1. I wish I was there with you guys ❤️ There is very little anyone can say in the face of such a huge loss. Betty gave meaning to the saying: “a smile that could light up a room”. She really did have one of the biggest brightest smile’s and was always so warm and welcoming to me whenever I was over to visit my Niamh T. An incredibly kind hearted, generous and fun person! Betty was clearly so proud of the girls and Denis and rightly so ❤️ Shine bright Betty – you have left behind an amazing legacy ⭐️ Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis ☘️❤️xx

  2. A Huge Loss
    Betty always had a warm smile, big hug and great welcome. Betty enjoyed the craic, could slag you but could take a slagging too and was always prepared to do the silly mad things to make sure everyone had a laugh.
    Betty farewell, a genuinely good person , kind hearted and always giving of your own time . Prepared to help in the community and ever thinking of others

  3. My daughter, Jasmine, started in reception with Megan. Betty had one of the most beautiful smiles and was truly one of the loveliest people I had the pleasure to know.
    Love Marcia, Jasmine and the Taylor family xxxx

  4. I am sitting here reminiscing about all the fun times, memories shared with you Betty over the last three decades. I arrived in London in June 1987 to be met at Heathrow by you Betty & Denis and of course my own Denis Ryan. From the get-go we clicked forming a warm loving friendship. Having met lots of other Irish couples we formed a bit of a gang enjoying music nights in The North Star in Ealing, McGoverns, Kilburn High Rd., to dancing in Dicey Reileys.
    We both married in 1990 you in August I in December. You were always kind and generous having made my flower girl and page boy outfits. A true reflection of your creative flair. Four girls later each, of similar ages bought about a new era with Roisin and Hannah forming a lovely friendship. I always remember calling in for a quick cuppa at 1pm and still there chatting at 6 when your Denis got home from work wondering where his dinner was.!!! Time always flew by when hanging out with you Betty. Then the holidays in Ireland in Upperchurch/Drombane. We meet up for a catch up and a good oul laugh. I will always remember and cherish our nights out, the last been “Jim the Mills” in Upperchurch. Betty your infectious smile and kind heart will always be remembered.
    Until we meet again,
    Carmelita x

  5. I have read all the fabulous tributes and they say it all… every one that had Betty in their life has the same memory- a kind lovely friend. To me that’s exactly what she was, a kind, generous and special friend. Over the last 20 plus years we shared a lot of tea, cakes and her amazing sandwiches, chats where the time would just disappear. Nothing extraordinary just day to day things. We shared lots of confidences secure in the trust that it would go no further – that to me is friendship. Quiet, discreet and genuine. I will so miss the texts that always started with how’ya missus !
    Betty will always have a piece of my heart. Sleep tight my lovely friend x

  6. A tribute to Betty from those who have known Betty for many years. This quote from one of the girls sums up everything you could ever say about Betty in her years of support to all the musicians:
    “ her smiling face in the audience at fleadhs will always be a memory for me.”

  7. I can’t believe that I’m writing a ‘memory’ of my gorgeous, madcap, generous, talented, lovely best friend Betty.
    I’ve known Betty since Niamh & Lauren were the best of friends at St Georges mother & toddler group. Many a coffee morning, night out, trip to Ascot, birthday parties, cinema/theatre visit, meals out, picnics, day trips……. until I left her……on her birthday in 2001. I’m sorry Betty for that. I know you never forgave me. I loved meeting up with you after then in Wicklow, Athlone, Dublin, Galway…..God girl, you did some mileage!! That was you though. always plotting your next adventure. whether it was a picnic in the garden or a trip to the other side of the world. So full of energy & positivity. I’ll never replace ya x
    Our last chat was only about 2 hours long. I was sitting in my garden & you probably only got to tell me half of what was happening for that time! I’m gonna find a bright, colourful, big hearted, reliable, all year, all weather tree & plant it there & call it Betty. It’ll never fill the gap in my life, but it’ll be lovely all the same.. That we will make more memories somewhere again. I miss you loads my lovely x

  8. Betty was always so proud of all her wonderful children and their various achievements over the years. Betty was always so proud of Megan and her peers when it came to music and she always thought they played beautifully even if I didn’t always agree! She would always be filming their performances wherever that may be. She was so kind natured and always so positive- something that I will always remember and hopefully continue through the music school. I found this picture from the Fleadh in Derry back in 2003. This was the first All Ireland Fleadh that most of the children had ever qualified for so was a special moment for them all. Betty was of course filming the kids practise and I’m sure she would have told them all that they were “brilliant”. ❤️

  9. “Some people touch our lives and softly leave,
    Others leave footprints on our heart and we are never quite the same.”

