Dear Latter Family,
It was with great sadness that we learned of John's recent passing. He was a very kind, warm and friendly person who only had nice things to say about everyone. His Rowsell side family will reflect warmly on many happy times we shared together, and we pray that he is now at peace.
Thinking of you at this very sad time.
Chrissy, Graham & Emily
Donna, Doug, Jamie & Bradley
Greg, Judy, Jason & Stefanie
It was with great sadness we were advised today by Jennifer that my football buddy (who I carried on the field for many years) had passed away this past Saturday. Although we had not been in touch for several years Jack was on my mind from time to time over the years. As a matter of fact, I reflected just this past weekend on how I now dry my hair and it was Jack who I copied the process from (some 48 years ago). Jack used to regularly get me into some kind of trouble at Bishops. It was never my fault believe me. It was however, usually fun, a little mischievous, memorable and usually not too destructive. I remember while living in Calgary, every time we heard the sang Short People by Randy Newman, Jack would drop to his knees and walk around wherever we were at the time. This allowed the 'short people" to be able to look him in the eyes. Something not many people were able to do. Big, slow and tough on the field. Jack was always fun to play football with. He always had your back. Somehow he scored a touchdown (at Bishops) during our playing days and I never did. He did remind me of that memorable lumber (he couldn't run worth a damn) down the field with regularity. Although we had not seen each other for many years I will forever remember Jack as "Good People". I could go on forever about my experiences with Jack but, will leave the above with the family to hopefully reminisce as I have been able to do tonight. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Latter family. Know I will be thinking of Big Jack tonight, tomorrow and in the future. I will miss the Jack I knew in my younger years. He was "Good People."
So sorry to hear of Jack's passing - he was a cherished teammate and friend. My sympathies to his family and friends.
The loss of my great big friend will always leave a hole in my heart. Even though we were thousands of miles apart for the last 20 years, we always connected. Every conversation was as if we were still in high school, university, working on log jams(literally) or heading west for new adventures in Vince Volvo. The world will not be the same from losing this great-hearted man.
Rest well my good friend,
Dear Latter Family,
Such sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen John in a very long time, but I have nothing but fond memories of the experiences we shared (all of us) in our childhood.
Blessings on you.