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Date of Passing: Aug 26, 2020

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John Hattie, aged 87, passed away peacefully at Pinawa Hospital on August 26, 2020.
John (Jack) Hattie was born in Flin Flon but spent his early years in Island Falls where his father worked as an electrician at the power plant. Both his father, John, and mother, Hazel, moved west from Nova Scotia and lived a northern pioneer life with their family of four children: Florence, Allan, Jack and Sylvia.
Jack grew up in Flin Flon where the family moved for higher education. Jack and Allan obtained BSc degrees in Brandon and Jack taught high school science for many years in Ethelbert, Oakburn, Whitemouth and Beausejour.
With wife, Judy, and daughter, Charlotte, Jack spent 44 happy years building, renovating, gardening and caring for a menagerie of animals. He loved animals and nature and his dogs and cats comforted him, especially in his final days.
He was a fine and admirable man. A loving husband and father, he spoke proudly of his many students whom he valued for their virtues beyond their scholastic abilities. He was honest, hard-working, compassionate and always open to new ideas. He was a life-long learner and he will be greatly missed by Judy and Charlotte. We are comforted by the belief that he was welcomed home by his mum and dad and sister Sylvia and we will reunite on the other side.
As per John's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 05, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Lena (Cousin) on: Sep 08, 2020

  • My favorite teacher in high school in Whitemouth. He was so patient and kind, instilling a love of learning in all of us. Have thought of Mr. Hattie many times over the years. A very special person. Whenever former students talked, we all remembered Mr. Hattie. I wish he could read this and know how loved he was by many. My sincere condolences to his family. Have fun up there Mr. Hattie! We will meet again one day. - Posted by: Caroline Weakley Carol Lehman (Former student) on: Sep 05, 2020

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