87-89 Shaw Street,
St Helens,
Merseyside,
WA10 1EN
Tel: 01744 20055
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Obituaries

coventry Amanda
Aug. 5, 2018 aged 84 years

Passed Away Peacefully At Parr Nursing Home Funeral Details To Follow.

Foster Gaynor
Aug. 6, 2018 aged 54 Years

Sadly At Christies Hospital Manchester Gaynor Aged 54 Years Of Windle . Funeral Arrangements To Follow.

Holden Wallace
Aug. 14, 2018 aged 85 Years

At Whiston Hospital Wallace Aged 85 Years Of Haresfinch. funeral Details To Follow.

Acknowledgements

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 7 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

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

Bridge Mary (Polly)

Stephen , Elaine and family would like to thank all their family, friends and neighbours for all their kindness, messages of sympathy, floral tributes and donations to Ruskin Lodge, received during their recent bereavement. They would also like to thank everyone who attended the funeral. Stephen would also like to thank Neil Middlehurst F.D for the kind, caring and the professional way that they handled the funeral arrangements for his mum

Hussey John

Bridget and the family of the late John Hussey would like to thank all relatives , friends and neighbours for all the sympathy cards , mass cards , flowers and donations , we were overwhelmed at this sad time
Thank you to every single person that attended John's requiem mass and Father Gagie , Christine and Alex foer a beautiful mass . Thanks also to Dr Topping and staff at Hollybank surgery and staff on ward 4E (critical care ) and 1A at Whiston Hospital for their fantastic care given to John , all donations will be given to critical care at Whiston Hospital , finally a heartfelt thanks to Neil Middlehurst funeral director and his team for their care and professionalism during this sad time

Smith Maureen ann

Tommy and his daughters would like to express their heartfelt thanks to our wonderful family and friends for all their love and support following the recent sad loss of Mure3en . A very loving wife , mum and nan
We extend our sincere thanks to family members , friends , neighbours and cousins from St Helens , Liverpool and Blackpool who attended the wonderful service at St Thomas's Church and in particular Rev Beth Anderson and Rev Harry Woods for the kind and supportive words . Our special thanks go also to our family members in Australia for their ongoing support and care
We extend our thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Service for their professionalism services and support . Also to Geraldine Atkinson for her time and care during Maureen's illness . God bless you all

Forber Ken

The family of the late Ken Forber would like ton express their sincere gratitude to their relatives , friends and neighbours for all the kindness , expressions of sympathy and support during their recent sad loss . Grateful thanks for all the donations received to Clatterbridge Hospital , currently standing at £630.00
We would also like to give special thanks to Reverend Stephen Gough for his support , kind ministrations and lovely service at All Saints Church Rainford , to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for their professional and caring funeral services and to staff at the Eagle and Child Pub
Thank you to all who came to celebrate Ken's life

Freeman Len

18 Feb 1934-27 March 2018
Beryl and Gary wish to thank all the family , friends and neighbours form their support and many beautiful sympathy cards received at this sad time , it is much appreciated
Also our sincere thanks to all at Neil Middlehurst Funeral Service for their professionalism , care and support shown to us

Jones Anastasia

The family of Anastasia Jones would like to express heart felt thanks to relatives , friends and neighbours for their masses , cards , donations and kind words of sympathy received during their recent sad loss. The family wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Whiston Hospital for their care and attention and to Father Jonathan and Deacon Kevin for overseeing such a beautiful Requiem Mass at Holy Cross Church and St Helens Church , kindly supported by Anastasias' friends from the members of the Pilkington and Gilbert and Sullivan choirs and the organist .
Thanks also to Neil Middlehurst and staff for their caring and dignified services and also to Mansion House for helping the family to celebrate the life of a wonderful wife , mum , grandmother , auntie and friend. God Bless you all

Taylor Alice

the family of the late Alice Taylor would like to thank all family and friends for their love , kindness and support during their recent sad loss .Grateful thanks for all the donations which will be sent to COPD /British Lung Foundation , special thanks to Bill Fraser and Allison Hall for their support and kind ministrations on the day
Thank you to Neil and his team at Neil Middelhurst Funeral directors for their professionalism and kindness , special thanks to all who came to celebrate Alice's life . God bless

southward Joseph (Joe)

Heather would like to thank all family , friends and neighbours for all their kindness and support given at the loss of Joe , Grateful thanks for all the of the sympathy cards , flowers , donations which will go to the British Heart Foundation , special thanks to all the staff at ward 1a Whiston Hospital and to the carers and district nurses , to Deirdre Branningan for her support , kind ministration and wonderful service at St Helens crematorium and to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for their professional and caring funeral services . Thanks to all who attended Joe's funeral

Swift sheila

Sheila's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the family , friends , neighbours for their kind support at this time . Thanks to the ;large number who attended her funeral service
Special thanks go to Minister Deidre Brannigan for a outstanding service . The expertise of Neil Middlehurst funeral director , to the staff at Blackbrook rugby Club and Chalkley's caterers. Thanks for all the donations received which will. be sent to the MacMillan Nurses . God Bless

Unsworth Jim

Catherine , Susan , John , Mia and Sophia would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends who attended Jim's funeral, Also thank you to Deidre Brannigan for her wonderful administration . A big thank you also to Marita's flowers at Haresfinch and the Unison Club for their catering and hospitality , with great full thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director and his staff for the wonderful and professional service they provided . Thank you to everyone for your donations to be given to the G E M Appeal

Smith John

Marcella and family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who attended John's funeral and for the many cards , flowers and donations , love and support received at this sad time . Donations will be distributed to the community Dementia Groups that John attended . Special thanks to Father Tom for his kind ministrations and to all the staff at Madison Court Nursing Home who looked after John with love during his short stay , especially Val and Janette who gave beautiful tributes at the service . Thanks also to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for their support and kindness at such a difficult time