NESTON funeral director Henry Norman, proprietor of a family firm founded in 1894, died last Monday aged 83.
A very well-known personality around Neston, Mr Norman first began working when he left school at 14.
He continued to carry out funerals until he was nearly 80 and maintained a role when the business became Charles Stephens Henry Norman.
Son, Tim Norman described his father as a “kind and conscientious man”.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Tim said: “He brought a personal touch and attention to detail.
“He would just drop things and go and see people as soon as they phoned.
“Because he knew the families so well, he knew what they wanted.
“People always asked for him, they simply didn’t want anybody else.”
Henry Norman carried out thousands of funerals from his Little Neston premises.
He took over in 1971 and would often deal with generations of the same family.
Tim said: “He loved doing it and would have carried on forever.”
A founder member of Neston Rotary Club and active in the Chamber of Commerce, Henry Norman also loved music and spending time in his garden.
He died after a short illness, and is survived by wife, Jean, three sons and eight grandchildren.