Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions Requiem Mass will be celebrated at a private family funeral service at St Hubert's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium. The crematorium Committal service at 11.40am will be live streamed fo all those who can not attend. Please visit to login. Username: Nake8530 Password: 961721

Mary Elizabeth Barden ‘Betty’

Of your charity please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Betty who passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on 16th November 2020 Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. The devoted wife of the late Derek, much loved mum of Derek, David, Wendy and Frank, also a cherished grandma, great grandma and a dear relative and friend to many.

Betty spent her working life in local mills and factories as a machinist. She was an avid cricket fan and active member of Rishton Cricket Club where she was a well known and respected lady. Betty was also a life long member of St Charles’ RC Church.

Most of all Betty was a devoted lady who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with those whom she loved. A true dog lover, Betty adored her Yorkshire terrier companions.

Donations are being received in memory of Betty on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ 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.

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MESSAGES for the family of Mary Elizabeth Barden ‘Betty’


Joan Morton

Thinking of you all at this sad time , your mum was one of a kind.


Peter and Lorraine Sumner

Thinking of you all at this sad time and remembering very happy times with this lovely lady.


Derek Barden

If roses grow in Heaven Lord, Please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother’s arms And tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love her and miss her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss on her cheek, And hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, But there’s an ache within my heart, That will never go away.


Peter, Vivian and Victoria Norman

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Betty really was one of a kind. She will be dearly missed.