Verneeta (nee Eakin) Bruce

Verneeta (nee Eakin) Bruce

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Verneeta Bruce (nee Eakin) on June 9, 2012 in Hinton, Alberta.

This kind, gentle spirit left her earthly home too soon, to forever be with her beloved husband Jack (John), brothers Jim and Roger, sisters Emeline and Clarice, her mother, Emma Margaret and father, Emmit Albert Eakin, and one grandson, Taylor Bruce.

A patient and loving mother to Gene (his love Jacqueline and her children Madeline, Clara and Atley) of Almonte, ON and Colleen (husband Neil) of Hinton, AB; a steadfast wife to her husband Jack and a very proud grandmother to five grandchildren, Garett and Mackenzie Bruce of Almonte and Tara (Jesse) Lehoux and Cindy Simmonds of Hinton, AB.

She also leaves behind nieces Lorraine, Suzon, Debra and Becky; nephews Roger, Bob and Fred; brother Ronald Eakin and sister-in-law Gloria Eakin.

Verneeta was laid to rest in view of her childhood home on the slopes of Mount Olie, in Little Fort Cemetery on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a graveside service. Your attendance was welcome.

Born December 22, 1922 in Portland, Oregon, her parents and siblings finally settled at Little Fort where she explored the many hills, lakes and waterways of the North Thompson Valley, and beyond. She was an artist extraordinaire, an avid reader, and an outdoor enthusiast always eager to explore and enjoying her true love of the outdoors in any means possible, in all seasons, hunting and fishing, and swimming in the various creeks and lakes she encountered; most often with her childhood friend and eventually her husband, Jack by her side. Her generous nature was always evidenced in willingness to share possessions, lend a helping hand or simply lend an ear if she believed that she could be of help. She will be greatly missed

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