Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Thursday 18th February 2021

Service Details:
A Private family funeral service will be held at St Bartholomews Church, Great Harwood followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium. For all those who cannot attend due to the current restrictions the committal at the crematorium will be live streamed. Please use the login below. Website Username Bizu7744 Password 754311

Elizabeth Pye (Betty)

Peacefully on Saturday February 6th at Burnley Hospital Elizabeth Pye aged 91.

Dearly loved wife of Ronnie who had sadly passed away 19. 01. 21.

Betty was a cherished auntie of Malcolm and Nigel and cousin and family, to Brian and Julie and family, Jack and Susan and family, a dear relative and friend to a great many. 

Betty was an active member of St Bartholomew’s Church in Gt Harwood and took part in various societies belonging to the church. She loved socialising in various Groups from the church and attending functions with them.

In her younger days Betty attended many night school classes learning how to sew, paint pottery and develop her great love of baking. 

Betty and Ronnie enjoyed their holidays both in the U.K and in Europe and they had great friends in Hank and Evelyn from Holland who visited from time to time.

Nothing pleased her more than having visitors where she would offer tea and cakes as Betty became a keen and accomplished baker as her friends will tell, she baked every day until going into hospital just recently. She really loved having friends and family round and a ten minute visit always turned into an hour or more. She will be missed terribly by all that knew her. 

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Betty are being gratefully received on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice via the donate button below.

Please feel free to leave a message for Betty’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Elizabeth Pye (Betty)


Christine Almond

So sorry to hear the sad news so soon after the death of Mr Pye they will both be missed by all as they were such a lovely couple.


Karen Bond

Lovely Betty, kind and caring lady. Betty always reminded me of one of the good fairies on Sleeping Beauty. My thoughts are with Ronnie and Betty’s family. A lovely couple who will be dearly missed xx



Lovely Betty, reunited with Ronnie . I will miss you both terribly. Sending love to all your family and friends.


Joyce and Derrick Miller

Betty was a dear friend along with Ronnie we will miss them both, my Friday visits with tea and cakes are now gone.


Olwen Sudders

I have known Betty and Ronnie from being very young as both were friends of my parents, Derek and Mary Exton. Betty always had a kind word for people and loved to talk to the young children when at church.


Anthony & Margaret Gilmarti

Betty you were dearly loved by all those who knew you and you dear husband Ronnie. God Bless and keep you both forever safe in his arms.


Margaret Stanley

So sorry to hear the sad news of Betty”s passing. She was a lovely lady that I’ve known for 45 years, since we used to catch the bus together, on the way to work. Then we helped with children in church together, Betty was always kind and helpful and will be greatly missed. So sad, but she is with Ronnie now, may they both rest in peace. Love to all the family. xx


Rena Edgar

Betty was both a playmate in childhood and a lifelong friend and is now reunited with Ronnie. With fond memories and my condolences to your extended family.


Muriel Aldred

To lose Betty so soon after Ronnie is a bitter blow for family and friends.. My visits to Great Harwood. will never be the same again. Since leaving to live in Skipton in 2005 Ronnie and Betty have sent a copy of St Bartholomew’s church magazine every month. They were. such a kind and loving team, may they rest in peace together.


Susan Parkington

In loving memory of Betty. I will never forget you & Ronnie, you became part of my life. You helped me so much with my baking with all your experience, you’ve been like another Mum, your now reunited with Ronnie, Happy & safe xxxx


Karen and Mark Exton

Remembering a lovely kind lady who has been dearly loved by her church family. Rest in Peace Betty with your dear beloved Ronnie. Always together x Condolences to the family.