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Stepping down after 35 years

A Bromsgrove man is planning a well-earned retirement after stepping down from his role as a funeral director after more than 35 years with the same firm.

Andrew Cant began work at Mortons Funeral Directors in 1982, and over the years has worked his way up the ranks.

Staff past and present were amongst more than 70 people who gathered at Mortons’ Northfield offices to wish Andrew a fond farewell. Clergy, celebrants, solicitors, florists, caterers, cemetery and crematorium staff and the company’s stonemason all attended the event to see Andrew handed a TV amongst other gifts as a mark of recognition from the company.

Mortons’ Managing Director, Derek Case, said: “It’s going to seem strange to not have Andrew around, but equally we wanted to give him a send-off to remember. As an employee he personifies the Mortons ethos, carrying out his duties with dignity and respect. He was always very approachable and had the ability to put people at their ease.

“I would describe him as a real gentleman, someone who consistently found a resolution for families at what is more often than not a very difficult time in their lives – the loss of a loved one.”

Andrew now plans to spend his time with his wife Anita, children and grandchildren.

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