Gerda Hatt

1940 - 2021

At Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Sunday October 24, 2021. The former Gerda Spangenberg at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of the late John J.D. Hatt (2018). Devoted mother of David (Prescila), of Nanticoke, Wendy, of Chesley, and Norman (friend Donna), of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Samantha Joss (Steven), Daniel Hatt (partner Gavin), Tyler Fraser, Kortni Eckhardt (Daniel), Brittni Fraser (fiancé Matthew), Charlotte Fraser, Rylea Fraser, Austin Ryan, and Alexander Ryan; and great-grandmother of Damian Joss, Delilah Eckhardt, and Georgia Eckhardt. Sadly missed by her family in Soest, Germany; and by John’s family. Predeceased by her parents, Karl and Freida. Gerda’s family wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Brucelea Haven, and to the doctors and nursing staff of the Owen Sound Hospital for their wonderful care. A graveside service to celebrate Gerda’s life will be held from Eastnor Cemetery, Lion’s Head on Monday November 1, 2021 at 1 PM. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at


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