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Michael Rushton

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Michelle Rushton

The Mini Rushton's

        Chris            Sasha              Lee

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Michael Rushton Dip.Fd (age 56) is a qualified Funeral Director with over 38 years experience, he owns and runs the funeral home, together with his wife Michelle Rushton (age 49), who is also an experienced Funeral Director (although she only directs now if asked for, as she is committed to supporting families).  Proudly family owned and run, independent, and members of the National Association of Funeral Directors.  They serve all of Southport and surrounding areas with compassion, dignity and respect.  One branch only, so that your loved one stays with them at Marshside Road, from the moment they are brought into their care, until the day of their funeral or direct cremation.  They are both committed to providing a compassionate, professional service, and always put their clients needs first, often going above and beyond, to help families at such a difficult time . They have a small core team of dedicated, caring and professional staff, who are as committed to client care, dignity and respect as they are.  


Michael grew up in Banks and Michelle Southport.  They have lived in the area all their lives, with Michelle coming from generations born in Marshside and Churchtown.  They live in Churchtown, with 4 of their children, only a 5 minute drive away from their funeral home.  Michael is well respected, and after 38 years, he is the longest serving Funeral Director in Southport.  He has conducted the funerals of many past Funeral Directors and Clergy from Southport, as he is so respected in the community.  Michelle has over 14 years experience working in the funeral and bereavement sector, and is a Funeral Arranger and Funeral Director. She has worked in the  past as a Bereavement Support volunteer for a large charity, having both counselling and bereavement qualifications, and offers free bereavement support to anyone who needs it in Southport.  


Lee is a Funeral Arranger and Funeral Director, he is incredibly caring and professional.  Michelle says of Lee "We feel very blessed to have such a lovely genuine person working with us, who shares our values and love of helping others.  Lee always goes the extra mile to make sure families have what they need.  We are very proud of Lee and the feedback we receive from families about him is just wonderful, he is an excellent Funeral Director who truly cares about the families he works with.  Lee has been with us a while now, and it has been an honour to watch him grow into the Funeral Director he is today".

Sasha is the first person you will see on the Reception, she cares for everyone entering the premises and assists the Funeral Directors.  Michelle says of Sasha "She is the most sincere and thoughtful person, who is simply amazing in her role.  She welcomes people into our premises with such kindness and compassion, and organises so many of the things required from music to order of service.  Sasha genuinely cares for families and does everything possible to make sure they have everything they need.  We are very fortunate to have Sasha working with us, and we receive lovely feedback about her from families all the time, we couldn't be prouder of her."

Meet The Mini Rushton's!  Albert and Allura are Michael and Michelle's youngest children, they are 6 and 3.  This photo was taken at a Thanksgiving and Dedication Service at a local crematorium.  Albert absolutely loves going to school and dinosaurs, Allura loves going to nursery and Paw Patrol ... they may be the next generation of Funeral Directors at Rushton's in years to come!

There are also some wonderful part time team members that Michael and Michelle are incredibly thankful to have working with them, who are equally as kind, caring and respectful.

"Thank you for taking the time to get to know all about us and our team at Rushton's, it is appreciated so much and if we can ever help you, please do not hesitate to contact us."  Michael & Michelle Rushton

Visit the Facebook page for updates and to read some lovely kind words received from families.

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The article on the left was written in 2021, when we celebrated our 5th anniversary at our beautiful premises on Marshside Road.  We have been there for 7 years now, and 37 years in the profession!

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