Thursday, 21 April 2016

More Funeral Information

Mike writing:

Here is a bit more information for Debbie’s funeral 22/4/16 at 1pm If you’re not familiar with the location, the church is on Church Street, Morecambe. Parking is limited, and we need to ensure there is space for the funeral cars, so the primary school playground next door will be open for parking, there is a pay and display car park on Matthias Street by the Town Hall, and also on-street parking in nearby roads.

Church will be open from 12 Noon, with music playing chosen by Debbie. We expect a lot of people, so there will be a video relay across in the War Memorial Hall . Please don’t worry about bringing children - Debbie would want them to know they are welcome. If you are worried about how they might cope with being in the service, you can always take them to the hall instead and follow things from there.

Tea, coffee and cake will be served over in the hall after the service finishes for those who don’t wish to attend the committal. Please note the journey to Dalton woodland burial ground takes about 25 mins, so we will be a while before we return to join in.

You are welcome to come to Dalton, but please bear in mind that parking is limited. If you are driving there, please try and make sure you take a full car, as that will help the pressure on space. The weather is currently good, so we don’t anticipate it being muddy. Even if it stays dry, do make sure your shoes can cope with the ground being uneven. If it rains, we’ll need something waterproof on our feet.

Whether you can stay on after the service or not, please don't leave before signing one of our special memory books over in the Memorial Hall. We would really like to have a record of everyone who attended. Just writing your name is fine, but feel free to add anything else (or even draw something!) If you’re bringing children, please make sure you have a few crayons or felt tips for them to join in.

You can make a donation on the day, which will be split between St John’s Hospice and Messy Church. We will also be setting up something on Justgiving soon.

Thank you for all the cards and greetings. We can’t hope to respond to them all, but we have read them and they are appreciated.


  1. I have been with you in spirit today, Mike. I am very sorry indeed that I was not able to come to the funeral. Keeping you all in my prayer.

  2. A wonderful and fitting farewell to a very special person. .... Debbie is singing a new song with a new heart that's beating in unison with her Heavenly Father....

    To Mike Jono Ellie and all the extended family .... the service was a true reflection of everything that Debs was to us all. You will continue to be in our prayers - there is a big space in your lives but her earthly body is of no further use... her spirit lives on.
    God bless you all. Gerry and Chris Armstrong xx
    Looking forward to hearing how we can buy 'Song' by Jono

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