Hatton, Beatrice



Beatrice Bernice Hatton (nee Borisenko) 

September 2, 1936 – December 28, 2021 

Loving and devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

On Tuesday December 28, 2021 at the age of 85, Beatrice peacefully passed away in her sleep after recent complications with lung disease.

Beatrice was a fun loving and outgoing person who loved her family dearly, and there were many to love.

She had 3 sons, Brook, Drew and Ryan. Beatrice loved spending time with the boys raising them to be very kind and capable men. Some of her fondest memories included summers spent going for walks in the woods and canoeing along the shores with her boys, at the cottage on Brady Lake.

In later years, she was blessed with 6 grandchildren who she doted on unconditionally.

Beatrice being the youngest of 14 surviving children, had a very large but close-knit family and she loved every one of them (even if they did drive each other crazy now and then). She always tried to find the best in others.

In recent years, additional health issues made life increasingly difficult for her. Despite these challenges, she enjoyed going through old photos and reminiscing of days gone by. She managed to retain her keen sense of humour and enjoyed telling and laughing at jokes. It was always important to her to look her best, making sure that she had her lipstick on for pictures or a meal in the dining room.

Bea, you will be missed, you are missed.

Beatrice is predeceased by her parents Terenti and Christine Borisenko, brothers Nicholas, Michael, John, Andrew, Alexander, Walter, George, William, Jack and sisters Dorothy, Ruby, Frances and Alice.

Beatrice is survived by her brothers Victor and William Edward (Eddie) and sister Anne; sons Brook (Janice), Drew, Ryan (Kristina); and her grandchildren Maggie, Noah, Nila, Erik, Lydia and Amelia.

Memorial Donations can be made in Beatrice’s honour to either one of these important causes:

The Daily Bread Food Bank – https://www.dailybread.ca/ways-to-give/

Memorial – Due to current covid restrictions and increasing case numbers there will not be a memorial at this time. Something (hopefully this spring or summer) will be held once it is safe to do so.

Condolences – Please take a moment to leave a message or memory of Beatrice for the family on our on-line guestbook. Thank you.

7 replies
  1. Steve Keslick
    Steve Keslick says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Beatrice’s passing. She always brought with her a calm, friendly demeanour and a warm smile. My deepest condolences to Brook, Drew, Ryan and extended family.

  2. Heather Wilson Vessio
    Heather Wilson Vessio says:

    Dear Hatton Family-

    This is a tough one to process for sure. Bea was not only my aunt but a good friend too! She was always up for a little adventure and I was lucky enough to share many with her throughout the years.
    Lots of fond memories to hold onto❤️.
    Love and hugs,
    Heather, Vanessa and Hannah xo

  3. Barbara Boulter
    Barbara Boulter says:

    Ryan, my sincere condolences of the passing of your Mom. Wishing you and your family many fond memories to give you comfort in the days to come.

    Barb Boulter

  4. Christine Buzan
    Christine Buzan says:

    I will miss Auntie Bea so much. So many memories of our families growing up together in Markham. My first babysitting jobs, for the boys and many of her friends. Sitting around the kitchen table with a cup of
    coffee with Carnation Evaporated Milk, there was always a story, a laugh and such a welcome.
    One of my favourite stories happened 9 years ago. Bea and Sam stayed at our house in Calgary for their honeymoon. I acted as chaperone and chauffeur for mom,dad, Bea and Sam. We went on an overnight trip to Canmore and Lake Louise. So fun! Since it was the beginning of July, we decided to head down to the Stampede Grounds. How tough could it be to slowly explore and enjoy a bit of Calgary. Four seniors, one with a walker and one in a wheelchair. Well that night when the fireworks lit up the sky, my attention was diverted long enough for me to lose all four of them. I was frantic! I had bemused police on the look out. I retraced our steps, nothing. I knew dad was pushing Sam in the wheelchair and mom was with Bea somewhere. Finally the happy wanderers were corralled at the opposite end of the grounds where Larry was to pick us up. I can laugh at it now, but at the time ????????‍♀️
    I will always love you Auntie Bea. Thank you for your friendship, love, and the comfortable feeling of family. Brook,Drew, Ryan and families , you are in my family’s thoughts, prayers and hearts. ❤️

  5. Anne Liivoja
    Anne Liivoja says:

    Our Deepest condolences to her precious boys and their families. It was always so nice to see her and, during my stays in town, spend so much time talking to her over the phone. I especially remember with love our time together dressing up for Halloween for our grandson Erik. Blessed with having her touch our lives. May she Rest In Peace in God’s loving hands. Anne and John

  6. Steve& Kathryn Pylyp
    Steve& Kathryn Pylyp says:

    Bea was always a welcoming soul. A big smile, a gentle voice and great company . Wishing the Hattons strength and comfort at this time of loss. My sincere condolences.

  7. Luisa De Vito
    Luisa De Vito says:

    Ryan and Family,
    Sending my condolences. Such a nice tribute for your mom. I didn’t spend much time with her, but I do remember her always with a smile.
    Thinking of you during this time. Keep happy memories close. ❤️


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