Mayor of Sefton opens new family owned, independent Southport funeral home


Husband and wife, Michael and Michelle Rushton held their official Opening and Dedication Ceremony at their funeral home M. Rushton Funeral Directors on Marshside Road, Thursday 4th August. 

The Mayor of Sefton Cllr Iain Browdie-Browne opened the funeral home, and in his speech said “I am delighted to be here today, and to wish you good luck”.   Rev’d Canon Philip Green along with Rev’d Irene Cowell officially dedicated, with a very respectful service and blessing.


Michael, who grew up in Banks and Churchtown, is a qualified Funeral Director who started working in Southport over 30 years ago, latterly working in Lancashire.  Michelle grew up in Southport, and has worked in the funeral profession and bereavement sector. The couple live in Banks which is just a 5 minute drive away from their funeral home, and are proud of their Southport/Banks roots. They both consider it “an honour and a privilege to serve our local community.”  When asked about their facilities they said “we are extremely proud of our facilities which include an Arranging Room, Room of Repose & our own temperature controlled Mortuary, therefore, as this is our only premises, your loved one stays in our care at Marshside Road, until the day of their funeral, this is very important to us.” 

Their heart and soul has gone into making their premises bright, peaceful and comfortable based on their experience.  They were inspected recently, and are now proud members of The National Association of Funeral Directors.   ots_southport_funeral_home2

For more information feel free to call in, telephone or visit their website, their normal office hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, however, they are there for you in your time of need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

100 Marshside Road, Southport PR9 9TG.  Telephone:  01704 214118.

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