John Wesley Latimer

Born: Sat., Dec. 28, 1929
Died: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018


Celebration of Life

3:30 PM Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: Westlock Community Hall


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LATIMER John Wesley
December 28th, 1929 – February 10th, 2018

John, beloved husband, father and grandfather peacefully went to his Lord. He will be missed by all.
John Latimer was born in Lamont, the third son of Norman & Christine Latimer. John married the love of his life, Kathleen Spreen of Onoway, AB on December 12th, 1952. John & Kathleen raised 7 children and they had a very full and happy life together. John worked as a dozer operator in the Onoway area, and then joined the Edmonton Police Force in 1956.In 1963, John and Kathleen purchased a farm in the Dapp area. He later purchased a backhoe and was invited to Red Earth to work in 1977. He started Latimer Construction Company. In 1989, John & Kathleen left Red Earth and built Jo-Kat Store at Calling Lake in 1989. In 1996, they sold the store & shop and assisted in the development of Brookside Village in Westlock, where they retired to their new home in Brookside.
John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Kathleen; 7 children, Joanne (Dan) Deren, Wesley (Joan) Latimer, Grant (Lois) Latimer, Murray Latimer, Christine (Daryl) Arndt, Norman (Phyllis) Latimer, Meagonn (Sheldon) Forster; 17 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great  great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Sandy Latimer, Ted (Donna) Latimer; brother-in-law, Ernest (Lorna) Spreen; sister-in-law Doris Spreen. John was predeceased by his parents, Norman (1977) & Christina (1985) Latimer, brother Keith (1942), sister Alice (2014), brother Jim (2016), 3 sister-in-laws, granddaughters husband, Rob Koons, 9 brothers & sister-in-laws & their spouses from Kathleen’s family. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday February 17th, at the Westlock Community & District Hall at 3:30 p.m. with Reverend Jessica Fox officiating. Donations gratefully accepted to the Church of The Nazarene or Westlock Extended Day Care Support in c/o 10004 105 Street Westlock, Alberta T7P 1V2. Westlock Funeral home & Crematorium Ltd. (780-349-3474)

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Arden and Joanne Hotte
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Our deepest condolences to Norman and the entire family on the passing of the patriarch of the family.

Charlene Sabourin (Batog)
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
Meagonn & family,
I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of Dad (John) rest in peace.

Boyce Burts
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018

SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was sent by Donnie and Jennifer Burts.

Our deepest Condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Burts Family


Greg & Donna Boutin
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Latimer family.
I will miss our little visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ken and Deb Shultis
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
John was one of the finest people I ever had the pleasure to business with as was all his family. Truly a gentleman. I am sure you will have many fond memories to look back on.
Our thoughts are with your family at this time of loss.

Betty Dell
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
To all the Latimier children and Kathelene : your a wonderful family...I am sorry for your loss. Your father will be missed.

Dwayne and Laura English
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Our condolences to the Latimer Family upon the passing of John. He was a great man that will be missed.

Gerry and Susan Rankin (Carpenter)
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
My greatest condolences to the entire Latimer family! I have had the honour of knowing you all, some more than others but it was John & Kathy who gave me one of my first jobs, cooking for them in their camp in Red Earth at the age of 15. John radiated respect as does his family. He and my dad were the best of friends in those days and could spend many hours visiting and pioneering the north. John and Kathy were the greatest partners but we all knew Kathy had the final say. He was an intellligent caring man with a heart of gold ! What a beautiful legacy he has left!

Judy and Tom Sidam
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Meagonn, Sheldon and family;
So very sorry for your loss. We hope that your memories of him bring you comfort during this time of loss. Remember everyone grieves in their own way and time.

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