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Obituaries

Huntingdon Gordon
Aged 91 Years

Sadly Passed Away At St Helens Hall And Lodge on 8th May .Gordon aged 91 years . loving dad of John , much loved father in law of Elaine , devoted grandad of Katherine and Tom A Funeral service will take place on Friday 17th May at 10am at St Helens crematorium chapel

Varnham Raymond
April 30, 2019 aged 92 Years

Peacefully At Whiston Hospital. on 30th April 2019 aged 92 years of Sutton St Helens , Beloved husband of Brenda , much loved uncle Ray of Vivienne , Ian and John , their children and grand children.
Ray will be greatly missed by all his loving family , friends and neighbours .
A funeral service will be held at St Helens crematorium chapel on Wednesday 22nd May at 12 noon .
Family flowers only please donations if so desired to Ward 5C Whiston Hospital in memory of Ray

Harrison Elsie
May 10, 2019 aged 74 Years

Peacefully At Whiston Hospital on 10th May Elsie Aged 74 Years Of Haydock formerly of Eccleston .loving wife of Ian , devoted mum of John and Debroah , dear sister of June , Ann and Eunice , much loved mother in law of Tanya , cherished nana of Emma , Thomas , Holly , Emily and Adam .
Elsie's funeral service will take place on Thursday 30th May at St Luke's Knowsley Road C/E Church at 11.45 followed by committal at St Helens crematorium at 1pm

Oakes David R.I.P.
May 10, 2019 aged 94 Years

Peacefully Passed Away At Whiston Hospital On The 10th May With His Loving Family By His Side David Aged 94 Years Of Blackbrook St Helens. Loving Husband Of Peggy Devoted Dad Of Margaret And Barbara Much Loved Father In Law Of John And Ian. Cherished Grandad And Great Grandad To All His Loving Grandchildren And Great Grandchildren. Sadly Missed By All. David's Requiem Mass Will Take Place At Holy Cross R/C church On Wednesday 29th May 12-15 Followed By Interment In The Family Grave At St Helens Cemetery.

Bridge Ray R.I.P.
May 15, 2019 aged 63 Years

Passed away suddenly At Whiston Hospital Ray Aged 63 Years of Blackbrook St Helens , Loving husband of Lynn , devoted dad of Andy , Rachel , Nicola , Laura and Rob , Dear brother of Pam , Alan, Barbara (deceased ) and Greg , much loved father in law of Phil and Rob , cherished grandad of Jessica , William , Harvey , Bobby and Star ( deceased ) . Ray's Requiem Mass At St Mary Immaculate R/C church Blackbrook followed by committal at St Helens crematorium chapel Funeral Details To Follow.

Seddon Constance R.I.P. nee (Keaton)
May 16, 2019 aged 84 years

peacefully on 16th May At Whiston Hospital Constance Aged 84Years Of West Park St Helens. . dearly beloved wife of the late Jack (May 1994) ,.Devoted mum to Jane , much loved mother in law to John , loving nan of Leah and Beth , cherished gran -nan of Bree , Easton and Myles . Connie will be sadly missed by her family and friends .
Connie's requiem mass will be offered at St Teresa's R/C Church followed by committal at St Helens crematorium chapel Funeral date and time to confirmed .

Brown Freda
May 18, 2019 aged 77 years

Suddenly At Home In Ashton- In Makerfield Funeral Arrangements To Be Confirmed.

Acknowledgements

Bottell Gratton Roy

The family of Grat would like to thank all the family , friends and neighbours and work colleagues whom attended his funeral , they would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Four Acre Health Centre the carers at Able support and Willowbrook Hospice for the exceptional care they gave . We would also like to thank Rev Simon Moore from St Michaels church and Lynn Carney from Pilkington's for all the kind support . A final thank you to Neil and his staff from Middlehurst funeral directors for the compassionate and professional way they have assisted the family at this sad time

Daniels Richard

The Family Of The Late Richard Would Like To Thank All Relatives, Friends And Neighbours For Their Cards, Flowers And Donations Received During Their Recent Sad Loss. Many Thanks To Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director For His Professional Service. Also Thanks To Deirdre Brannigan For Her Kind Ministrations, All The Nurses And Carers For The Time He Was In Their Care. Special Thanks To Jack Daniels For His Uplifting Eulogy. God Bless You All.

