John (Jake) H.W. Latham


Passed away quietly at home in 70 Mile House on Oct. 30, 2003. Jake was born Feb. 20, 1937 in Nanaimo, B.C. He was survived by four daughters: Michelle (Reg), Toni (Mike), Lena (Ray), Darcy (Dave); eight grandchildren; two great grand- children and three sisters, Lorna (Ken), Audrey (Roger) and Bonnie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His long time Navy buddy, Jerry (Jiggs) Guenther and Jerry’s wife Joni also survived him. Jake moved to 70 Mile House in Sept. 1971, joining old friends in retirement after many years in the Navy. We’ve all enjoyed tales of Jake’s growing up in Victoria and of course, Navy and shore leave stories. Jake’s life will be celebrated and his passing mourned on Sat., Nov. 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the 70 Mile Community Hall.