Arnold "Arnie" Wellington Hatt
The passing of Arnold "Arnie" Wellington Hatt, husband of the late Frances Jane (Leavitt) Hatt of Utopia NB occurred peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on August 14, 2021. Born in Beaver Harbour NB on August 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Arnold and Isabella (McNichol) Hatt. A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Arnie is survived by his daughter: Janet (Ross) Whittier; one grandson: Darren Whittier ; great-grandson: Gavin Whittier; brothers: Dale Hatt, Allen (Josephine) Hatt, Brian (Jane) Hatt and David (Beth) Hatt; sisters: Gertrude (George) Paul, Betty Marshall, Patsy (Ron) Roy, Jane (Brian) Ward and Dorothy (Jeff) Hanley; and was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife; Arnie was predeceased by one grandson: Jeff Whittier; and brothers: Kenny and Colin Hatt.
Prior to retirement, Arnie was well known as the owner and operator of A. Hatt Construction for over 60 years. In the local area, if someone needed excavation or construction work done, you could often hear someone say "just call Arnie." He truly enjoyed going to work every day and he always helped and lent a hand to anyone who needed it. He was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge #12 F&AM in St. George and he valued the friends he made over the years.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. As keeping with Arnie's wishes, there will be no visiting. A Masonic Lodge Tribute Service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at the St. George Rural Cemetery, St. George NB with Rev. Gordon Cooke officiating on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.