McNAMARA, Elizabeth Ellen “Bett” (née Kerger)

Born on June 8, 1933. Passed away on July 14, 2021.

Dearly loved wife of Ambrose (dec). Devoted and loving mum and mother-in-law of Pauline and Glenn O’Donohue, Garry and Judy, Donna and Geoff Howard, Ray and Cathie, Bernie and Robyn and Shane (dec). Adored and proud Nan of 16 grandchildren and treasured Nanna Mac of 6 great-grandchildren.

Sleeping peacefully in God’s garden.
Reunited with Dad and forever in our hearts

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday July 23, 2021

The Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth “Bett” McNamara will be live-streamed on Friday, July 23, 2021 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

To view the live-stream, click here.

39 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Dear Pauline, Garry, Donna, Ray & Bernie & Families our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We have many fond memories of Aunty Bett. Her sponges and beautiful apple slice will leave a lasting memory Also recall each time I visited her she always had bare feet, loved being inside or sometimes out without shoes. Sorry we are unable to be with you on Tuesday
    Reunited with Ambie, Mary, Martin & Joyce
    Love Lynette and Gerrard.

    Lynette Norman July 15 2021 3:30 pm
  2. Deepest sympathy to Pauline, Gary, Donna, Ray, Bernie and families on the loss of Betty:
    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
    With love,
    Sofie, (John : dec), Robert, Marc, Damian and Stephen Montano and families.

    Sofie Montano July 15 2021 5:41 pm
  3. Deepest sympathy to all the McNamara may she Rest In Peace my thought are with you all

    Jennie Nicholls (née Lyness) July 15 2021 5:42 pm
  4. Our deepest sympathy to all Betty’s Family on her passing. She was a beautiful gentle lady. Thoughts & prayers are with you all. ????❤️

    Annette & Trevor Gardner July 15 2021 10:10 pm
  5. Deepest sympathy to all of Betty’s family. She was so proud of you all. Those of us who knew her will miss her. Loved having a chat with her from time to time. Treasured memories.
    Glenda Robb and family

    Glenda Robb July 16 2021 10:18 am
  6. Our love and sympathy to you Donna and all of Betty’s family, what a lovely lady she was, always with her beautiful smile and happy to have a chat. She will be sadly missed, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    From Frankie Boylan, Judy and family.

    Judy Jackson July 16 2021 11:00 am
  7. Deepest sympathy to the McNamara family on the passing of Betty. May she rest in Peace. Sending strength and prayers.
    Kathie Clissold.

    Kathie Clissold July 16 2021 10:16 pm
  8. Sincere sympathy to you Donna,Pauline and McNamara Family on your Mum Bet’s passing.
    You will miss her greatly, thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Jenni Miller

    Jenni Miller July 17 2021 10:07 am
  9. Our sincere sympathy to all the McNAMARA families. We shared good times over many years with Betty and Ambrose. Also a wonderful Bonlac trip overseas. You had a lovely mother who was proud of you all. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely Stewart. And Vonda Carson

    Vonda Carson July 17 2021 2:54 pm
  10. My condolences to Donna, Pauline your brothers & all Betty’s family on her passing . Our golf days at Beeac & more recently Friday lunches , I always enjoyed Betty’s friendship & happy times. She was very proud of all her family & I know you will miss her very much. RIP Bet. Janet Evans . ????????????

    Janet Evans July 17 2021 4:43 pm
  11. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mum. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time
    Riches family Ondit

    Sandi Riches July 17 2021 6:06 pm
  12. Deepest sympathy to all Betty’s family love John & Ann Kavenagh and family

    John Kavenagh July 17 2021 8:22 pm
  13. Heartfelt sympathy to Pauline, Gary, Donna, Ray and Bernie and their families on the loss of Mrs. Mac. I have treasured childhood family memories of good times at Nalangil accompanied by her wonderful cooking! Her jelly swiss roll was outstanding!
    May your many happy family memories give you comfort at this very sad time.

    Di Loubey July 18 2021 12:10 pm
  14. What wonderful memories we have of Bett and Ambie, over many years. From Nalangil neighbours, to Irrewillipe football days and beyond, not forgetting sharing a veggie patch in Colac, Bett you were a wonderful caring lady. To Pauline, Garry, Donna, Ray and Bernie, we send our deepest sympathies. Love from Bill, Lynette, Luke, Shea, and Courtney McLennan and families.

    Lyn McLennan July 18 2021 12:28 pm
  15. My sympathies to Betty’s family on the loss of their dear Mum. Betty used to love her golf and in recent years was a regular at our Friday lunches and spoke so proudly of all her family. She will be greatly missed. Rest peacefully Betty.

