Cambridge community in mourning

Jacob Hespeler Hawks coach passes after losing cancer battle

The Cambridge, Ontario community is in mourning.

This past Sunday, Mark Hatt lost his battle with cancer. The 47 year old Hatt was a coach with the Jacob Hespeler Hawks of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).

Hatt passed away surrounded by family and friends at Lisaard House.

Yesterday, students at Jacob Hespeler wore black and gold shirts with #HatterStrong logo to honour their former coach and physical education teacher.


Moreover, Jacob Hespeler lowered their school’s flag at half mass while the administration, teachers and students took time to remember Hatt during the lunch hour by sharing their memories about him.

The high school’s sign also had the #HatterStrong hashtag.  This hashtag created as a vehicle to help Hatt’s family with fundraising initiatives.  Additionally, the Black and Gold shirts with the #HatterStrong emblem symbolized Hatt’s favourite team, the Boston Bruins.

Hatt is survived by his wife Jen as well as his children Ben and Alexandra.

A memorial service is planned for March 27th at Calvary Penecostal Assembly at 11:00am. would like to express our condolences to Hatt’s family during this difficult time.

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