Lownsbrough Bert

Dear Neil
We are writing to give our sincere thanks for the love, respect, support and friendship you and your wonderful family has shown to us following the recent loss of our dad , Bert Lownsbrough
We came to you without hesitation as you had dealt with my uncles funeral for us 8 years ago before you had your family business. We knew from that experience that we could have every confidence in you
As you will recall dad passed late on saturday evening in December in a hospital at the opposite end of the country from you and i hadnt a clue what to do. You took the phone call calmly and compassionately took me through what i had to do- ever mindful of me and my familys feelings.
The complexity of moving Dad from where he was to St Helens and making arrangments at a distance, the constant phone calls and questions from me about who to have as a humast celebrant, how to get the music my son composed played at the crematorium and so on and so on were all dealt with who ever answered as if we and dad were the most important people in the world . This meant a great deal
There are some of our experiances i would like to highlight
* You listened, Every time we spoke to a member of your team we felt that they knew us and most important they knew dad
* Your beautiful Mum and the way she reassured my son and his girlfriend even helping Holly to POP in and say her goodbyes to grandad
* Your style, Always professional, never stuffy, hugely respectful, caring and sincere
*The way every time we spoke to one of you, you took time to ask how we were
* Your claim to be a family business. THIS IS ABSOLUTE . For that short space of time when we were at are most needy
In my professioal life i am Head of Customer Services for an organisation and i can be critical if businesses are not customer focused and getting it absolutely right for people at the worst times of their lives cannot be easy but you and your team did just that
We would like to wish you and your family all the best with your 'TRULY family business for many years into the future. Thank you all once again for your love and kindness
Yours sincerely
Di and Mike Smith and son Robert

Bellard Eric

Helen Bellard and family would like to thank all relatives , friends qnd neighbours for their kindness , support , messages of sympathy and mass cards all gratefully received during their recent sad loss. special thanks to Fr Kevan O'Brien for his support and kind ministrations . All donations will be forwarded to Alder Hey Children's Hospital . Also to Neil Middelhurst and his team who have shown our family such respect , care and support

Culliford Kathleen (Kath)

Eric and Ian would like to thank relatives , friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy , mass cards and donations to Willowbrook Hospice . Thanks also to Red Louise Moore , St Nicholas and all who attended Kath's funeral , additional thanks to Neil and his team at Middlehurst Funeral Service . Thank you all

Yates Marie Sheila

Les , Janette and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kindness and support , messages of sympathy , cards and donations that were gratefully received in their recent sad bereavement . Special thanks to Harry Woods for his kind ministrations and to Neil and Lorraine Middlehurst Funeral Directors for their professional and caring service , thanks also to the staff at Whiston hospital

Dobson Maureen

The family of Maureen Dobson would like thank all their family , friends and neighbours for their kind words and condolence following the recent sad loss of Maureen. your support has brought us much comfort during this sad time. Thank you also to everyone who attended Maureen 's funeral and for your generous donations to the Willowbrook Hospice, we will be passing these on to the hospice in Maureen's memory in the hope it will help them continue to provide the fantastic care and support they offer , We will be forever grateful to everyone at Willowbrook for the care Maureen received in the final days of her life
We would also like to thank everyone at Neil Middlehurst Funerals for their professional and compassionate service during a very difficult period for us as a family . It was an express wish of Maureen's that Neil undertook the funeral arrangements as along time friend to the family, our trust and faith in Neil was rewarded with a dignified and thoughtful funeral service and ensured all of Maureen's and the familys wishes were met, Even down to providing a flower for Phil to place Maureen's coffin at the graveside( something that had been forgotten in the arrangements )Neil advised us to trust him to organise everything on the day so that we didn't need to worry. He was true to his word and made sure everthing ran smoothly in a discreet, understated but authoritive manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending Neil and his team to other families. Thank you so much for helping us through this very difficult time .
God Bless You All

Tinsley Billy

Jean and Bill would like to thank their family , friends and neighbours for all the support at the sad loss of their precious son Billy and for the cards , flowers, kind words and offers of help during this sad time, we would also like to thank all those who came to support us at the graveside to help us celebrate his life and the joy he brought to us . Thanks to uncle John and John Robert for the special contributions . We would also like to thank Dave Devonport for the lovely service
Special thanks to Doctors and Nurses A&E Whiston Hospital , Paramedics and the police officer in attendance . Thanks to our family Doctor and staff at Halefeild Medical Centre , to Paul Madigan , nurses Siobhan and Sheena, and all the staff at he Colitis Clinic St Helens Hospital, you were all so kind to Billy over a number of years
We are most grateful for all the generous donations received in memory of Billy which will shared between obsessive compulsive disorder uk and crohns and colitis uk .
Finally thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director and all his staff for being so caring and supportive to us throughout

Frodsham Joan

Joan's husband Stan and family would like to thank all relatives , friends and neighbours for their love and support at this sad time , we have been overwhelmed by the amount of cards and donations which will be sent to Sherdley Manor Nursing Home , who along with Dr Rosen , Dr Junaid and staff at Parkfeild and four acres surgeries looked after Joan with such compassion and dignity . Also a special thank you to Father Dooley for the wonderful service , Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for their exceptional funeral arrangements , also all staff at Haresfinch Social Club who were outstanding

Ernie Rowe

June and family would like to thank all relatives , friends and neighbours form their kind support and messages of sympathy , cards and donations, following the sad loss of Ernie .A special thank you to Neil and Lorraine Middlehurst funeral directors for their professional and caring service , also to Deirdre who did a beautiful service . All donations received will go to the British Heart Foundation . God Bless

Kirkham Gordon

Marj and the family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy cards, messages of sympathy and donations received in Gordon's memory. Special thanks to Dave Devonport for his kind and lovely service, Also special thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for his kindness and understanding and to everyone who attended