Elizabeth Gillborn (16 Jul 1928 - 24 Oct 2021)

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Location
Gedling Crematorium Catfoot Lane Nottingham NG4 4QH
Date
10th Nov 2021
Time
10.30am
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn Arnold

In loving memory of Elizabeth Gillborn who sadly passed away on 24th October 2021

Elizabeth Reeve was born 16th July 1928, the youngest child of Harry & Ellen. Her brother Harry sadly is no longer with us, and her sister Joyce has just celebrated her 101st birthday.
Elizabeth (Betty, as she was known) married Roy on 26th December 1950, they had a long and happy
marriage until Roy sadly passed away on 3rd May 2006. They had 2 children, Sheryl & Mark, and 3 grandchildren, Mia, Elyna and Phoebe. She loved them all dearly.
In the days before they had children, Betty and Roy loved to dance and many old photographs reflect this love of dancing together.
Betty, (who in recent times confessed she would have much preferred to be called Liz) had a great love of holidays and travelled to many places across the world, firstly with Roy and later in life with her friends. She was hoping to have continued to do this.
She had a passion for crafts and spent hours making things, her display case at home is filled with eggs that she has decorated, it was one of her wishes while in hospital that anyone wanting to remember her would be welcome to take home one of her eggs. Please make this known to the family if you would like one.
In 2010, Betty moved to live at Valley Court, stating this was one of the best things she could have done after losing Roy. Betty had many very happy years living there and made some lovely friends, organising social events and day trips for everyone, she was in her element.
Betty did like to keep up with technology and made sure she had the up to date iPhones, iPads, laptops and anything else classed as a ‘gadget.’
Elizabeth, Betty, Bet, Liz, Mum, Nanny, however you have known her, she will be greatly missed by us all.

Offline donation: G M Black donated in memory of Elizabeth
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Offline donation: J & M Archer donated in memory of Elizabeth
JENNIFER WALKER donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

Betty was a lovely lady, she will be remembered with great affection. XX

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Pat Foster donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth

In memory of Bet.

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Pat Foster wrote

Rest in peace Bet, with Roy, together again.

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Ian Williams donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth

For you Betty, Ian

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Ian Williams wrote

I only knew Betty for just over the last 7 years but, in this time, I came to admire and respect this lady very much. Some of my key memories are :
Betty was highly intelligent and I learnt you ignored her to your detriment. She always had a worthwhile contribution to take in.
Betty always had to have the latest gadget which is saying something for a 93 year old. If Mark or Sheryl had it, she had to have it. One IPad was sufficient for most but not Betty :)
Betty was in constant discomfort with her body but I never heard her really complain. In fact, she made sure this never held her back from getting out there, whether that be going out with friends or booking another holiday. I will always remember the number of times Sheryl would try to get hold of her, or pop in for a catch up, only to find she was unavailable/too busy being out and about.
My overriding memory will be her deep love for her family. In her eyes, Sheryl and Mark could do no wrong and woe be tied me if I ever suggested otherwise in respect of Sheryl - even if only jesting with her.
An intelligent and fun lady and I always enjoyed being in her company.
Rest in peace Betty
Ian X

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Alan wrote

It was lovely to see you at my dads funeral for the first time in probably 40 years along with mark and sheryl. Always known to me as auntie Bet along with uncle Roy you are both now greatly missed by myself and the rest of the family down here in Kent.
Our thoughts are with you all in Nottingham.

Alan.

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Christopher Brown donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

Bet & Roy always made us so welcome to their Boxing Day parties which were always such good fun from which we have many happy memories. Bet was great at sugar craft and encouraged and helped me (Shirene not Chris) when I started out cake decorating.

Our thoughts and condolences to all the family.

Love Chris & Shirene x

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Sandy Brown donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth

Gone but not forgotten we will always have our treasured memories
Roger Sandy and Joyce

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Sandy Brown wrote

My first memory of auntie Bet was her wedding to uncle Roy I was their bridesmaid age 4 She became a second mum to me
I then spent most of my weekends with them.She taught me how to sew and dance I even went on holiday in the sidecar of their motorbike.Then Sheryl and Mark came along when I was 13 so I did some baby sitting
Bet always threw great parties particularly on Boxing Day when her and Roy invented great party games which everyone enjoyed
For about the last 10 years on Mondays we have gone out for lunch I will so miss our chats as she always was a good listener .
Will miss her so much but have fond memories which stay with me love you Auntie Bet

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Noel and Joyce Woods donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

You will be sadly missed Bet, we loved meeting up with you years ago and also our phone calls in latter years. We had many laughs. Our thoughts are with your loved ones left behind.

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phoebe gillborn wrote

Nanny was the best grandma to me. Always spoiling me and making me laugh. The last time i spent time with her I was talking about tattoos and she said “if I was a few years younger, i’d love to get a little dragonfly tattoo on my shoulder” I said I would get one for her one day and she loved the idea as it would always remind me of her. She was such a strong and admirable woman and I hope she is resting in peace. xx

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Gillborn Sally donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

Donating to this brilliant cause as it is something that is very close to our hearts. RIP Betty, I am sure you are now back in Roys arms dancing in heaven

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Gillborn Sally wrote

Betty was such a lovely lady who will be sadly missed by us all. She was a great nanny to Phoebe and a lovely step-nanny to Alexandra and Georgia. She had a brilliant sense of humour and a ‘say it as it is’ outlook on life. I am sure her friends at Valley Court will miss her joie de vivre and excellent organisational skills. Life most definitely won’t be the same without her x

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Sheryl Grundy donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

For my fathers memory too, together again. Xx

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