Peacefully at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich on May 26, 2023 of Clinton at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Rita Hatcher (Drager) for 70 years. Cherished father of Gail Jenkinson (Rick), Gary Hatcher (Debbie), Brenda Dawson, and granddaughters whom he adopted as daughters Jennifer Flynn and Nicole Miller (Joe). Proud Grandpa of Rick, Brian, Steven, Jason, Sabrina, Aimee, Gregory, Geoffrey, Extra Special Papa of Tyler, Kaelin, Kai and Cameron, and 12 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Laura Hoggart (Gordon). Missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Laura (Crewe) and William Hatcher, daughter Sonia Hatcher, siblings Bill Hatcher (Armeral), Lillian Dicks (Richard), Phyllis Pearcey (Ed), Donald Hatcher (Patricia), and Olive Hatcher.
George was a very proud Newfoundlander and was a welder for many years; he was always willing to help anyone who needed another set of hands when working any project. He served his country with tremendous pride while serving in the military for nearly 10 years. He also was proud to have been a part of NASA’s Apollo program doing welding on space shuttles. George was the patriarch of his family whom he loved and cared for until his last day. He touched the lives of many over the years. His energy, jokes and lust for life will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.
In keeping with George’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Baird’s Cemetery, Varna. Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.