Joseph Martin Schlatman, of Hanover, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his wife and children at home on Friday, April 14, 2023. He was 79.
Born in Toronto on December 9, 1943, to the late Thomas and Louise (nee Konnerth) Schlatman. Anyone that knew Joe knew he had tremendous love for his family and a passion for music. He dedicated his time to not only music with his bands The Chevels and The Dimensions, but also gave back to the community that he cared about and called home. He was an avid historian, recounting and collecting photos to help keep Hanover’s history alive. He was a dedicated volunteer Firefighter with the Hanover Fire Department for 35 years. He was promoted to Captain in 1990 and then to Deputy Chief in 1998 until his retirement in 2002. Just this past March, HFD awarded him with the Terry McDonald Memorial Award for his demonstrated strength, courage and dedication to the Community. He loved his friends and had a helpful disposition about him. He also volunteered on several committees and boards within the community. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten by all who knew him.
Survived by his loving wife Barb (nee Jones) Schlatman of Hanover. Dear father of Rob Schlatman (Raquel Romero), Mike Schlatman and Tara (Brooke) Maskell all of Hanover. Special Grandpa of Cassandra Schlatman (Dave Lantz) and beloved "Papa" of Sadie Maskell. Ever loved great grandpa Joe of Jaxson and Lucas Lantz. Fondly remembered by his siblings Sue (Bruce) Robbins, Jim (Audrey) Schlatman, Paul (Jacquelyn) Schlatman, Jeanette Schlatman and by his in-laws Gus Stahlmann, Cam McCulloch, and Betty (Jack) Fraser, as well as his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, stepmother Joyce Schlatman, brother Tom (Linda) Schlatman and by his stepsisters Janice Stahlmann and Patti McCulloch.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation held at Holy Family Church, Hanover on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 10-10:45am where a Memorial Mass will commence at 11 am. Cremation has taken place and Inurnment in Holy Family Cemetery will follow.
Memorial donations to the Hanover Fire Department or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
I had the pleasure of working with Joe for many years on ERT. I enjoyed his chuckle and humour. Very knowledgeable and thorough with fire safety, procedures etc. RIP Joe. My condolences to his wife and family.
Just heard this morning while talking to Jack & Betty that Joe had passed away. I worked with Joe for many years at the BNPD. Joe was one of the early computer gurus when we first started using them on the site. Long before there was a dedicated IT group, if we had a computer problem it was always, ask Joe, maybe he can fix it.
Sincere sympathy to Barb and all of the family. Rest in peace Joe.
Dear Barb and families. So sorry to hear of Joe's death. Bernard and I loved going to the dances when the Diminsions played. In Port. Such a talented man. Hold on to you memories and condolenses to you all.- Trudy Schwass
To Joe's family......so sorry to read of his passing. I worked with Joe for several years. A great guy.- Jo Ann Todd
Please accept my condolences- Bruce Mackenzie
HELLO Barb, I'm sorry to hear about Joe. I worked with him in the Safety Shop, Him and I add some good laughs he was a great guy.- Robert Slesser
Dear Barb and Family I am very sorry to hear about Joe's passing . I had the pleasure of working with Joe at the Safety Shop . He was a leader and will be missed by everyone who knew him . My Deepest sympathy to the family .- Leo Borsella
To Barb and Family, We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies on Joe's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Joe at the Safety Shop at the Bruce. He was a good guy and if we were lucky enough, he would break out in song every once in a while. We enjoyed listening to him when he sang in the bands. He always had a smile and we discussed Leafs and Blue Jays many times. Rest In Peace, Joe.- Vince & Jane Mullin
To Barb and family. So sorry to here of Joe's passing
May you always share happy memories together
Cheryl and John
Barb and family, we were so sad to hear of Joe's passing. We think of you often and know that Joe will be missed greatly by the Hanover community. Hugs and love from our family to yours.- Todd and Inez Durrer and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our deepest condolences.- John & Cheryl Grant
Worked with Joe at the Bruce ..... Great guy!!!- Mike Tousignant
Joe shone always with such a warm sincere welcome whenever he was in a space w/ anyone+ everyone!!! His passing is such a loss to Hanover + all who had the treat of knowing him!!
Great memories of that smile+ chuckle come to mind.
Sincere condolences to his family
Dear Barb. Sending prayers to you and your family at this sad time.- Marjorie Porter
My sincere condolences to all.- James Skarnikat
Dear Barb, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Joe was a truly great guy who will be missed by many.
Dave & Susan Campbell
Thinking of you and your family at this sad time- Gail ces
Thinking of you and your family, in this difficult time.- Bernie & Sabrina McGuigan
Dear Barb, Rob, Mike, Tara and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe and all of you have been a big part of my family lives. The friendship we shared and the wonderful memories we made over many years will be forever cherished by me. Please accept my most sincere condolences and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.- Sonja Ness
Barb, Rob & Raquel, Tara & Brooke and Mike,
We are sending our deepest sympathy as you travel through these difficult days. Joe was an exceptional man, a caring person and an asset to our community. May the wonderful memories you share be a comfort to you today and in the days to come.
