John 'Jack' Hatherly
Born In: Springhill
Passed on: November 13th, 2012
HATHERLY, John ‘Jack’ Wylie: B. COMM, LLB, Q.C. passed away peacefully on November 13, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Springhill N.S., he grew up in River Hebert.
He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada and England from 1941-1945. Jack graduated from Dalhousie University in 1949, with his Bachelor of Commerce and went on to complete his law degree at the Dalhousie Law School where he received his LLB in 1951. He practiced law in Regina, Saskatchewan, Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ontario and was awarded his QC in 1967. On retirement in 1992, Jack moved to New Harris, Cape Breton and then to Halifax in 2005.
He is survived by his beloved wife Celine, who was his faithful bridge partner of more than 59 years, a warm, wonderful, loving and generous person. Together, they had six children, daughters Mary Elizabeth of St. John’s, NL (Carl), Hope of Edmonton, AB, Jacqueline Gdanski of Regina, SK (Chris), Sara Adams of Alliston, ON (Kevin); sons, Gerald of Hong Kong (Toni Marie), John A. of Chicago, IL (Christina). In addition, Jack had eight beautiful grandchildren; Christianne and Wylie of Edmonton, AB, Justin and Lucius of Hong Kong, Sydney and Madison, of Regina, SK and Celine and Sean, of Chicago, IL.
He is predeceased by a brother William (Bill) and his parents (Robert and Greta Hatherly).
He is survived by a younger brother Bert (Anne) of River Hebert N.S. During retirement, Jack and Celine travelled extensively visiting the countries of China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the British Isles, France, Czech Republic, Austria and Italy and spent many winters on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be deeply missed by his entire family and all of his friends.
Cremation and a memorial mass at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to QEII Foundation, 8.1 Neurology Unit, Halifax Infirmary would be greatly appreciated.
Special thanks to all of the physicians, nurses and staff of the Neurology Unit for their compassion and care. Donations may be made to http://www.qe2foundation.com/en/home/donatingtotheQEII/default.aspx >. Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com