Verna Marie Latta
With heavy hearts, the family of Verna Latta announce her passing on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born December 9, 1939 in Saint John, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Mabel Alice (Neaves) (Sabean) (McLellan) Wilkins.
Verna had the true spirit of a mother- she was so very kind with a gentle soul who lived her life doing so much for those she loved. Many trips were made to visit family, when she was able to do so, and she loved to share her beautiful voice with others, always harmonizing. An avid BINGO player, she was the secretary of her residence’s BINGO club for a few years. She knitted for everyone’s new babies, and she enjoyed square dancing in her younger years. She will be so missed.
Verna is survived by her son, Myron; daughters: Susan, Alexia, Alicia Eakin (John), Pauline Mitchell (Norval), and Virginia Neily; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Fred Sabean, Wesley McLellan, Lois Mahaney, Ricky McLellan, Jean McLellan, Marney Foote (Paul), Louis McLellan (Mary), Kim McLellan (Dorothy), and Lance McLellan; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, William; and her sister, Beulah Roy.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2 pm from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.brenansfh.com