John Hatcher

June 7, 1965 to July 13, 2017

Obituary

After a courageous battle with brain cancer, John Alan Hatcher, age 52, passed peacefully away in the arms of his girls. John is predeceased by his Mom (Marjorie Hannam), Dad (Harry Hatcher) and many other loved ones. Leaving to mourn is his wife and best friend Gail (Gates) and the joys of his life, his daughters Julie (boyfriend Daniel) and Jenna also his mother-in-law Julie Snow.  Special thanks to our team of angels – our friends, family and medical staff of HSC Oncology and PCU Miller Center. “I bring my better angels to every fight”. We welcome friends and family to Carnell’s Freshwater Road on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral to take place at 11 am, July 17th at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road with interment to follow at Kenmount Anglican Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the John Hatcher Memorial Fund in support of student scholarships.

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on July 15, 2017

7-9 p.m. on July 15, 2017

2-4 p.m. on July 16, 2017

7-9 p.m. on July 16, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Monday July 17th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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Gail and Family
I am shocked and so sorry to hear of Johns passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Stay strong and remember the good times you all shared together.
Take care of one another.

Hugs my friend.
Raven Williams.

Gail
I am heart broken to learn today of John’s passing. I am presently out of town and I just read his obituary.
A wonderful man with a huge smile and a positive attitude to life. His love for you and his family was visible in everything he said and done, you were his life, his comforter, his soul mate, his friend but most of all the love of his life. May God give you the strength to carry on the journey that you and your family have ahead.

Gail,
So sorry to hear about John’s passing. Our deepest symmpathy go out to you and your girls. Love to you all.

Michael and Maureen

Just found out of John’s passing. As a friend of his Mother in Law, Julie Snow and I had the privilege of meeting her daughter Gail in the past, I would like to express my condolences to all the Family.
You will find comfort in the memories that will last forever , and carry on his legacy.

Gail, Jenna, Julie
I just heard about John’s passing today. I have been thinking about you since I saw you at the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of him. It will be these memories that will help you get through the days and months ahead.

Gail and family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking and praying for you. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Hi Gail,
So sorry to hear about the loss of John. My heart goes out to you, Julie and Jenna. John was a wonderful man who was liked by all. He touched each person that he encountered as can be seen by the kind words and tributes too him. May he be at peace.
Valerie

We were saddened to hear of John’ passing .May the love of family and friends carry you through this very difficult time Thinking of you HUGS

Ken:& Eileen

Gail & Family,
Sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John and he was a very pleasant man who always had a smile! Thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I’m sure you have lots of wonderful memories to cherish!

Although I never knew John I know he had to have been a kind and gentle soul to have won your heart Gail. We haven’t been in touch for years but I remember our talks at school and how much you loved him! My deepest sympathy to you and your girls as you face challenging times and remember all the joy you shared. God Bless you all.

Gail, Julie, Jenna,
I first met John at an AMICCUS conference in Victoria in 1992. We shared a love of family, fishing and baseball. John and I hit it off right away. We managed to fish together in Victoria, Halifax and Vancouver. What an awesome friend. I so wanted to come visit Newfoundland and meet the family he loved so much. Blessings from your friend in Moose Jaw

Jenna,
You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Our condolences on the passing of your father.

Gail, Julie, Jenna and Julie,
We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. Sorry we cannot be with you at this time but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Brian, Bev & Brandon

Gail, jenna and Julie
So sorry to hear about John’s passing our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family thinking of you all at this difficult time .

On behave of Mary Thoms she like to send along her deepest sympathy to the family.

Gail, So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Thinking of you & your girls at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of the passing of John. My thoughts are with you and the girls at this difficult time. May all you memories of him comfort you and keep him in your hearts.

