Memorable Manitobans: Harold Coveney Hatcher (1903-1972)
Born at Colchester, Essex, England in 1903, he came to Canada in 1921 and worked as a sheet metal worker for the Canadian National Railway until retirement in December 1966. Active in community affairs, he served on the Transcona Parks Board in the late 1940s and was elected its first Chairman. In 1954 he was elected to the Transcona School Board, becoming its Chairman in 1962. He was also a member of the Division 12 School Board until 1969. He was a member and President of the Transcona Kiwanis Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 438 Yale Avenue West, on 18 March 1972 and was buried in Transcona Cemetery. He is commemorated by Harold Hatcher School.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1972, page 16.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 November 2014
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