    Betty, it is clear from the lovely words and stories told here, that you have left footprints on a lot of hearts.

    I remember so well meeting you and Denis and have many happy memories of Italia 90, the swing jive classes, The Shebeen in Acton. If I think of ‘The Rattling Bog’, I can hear your singing voice and infectious laughter. It was wonderful to have reconnected with you again in Dublin and to find that nothing had changed. You were still a radiant bundle of joy.

    May you rest in peace and my heartfelt sympathies are with Denis, Niamh, Aisling, Roisin, Megan and the Ganter & Treacy families.

  10. Dear Niamh
    Our sincere sympathies to you and all your family on the sad passing of your precious Mammy may she Rest In Peace.
    “Love as powerful as your Mammy’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved you is now gone, will give you some protection forever “

  11. Very fond memories as a wonderful Mammy, Wife and Friend. As our children grew we enjoyed a lot of very special family get togethers over the years. Brilliant girlie trips away and great days out at Ascot (even if we never won much). Much loved yummy pavlovas for all our birthdays. Taken far too soon, you will be greatly missed by so many. Our thoughts are with Denis and the girls. God Bless.

  12. I got to know Betty over the years at St. Georges’ School gates. I will always remember her kindness, her happy smile, always warm and friendly. Betty will live on in you.
    Thinking of you all at this time of immense sadness, our deepest condolences.
    Barbara Pacinella

  13. I first met Betty (and her best pal Grace) aged 9 when I started a new school. There was a school trip to France and then closer to home, the Gaeltacht. The last memory with Betty and Barbara on the cusp of adulthood was an evening of high jinks full of laughter and funny memories! Always warm, always inclusive.
    Sleep quietly, now
    that the gates of the day are closed.
    Leave tomorrow’s problems for tomorrow.
    The earth is peaceful,
    only the stars are abroad,
    and they will not cause you any harm.

    Rest in peace, Betty.

  14. Mick and myself shared so many wonderful memories with Betty .. we celebrated Hens parties weddings and the births of our first borns.. swimming lessons and lots of laughter .. Betty always welcome you into her family and is one of the most caring people I have ever known I’m so devastated that such a terrible thing has happened to someone that has given so much love to you Denis and your family ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Met Betty when Megan & Jade started at reception (now 19). Always had a smile and encoraging word. Really saddened when the news came through. Heart felt regards to the family RIP Betty

  16. It is with great sadness I write this,I met Betty through my sister Christine,if Christine was alive today she would be telling you what a special person Betty was to her,they became great pals walking the children around to St Georges,Betty and Denis became such a support to our family when Christine was ill,Betty always had time for a chat,and our mum still speaks of how kind she was,she was always happy to take Joe down to her house for a play,and he’d be running out the door with her.
    I can imagine Christine would have been there with her arms wide open when she met her friend Betty in heaven,My heart goes out to Denis and their lovely girls,RIP Betty

  17. The flowers that bloom in spring
    Have chosen a special flower we know
    From her roots in Dublin & London
    Betty will bloom where ever she goes

    A wife, a mother, a friend
    A woman of great strength & beauty
    Her charm, her honesty her charisma
    Will remain legacy to all who knew her

    Many the occasion we sat around
    And shared the delight with Bettys renowned pavlova
    Many the occasion we sat around
    And reminisced and shared songs and great stories

    So today we bid farewell
    With a heavy heart we say goodbye
    We will cherish the friendship & memories we shared
    And know Betty is one of the brightest stars in the sky

    Slán a chara, go bhfanfaidh tú i suaimhneas

  18. Well I actually don’t know where to begin I have so many fond memories of Betty. We met in secondary school and gave been friends ever since. Betty is the most loving caring generous souls you could ever meet. We had so much craic during our teenage years and made many memories. When they moved to London we didn’t see each other too often but when we did we had great nights out and catch ups. It was great in the last few years we got to see more of each other again and we would be helpless laughing at things from the past. What an infectious laugh she had. The last time we met we did some Christmas shopping and went for a meal we talked so much that the shopping centre was closed with our cars in it. So we just laughed and said sure we’ll get a pic with the big reindeer. It was great haven social media because we could keep up to date with what was happening in ours and our kid’s lives. We will miss you forever Betty but you will be forever in our hearts. Our thoughts are with Denis and your beautiful girls. Until we meet again. Here’s looking at you kid