Gail, Julie and Jenna. My heart is broken with you and your loss. We have all lossed.
Jeannette

Dear, Gail, Julie and Jenna,
My deepest condolences to you and John’s extended family at this time. Gail, the last time I saw you and John was at your wedding. I think of you both often however. I was deeply saddened to hear this news! You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the thoughts and prayers of those you love and the people who’s lives you have both touched will sustain you in the days to come
Love,
Susan Foley-Lambert

Mrs.Hatcher, we are so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Take care.
Michelle, David, Peter & Harry Emberley

Julie..So sorry to hear about your father. I did not have the pleasure of meeting your Dad, but no doubt he passed on his kindness and patience to you. You have his smile! It’s been three years since I have seen you but I remember vividly your kindness, your smile and gentleness.. May he rest in peace..

So sorry to here of johns passing, our thoughts and prayers are with Gail, Julia & Jenna

We are so sorry to hear of johns passing,our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you ,from the Burt family of rose blanche

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. In my years working at MUN he truly was one of the nicest, sweetest people on campus.
My deepest sympathy to his family. Hold the happy memories close to your hearts, they will provide you some strength and help you get through the tough days ahead.

so sorry to hear about Johns passing a good man gone way to soon your in our thoughts and prayers love Aunt Brenda ,Gary and Adrain

sorry to hear about John a good man gone to soon your in our thought and prayers loveAunt Brenda ,Gary,and Adrain

We were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love
Heather and Sean Ryan

Gail ,Julie,Jenna and Julie Snow so sorry to hear of Johns passing your in my thought and prayers hold on to all the good memories big hugs to all love Aunt Glenda and Uncle Ches

There are no words to express the sadness we feel in the loss of John. We are so sorry and you are in our thoughts and our prayers . Hold on to the memories they will help to carry you through . Thinking of you ! Love Ivy and Ray Clarke

Gail, Julie, Jenna and Julie Snow ,There are no words to express the sadness we feel in the passing of John. We are so sorry and you are in our thought and prayers . Hold on to the memories they will help to carry you through in this difficult time ! Thinking of you and we love you !!! Love Ray and Ivy Clarke

Gail, Julie and Jenna –
We are brokenhearted to hear of John’s passing. He was a kind, loving man and a true gentleman. We are currently away, but are sending much love and many hugs your way. Our thought and prayers are with you all. God bless.
The Woodmans – Kim, Rick, Staci and Ian

Gail, Julie and Jenna we are so sad to hear of John’s passing. Bill and I are away this weekend but our thoughts are with you as you celebrate the life and mourn the loss of such a loving and kind husband and father. He was a wonderful man who touched the lives of many.

My heartfelt condolences. I haven’t seen John in many years, and I’m sorry that I didn’t see him during come home year in Rose Blanche last year. Way back during our high school years, John always seemed to be at the center of it all. It seemed we were always either in his basement playing pool, or playing ball on the road, or setting up for Friday dances with his stereo. Those are the memories I’ll always carry. God bless.

I’m so saddened to hear that John lost his courageous battle. He was a friend to everyone who met him. We shared many laughs in university. He is with other Angels now. God Bless you all.

Gail, Julie & Jenna,

We are so very sorry to hear about John. We will be out of town this weekend, but are sending warm thoughts to all of you. Treasure your memories as they will bring great comfort in the coming days. Thinking of you all.
All our love,
Janice & Jim

Gail and the girls. We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Although we did not know him for a long time we quickly learned that he truly was a great person. His dedication to and admiration of his family was evident every time we had the pleasure of meeting up with him. Ashley will always remember the basketball trip to Florida with the girls and how great both you and John were to all of the girls. May he rest in peace.

Theresa, Bob and Ashley Newman

Gail and Family, so sorry to hear of John’s passing please accept our sincere condolences. Treasure all your memories and hold them close to your hearts. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. God Bless.

Gail, Julie, and Jenna
I have so many memories of John over many years of friendship, in good times and in bad. We are so fortunate to have known and been touched by him. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are deeply saddened and our prayers are with you through this difficult time and always.

To Gail, Julie and Jenna,
We are very saddened to hear of John’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of John will now become a treasure to forever hold in your heart.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
God bless

Cora, Cluney,
Michael and Hayley Mercer

Thinking of you Gail and your beautiful girls. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I didn’t know John well but you could tell he was a proud father and a great family man. He rarely missed a soccer game. Gonna miss seeing him at the field. Hugs to you all.

