Dr. Eric Hatfield

Dr. Eric Ronald Hatfield

Thursday, March 26th, 1959 - Monday, January 20th, 2020
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HATFIELD, Dr. Eric Ronald - age 60, of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., N.S. passed away unexpectedly at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater on January 20, 2020. Born in Sandy Point on March 26, 1959, he was the son of Jane (MacKinnon) Hatfield/ Symonds and the late Ronald Hatfield. Eric was a loving husband, devoted father, thrilled grandfather and jovial friend to all. He was kind, compassionate, outgoing, fun-loving, had a contagious smile and laugh, always enjoying life to the fullest. His place of retreat was his “camp”, where he loved to hunt, fish, and connect with family and close friends. A Cape Islander at heart, he started his working career as a lobster fisherman, but soon realized a profession on solid ground was more suited to him. Therefore, he completed his Doctorate in Dentistry and tirelessly devoted himself to his profession and his many patients. Dr. Hatfield served as Past President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, Past President of the Nova Scotia Dental Board, and contributed to many Provincial and National committees. As recognition, Eric received the Dr. Philip S. Christie Award, for distinguished service. Eric is survived by his cherished family, which include his loving wife of 35 years Joy (Gillespie), Hebron; daughters, Erica (Nick) Falkenham, Bedford; Maggie Hatfield (Caleb), Halifax; son, Andrew Hatfield (Emilie), Summerville; Mom and stepdad Jane and Bradford Symonds; sisters, Jennifer Hatfield (Wayne) Truro; Carole Hatfield, Barrington Passage; brothers, Rev. Shaun (Carla) Hatfield, Villagedale; Paul (Paula) Hatfield, Woods Harbour; granddaughter, whom he adored, Madeline Louise Falkenham; many nieces and nephews who treasured him. He is also survived by his extended Gillespie family, whom he loved. Besides his father, Eric was predeceased by his grandparents Irvin and Audrey Hatfield and Donald and Dorothy MacKinnon, as well as a niece, Shelby Hatfield. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1 P.M. at Yarmouth Wesleyan Church with Rev. A.J. Plazier officiating. Interment will take place, at a later date. A reception will follow at the Rodd Grand Hotel in Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eric may be made to a local charity of your choice.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Yarmouth Wesleyan Church
    70 Haley Road
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    Rev. A.J. Plazier
  • Interment

    a later date
    567 Main Street
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  • Reception

    Rodd Grand Hotel
    417 Main Street
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edith & Al Burrry

Posted at 08:18pm
Joy & family: So sorry for the loss of you loved one. May the memories you hold dear to each of you , sustain you during these trying days. Take good care of one another, God bless. Edith , Al & family (The Burry's)

Brenda Francis

Posted at 11:41pm
Joy, know you and the family are in my prayers and you.

Brenda Francis

Vincent and Heidi d'Entremont

Posted at 10:13am
Our deepest condolences to Joy and family in this difficult time. He will be greatly missed . Thinking of you , Vincent and Heidi d'Entremont

Marilyn A Ellis

Posted at 11:39am
We are so saddened by the passing of Dr Eric; we send our sympathy to you Joy and your family. We were planning on attending the service this afternoon but due to illness, we are staying away. We hope to watch the video this afternoon. Our love and prayers to you all. Hugs from Marilyn and Robert Ellis.

Christine d'Eon

Posted at 10:33am
Joy and family, our deepest condolences you all for the loss of Eric, he was one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Christine & Anthony d’Eon. Hugs to all.

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