McLACHLIN:  Austin “Eugene” age 83 of Wallaceburg passed away Saturday February 9, 2013 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance Sydenham Campus. Born in Dawn Township son of the late Archie and Mary Ann (Sproule) McLachlin. Predeceased by his wife Antonette  VanGoethem 2007. Survived by a daughter Connie Toulouse (Kevin) of Chatham and a son Richard McLachlin (Lynn) of Mitchell’s Bay, step daughter Marie Van Goethem, steps sons: Jerry VanGoethem (Cindy) and Wayne Van Goethem (Sharon), grandchildren: Colleen O’Rourke, Tammara Craig-Thomas, Jason McLachlin and Crystal McLachlin, numerous great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Harold and Gordon McLachlin. Cremation has taken place. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St., Dresden  on Wednesday 7-9 p.m.  The Star of East Masonic Lodge will conduct a lodge service at the funeral home  Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. A Memorial service will be conducted on Thursday February 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment of cremains in Dresden Cemetery. Online condolences and donations may be left at


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