Harry served as the official club Chaplain for 25 years and was the vicar at St Luke The Evangelist, the famous church that stands in the corner of Goodison Park, from 1977 until retirement nine years ago.
Prior to joining the church, Reverend Ross was a mathematics teacher at St George of England High School in Bootle and was also a lay reader.
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1 Posted 29/06/2019 at 13:32:32
2 Posted 29/06/2019 at 15:45:40
3 Posted 29/06/2019 at 16:36:33
4 Posted 29/06/2019 at 16:39:42
Sadly missed, but never forgotten, you'll have a prime seat in the New Stadium above.
5 Posted 29/06/2019 at 17:12:41
Rest in peace, Harry and reminisce with your Everton heroes you loved so much. Once a blue, always a blue.
6 Posted 29/06/2019 at 17:45:35
7 Posted 29/06/2019 at 17:51:42
8 Posted 29/06/2019 at 17:58:14
9 Posted 29/06/2019 at 18:36:32
Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Clive Betteridge, a popular Matchday Steward at Goodison for more than 35 years.
Clive died aged 65 in a tragic holiday accident while walking in the mountains on the border of France and Andorra this week.
He was a well-known matchday steward with Evertonians and a passionate supporter of the Club. After working in the Bullens Road stand for more than two decades, Clive was promoted to the role of Head Steward of Customer Satisfaction before his retirement in 2018.
Dave Lewis, Everton's Head of Security and Stadium Safety Officer, said: "I first knew Clive back when he worked as a Matchday Steward in the Bullens Road stand. Due to his excellent peoples skills he was promoted to Head Steward of Customer Satisfaction, a position he served with passion and dedication until his retirement last year.
“Clive was a pleasure to work with. He was a proud Evertonian who always saw good in people and made fans matchday experience all the better with a bright smile and his warm nature.
“He was one of lifes good people and will be sorely missed by everyone at the Club.”
Clive also volunteered at St Bartholomews church, in Roby, for the past 30 years and worked as a Sunday school teacher, choir master and was part of the church band.
The thoughts of Everton are with Clives family and friends at this sad time.
10 Posted 29/06/2019 at 21:51:08
11 Posted 29/06/2019 at 22:41:07
Another Evertonian gone to the Street End in the Sky, and sadly I read late tonight, also of the passing of EFC steward Clive Betteridge.
RIP Harry and Clive and deepest condolences to their families at this terrible time.
12 Posted 30/06/2019 at 00:39:47
Harry loved Everton Football Club and made St Luke the Evangelist church a special place on Saturdays as well as Sundays. He was one of the original trustees of The Everton Former-Players' Foundation and while we were all committed to repairing the bodies and improving the lives of our heroes, Harry possessed a rare talent – pastoral care. He was available 24 hours per day and devoted to counseling and providing emotional support to them. Together we changed the lives of in excess of 100 former-players as well as our own.
13 Posted 30/06/2019 at 07:40:21
14 Posted 30/06/2019 at 15:43:09
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