    Linda Jaeger

    Linda Jaeger July 18 2021 1:25 pm
  16. Our deepest sympathy to the McNamara family on the sad passing of Betty. May all your beautiful memories and Betty and Ambie together again help ease the grief you are feeling. May Betty’s gentle soul rest in peace.
    Thoughts & prayers from Mary Maxwell and Family

    Mary Maxwell July 18 2021 2:23 pm
  17. Members of the Beeac Golf Club wish to express sympathy to Betty’s family on their sad loss. Betty was a well respected member of this club for many years and while it is some time since she was an active member Betty maintained her friendships and support for the club at regular gatherings. She was kind and caring, made a great contribution to the club and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Betty’s family. Jenny Lang Hon. Secretary

    Jenny Lang July 18 2021 6:17 pm
  18. Deepest sympathy to Gary, Judy and the McNamara families on the loss of your much loved mum, our thoughts are very much with you all during this very sad and difficult time ❤️

    Ross and Julee

    Julee Wellman July 19 2021 8:30 am
  19. Dear Pauline, Gary, Donna, Ray, Bernard and families deepest sympathy to you all. Betty was a lovely lady. She will be sadly missed by each and every one of you. Betty was do proud of her family. RIP Betty. ❤

    Geraldyne Gordon July 19 2021 10:33 am
  20. Our love and sympathy to you all at this very sad and difficult time. Betty was so proud of you all, a chat with her always left a smile – Tim loved to give her a hard time about her beloved Cats and she was quick to berate him about the Pies! Hold all those beautiful memories close to your hearts.
    Tim & Helen Gibson and family

    Helen Gibson July 19 2021 11:07 am
  21. Deepest sympathy to the McNamara family.Many happy memories of Irrewillipe days..A warm and friendly lady who will be missed. From Tim & Dianne Ryan & Family.

    Tim Ryan July 19 2021 12:01 pm
  22. My love and thoughts are with Donna and Geoff and McNamara family on the loss of your beautiful mum I always loved our chats RIP Betty

    Maree Ritchie July 19 2021 12:33 pm
  23. Deepest sympathy to Pauline, Gary, Donna, Ray, Bernie and families on the sad passing of your beloved Mother, Betty. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    Vivenne Sutherland July 19 2021 2:38 pm
  24. Deepest sympathy’s to all that loved Betty..
    We’ll hold onto our fond memories of Betty (our lifelong friend & Neighbour). Thank you for the chats & regularly looking after Coco. I’m so grateful you got to meet my daughter, your face lit up around children.

    All our love,
    Jenna (King) & family Xxx

    Jenna July 19 2021 3:28 pm
  25. Deepest sympathy to all the family ,fond memories of Betty at Beeac golf . Loved catching up with her at our lunches.
    My thoughts with you all
    Judy Hay

    Judy Hay July 19 2021 5:54 pm
  26. Deepest sympathy to all the family, a great Lady and friend.
    Thinking of you all at this time.

    Maree and Stephen Phillips July 20 2021 10:11 am
  27. Sincere sympathy to Betty’s family I will miss our chats on the Queen St corner and our golf lunches RIP Marion Cuolahan

    Marion Cuolahan July 20 2021 2:18 pm
  28. Pauline Gary Donna Ray and Bernie we are saddened by the passing of your much loved Mum, how lucky you all are to have a loving caring sharing family especially at this time. it was an honour to spend a little time with her in the last week or so. Mum is at peace now no more suffering .
    lMay God hold you all in the Palm of His hand.

    Mick Mc Guane July 20 2021 2:54 pm
  29. Sending our Deepest Sympathy to the family at this sad time, may you find comfort in each other as you endure the pain of losing one who was so dear.
    Thinking of you all at this time and sending our love,
    Julia & Alan xxx

    Julia Fry July 20 2021 6:52 pm
  30. Deepest Sympathy to all the McNamara family. Bett was such a kind, loving, friendly lady who I’m sure will be missed by many. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Leon & Tracey Barry

    Tracey July 20 2021 7:35 pm
  31. Our love and support to Donna and all the McNamara families. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Treasure your wonderful memories.

    Jan Harty July 21 2021 2:57 pm
  32. Farewell to a lovely lady, so many wonderful memories we have to keep. Sending our love to all Betty’s family.
    Paul and Helen

    Helen Theodore July 21 2021 6:19 pm
  33. Our deepest sympathies to all Betts family , our thoughts go out to you at this time ,
    Bernadette and Guy Kentish

    Bernadette Kentish July 22 2021 9:51 am
  34. Deepest sympathy to all the McNamara families at this sad time.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Kerry and Frank Eldridge and girls.

    Kerry Eldridge July 22 2021 8:47 pm
  35. Garry, Judy & families, we are thinking of you as you farewell Bett today. May your memories give you comfort always. Sending our thoughts & prayers to you all, Peter, Kerrie & family ????

    Peter Roache July 23 2021 11:18 am
  36. Deepest sympathy to all the family. I loved hearing about you all and all at our Friday lunches . what a great person Bet was – I will miss her.
    Helen Paatsch

    Helen Paatsch July 23 2021 1:21 pm
  37. Our deepest sympathy with the loss of such a lovely strong lady, mother and grandmother. She will be missed dearly and will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.
    Martin & Diane

    Martin & Diane Van Der Merwe July 23 2021 1:29 pm
  38. Deepest sympathy to the McNamara family, Fond memories of a lovely lady.

    John & Gail Clifford July 25 2021 7:41 pm
  39. Fondest memories of both these two kindest souls in our community Betty and Ambrose ..
    Such a wonderful couple now together again …
    Deepest sympathy to the McNamara family and their many friends
    Gary Suzii Holt

    Gary Holt July 26 2021 5:03 pm

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