  19. I have so many fond memories of times spent with Betty. Times with the kids all growing up, spending time chatting in playgroups, St George’s, picnics in the park, parties, nights out and Ascot when she once famously forgot the picnic and Denis came to our rescue and brought it to us. The same day my ‘hold ups’ didn’t hold up and fell round my ankles Betty organised a circle around me with the girls to hide my embarrassment while I whipped them off , killing herself laughing all the while. What a great infectious laugh she had always up for a joke and the craic. You always felt the better for spending time with Betty. She was a true homemaker ~ a wonderful wife to her soulmate Denis and a doting Mum to her beautiful girls in whom she will live on. She would do everything to welcome you into her home and nothing was too much trouble. She often recalled the story of bringing my son Sean home after playschool for a play date with Aisling . They would have been about 4 and she said before he even had his coat off he said ‘get the pan on Betty’ looking forward to a nice bacon sandwich, she thought it was hilarious but of course he got it !
    May her beautiful soul rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with Denis and the girls at this very sad time xx

  20. Betty, you were a truly kind and generous soul. You were the life and soul of your parties and always made me feel so welcomed at the Treacy BBQ’s, parties and lunches. I loved your crazy antics and how you made everyone laugh! You and Denis have raised such a beautiful and loving family and I know you’ll be looking down on your girls and Denis.

    This photo of you and meeting Erin and having cuddles makes me smile and I’m so glad I captured such a beautiful photo of you.

    You’ll be truly missed ❤️

  21. Betty was a beautiful, kind and amazing person. The first time i met her she instantly made me feel part of the family but more importantly I felt that I had just gained a friend and sister. Mick and I feel that our Angel Betty is in heaven working lovingly to look over her family and friends that loved and adored her.
    The photo was all of us in Dublin having an amazing time and sharing beautiful memories that we will cherish forever.
    Our prayers and love are with Denis and the beautiful daughters.
    Suzanne (Birdie) and Michael Treacy.

  22. It’s a true testimony to Betty’s character that so many people have said such kind words about her, all more than deserved.

    Our memories of Betty are of a fun loving, cheeky, gregarious and beautiful person. She would often ‘pop in’ and visit my housebound mum with cakes and a chat, having a cuppa and a few laughs. It made my mum’s day.

    We have one abiding memory of Betty, one that made me laugh at the time and still makes me chuckle. She popped in to see my mum and dad, dad answered the door as he was vacuuming the hallway. He was using a Dyson and Betty asked to look at it, he of course let her see it. She took the detachable cleaner bin, had a look and as Betty gave it back she pressed the release button spreading the contents on his newly cleaned hallway! Not only that but she took a photo of him holding the empty bin and looking very bemused, he of course laughed (afterwards)and she posted the photo on FaceBook.
    Very Funny.

    Our heartfelt condolences to you, Denis and Niamh, Roisin, Aisling and Megan.

  23. Truly heartbroken at the passing of such a beautiful human being, mother, wife and friend to all. It is those everlasting fleeting moments where a smile, a warmth and exchange of conversation about children instilled a place in my heart in all the years I have had the pleasure to know Betty. My daughter Natalie and Aisling have remained best friends since initially meeting at St George’s and Aisling holds a very special place in my heart as a 2nd daughter which I will cherish and nurture forever. Aisling embodies everything that is so beautiful, pure and loving that epitomises her incredible mammy. Betty will be shining upon her most wonderful family with utmost pride of raising such phenomenal young ladies. My heart goes out to them all and Denis who has lost his soulmate. May our dear Betty rest in eternal peace and may her legacy continue to emanate from the souls of her most precious girls. God bless you all with courage and strength

  24. Well, where do I start just so much to say about my beautiful friend Betty. The most loving, caring trustworthy, loyal friend I could ever have had.

