Elizabeth Bird (21 Feb 1936 - 20 Jan 2019)

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Location
St Stephen's on the Downs Rosebery Road Langley Vale KT18 6AF
Date
21st Feb 2019
Time
10am
Funeral Director
Alan Greenwood & Sons Epsom Downs

Burial Details

Location
Epsom Cemetery Ashley Road Epsom KT18 5BP
Date
21st Feb 2019
Time
11am

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.

Mary and Robert Coyle donated in memory of Elizabeth

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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Mary and Robert Coyle wrote

We were saddened to hear of Beth's passing. We always appreciated her newsy Christmas letters. It was a pleasure to meet both Beth and John when they visited Canada some years ago. We send our condolences.

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Margaret Hampshire donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth
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Stefanie Price wrote

It is with heavy hearts that we search for words to express what a wonderful person Liz was. Always kind, caring and cheerful, with a great sense of humor. She became one of my Mum's dearest friends when the Birds moved to Langley Vale almost 50 years ago, and will be sadly missed by so many in the community. Heaven has truly gained another angel. Rest in Peace Liz, and our sincerest condolences to Caroline, Terry and John

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David Egan donated in memory of Elizabeth

See you at the funeral tomorrow !

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David Egan wrote



It was so sad to hear the news that Beth had passed away - she was a wonderful auntie to me and my sisters ever since we were tiny.

So many happy memories of playing as children and visits as grown ups !

I was so glad I was able to see her at Christmas - when she looked so well !

My heart goes out to John and Caroline and Terence - it must be so hard without Beth - but I know you have the strength to keep going (she'd expect that of you anyway !)
and to remember all the good times.

My very best wishes

David

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David Egan wrote


It was so sad to hear the news that Beth had passed away - she was a wonderful auntie to me and my sisters ever since we were tiny.

So many happy memories of playing with her as children and visits as grown ups !

I was so glad I was able to see her at Christmas - when she looked so well !

My heart goes out to John and Caroline and Terence - it must be so hard without Beth - but I know you have the strength to keep going (she'd expect that of you anyway) and to remember all the good times.

My very best wishes to you all - and see you all tomorrow !

David

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Fiona Brown donated £75 in memory of Elizabeth
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Fiona Brown wrote

In memory of Liz, who over the years has touched our lives with her warm spirit and playful wit. A very special person who will be missed. Our thoughts are with John, Caroline, Terence and their families. Love Fiona, David, Nicola and Michael Brown

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Anna Langtry donated in memory of Elizabeth

With many happy memories of a great cousin

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Anna Langtry wrote

In memory of the happy times we had growing up together and great holidays in recent years

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Cath Johnson donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth

In memory of dear Liz, a life long family friend. Memories of happy happy times spent together, special family times. Always smiling, always full of fun & adventure. Sorry I won’t be with you all in person on Thursday, Mum & Dad will be...I will be with you ‘in spirit’. Love to Caroline, Terry, John and her 3 special granddaughters. X

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Cath Johnson wrote

In memory of Liz, family friend of many many years. Very happy memories of wonderful holidays. Always smiling and full of fun. Sorry I can’t be with you all on Thursday, Mum and Dad will be there though and I will be ‘in spirit’. Love to Caroline, Terence and John and her 3 wonderful granddaughters. X

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Yvonne & Mike Todd donated in memory of Elizabeth

In loving memory of a kind & lovely friend whose company has been treasured over many years through Kingston YHA

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Mary Butler donated £75 in memory of Elizabeth

Happy memories of Liz in our Friday morning French Group (Banstead U3A) and condolences from Mary, Tweeny, Carolyn, Margaret, Heather, Gilli, Shiela, Viv, Mo and Marie II

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Mary Butler wrote

We all have happy memories of when you were able to join us at our Friday morning French classes.

Mary, Tweeny, Carolyn, Margaret, Sheila, Mo, Viv, Gilli, Heather and Marie II

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Michael and Mary DAVISON donated in memory of Elizabeth

In memory of a charming lady, whose company we greatly enjoyed at Probus wives’ coffee mornings

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Michael Davison wrote

In memory of a charming lady, whose company was greatly enjoyed at Probus wives’ coffee mornings.

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Elizabeth Larmour wrote

I have lost my oldest friend. We were schoolgirls together at Bloomfield Collegiate School, Belfast. Sadly I cannot attend the funeral, but my daughter, Fiona Brown, Liz's God-daughter, will be there and will make a donation on my behalf. I send my heartfelt sympathies to John, Caroline, Terence and the rest of the family. We miss loved ones when they go, but their memories are with us always.

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Jean Eve wrote

Donated in memory of Elizabeth. A dear friend over many years. Jean and Brian, Belfast

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Jean Eve wrote

In memory of a very dear friend, Liz for to help Macmillan Cancer support. Her dear friend Jean. Belfast.

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Jean Eve wrote

In memory of a very dear friend Liz to support the Macmillan Cancer nurses and to continue the wonderful work they do.

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