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Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014

Bat Goddess 19 Oct 14 - 11:00 AM
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Subject: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 11:00 AM

I was surprised to see this not posted at Mudcat, so I emailed Betty's an Norman's son Steve for permission to post here.

This is the information I received via the Indian Neck list --

Yesterday we heard more sad news, this time both Judy Cook and Sara Grey have sent on the news about Betty MacDonald. For those of you who have come to Indian Neck for many years you will remember Betty, and her husband Norman, who died in 2005. They came to us from the UK, with their lovely songs and kept us all in hysteria.

This was a letter they received from Betty's son:

"I'm sorry to let you know that Betty, my mother passed away this morning. The end was peaceful and my sister, brother and I were all here with her.

I wonder if you could let all of her American circle of friends know? I don't know all of the people she knew over there and it would help us if you could do that for us.

Steve McDonald
severnbrew at gmail.com"

I specifically asked Steve if it was okay to include his email address which I modified so the bots out there can't read it, but friends can get in touch.

I don't have any information yet about published obituaries or memorial plans.

Betty and Norman were two people Tom and I were so happy to share the world with. My sincere condolences to Steve and to any other friends and family.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 05:39 PM

Anyone know of an obituary? Funeral or memorial information?

Linn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 05:49 PM

Sara Grey told us several weeks ago that Betty was not doing well, and would not be with us long. Norman & Betty enlivened the DC area and the Getaway at various times with their wonderful songs and personalities. We shall be treasuring those memories for a long time... as well as their CD "Doon the Lang Stair".


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: maeve
Date: 19 Oct 14 - 06:41 PM

Thank you, Linn. They were both lovely people, and I learned several favorite songs from them. I'll pass the news along.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Splott Man
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 03:54 AM

The service is at 12.00 on 28th October at Westerly Crematorium BS378QP (north of Bristol, UK).

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Newport Boy
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 06:49 AM

Very sorry to hear of Betty's death. Betty & Norman were regulars at Thornbury Folk Club in the late 60s and early 70s. Anne & I have met Betty a few times in the last couple of years since she returned to Thornbury.

We will miss her. We will be in Scotland on 28 Oct, so won't be at Westerleigh, but we will be thinking of her.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Brian Peters
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 07:53 AM

Very sad news - Betty was a lovely lady, and she and Norman were a lot of fun.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 10:53 AM

Sad news indeed. I have added Betty to the "In Memoriam" thread. My condolences to all who knew and love her.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Oct 14 - 12:20 PM

Very sad news. RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 11 Nov 14 - 01:13 PM

Betty was a good friend, as was Norman- lovely people both of them. I was unable to attend the funeral, but, with valuable help from her daughter Betty and her very good friend Sara Grey, have submitted an obituary to the next issue of 'Living Tradition'.
Also for anyone in the area,an edited version shold appear in the evening paper in her home town of South Shields, the 'Shields Gazette'    RIP Betty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 11 Nov 14 - 01:41 PM

That should have been Betty's daughter Barbara- sorry about that    Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Betty McDonald - Oct. 13, 2014
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Nov 14 - 06:40 AM

Sad news - Betty & Norman graced us at Whitchurch Festival in the 90,s. Really nice people with a wealth of songs, as well as making a couple of impromptu appearances with Sara Grey at the Red House.
Pete


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