Rodney Augustus Hatcher

February 13, 2019


Hatcher, Rodney (St. John’s) formerly of Ramea, NL, July 7, 1934 – February 13, 2019, passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s. Predeceased by his wife Sadie (1995), sisters June and Sharon. Leaving to mourn his children George (Marjorie), Perry (Norma), Eunice (Dave), David (Karen), Paul (Gail), Peter (Elaine); 13 grandchildren (Julie, Carmel, Tina, Andrew, Aaron, Melissa, Stephanie, Jennifer, Stephen, Katherine, Leah, Riley, and Morgan) ; 11 great grandchildren (Ethan, Chad, Noah, Cassidy, Gracie, Lydia, Sadie, Kevin, Kyson, Lauren and Heidi); 8 siblings, special sister Brenda Pink, a large circle of friends and relatives, and all his Bingo friends at Kenmount Bingo. He will be missed playing cribbage by all who dared accept his challenge, but tonight my Pop’s playing bingo in heaven with a smile on his face. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 14, and Friday February 15th, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Funeral services to be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on February 14, 2019

7-9 p.m. on February 14, 2019

2-4 p.m. on February 15, 2019

7-9 p.m. on February 15, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Saturday February 16th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Peter and Elaine,
We are very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our deepest Condolences,
Darrin and Shelly Thorne

Eunice and family,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your dear dad ! I remember him coming to visit you and you’d always make sure he got a game of cards in . He loved to socialize , didn’t he ? Please know that my thoughts are with you all and I know you have nothing but cheerful memories of him . Stay strong my friend .

So sorry for your loss…Love, hugs & prayers
Marina & Wade Dean

Peter and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dad. May his soul rest in peace.


The Hopkins family will never forget the kindness that your parents showed to our son Rob in 1980. We had a house fire and were literally homeless for two months bunking with friends and family . A very stressful time in our lives. They took Rob in to stay with you until we had our home back again. They did not know us but knew Rob through you.. They were kind and generous people. Belated thanks to a kind and generous couple. May memories like this help with your grief.

To Dave , Karen , Stephanie , Jennifer and Stephen , and to the Hatcher Family . We had never met your father , grandfather , but through your stories about him over the past few years we felt as if we did know him . We know he loved to play crib and bingo among other things we have learned about him . We know you will miss him but we are sure we will hear his name mentioned in even more stories now . May his legacy live on in your hearts and in your lives . Brian and Dianne Bartlett

Dear Hatcher Family;
So sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandad/Great-Granddad’s passing.
May his memory be a blessing and comfort to you all.
Sincerest condolences

Marilyn Northcotte

So sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. Our thoughts are with you all.

Larry & Cindy MacDonald

Eunice and family.
So sorry about the passing of your dad. My brother in law called to tell me the sad news. It was only a few days ago I was inquiring about him because they knew him from bingo. Linda sotton

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Peter. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Judy & Jim

Dear Hatcher Family,
Hi! My mother Theresa Burke Arsenault is especially thinking about you all ,as she has fond memories of her childhood spent with your Dad on Ramea Island. My mother went to school with your dad Rod in Ramea. We are currently making plans for Mom to attend the Ramea 10 year celebration reunion this August . My mother Theresa normally holds the flag in the parade. I also remember your mother Sadie who was a connoisseur in baking buns and delicious pork cakes served with hot tea. I was very fortunate to get in on the Lunch menu . Rod and Sadie both held special places in my mother’s memories, dear friends who always made us very welcome in their Newfoundland home. My Aunt MaryRose Tucker always made sure that we got to visit your Ramea parents. I dearly Love the Newfoundland culture and customs. I gravitate toward the Newfoundland people I meet in Calgary who are extra specially friendly. Sincerely, Edwina Arsenault

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father.
He always had a story, a twinkle in his eye and loved a game of crib with my Dad.
David and Patricia Clark
Moncton, NB

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.Only a few weeks ago we were looking at pictures when we thought school here. Your Dad is in the pictures with the elementary school teachers.Those were the days. Take care and cherish the memories
Eunice and Wilf

So sorry to hear of your dad/ grandfather’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to your families. Take care and God bless.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this time, ScoutrP.


