. Vale Betty Walton

With thanks to Jill Hearman for her thoughtful words and Barry McIntosh for the photos of Betty's Life Membership presentation in June 2016


We sadly announce that Betty Walton, Life Member & long term Tutor at U3A has died peacefully in Sydney after a heart attack on June 16th.

Betty joined our U3A in the early days in 2004, and taught Italian from 2006 to 2012 and Play Reading from 2004  to 2015

Born in Scotland in 1927, Betty travelled widely with her husband Tom who died last year. They established an English Language school near Milan in Italy after Tom retired.

Betty had a vibrant, enthusiastic personality and was always very positive which made her a pleasure to be with. She loved tennis, walking, acting and languages, but never cooking!

Betty joined our German class in 2014 and loved it! She often responded in Italian (her first language) which amused the whole class.

She ran a play reading group at the Lyceum Club and also at Emerald Hill Residences where she lived before moving to Sydney to be near her family.

On Friday 22 June, a wake will be held for Betty at the Lyceum Club at 12:30pm

A Celebration of her Life will be held at Christ Church, South Yarra

on Wednesday 4 July at midday. 

Betty’s ashes will be interred in the grounds of Christ Church after the service.

Betty will be sadly missed by all who knew her.