The Trent University community was saddened to learn of the passing of Julia Frances Coughlin on December 15, 2015. She started working at Trent in 1985 as a relief housekeeper and worked as a housekeeper until she retired in 1998.
Below is an excerpt from her obituary notice:
COUGHLIN, Julia Frances - Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough on Tuesday December 15, 2015. Frances Coughlin of Douro in her 84th year. Wife of Gerald Coughlin. Loving mother of John Coughlin (Lisa) of Peterborough, Gerald Coughlin of Douro, Ken Coughlin of Douro, Cathy Hoerig (Kevin) of Brooklin, and Nicky Kimball (Alan) of Douro. Also missed by her six grandchildren, Emily and Mary Coughlin, Sarah and Sydney Hoerig, Julia and Tasha Kimball. Survived by her sister Marie O'Brien (the late Martin), and sisters-in-law Wilma Moloney (the late Leo), Theresa Keating (Terry), Joanne Coughlin, and Barbara Coughlin. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth "Elly" Condon (Frank), brother Steve Moloney (Pauline) and sisters-in-law Mary Howell (Jim), and Margaret Coughlin. She will be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Sunday December 20, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Douro on Monday December 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made to Fairhaven Home or the Alzheimer Society as expressions of sympathy and may be obtained by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Mrs. Coughlin’s family and friends, and to all who knew her in Peterborough and at Trent University.
In honour of Mrs. Coughlin’s time at Trent, the University has lowered the flag atop the Bata Library to the half-mast position.