Memorial service planned for Sunday for former local Ontario Court Justice
Retired Ontario Court Judge Douglas Latimer, a Georgetown native, passed away last week in Oakville, having served on the bench for 32 years. Latimer became a Crown Attorney in 1968 and became a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 1972. Working for the law firm owned by Andrew Dale and former MPP Cybil Bennett, Latimer took over the practice in the late 1950s. He lived in Oakville with his family for about the last 20 years. "It seemed like everyone knew him. He was very good-natured and once you met him, you would know him as a friendly person," said longtime local lawyer Fred Helson, who went to Osgoode Law School with Latimer. "Most people would know him as a judge but he was well known as a lawyer for a number of years as well." As a young man, he joined the RCN(r) HMCS York and finished his naval career as a LieutenantDOUGLAS Commander. LATIMER Latimer is survived by his wife, Milree, son David and daughter Janice, son-in-law Steve Kostyshen, two grandchildren, Alex and Jack, sister Joan Randell (Roger), sister-in-law Ruth, nieces Gloria and Julie, nephews Scott and Mark, sister Judi Egelnick, sister-in-law Isabelle Tompkins (Wayne), nieces Heather and Kathryn, and nephew Philip. He was predeceased by mother Tryphosa, father Donald and brothers George and Ron. A memorial service will take place Sunday at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel at Dundas and the Ninth Line in Oakville beginning at 2 p.m. Donations can be made to the Honourable Mr. Justice Douglas V. Latimer Scholarship Fund at St. Mary Academy-Bay View, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, R.I. 02915 or the charity of your choice.