Joan Latin passed on January 15, 2016 in Deni House with her family by her side ( age 87) after suffering a stroke on November 30th. Joan was predeceased by husband Frank in 1966. Surviving are her six children and sister-in-laws; Mary Skipp, Alix Latin, Lorraine and Doreen Fraser and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan was devoted to her family and she will remain in the hearts of those left behind, daughters Patricia(Derek), Betty (Tom), Sandra (Tom); sons Jim(Norma), David (Laurel), Dan(Linda). She raised children who will forever be indebted to her for sacrifices and tireless diligence to their upbringing. There was a mutual devotion between Nana and her beautiful grandchildren, Ian, Shawn, Dale, Eric, Craig, Ben, Danny, Andrea, Jimmy, Jake and Mimi and step-grandchildren Tommy and Nadine.
Keeping track of their activities kept her busy and provided endless conversation. She was proud that she had produced a tight knit family that liked and appreciated each other and implicitly that was her greatest achievement.
“Mom” was a nurturer. She looked after her friends and family. Joan was strong, gentle, determined, private and unobtrusive. She worked quietly, improving life for everyone else through her knitting, sewing, crocheting and gardening; preferring no accolades or recognition, she was not an attention seeker. Her wit would take you by surprise and her good nature allowed her to stoically persevere her sons’ and son-in-law’s endless attempts at humour. She was patient.
Thank you to all of the extended family and friends that shared their warmth and wishes for her recovery, she felt your love but it was not to be. The family would also like to thank her care givers both at the hospital and Deni house, your professionalism and kindness was greatly appreciated. A celebration of life will be held on May 7th, 2016, details to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.