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Monday, 13 October 2014

Betty - RIP

The following message was posted on Facebook by Terry Helyar today (13 October 2014).

Today is a very sad day for those of us who knew Betty McDonald. Betty sadly passed away early this morning surrounded by her loving family. Betty life was filled with a love of music and for all those who carried the tradition of performing it. She was a kind and generous woman who welcomed everyone into her life and home. Betty’s husband Norman was also a talented musician and shared a wonderful life with Betty and their children. Today I am sad and will always miss this beautiful person and friend.

Terry Helyar (on Facebook)

Betty's funeral will take place  on 28 October 2014 at 12 noon at Westerleigh Crematorium.

1 comment:

  1. I live in Ireland and heard the sad news about Betty only a couple of days ago. I and my wife Francie have known Betty (and Norman) for many years- she was from my own home town, after all. A lovely kind and generous woman, as well as a fine musician, we didn't see her often enough. I have spoken to her good friend Sara Grey in the US, and have approval from Living Tradition magazine for a short obit for the next issue, and have Barbara's permission to do this. Anyone who can help in the next few days please email me at
    Jim Bainbridge