Elizabeth McCullagh Whiteside

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The service was held on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 3:30pm.

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Nola Crothers
Nola Crothers
1 year ago

I have fond memories of Aunty Betty giving me piano lessons as a youngster, and staying with her while Mum and Dad were away on holidays.

Alex Burgess
Alex Burgess
1 year ago

Life long friend of the Burgess family & neighbour for many years. Betty played the organ at our wedding & taught 2 of our children the piano. With fond memories, Alex and Dorothy Burgess

Barb Morrison
Barb Morrison
1 year ago

Our sincere sympathy to the Whiteside family on the passing of Betty. Fond memories of a lovely lady. Barb and Barry Morrison. 🌹🌹

Rob & Carol Porter
Rob & Carol Porter
1 year ago

Loving memories of Betty Whiteside a gentle lovely lady. Lifetime friend of the Porter & Gilbert families. Betty played her beautiful music at many local events over many years and taught music to many local students. Our sincere sympathy to the Whiteside families Rob & Carol Porter & family.

Rob & Annette Aldersea
Rob & Annette Aldersea
1 year ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Whiteside families. Betty was a local icon who will be greatly missed by many. She will be remembered fondly always.
Rest in Peace Betty.🌹

Vickie and family
Vickie and family
1 year ago

Aunty Betty, you have been a much loved Aunt and Great Aunt, we will miss your smiling face and we will remember you for your knowledge, research and records of our family history.

Margaret and Willem Boon
Margaret and Willem Boon
1 year ago

Our condolences to the Whiteside families. I will always remember our long chats about history and music and the countless connections we made during the many hours when we worked on your book – beautiful memories. Rest in Peace Betty.

Annette Rome
Annette Rome
1 year ago

I have met Betty a number of times and know how important she is to the St Margaret’s & Berwick Grammar Community. She was a delightful lady and the beautiful piano she donated is still in use. Our condolences to her family from all of us at school. Annette Rome, Principal

Graeme Dodson
Graeme Dodson
1 year ago

Elizabeth was my first music teacher whilst I was at Officer Primary School.We have continued our friendship throughout our lives An inspirational lady who made a valuable contribution ;to the wider community.Elizabeth will be missed by many,

Debbie Anthony
Debbie Anthony
1 year ago

Aunty Betty will be remembered and missed by many. She was a beautiful pianist who taught many, including myself. When we were all living in Whiteside Road as children every Christmas Aunty Mary and herself did visit our homes with their baskets of presents. I will always remember those visits.
Rest in peace

Carol Sayers
Carol Sayers
1 year ago

Spent fun times in the school holidays with Aunty Bet. Enjoyed all the times spent with her very much. Much love, Carol and Bill xx

Lina Folino
Lina Folino
1 year ago

Dearest Betty
it’s been my absolute pleasure doing your hair while you were in Villa Maria Berwick. I will miss our chats as we always had interesting conversations. May you Rest In Peace
with kind regards Lina Folino – Hairdresser

Marion Chester
Marion Chester
1 year ago
Reply to  Lina Folino

Aunty Betty always looked forward to having her hair done by you Lina every Tuesday and you always made her feel special, thank you xx

Heather Haines (nee Murrell)
Heather Haines (nee Murrell)
1 year ago

Deepest sympathy to the Whiteside families. Betty shared her love of music with me throughout my secondary school years at Berwick. I will always remember her as one who encouraged us to do well in this time together

Jade Ordish
Jade Ordish
1 year ago

Aunty Betty you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We are thankful for the times we got to spend together, especially listening to your extensive knowledge of our family history. Rest peacefully. Much love Jade and Darren

Ronald Stephenson
Ronald Stephenson
1 year ago

Ron. Stephenson

dear Betty a good friend for many years, you will be sadly missed by many especially the music community. my condolences to Mary in particular and the Whiteside family.

Shae Ffrench
Shae Ffrench
1 year ago

Dear Betty, thank you for being the custodian of our family’s history. Your intelligence and poise will be missed. Love Shae

Julie Whiston (nee Whiteside)
Julie Whiston (nee Whiteside)
1 year ago

Thinking of the Whiteside family today at the sad loss of Aunty Betty.

