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Obituary for Fred Hatfield

Fred  Hatfield
Fred Lenard “Junior” Hatfield

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend on July 14, 2023, with family at his side. No longer will you suffer - we love you forever.

Born in Truro, Nova Scotia on July 15, 1936, Fred was the son of the late John Leonard “Happy” and Sadie Barbara (MacInnis) Hatfield.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Freda (Charlton-Johnson) Hatfield; children, Barbara (Glenn) Holmes, John (Sandra) Hatfield, Wayne (Jennifer) Blair, Darren (Kathy) Johnson, Peter (Helene) Johnson, Colleen (Brian) Pinkney and daughter-in-law, Natalie Webster. He is also survived by cherished grandchildren, Lauren, Nicole, Jocelyn, Jason, Adrian, Michael, Amanda, Rebecca, Alex, Sarah, Connor, Kaleb, Melissa, Megan, Erin, Craig, Brett, Erica, Danielle, Sarah, Alex and Max, as well as many great-grandchildren. Fred is also survived by his siblings, Jack (Diane) Hatfield and Betty Hatfield; sister-in-law, Valorie Hatfield, as well as other loving family members, neighbours and friends.

Besides his parents, Fred was predeceased by children, Karen and Michael Johnson; siblings, Dorothy, Percy, Albert, Billy, Charlotte and Gerald (in infancy).

Fred joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of eighteen where he worked as an Airframe technician at RCAF Cold Lake, Alberta until he was called home at the end of five years to help his Dad in the plumbing business. He became a licensed plumber, initially working with his father and brother, Bill and eventually took over the company. Through his company, Hatfield Plumbing and Heating, Fred served Truro and surrounding areas for over 50 years.

He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 57 years. He was also an active member of the Truro Lions Club for many years and was a member of the Truro Air Force Club.

Fred’s passions included western novels and movies (the Duke!), fishing, playing cards (he was a master at crib), playing washer toss, Kit Kat bars, being arm-chair skip for tv curling, and travel. Fred and Freda traveled with family and close friends to many locations in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean over the years.

In his retirement years, Fred became the go-to “handy-man” for family and neighbours, helping with many projects around the house or cottage. Many a deck and shed stand today after Fred’s skilled work.

Ultimately, Fred loved the outdoors, especially at their home on the lake. His biggest love was spending time with family and those closest to him.

As Fred’s family, we would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Wynn Park Villa for the exceptional care and love given to him during the past 20 months.

A gathering to remember Fred’s life will be held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, N.S. on July 28, 2023, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Legion Tribute at 11am. Private family interment. Webcasting will begin at 10:58am (AST) and is available along with condolences at

Donations in memory of Fred may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, N.S. or to the Palliative Care Program, Wynn Park Villa, Truro, N.S.

Fred has touched many in his lifetime with his kind and loving nature and will be missed deeply by all those who knew and loved him.