Gail, Julie and Jenna, we are so sorry for your incredible loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Anne Humphries & Keith Payne

Gail, I am heartbroken for you and the girls. John fought so hard for so long.
I hope you all find peace in knowing he is at peace
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Nancy Byrne and family

Dear Gail and, Julia and Jenna:
There are no words that I can say to ease your pain. Just know in time the pain will turn to wonderful memories of John. I will always be there for you day or night. Just call when you need. John was a wonderful man and his loss will be felt by all. We will keep you on our prayers.

To Julie and Family,

We were so saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. I know this must be a very difficult time for you, your sister and your mom. Just know that we are all thinking about you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these next days and weeks. Hold on to the wonderful memories that you have of your dad and cherish the time you spent together. Take care, Hayward and Denise Blake

Gail, Julie, Jenna and Extended Family,

On behalf of the Congregation of St. Michael & All Angels, Rose Blanche and of the whole of the Parish of Rose Blanche; I extend to you our toughts and prayers at this time.

Your beautiful family has siffered so much over the past few years and your faith has kept you strong. May that faith keep you strobg now as you face the coming days.

May God bless you all.

Gail, Julie, Jeanna and all the family,

We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten. Thinking of you all and sending our deepest sympathy.

Gail, Julie and Jenna,

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a kind and caring man. I met him my first year at MUN and he left a lasting impression. Years later our paths crossed again when our kids ended up in school together. I have been thinking about you all often and you are all in our prayers. God bless you all.

Elva, Jens, Katarina and Jared Hosel

I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Gail, Jenna and Julie,

I met John when I was a frosh at Hatcher House in 1986. He would visit fellow frosh who were from Rose Blanche. I ended up working with John at the CSU a few years later and he was one of the most positive people I have met. Always with a smile on his face and help if I needed it; sometimes a good razzing too. I have enjoyed connecting with John via Facebook for the last 5 years as I’m on the other side of Canada now and have enjoyed seeing his posts of his girls and how proud he was of his family. I know you have lovely memories of him and please accept my condolences during this difficult time.

To My Niece Gail, Her Two Two daughters Jenna & Julie, ,& Sister-in-Law Julie. Sending My Condolences 7 Deepest Sympathies To All The Family.My Thoughts & Prayers Are With you Each & Every Day. May God Give Peace To You At This Difficult Time. Love GORd.

Gail and family, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I knew John while we were in university and he was a great guy, easy going and kind to all. May your cherished memories bring you through this difficult time. God bless you all.

To Gail, Julie, Jenna and Aut Julie. Our hearts were deeply sadden with the passing of John.

John was an amazing man that genuinely left a legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and for the upcoming days, months and years as you deal with this tremendous loss of a dad and husband. Our prayers are that you will find peace and comfort and hold onto all the amazing memories of John.

Love you all.

Gail, Jenna and Julie, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a real fighter indeed. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Gail and family
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Cherish your memories
Cathy

I’m so sorry to lose a great friend. Thinking of all the love ones left behind.

Gail and family. Thinking of you all today and in the days to follow. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

Sending my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

Gail Jenna And Julie. Thinking Of You All Today During This Very Difficult Timr. John Was A bGreat nFriend And Like You I Will Certainly Miss Him. Rest In Peace My Good Friend. May God Bless You.

So sorry for your loss. Condolences Gail , your girls, and your mom. Thinking of you and prayers going your way.

Gail, Jenna, and Julie,

Words cannot adequately express how we feel about the loss of John. You have all been so courageous throughout this battle.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Michelle Short and Clyde, Olivia and Gavin Snow

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was one great human being. He touched a lot of lives and we are all better people for knowing him.He will be missed and remembered.

My Condolences to all the Family ,,I went to School with John in the the class for number of years in our primary years good friend ..Sorry to hear about the loss ..Everyone God Bless

Gail and family,
My deepest sympathies to you all. So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Chaffey (strong)

Gail, Julie, and Jenna. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with you.

So sorry for your loss ..Thinking of you and the girls…

John's motto in recent years was "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" thanks to each of you for sharing the dance with us.