Verneeta Bruce (nee Eakin)

Verneeta Bruce (nee Eakin)

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, Ont., 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 will be laid to rest in view of her childhood home on the slopes of Mount Olie, in the Little Fort Cemetery on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 11:00 AM with a graveside service. All are welcome to attend.

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. 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.

The family suggests that your memories are your donation.

To leave a condolence or expression of sympathy for the family, please visit

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.