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Edward Joseph Paul (Ned) Latter




Born: 19 Mar 1920, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 24 Sep 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia


LATTER, Edward Joseph Paul (Ned) - Passed away peacefully on September 24, 2014 at age 94, surrounded by his loving family after a memorable life. Born March 19, 1920, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late William and Florella (Dempsey) Latter. He is survived by his sons James, and Phil (Sharon) Latter, daughters Gail (Allan) Munroe, Janet (Ron) Latter-Wilmot, Carol (Doug) Latter, Susan (Daryl) Latter-Glenham and sister Elizabeth (Ray) Jollimore. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Erin, Andrea, Jordan, Jenna, Oliver, Max, Nicholas, Celia, Thomas, Marissa and great-grandchildren Tyler, Alex, Alden and Ruby. Edward was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Sheila (Wingfield) Latter, his youngest son Christopher Latter, and by his brothers William, Basil, Graham, Murray, James (Jim) and sister Barbara Burke. Edward (‘Ned’) joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving from 1939 to 1945, mainly protecting convoys and supply ships travelling across the Atlantic from German U-boats. His first commission was aboard the HMCS Fraser patrolling Newfoundland’s frigid waters before heading south to patrol the Caribbean. He later returned to Halifax to pursue electrical studies before joining the HMCS Kootenay. During one part of his naval career, his ship was rammed and he risked his own life to rescue a colleague caught between the two vessels and in danger of being crushed. After the war, Edward joined the Treasury service for a time followed by his long career with the Federal Department of Fisheries as an inspector, finally retiring in 1980. He and Sheila lovingly raised their seven children in Herring Cove, and later Yarmouth, N.S. Edward was a man of strong character and impeccable principles- quiet, kind, charitable, loving, and a man of great faith. A humble man, he cherished his family and taught us many life lessons, inspiring us with his integrity, generosity and keen intellect. His total devotion to family, sense of humour, stoic independence and support of all who were in need will forever be remembered. He loved fishing, especially trout, and often fondly recounted tales of long ago fishing excursions with his brothers. He enjoyed debating local and world events and he also loved book keeping, managing his financial affairs meticulously, setting a high standard in budgetary discipline that few others could achieve. He will be so greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Visitation will take place from 7-9 pm on Sunday September 28th and on Monday September 29th from 11am-1:45pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. The funeral service will take place in the same location at 2 p.m. on Monday September 29th, followed by a reception in Atlantic Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome (no lilies please) or donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.


Ships served in:


HMCS KOOTENAY - Served in Kootenay in 1944 as a LS




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