A sad loss

Mervyn Coward, who was a Partner and later a consultant at WNJ, sadly passed away earlier this month following a short illness.

Mervyn, 69, from Fulwood, Preston, was a true gentleman and a popular figure whose long and valued association with WNJ spanned more than half a century. This speaks for itself, in that Mervyn was highly respected, appreciated and liked by staff, fellow Partners and his clients.

The heartfelt condolences and warm messages that have been sent to the firm’s office over the last two weeks have proved testament to Mervyn’s professionalism, wide knowledge and his particular fondness for a humorous tale of old times and new. Many staff and clients will recall happy days whilst accompanying Mervyn on audit visits across the country, when the evening’s entertainment and storytelling would make the time away from home little hardship.

Mervyn’s funeral service took place at St John the Baptist’s Church in Broughton.

All of our thoughts are with his wife Trisha and family.

Mervyn will be sadly missed.