Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB


Audrey Florence Beaton

September 7, 1926October 8, 2019

Forever Remembered

It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey Beaton announces her passing after a brief illness, on October 8, 2019 at the age of 93 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children June (Don), Doug (Karen), Ron (Suzanne) and Sheila (Mark), her 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Albert in October 2012.

Audrey was born in Winnipeg, MB on September 7, 1926 to Harry Matthew and Patience Mary Gutsell, and spent her childhood with her brother Victor on Sherburn Street. In 1949 she married Eldon Hartshorne, and they soon welcomed June and Doug. They moved to California a few years later, and, due to a car accident they lost their third child Yvonne. Not long after that Eldon passed away.

Audrey returned to Winnipeg and worked with Osler, Hammond & Nanton in finance. Then she met Albert Beaton, who convinced her to move to Thompson, MB where they were married on January 20, 1962, and soon welcomed Ron and Sheila. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, only nine months before he passed away.

Audrey contributed her time and talents by crocheting afghans and knitting slippers and mittens for family, community members, and generously donating many items to the Hospital Auxiliary. She served as a board member for the Credit Union, the Manitoba League of Physically Handicapped, the Army and Navy, and as a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, as well as 25 years for the provincial and federal elections.

Thanks to the support of Audrey's friends and neighbors, she was able to continue in her own home for the next 7 years. However, due to a fall in April she was hospitalized, then transferred to The Maples Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, where she was well cared for until her passing. She was dearly loved, and touched the hearts of many during her 93 years; she may be gone - but she will never be forgotten!

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm. at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Audrey Florence Beaton

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Doreen Prenevost

October 18, 2019

Audrey was a very dear friend to us for many years in Thompson. She was always such an awesome person. She will definitely be missed. We had the privilege of visiting with Audrey at her new home at the Maples in Winnipeg on Sept.25. She was so happy to see us. She had a big hug for me and for Tony. Audrey always loved to see Tony and I teasingly asked her if I should worry. I dropped meals off to Audrey in Thompson on many occasions. She was always so greatful for the simplest of things. I will forever remember and cherish our last visit with her. Rest In Peace Audrey. Your work on earth is done. Our deepest sympathy to all her family
Love Doreen and Tony Prenevost

Beverly (Beaton) Samson

October 14, 2019

I have many, many fond memories of Aunt Audrey's visits. We spent a lot of time talking about her family that she loved with all of her heart. A very knowledgeable lady, and a real humanitarian, giving freely of her time and talents. I only wish we could have had more time together.