We were very sad to hear about Beth's passing. We appreciated her newsy Christmas letters. It was a pleasure to meet Beth and John some years ago when they visited Canada.
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Born as Elizabeth Orr, she was known to friends and family as Liz, or Beth. Born in Bangor, Northern Ireland in 1936, she was the youngest of the family of two brothers and a sister.
She came over to London to work in the NAAFI and decided to take shorthand lessons. Dad at the time was the teacher and she became “Teachers Pet”. She married John Bird in 1961 who was a member of the CTC cycling group and they led an exciting life with “the group” travelling around England and Europe on their bikes!
Very active with her cycling as well as yoga, bridge, French classes, W.I and jam making, she always found time to bake a cake and to care for others around her.
After winning the fight against Lymphoma 10 years ago, she was unfortunately diagnosed with Lukemia last October. She was accompanied and cared for throughout her illnesses by the Macmillan nurses to whom we owe so much.
She will be sorely missed by her husband, two children and three grand-daughters and we can all be proud to have been part of her life as she was a very brave lady and a loyal friend with a great sense of humour.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND BE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.