of Bangor; loving stepfather, Frank Rice of Holden; his six stepbrothers and one stepsister. Bruce has many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who will also miss him.
A memorial service and interment will be announced at a later date. A service of Brookings-Smith 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at