Bob Flavell (Chairman )
Bob Flavell (Chairman )
1 year ago

A valued foundation member of the Edrington History Research Group.
Her quiet wisdom will be sadly missed

Kimberley Orchard
Kimberley Orchard
1 year ago

Aunty Betty, I will always remember having piano lessons with you when I was young. You were so kind and patient with me! We have been so blessed to have you in our lives and Andrew and I will treasure the special memories we have shared with you.
Lots of love, Andrew and Kimberley

Ann and Graeme Taylor
Ann and Graeme Taylor
1 year ago

In memory of a dear lady who cared for family and friends and shared her love for family and local history. We remember her as a caring and gentle lady and send our love and sympathy to Kathleen and Mary

Mez Evans
Mez Evans
1 year ago

I have wonderful memories of Betty, or ‘Miss Whiteside’ as I called her when I was 9, as an inspiring piano teacher and amazingly talented lady. Many treasured memories of Betty’s brilliant accompaniment for my mother’s many solos throughout the years, and for the performances of the Dandenong Choral Society. A truly beautiful lady. She will be greatly missed. Mez Evans (Daughter of Ken & Barbara Evans)

Valda and Ian Mckay
Valda and Ian Mckay
1 year ago

A very nice service and farewell for now! To those who organised this special occasion thank you. I believe the Mckay girls, Lesley and Betty, will welcome her to the Heavenly abode and be sharing special memories of their younger days in Officer.

Residents and Staff at VMCH
Residents and Staff at VMCH
1 year ago

We have been so honoured and delighted to have Betty staying with us here at VMCH (Villa Maria Catholic Homes). We thank God for her part in our lives and we pray for her and all the family at this time. Thank you for allowing us to be part of her Memorial through this live stream. What a lovely send off!

Marion Chester
Marion Chester
1 year ago

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at VMCH who helped make AuntyBetty’s life much brighter and exciting especially with the laptop, a special thank you to Anita for assisting her with setting up the laptop and also to Mindy who helped Aunty Betty for the short time she worked there, all the staff have been so caring and helpful to Aunty Betty over the past 3 years, which was very much appreciated, blessings to you all for the great work you do. God bless. Marion

George Alexander
George Alexander
1 year ago

Remembering Betty, a dear relative and a very long time friend!

Di and Robert Christensen
Di and Robert Christensen
1 year ago

I did not hear this sad news until tonight. I have many happy memories of Betty as our accompanist at Dandenong Choral Society for many years.We also discussed her book before it was published. A LOVELY service for a lovely gentle lady. May she rest in peace.

Barb Morrison
Barb Morrison
1 year ago

A lovely service for a lovely Lady. Sincerely Barb Morrison

Mary-Jo Cochrane
Mary-Jo Cochrane
1 year ago

I was very fortunate to meet Betty in the last few years. She was an elegant, extremely intelligent and articulate lady who shared her memories of her time at St Margaret’s with me. Will be missed by those who met her at school when she visited.

Marion Chester
Marion Chester
1 year ago

On behalf of Elizabeth’s sisters Kathleen and Mary and the Whiteside family we would like to thank you all for your very kind thoughts and messages, they are much appreciated.

Fay & Rob McCoubrie
Fay & Rob McCoubrie
1 year ago

It was a great tribute to a lady who contributed much to the community. Will be missed by many.

Cherie Baxter
Cherie Baxter
1 year ago

I feel so thankful for being able to share in this beautiful service to Betty. I remember her as a trusty and particular piano teacher for me 1982-4 at St Margaret’s School. I remember “turning pages” for her as she played the harpsichord for the Dandenong Chorale performing Handel’s Messiagh and concerts held at her home in Dandenong. Condolences to all of the family and friends who will be missing Betty.

Lorraine Baxter
Lorraine Baxter
1 year ago

Betty leaves us with some wonderful memories especially her years of teaching piano at St Margaret’s. She was quiet, dignified, very talented in her gifts of music and also very intelligent. Rest in peace, Betty.

Kevin Sayers
Kevin Sayers
1 year ago

I’ll realy miss Aunty Bett

Mark Easton
Mark Easton
1 year ago

In 2014, Betty came to St Margarets School to help the students commemorate ANZAC Day. As the Head of History I had researched the military history of Betty’s father, Clair, and contacted Betty to ask if she would like to come and be part of our commemoration. She was thrilled to come and over a cup of tea after the service she shared lots of stories about her connection to the school. I still have a copy of the speech and Powerpoint presentation of Clair’s service if the family would like it. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Betty.

Marion Chester
Marion Chester
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Easton

Mark a copy of that would be very much appreciated thank you. If you would like to send me an email to [email protected] to organise a copy, that would be wonderful, I remember that day, the presentation was very well done and Aunty Betty thoroughly enjoyed her time there. Thank you, Marion

Kate Garland
Kate Garland
1 year ago

Thankyou for allowing me to share in Betty’s funeral
she was a wonderful lady
Betty was the pianist who accompanied the Dandenong Choral Society for 30 years and my mother June Epstein and Betty had a wonderful friendship together and loved making music together for all those years
lots of love to Betty’s
family and friends
kkate Garland
daughter of June Epstein who passed away in 2004