Councillor Andy Dalton, the Mayor of Morley, delivered a speech and unveiled a plaque as he officially opened the Co-operative Funeralcare incorporating Asquiths Funeral Service, following its relocation.
Dalton said: “I wish to commend the funeral home for establishing a first class chapel of rest right in the centre of the town. I know that they will provide a listening ear, sympathetic support and a quality service to Morleians experiencing bereavement.”
Rev Robb Sutherland and Rev Deacon Peter Crinnion led the blessing of the funeral home, and Peter Askins, former owner of Asquiths Funeral Service and funeral consultant for the new funeral home, attended the opening with his wife Ann.
The Co-operative Funeralcare regional manager and president of the Yorkshire Area Federation of the NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors), Phil Barr; Brian Taylor, national president of CFSMA (Co-operative Funeral Service Managers Association); and Roger Tyrell, chair of the Leeds & Wakefield Area members committee of the Co-operative Group, were also present.
Photo: (L-R) Rev Deacon Peter Crinnion, Rev Robb Sutherland, Peter Askins, Phil Barr and the Mayor, Councillor Andy Dalton.