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Obituaries

Lamb Joanne
May 24, 2018 aged 48 Years

Tragically On The 24th May , Joanne aged 48 years of Eccleston , Precious daughter of Pauline and Eddy dearly loved sister of Jane and Chris Devoted oved aunty of Arwen , Alice , Ebony and Jacob , much loved sister in law to Gary and Vanessa . Sadly missed by all

Joanne's funeral service followed by committal will take place at St Helens crematorium chapel On Wednesday 20th June 1-30.
family flowers only donations to Air Ambulance c/o funeral director or family

Barns Vincent
June 1, 2018 aged 85 Years

Passed away suddenly on 1st June aged 85 years , Loving brother to Mary , Eunice , Betty and Geoff . He will be sadly missed by all
Vincent's funeral service will be held at St Helens crematorium on Thursday 28th June at 11-30

Kerr Joyce (nee Taylor )
June 7, 2018 aged 90 Years

Joyce passed away peacefully At Home In Eccleston on 7th June 2018 aged 90 years , dearly loved wife of the late Harry , loving mum , grandma and mother in law
Joyce's funeral service will take place on Thursday 21st June at Christ Church Eccleston at 11am followed by interment at St Helens cemetery

June Cattrall (nee Quarrie )
June 10, 2018 aged 78 Years

peacefully At Whiston Hospital on 10th June aged 78 years of Marshalls Cross St Helens , beloved wife of the late Arthur , loving wife of Frank , Devoted mum of Dave and Amanda , dearly loved mother in law of Mike and Sharon , cherished nan and great nan of Kayleigh , Aiden Holly , Lucy and Caleb
June's funeral service followed by committal will take place at St Helens crematorium chapel on Friday 29th June at 11-30

Manley Greta
June 10, 2018 aged 94 Years

Peacefully At Whiston Hospital. On 10th June Greta aged 94 years formerly of Chamberlin Street and Lymwood Court , Dear wife of the late Michael , dearly loved mum of Janice much loved mother in law of the late Alan . Cherished nan to grandsons Andrew and Craig and their wives Leanne and Joanne and granddaughter Melissa and nanny frog to great grandchildren , Jessica , Joel , Thomas , Aimee , Elizabeth and James. Greta's Funeral Service Will Take Place At St Helens Crematorium On Wednesday 27th June At 11-00 Followed By Committal At 12 noon.

Brown Rod
June 14, 2018 aged 72 Years

Sadly At Grace Court Care Home. Funeral Arrangements To Be Confirmed.

Halsall Jean
June 17, 2018

Peacefully at Whiston Hospital on 17th June . Funeral details to be confirmed

Groves Douglas
June 21, 2018

With Great Sadness At Whiston Hospital Funeral Service And Cremation To Be Finalised.

Acknowledgements

O Rourke Robert (Bob)

The family of the late Robert (Bob) wish to thank all relatives , friends and all who attended St Patricks Church, Special thanks to Dr Jones, staff at Adamston House Care Home to all who sent mass and sympathy cards . Extra special thanks to Neil Middlehurst family funeral director , his family and staff for looking after us with dignity and respect . God bless you all

Constantine Norman

Joan , Kathryn and Ian would like to thank family , friends for their messages of love and support, the cards , flowers and Mass cards that we received at this sad time . Thank you to everyone who came to St Helens crematorium to pay their respects and support us on 7th April. Kind thanks to Father Liam from St Julies Eccleston for leading such a lovely service and to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director and his team for their kind support , care and professionalism through a difficult time

Banks Phillip

The family of the late Phil Banks would like to thank all of their family and so many friends and customers for their sympathy and love and support over the last few weeks . Phil was much loved by all his family and has left a massive void in our lives that will never be replaced. Special thank you to Father Peter and all at St Ann's for the wonderful service. Many thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director and all of his staff which gave my Phil his dignity right up until the end and the funeral which he truly deserved . God Bless

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

swift William (Bill)

The family of Bill Swift wish to thank all the relatives and friends for their support, kindness, messages of condolence and attendance at his funeral. Thanks also to the Rev Gary McGowan and the elders and members of Hares finch United Reform Church for their help and support during this sad time
we would also like to give special thanks to Pilkington Family Trust for the care and support they showed to Bill and also the staff at Whiston Hospital
Our thanks also to Neil and his staff at Neil Middlehurst Family Funeral Directors, for the friendly, compassionate and professional care

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

Murphy Joyce

Murphy Joyce - 16th August 2016 . The family would like to thank the many relatives , friends and neighbours for their kind condolences , flowers . cards and presence at Joyce's funeral . Sincere thanks to Neil Middlehurst , Funeral Directors , John Clayton celebrant , staff at Reeve Court and Whiston Hospital. were deeply touched by your generous donations to Alder Hey Hospital in memory of Joyce

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

Finney Winifred

Jim , Margaret and family would like to thank everyone who attended Winnie's funeral, and for the many cards and donations received . Thanks to all the staff at Thomas House for their untiring care . Also to Reverend Pauline Rowe for her kind ministrations and to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Directors for his dignity and respect at this sad time . Special thanks to neighbour=ours Terry and Lil for their care and support they gave3 winnie for many years , God bless you all

Woods Valerie

Val's family would like to thank relatives , neighbours and friends for their condolences , many cards , flowers , food and donations . We have been overwhelmed by everyone's kindness at this sad time . We would like to thank all the staff at Whiston Hospital on wards 3E and 4A who cared for Val over the last couple of months and the many district nurses who made house visits day and night . Thanks to Neil Middlehurst Funeral Director , Wendy's flowers , The Derby Arms and the Reverend Janet Heighton and to all who attended the church service at All Saints parish Church Rainford . Val will be truly missed by many . We all did her proud

Orford Edna

Sheila ,Sue , Ken and their families would like to express their grateful thanks to the many people who attended their mums funeral which was a wonderful celebration of her long life and a fitting tribute to Edna . thank you also for the many kind expressions of sympathy , cards and donations to the Alzheimer's Society We would also like to thank David Thorpe for conducting the service and for his help in the planning . Our gratitude also goes to the wonderful staff at Mayfield Care Home for making her whole time spent there so special , but especially for their unstinting care and compassion during Edna's final days . Thanks also to Neil Middlehurst and his staff for their respect and dignity

Norah Makin

Norman and all the family would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kindness and messages of sympathy received during their recent sad bereavement , special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of wards 5C and 5D at Whiston Hospital . The carers who looked after Norah at home . Neil Middlehurst and staff for their professionalism and kindness during this sad time . Also thanks to Father Jean Paul for his kind ministrations , many thanks for all the generous donations in Norah's memory which will be given to the Stroke Association for future research

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

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

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