Elizabeth Alexandra (Betty) McMaster

19th February 1939 - 21st April 2021
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J Fraser and Sons Chapel
199 Esk Street
23 April 2021, 2:00PM


Elizabeth Alexandra (Betty)

Peacefully at home in Winton on Wednesday 21 April 2021, with her family by her side; aged 82 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Stewart and much-loved mother and mother in law of Grant and Kerryn (Queenstown), and Mick and Jo (Winton).  Adored grandmother and great grandmother of Ryan, Janita, Reed, and Maggie McMaster, (Fortrose), Nigel, Olivia, Beau, and Judd A’Court, (Clyde), Jessica, and Casey McMaster, (Winton).  Beloved daughter of *Arthur and *Flo Skinner and baby sister of *Maurice and Val Skinner and *Henry and *Chrissie Skinner.  Much loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews.  A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at J Fraser and Son Chapel, 199 Esk Street, Invercargill at 2pm Friday 23rd April, followed by a private cremation.  The family would like to thank Jess and all the health professionals who helped us care for Betty over the last few months.  A huge thankyou to all Betty’s friends who visited and gave her and us their love and support. 

“With her beloved Stewart at last.”

Messages to 56 Grange Street, Winton 9720 


I feel so privileged to have known Nana and Herm. My childhood is filled with the most beautiful memories at their house in Boggyburn with Jess. Thank you for making me always feel loved and apart of your family, you will both always have a special place in my heart. I am gutted that I can not be with the family to celebrate your life on Friday but know you will all be in my thoughts. My you rest in peace in paradise finally reunited with Herm xx
Olivia Lee (Hammond), Invercargill
Our condolences to the McMaster and Skinner families,on the sad loss of Betty,a truly lovely and caring lady.Our association goes back a long way when the McDowall and Skinner families were all young together.We appreciated all Betty did for Dad ,the visits and chats he had with her were great.R.I.P. Betty with your beloved Stewart.
Carolyn and Ken Porteous , Te Anau
R.I.P. Betty you were a breath of fresh air when we pulled into my Nicholas Stationing on The T.S.S. Earnslaw. .... Great times.Ⓜ️
Margaret McHugh, Picton
Oh, Betty, waiting for us as we came home from school..........checking the lunch boxes to see that we had eaten "our buns", getting into the purple basketball uniform, being picked up by Stewart, and calling out goodbye with that lovely giggle. How we loved you! A major part of our Hedgehope childhood. What memories. Fun and frolics with the washing line, yahoos in the hay barn, visits to Flo and Arfie, and rides with Henry and Maurice, and always the kindness of the dainty, beautiful, and funny Betty. Her influence went far beyond what she ever imagined, and we will always be grateful.
Alison Ballantyne (nee Turnbull), Christchurch
It was a great privilege to have Betty as my 2nd mother. The many many times I stayed with her and Stewy everywhere they lived "Katie bloody Ellis" would come and stay. The pranks were so very cool. Unlike the time Stewy told me to go tell Betty she wanted me. To turn around 5 minutes later to bloody chickens with no heads on getting blood all over Betty's clean sheets. We would still laugh about that even when we last talked. Miss you so much Betty xxx until we meet again xx
Kate Martin , Invercargill