Funeral Service

Time: 12 Noon

Date: Thursday 23rd December 2021

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at St. Helens Crematorium, Rainford Road, St Helen's WA10 6DF

Brenda Makin

Suddenly, after a short stay at Springhill Nursing Home, Accrington on the 6th December, 2021 Brenda, aged 87 years of Haydock, St.Helens.  The devoted wife of the late Norman, loving mother of Gary, mother-in-law of Gill, cherished gran of Kevin and David and great gran of six and a loved auntie of Lynne & Debbie and Terry & Colin (Australia). Also a dear sister of the late Doreen and a respected relative and friend to many.
Brenda spent her working life in the St.Helens area in various social care /catering roles and retired from Fairfield Private Hospital where she spent many happy years and made many good friends. An avid rugby fan, Brenda, in her early years liked nothing more than standing on the terraces at Knowsley Road shouting for her beloved St.Helens. Although in later life she was unable to make it to the ground, it didn’t stop her shouting her support when watching them on TV. ¬†Holidays were always a favourite time of the year for Brenda and together with her husband Norman, they shared many wonderful trips to “The English Riviera” and particularly enjoyed holidays with the family in Florida. Brenda was a doting gran to her grandsons and great grandchildren and always looked forward to spending time with them.
Family flowers only please, donations are being received in Brenda’s memory on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation, please click the blue donate button at the bottom of the page.
Please feel free to leave a message for Brenda’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Brenda Makin
Lynne Crozier
We were always a very close family living ‘back- to back’ with each other. Auntie Bren made all my leading up dresses and patiently detangled my curly hair. I will remember her as my cheeky, fun-loving Auntie. I will miss our long chats. RIP with Uncle Norman and Doreen xx
Debbie and family
Auntie Bren will be missed for her fun. Rest in peace now xxx
Gill Bates
Good night “Auntie “Bren and thank you for all the Happy times, with love from Gill, friend of Debbie xxx

Terry and Carol Ford

Auntie Bren will be sorely missed by us both. She loved a “good jangle” & we enjoyed our long telephone chats over the years when she would tell us all the gossip & happenings in the family, but she never broke a confidence. We will miss her infectious laugh & her jokes and her positive outlook on life. R.I.P. with Uncle Norman xxx with much love.


Elaine Murray

Brenda was a fun-loving lady with a big smile and a good heart sadly missed XX R I P