- Created: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:10
Queenscourt recently received a generous donation of £330 in memory of Janet Law, whose family connections with the hospice go back to its very beginnings.
Janet, who died early this Summer, had been cared for by #teamqueenscourt. “The nurses came into the hospital every day to see mum and make sure everything was OK,” said son Andrew. “It meant a lot to our family.”
The Law family are proud of their connection to Queenscourt. Andrew’s dad, the Rev Brian Law, had been the hospice’s second Chaplain – taking on the role in 1987 when he was Vicar of St Philip’s in Southport, and continuing until he died in 1993.
Rev Law had been present on the day Queenscourt was officially opened by Princess Diana in 1992 and had been immensely proud to serve the hospice and its patients. “He always said it was a great privilege to sit with someone at the end of their life,” said Andrew. “He made himself available at all times of the day and night and was always ready to answer the call to come in.”
Rev Law had begun his working life as a Pharmacist in London, where he met Janet, also a Pharmacist, and they married in 1967, when they moved to Liverpool. He was ordained in 1978 and became Curate at St John and St James Church in Bootle.
He later moved to St Ann’s Church in Warrington where he got involved with St Rocco’s Hospice before moving to Southport in 1987, where he took on the voluntary role as Queenscourt Hospice Chaplain.
Janet and Brian had one son, Andrew, although they fostered and adopted many more youngsters. Andrew, a teacher, is married to Helene and they have four children.