    She was such a special friend – my confidante, walking partner, lunch /coffee partner, theatre partner, roommate on holidays and, so much more! Sadly, our planned visit to Las Vegas last year was postponed and those memories were not made…

    Very few weeks would pass without us speaking or meeting up – a quick coffee would last for hours, the chat never stopping. During our lockdown walks we would walk around in circles with always so much to talk about. We kept each other up to date on all our kid’s antics… I loved to hear everything about the girls and what they were up to, the prom dresses she had gone shopping for with them, the celebrations she organised for them, keeping me up to date on their travels, their university adventures, the meals they prepared, the wedding plans. She was so proud of her girls and the young ladies they had become and we know that was due to Betty and Denis and the fantastic example they set.

    Betty was a real Irish mammy, the real deal! In her element when surrounded by family and friends looking after them – always the hostess! She also loved the boys that had come into the family and was looking forward to what the future held…

    There was no mistaking that Denis was her soulmate, she was still like a lovestruck teenager when talking about Denis. She was proud of how hard he worked what they had both achieved and the life they had built together from those early days after arriving in London.

    I cherish the memories I have with Betty but mourn the loss of all the future memories we had yet to make in the years to come.

    Sleep tight my special friend forever in my heart.

  25. John shared the house in Creffield Road in Ealing where Betty and Denis lived. Nuala took over my role at Union Texas Petroleum and invited me to a party, and what a party it was. I met John there and then met all the Irish squad! Betty and Denis were great friends and lovely people. We spent a lovely Xmas with them and Betty made my flower girl dresses. I was very honoured to sing at Denis and Bettys wedding and remember the day fondly. It was a beautiful day surrounded by fabulous people. I have added 2 photographs, one of your mum and dad in Scotland at our wedding and one on Xmas day about to set the Xmas pudding alight. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Much love x

  26. The most wonderful memories of our life in London, friends of the Irish house where there was always a party. The laugh of that woman, the sing songs and craic. Can still hear her. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Love to all the family and friends of the mad Betty Ganter, especially to Denis and all the girls xxx

  27. Betty had a heart like no other, her loving caring nature meant that whether I was at the house for a few hours or for a weekend I’d be fed and taken care of like one of her own! I’ll never forget the first time I met her, after spending a night in Harrow, ahead of our 2 hours road trip back to Loughborough she made enough sandwiches to last Niamh and I a week! A huge loss for anyone who knew her and especially for her 4 girls and husband! I have faith that she will be shining down on her family to guide them through the path ahead! Heaven has gained a beautiful angel
    Tatiana xxx

  28. What can I say really well betty was such a wonderful loving caring person to me and my mother Irene over the years she welcome us both into their family home while I was going through difficult times with hospital appointments and having surgeries done she was with us every step of the way and always make sure to make us laugh and be strong throughout it all we just couldn’t thanks her enough for it I will never forget that precious smile and the loving hug she gave us just a funny beautiful woman will be forever in our hearts and minds we will miss you and love you so much betty sweet dreams our beautiful angel ☮️☮️ Ff

  29. Your Mammy was the most welcoming, loving and kind woman. Always made sure I was fed and up for a chat! I Loved spending time at your house when I was younger. What a woman!

  30. Your mammy was one of the most loveliest, kindest person I know! She used to light up any room with her smile, personality, and “ hello Lovie” I have so many fond memories of your mammy, I remember the day she picked up my ghd hair straightener and said she will have to try them first, forgetting the picnic when going to ascot, along with many more. Betty also made the best sandwiches. I also felt honoured to be able to babysit the girls for you and Denis. The love you and Denis had for each other is unbreakable.
    Denis, Niamh, Roisin, Aisling and Megan, I am thinking of you all xx Fly high Betty xx

  31. I remember your mammy always supporting her girls, with such a radiant smile. She would always bring the best food to the horse shows and we used to always laugh at You girls riding your horses and how serious you were. Whenever you used to get angry because you were stressed with not being ready,your mammy used to smile and say to me let’s leave them be. Your mum used to be so kind and generous and she used to always make your daddy smile. So sad to hear of her loss, however I know she will always live on in her beautiful family she created and loved so very much. Xx

  32. I’m so sad and shocked to hear of Betty’s passing. We were best buddies through Primary School. We saw less of each other once we started our families. I had always assumed we would have time to reconnect in a few years time. Betty was great crack and we had so much fun together. I practically lived with Betty for a few summers after the family moved to Tallaght. My heartfelt condolences to Dennis, Niamh, Roisin, Aisling and Megan, and of course to Martin, Mary, Joe and Konrad.

