In loving memory of James Henry Hatfield, who passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 2, 2002.
Henry was born in Quibell Red Cross Hospital. From there, he was raised on Cedar Lake in a home in Hatfield Bay and on Perrault Lake in a home located on Hatfield Island.
He was the youngest of seven children.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Yvonne Hatfield; three brothers, Victor, Leo, and Theodore; one sister Yvonne Eva Evans; two children, James and Darlene; and one son-in-law, Dale Rousseau.
Henry is survived by his wife, Margaret of Vermilion Bay; four daughters, Wendy Lavers (Dale) of Waldhof, Louise Rousseau of Vermilion Bay, Carol Vlassoff (Rob) of Oxdrift, and Nancy Gour (Tim) of Slave Lake, Alta.; and one son, Norman (Penny).
Henry also is survived by his five granddaughters; three grandsons; one great-grandson; sister Mae Lever; brother, John; and many nieces and nephews.
In the years that Henry and his family lived on Cedar, he was a trapper, a guide in the summers, a commercial fisherman in the fall, and a cook for the Mando Company in Camp Robinson. He and Margaret also managed a tourist camp.
When Henry moved to Vermilion Bay, he owned the “Pinehill Woodshop,” where he built and refinished furniture. Henry was especially known for his well-crafted paddles.
Henry enjoyed the outdoors and any spare time was spent fishing, camping, hunting, or just spending time with his family.
A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, with Fr. Luigi Filippini officiating.
Interment in the Dryden Cemetery followed the service.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 from 4-9 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel.
Should friends desire, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes (Moffat Chapel), Box 412, Dryden, Ont., P8N 2Z1