Beatrice Burnside, 105, of Pleasant Ridge, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She was born Sept. 18, 1901, in Detroit. She married Dr. Howard Burnside. Beatrice "Bea", lovingly called "Aunt Bea" by many family members, was beloved wife of husband Dr. Howard Burnside; beloved aunt to Joan HausmannJosefsen and Richard Elder; great aunt to nieces Carol Kemp, Robin Smith, Kathy Dill, Karen Elder and Kris Harness. Through her beloved Aunt Dell and Uncle Henry Ginter, and their children, Mil ton Ginter and Olga (Ginter) Watterworth, all now deceased, Aunt Bea is dearly loved and held in greatest respect by many children in her extended family, her positive influence affecting several generations of families. Beatrice enjoyed a very rich, full and long life, living to 105 this year, independently in her own home. She taught school for over 30 years, settling in Pleasant Ridge with her husband. She was a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood for many years, Detroit Yacht Club and Bloomfield Hills Women's Village Club, where she became an accomplished Bridge player. She had an artist's eye, and started painting when she was in her 60's; many of her paintings adorn family and friends' homes. She designed her beautiful gardens and home with flair and color. She was a gracious hostess, entertaining friends and family with generosity and style. Her students would visit her years after they graduated to tell her what an impact she made on their lives as a teacher. Many of her beloved friends have passed as well, and she was a good friend to all of them. She leaves a legacy that will impact her friends and family for many generations. We love you and will miss you greatly dear Aunt Bea! Surviving are her niece, Joan Hausmann-Josefsen; nephew, Richard Elder; great nieces, Carol Kemp, Robin Smith, Kris Harness, Kathy Dill and Karen Elder. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W Eleven Mile, Royal Oak; services, 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Eldon Sanders officiating; entombment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit; memorials, charity of donor's choice; www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Aug. 22, 2007.
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