Obituaries

Geraldine “Gerry” Latta

Tuesday, 27 February 1940 - Monday, 12 February 2018

Death Notice

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Gerry Latta at Bluewater Health on Monday, February 12, 2018, surrounded by her family at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Raymond Latta for 55 years. Loving mother to Dale (Dawn) and Todd (Jennifer) Latta. Caring grandmother to Brooke, Brett, Cameron and Andrew Latta. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helen Glidden and her sisters Betty (Jack) Osborne, Audrey (Bill) Calder and Rita (Les) Lea. Gerry was a teacher with the Lambton Kent District School Board. She volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada, Inn of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, and by reading to ESL students. Gerry enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and bridge and loved art, especially painting. A special thank you to Dr. Taylor, Dr. Maddison, and the staff of Bluewater Health for their care and compassion. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held in Grand Bend Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Service

A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please).

24 Condolences

  • HARRY FRANCES BOERS February 18, 2018 02:33pm

    OUr deepest sympathy to you and your family .hugs and Prayers

  • Harry Lammie Joosse February 15, 2018 03:50pm

    We wish to extend our condolences with the passing of your wife. Harry and Lammie.

  • Alan Campbell February 15, 2018 07:49am

    Ray and family,
    Condolences on the loss of Gerry. I have good memories of her from our time as staff members of Parkview school.

  • Sharon McPhail February 14, 2018 04:58pm

    To Gerry's family I send my deepest sympathy. Gerry was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.

  • The Panagiotou Family February 14, 2018 04:37pm

    All our thoughts and best wishes are with you at this difficult time.
    Aunt Gerry will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    With Love,
    Janet, Paul, and Iain

  • Steve Maria Vanderbeld February 14, 2018 11:48am

    Our condolences to the Latta family on the passing of Geraldine Latta. Our loving thoughts are with you.
    May God bless you.
    Steve and Maria Vanderbeld.

  • Dianne Kehoe Lawrence February 14, 2018 07:12am

    Sincere condolences to the family on Gerry's passing. It's been almost 60 years since I last saw her but never forgot her or her wonderful smile. I recently found an old photograph taken about 1960 and memories came to mind. R.I.P. Gerry

  • Marion LaFond February 14, 2018 01:44am

    Todd, I am so sorry to hear about the the passing of your mom. Keep her love and memory close to your heart, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. (Melanie’s mom). My Condolences to all of your family.

  • Juanita Kuiack February 13, 2018 10:15pm

    Condolences to the Latta Family. Gerry was always a pleasant neighbour, willing to help the community, and with whom one could easily strike up a conversation. May cherished memories comfort you.

  • The Walker Family February 13, 2018 07:32pm

    Dear Ray and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Gerry. Please know that we all are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hold one another close during this difficult time of grieving.
    Love, The Walker Family (Dunlop)

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