  33. It’s often said that He takes the good ones too early. Such a beautiful smile. You were there for me when times were tough and you made sure me and the kids didn’t starve. I never got round to giving back that lovely pot and when I serve a casserole I’ll always smile and think of you. Treasure the wonderful memories as it’s these memories that will help the tears to pass and the sound of laughter to return, and I promise you it will. X

  34. Your Mammy’s smile always lit up the room or wherever she was – whether it was at the Black Horse or the gates at St. George’s Primary School. Such a loving and caring woman who will be missed by so many. Sending you all my love and prayers and may our Mothers together smile and watch over us in Heaven xxx ♥️

  35. Betty was incredibly loved by so many and me and baby George always loved going over to visit- she would make us both feel so at home with meals and grabbing everything baby related from the loft to make our visit extra comfortable. She will be so so missed as she really was an angel on earth. She and Denis have raised such beautiful, grounded, kind girls and they are a testament to them both. Thoughts and love are with your family xxxx

  36. I met your Mammy way back when she and Denis lived in Nelson St in Dublin. I was in college with Nuala Treacy. We had some great craic and when I moved over to London Betty managed to get us into a flat in same house as herself and Denis in Creffield Road in Ealing Common. The house soon filled up with friends from Ireland and it felt home from home. Some great parties too. Time moved and myself & Gerry moved back to Dublin. We kept in contact by post over the years and re-connected again in Dublin again nearly 9 years ago and had some fun meeting up for pints after matches and an unforgettable Paddy’s Day in 2019. Boy did we suffer the next day. Betty was always kind, funny and great fun and she made everyone feel at ease in her company. She will be sadly missed but so glad to have great memories x Deirdre & Gerry Sadlier

  37. Thank you for welcome George and Annie all my mum { RIP }and sister Bernadette into your lovely family it was really nice day xxxxx love Urla

  38. Betty was such a generous, happy and kind soul who adored her family. She was loved by so many and will be missed tremendously. I was introduced to her through my sister Calli who adored her. They used to have the best fun. Thats when you would hear Betty’s infectious laugh. Many a morning sat round her table drinking endless pots of tea whilst the kids played happily around us. I pray that Denis and the girls find strength in the coming days ahead. X

  39. When our mum passed away, your mammy was an absolute angel, making sure that we were never short of an Irish stew!! Your mammys smile was honestly the most infectious smile In every room and she was one of the most caring people that I had the privilege of meeting!

    Her sparkle shines in all of your eyes and a woman as beautiful, inside and out, as Betty will never be forgotten!

    Sending you all so much love and our mums will always be watching over us! xxx

  40. Worked with betty over the years at many parish and school events .the behind the scene gang .if ever a event or help was needed she would be the first to be contacted .the first to volunteer .doubt very much if Betty ever put in receipts for money back on food she brought
    Or made .she was happy to give . She was always happy to help.And any event she helped at ,you just knew that she would give 110% she was one in a million .she always had a smile always found time to have a quiet chat and was very caring .was a pleasure to be around & was one of the most kindest ,caring ,trustworrh and loveiest person I’ve ever met.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time .
    Our loss is heaven gain .
    events in st George’s parish will never be the same .
    R.I.P Dearest kind Betty .

  41. I’m lucky enough to have some wonderful happy memories of Betty. We had a lot good times and great laughs when we all got together. This picture was of Betty giving me a very small glass of wine just for a laugh.

  42. I will always have such fond memories of your house with Roisin growing up (both St Andrew’s Avenue and Littleton). You always made me feel so welcome in your home and made sure I was well fed! I remember particularly the year when we had a sleepover and stayed up all night. When you took us to the cinema the next day, Roisin and I slept through the whole film, leaving you to watch Mr&Mrs Smith on your own!
    It was always so lovely seeing you in more recent years when we often bumped into you and Denis in the shops. You couldn’t mistake your smile anywhere and it will continue to live on in your beautiful family and in everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you! ❤ xxx

  43. We had such fun seeing Boyzone a few years ago! Such a happy day. I was so sorry our plans for our trip to Las Vegas fell through. It was always so lovely catching up with you at Sunita’s events over the years and teaching your beautiful children. Much love. Veena

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Date: 16/02/2021
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Location: Harrow Rd, Sudbury Greater London HA0 2QE GB

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