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Valentina Hatten. Memory Eternal.

Valentina Antonova Hatten was born in 1928 in Konstantinovka, Donetsk Oblast (Province) of the Ukrainian SSR. Forced out of her homeland during World War II, she and her family endured many hardships as they travelled west across Europe, eventually arriving in Canada in 1948. They settled in Winnipeg where Valentina met her husband-to-be, William (Vasili) Hatten, at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Valentina and William were married in 1950 and had two children, Valerie and Elizabeth. The church was always an important part of her life, just as it was for her parents and for her husband. It was natural for Valentina to serve the Lord in the Church through her many talents. Valentina sang in the choir, was treasurer of the Sisterhood of the Myrrh-bearing Women for decades, sewed vestments and taught in the Russian school, where she encouraged even reluctant students to do their best. When the church held its Grand Bazaar in years gone by, she canvassed neighbourhood businesses for donations, and sewed dozens of aprons which were sold to raise money for the church. She cared deeply about others and treated everyone with kindness and respect. Many times her loving nature and common sense averted problems and resolved disputes. During more recent years, when ill health prevented her from attending services, she continued to pray at home, and she was very grateful to be able to receive Holy Communion from Father Roman. It was a gift from God that she was able to be at home until very near the end.
Valentina Hatten fell asleep in the Lord (passed away) on November 11, 2020. Vechnaya Pamyat’! Memory Eternal !