Funeral Service

Time: 10.00am

Date: Friday 9th September 2022

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael & St. John's RC Church, Clitheroe followed by a private interment.

Elizabeth Ismay Byrne – Betty

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Betty who passed away peacefully in hospital on 25th August 2022, aged 91 years of Clitheroe. The dearly beloved wife of the late Denis, cherished mum of Patricia, Moira, Martin, Bridget, Lucy and Melanie, also a much loved mother-in-law, grandma, sister, sister-in-law and auntie. ‘Requiescat in Pace’.

Betty worked as a secretary and general assistant with her husband Denis in his business – DA Byrne Engineers & Mill Hill Fabricators. She was super efficient and practical and enjoyed her work. Later in life, Betty did Meals on Wheels and also helped to cook at Pendle Luncheon Club and had been a member of the WRVS where she put her secretarial skills to good use helping with the admin. Betty was a life-long member of St. Michael & St John’s Church. Clitheroe and was an avid attender. She truly lived a christian life and believed in the circle of care – that you couldn’t receive love and kindness without giving them back in full measure. She loved knitting and sewing and made many of the children’s clothes when they were young. She also loved flowers, gardening and music and was the greatest cook. Her roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and celery sauce was legendary.  She adored times spent with family and friends and enjoyed gatherings and a meal out. She will be remembered for her loving ways and inspirational devotion to her family and her church.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in Memory of Betty to Diabetes UK & Dementia UK. To donate, please click the blue button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Betty’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Daniel, Nadine and David Washington

We are deeply sorry for your loss. We hope this message finds you surrounded by love and compassion.

Victoria Blockley

My blessed god mother may you rest in eternal peace. ECCLESIASTES 3:1-4 – There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.