Our sympathy to Barb @ family. Cherish the memories.- Bob @ Dolores Bohnert
We are very sad for all of you Barb, Tara, Mike, Rob and families. We had so many memorable vacations south together years ago and everyone of them special with different stories to tell when we got back each time. We will be miss you dear friend but we will keep our memories close to heart- Wayne and Rose
iIt is hard for Sandy and I to put into words exactly how we feel about the loss of Joe. Joe has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Our deepest sympathy for you Barb, and your family. Joe will not be forgotten. Love Sandy and Albert- Sandra and Albert McArthur
Joe was a dedicated volunteer on the Bluewater Radio team for many years, both On Air and as a Board Member. He often ribbed me about accenting the word ''Appreciated'' in some announcements. Joe was truly ''Appreciated'' ,respected and loved by everyone who knew him, as he brightened all our lives.
Our sincerest sympathy to Barb and the family. Cherish the great memories Joe left us with.
Dear Barb and Family
We can't express how saddened we were to hear the news of Joe's passing.
We have many special memories of times together.
The world has lost a truly wonderful guy.
Bob and Helen Reay
Our deepest sympathy to the Schlatman family.- Henry and Susan Van de Klippe
Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb and family at this time. Joe will be missed by all those who knew him.- Cliff & Laurel Andrews
SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE SCHLATMAN FAMILY. JOE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND A TRUE FRIEND TO MANY. HIS GENEROUS
CONTRIBUTIONS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY.
HIS MEMORY LIVES ON !
RIP JOE RUTH & JOHN
Dear Barb and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathie and prayers.- Melitta Nothnagel and family
Dear Barb and family,
How deeply saddened we were to hear of Joe's passing. We have so many fond memories of Joe from our high school years of so long ago.
Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Ken and Carol Forster
Barb, Rob, Mike and Tara and families
So sad to hear of Joe's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you.
May Joe rest in peace.
Rita Jagelewski and family
Our deepest sympathy barb .to you and your family we remember joe singing at our wedding beautiful voice he will be missed RIP Joe- Randy and Vicki Dickert
So sorry to hear of Joé's passing. Our sincere condolences for you, Rob, Mike and Tara. Wishing you peace and comfort
Doug and Joan Blair
With heartfelt sympathy to Barb and Family on Joe's passing. My your memories bring you comfort. Thinking of you.
Gary and Aline Yost
We send our sincerest sympathy to you Barb and Family.You all are in our caring thoughts at this time.
Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family Barb
Terry and Verna Doig
Barb and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. I treasure the time Joe and I spent together on the Hanover Fire Department. May your cherished memories bring you some comfort.
Ken and Linda Roseborough
Our sincere condolences to you and your family Barb. It is very hard at this time but know you can lean on family and friends for the support .- Bob ahrens
Barb and family, please accept our deepest sympathies. We were saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Joe will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. May the sharing of your many good memories bring you some comfort at this very difficult time.- Barb and Paul Sinclair
Dear Barb, sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Goldie & Sharon.- Sharon Tilker
We were saddened barb to hear of joes passing. Rest in piece joe to you barb and kids our deepest deepest sympathy🙏🏿- Randy and Vicki Dickert
Dear Barb & Family! We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You have our Deepest Sympathy!!! Sending hugs and love!- Gerry & Marj Herman
To Barb, Rob, Mike, Tara and your families we would like to extend our sincere sympathy. Joe was a great guy and will be missed by many.- Richard and Sandy Ermel
Our sincerest condolences Barb, Rob, Mike ,Tara and your families.
We were so sad to hear of Joe's passing this week. We shared so many good times as couples and especially as fellow musicians in the Cheval's and the Dimensions. Joe's voice was second to none with whatever he sang. I will always cherish those memories. Barb and all your family, I know all the wonderful memories you and Joe created together will always remain and be a comfort to you. Dick & Betty Anne
Aunt Barb, Rob , Mike and Tara. I am so sad that Uncle Joe has had to leave us. I know he was so loved by so many. I hope you can find strength in knowing that although he leaves us behind he is being met in heaven by so many that went before him. I know Nolan will take him by the hand and show him around.
Xxoo I love you,
Beth Dave Landon and Katie
George and I send our sincere condolences to Barb and family.
We haven't been in touch except for Facebook lately . Joe saw to it that we got to meet a lot of the family at a reunion some years ago.We appreciated him reaching out. On behalf of Judi Mike and John we send our sympathy to the Schlatman family. Sending our love to all that knew and loved Joe.
Much love the Vink family💞💞
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Barb.- Karen merrick
Barb and family our deepest sympathy on your loss of Joe. When a song comes on the radio John would say Joe sang that better. John and Gail Ermel- John and Gail Ermel
Sincere condolences.- Jason C. Riehl
Sincere condolences to Barb, Rob, Mike and Tara and families. Joe was a wonderful man, and you all are a beautiful family. Cherish all the memories you have. Hugs to all!❤️- Krista and Dave Wiseman and Murray Lahn