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Lives Remembered — Betty Ward

Thursday 30th September

Betty WardBETTY WARD, Mayor of Hebden Royd Council 2006 - 7), passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 12.15 on Friday 24th September 2010 at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Betty donated her body to science and for the good of others.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Betty will be held on Friday 8th October at 2.30pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

A donation box for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Betty's charity for the mayoral year) will be available at the church.

Amongst the many things Betty achieved in her time as Mayor she made National Television when Robbie Coltrane came to Mytholmroyd as a judge at the Dock Pudding Contest later shown as part of the B Road Britain series. See photos from that event. A short video clip is here.

Thanks to the Mytholmroyd Net for this info


From Susan Press

Friday, 1 October 2010

Betty was a lovely woman. Originally from Collyhurst, Manchester, she really got stuck in to Town Council work and cared about people on the Banksfield estate.

In the year she was Mayor, I travelled with her to our twin town in St Pol and she relished every minute of it as she loved all her year in office and the chance to met so many people.

In her latter years, she had taken up painting and I have one of her pictures on my wall at home.

Betty's spirit was very young so it is a shock she has gone.
The fact she has donated her body to medical science epitomises her generosity and psotive outlook on life.

Condolences to Harry and the family, She will be missed

From Mary Seward

Friday, 1 October 2010

Treasured memories live on.

From Rose Heard

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Betty was a caring warm lady, I met her at Todmorden Art College.

Betty saw many people from all walks of life, I am honoured that she bought chuckles to me in the Art Department.

Rest In Peace Betty.

From Andrea Swift

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

...one of my favourite people, a special woman with a big heart and a personality to match it. She will always remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her x

From Chloe Woodward

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Will be greatly missed by all the family, auntie Betty was one of a kind, big heart and big personality. x