HScouter, Scouter Ted and Family

To the Hatcher Family,

Sorry to read about your father’s passing our thoughts and sympathy is with you during this difficult times.
Andre Richard and Brian Smith ie Gumby and Buff

George, Perry, Eunice, David, Paul and Peter,

We are thinking of you all as you say goodbye to your Dad. Please accept our most sincere condolences.Take care.

To the Hatcher Family:
So sorry for the loss of your Dad. When we were students many years ago we lived in Hillview Terrace and your Mom and Dad were our Superintendents. For two young kids from around the Bay your Mom and Dad were like our grandparents always showing genuine care and concern for us. Your Dad always singing and friendly scolding us for walking on the freshly mopped floors and stairs. He must be happy to be reunited with your Mom. Please find strength in each other and in your memories.
Darrin and Sylvie Sooley
Paradise NL

So sorry for your loss. I have many memories of playing crib and consider the day Addie and I beat Lloyd and him in our tournament as one of my greatest delights. He kept pride in our school as a high ideal.
Maude Parsons-Horst

George, Perry, Eunice, Dave, Paul & Peter,

I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. I was a part of your family for nearly 27 years, and for that I feel truely blessed. I have many valued memories that I will treasure forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Kevin S.

All of us at Kenmount Bingo were deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and long time customer of over 42 years. You will be greatly missed.

Sorry to hear of Rod,s passing.He spent many hours with us during his visits to Grand Bank.Our condolences to all the family.L

Sorry to hear of Rods passing our thauhgts and prayers are with you all.

Peter and Elaine, and all of the extended Hatcher family,
Sending our deepest condolences at this sad and difficult time, it is always so heartbreaking to lose a treasured family member.
You are in our thoughts.

Paul, Gail and the Hatcher Family,

I am truly sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I will remember him as a hard working family man who loved a lively debate over a cup of tea. Finally reunited with your mother, I’m sure he is at peace.

Reading your dad’s obituary brought back a flood of memories of your family growing up next door. Your mom singing as she hung out her clothes, your dad with the hammer always busy , the boys coming over to get their hair cut , and of course in our leaky old school Rod strategically putting buckets around the classrooms. Those were good days. Keeping you close in thought . Treasure your memories and look after each other. Hugs.
Shirley Crewe Dominie

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Sincere condolences to you all and your families as well. Spent many a hour with this crib player. A fine gentleman. God Bless you all.

My sincere condolences to all the family on Rod’s passing. May you all have strength in your memories of him.

I had the pleasure of working summer maintenance at St. Boniface with Rod when I was a student. Along with Harold and his brother Angus there are enough memories and laughs during that time to last me a lifetime. He could be cross as heck if we stepped out of line… but 99% of the time he was the most entertaining and hilarious man I ever had the pleasure of working with. A good man with an opinion about everything and never shy to share. I will remember him very fondly. Godspeed Rod…

Condolences to all the Hatcher Families. Thinking of you at this difficult tim

Our condolences to you and your families, take care…

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to the family

Deepest sympathies to the Hatcher Family as you journey through this difficult tim
Rita Hatcher

Perry, George, Eunice, Dave, Paul and Peter and families
We are deeply sorry for the loss of Rod. As you grieve know that we are remembering him with you all.
What a good a generous man your father was from dad staying with them when he taught in Ramea to an open heart in their home in st John’s.
Our family has such great memories of your dad and now he is with Sadie in heaven.
Rod…I will play bingo and think of the fun you loved
When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let the memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich with love for all he came in contact with.
With caring thoughts,
Stephanie and Darren Legge
Alex and Lorraine House
Paula and David Guy

Deepest sympathy to the Hatcher families.

Condolences to all the families may he rest in peace

So sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Hugs to all.

To all my cousins so sorry to hear about uncle Rod passing away I will be thinking about you all I am sure you have a lot of good memories uncle Rod take care

Peter and family…Bill and I are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Hopefully memories of happy times will help you through this difficult time

Sorry for your loss. Thomas and Christine Strickland of Burgeo Newfoundland

To the Hatcher family….So sorry to hear about your Dad…please accept my sincere sympathy…RIP Rod…

My deepest sympathy to his family. He was janitor at the school in Ramea when I was there.

sincere sympathy to all the family. Cherish your memories.

Condolences to all the family . Cherish your memories.

To all the children of Mr. Rodney Hatcher and their families,I would like to express my sincere condolence.
May the peace of the Lord be with you during this difficult time.

Mrs. Minnie O’Neill And