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John “Jack” Arnold Hatt

HATT – John “Jack” Arnold, It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Arnold (Jack) Hatt on January 12, 2024 at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
Jack was born to Arnold and Kay Hatt in Milton, Nova Scotia.
He married Nancy Vaughn and they had three children Jeff, Tony and Valerie. Jack was an active member of his community and served as the Director of the Milton Community Association for a number of years. He retired at age 55 from Bowater Mersey after more than 30 years of service. He had many hobbies including curling, hunting, fishing, shuffling, bowling and horseshoes. He could often be found in his workshop making something for someone in the family. Jack was a craftsman and built everything from lawn chairs and outdoor Christmas decorations to cutting boards and whirlygigs. Each piece was meticulously constructed and built to stand the test of time. Jack was loved by many for his winning personality and quick wit. He would strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone and never lacked for something interesting to talk about. If you had the pleasure of taking a drive anywhere on the South Shore with Jack, you will know that he had a comical story to tell for pretty much every kilometer driven. Usually those stories were about him and old friends or his brothers when they were young and up to no good! Jack’s family brought him tremendous amount of joy, he so loved family visits and gatherings. He brought fun and laughter to each and every event. He loved to travel and looked forward to his winter vacation in Florida or Cuba where he formed many long lasting friendships. In later years he could be counted on to update you ( whether you were a fan or not) on how his beloved Blue Jays baseball team was doing and where the Canadian teams were in the Curling finals. He looked forward to drives in the woods with his son and grandson and was an expert Face timer when it came to his granddaughters who are away from home.
Jack is survived by his wife Nancy, son Jeff Hatt (Lesley), daughter Valerie Hawkes (Paul), grandchildren John David Hatt (Jessie), Jan Smith (Aiden), Julie Ann Hatt, Lori Anthony, Chris Hawkes, Abbey Hawkes and Great Grandchildren Dayton and Hayden Robar, sisters Mary Sedran and Pam Crouse (Greg) and brother David Hatt (Bonnie) .
Jack was predeceased by his son Tony, grandson Andrew, sister Shirley and brother Richard.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. At Jack’s request, there will be no service at this time, no flowers by request, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be made to
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Queen’s General Hospital and South Shore Regional Hospital.


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