Mum was always known as Betty though she was born Ailsa Glover. She spent her early childhood years with her older brother, John, in Wells Street, Ashton. The family subsequently moved to Bedminster Road which at that time was quiet country lane surrounded by fields and adjacent to a farm. She married Alfred Golding, a close friend of her brother, on 21st September 1946 and after we (Heather and Judith) arrived moved into a property a few houses down from her family home. When Dad died she took the decision to move to Monica Wills House in West Street where she reconnected with lots of childhood friends and retained the same view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge that she had most of her life. Having lived her life in the same locality, she could remember all the old shops, who lived where and who had married who. Getting to 97 meant she got to know and enjoy the company of all her 6 grandchildren and 9 great grand children even though 5 of the latter were born and live in Australia. She never gave in to old-age and her determination and positive attitude remained with her to the end. She is very sadly missed and will live in our thoughts for ever.
Betty's funeral will be held on Friday 7th January 2022 at 11.15 am South Bristol Crematorium and will be streamed online for those unable to attend. The family invite you to join them afterwards in the Bridge View Room at the Inn at Yanleigh (formerly known as the Towns Talk) Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS13 8AG. The Bridge View room is accessible by both a ramp and a lift. Flowers can be ordered via the Funeral Director.