Son of William and Amanda (Hirtle) Hatt and was the second youngest of 11 siblings. He was born and raised in Western Shore.
Fenton was married to Jean for 69 years until she went to heaven on June 6, 2022.
He treasured his son, Jeffery, with all his heart. He was the glue that held the family together. A strong community supporter of the Western Shore Fire Department and St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martins Point, where he was a member for 90 years. At age nine, he went to work as an assistant cook at lumber camps and cooked at exhibitions for several years. He traveled to Ontario to pick tobacco and also worked at Dofasco for two years.
Fenton was a master carpenter building several homes and cottages. He built and operated the store and garage, now operated as Richardson’s Garage, in Western Shore for several years. He was a true gentleman and a very kind soul, loved by all.
A graveside service was held 3 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at Western Shore Cemetery, Western Shore. Rev. James Haughn officiated. Memorial donations are requested to be made to Western Shore Fire Department or Western Shore Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, PO Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family and obituary viewed by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca