with a heavy heart I must inform you of the passing of a very dear friend and devoted servant of the Cause, Dr. William S. Hatcher.
Dr. Hatcher passed away suddenly and apparently without any suffering in the evening of Sunday, November 27, 2005, in Stratford, Ontario. Details of the funeral services, to be held in Stratford, will be announced later.
Memorial services will be held in Montreal and Quebec City at a later date.
Dr. Hatcher is survived by his wife, Judith, of 45 years, their two daughters, Dr. Sharon Hatcher and her family, of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Mrs Carmel Davy-Hatcher of San Francisco, California, and their son, Ben Hatcher of Montreal, Quebec as well as seven grandchildren.
The contributions made by Dr. Hatcher to the Cause are far too numerous to mention here but he leaves behind a highly distinguished legacy of service. His services in Switzerland, Quebec, Canada, and Russia as well as his writings are especially noteworthy. In addition, he was a close personal friend who had a great impact of this writer’s life and career.
Prayers are humbly requested for the soul of Dr. Hatcher and for his widow and family.
With warmest greetings to you all,
Marion R. Finley, Jr.