STAFF at Tesco in Heswall are to install a bench in memory of a 'much-missed' colleague who has passed away.

Gordon Haston had worked for Tesco for more than 25 years, starting at the old store on Pensby Road then moving to Telegraph Road when that opened in 1993.

A familiar face to customers, the 60-year-old, from Willaston, was described by the store's community champion Lindsay Kennedy as a 'real all-rounder'.

His many roles included working in the grocery department, helping at the backdoor and rushing to help customers needing assistance. 

Sadly, he passed away on May 5. His funeral is in Blacon next Wednesday.

Gordon, who had Down's Syndrome, loved his job and took it very seriously. Even telling the staff off when they weren't working.

Pictures sent to the Globe by Lindsay Kennedy, Community Champion at Tesco's Heswall store show Gordon at the old branch in Pensby Road, and at parties for his 60th Birthday last August and the new store's 25th anniversary celebration.

Paying tribute, Lindsay told the Globe: "Gordon will be missed both by Tesco and all the staff, customers and visitors who met him.

"He was known to many customers, many of which always had a chat to him and he always had a loveable smile for them.

"Gordon received his 25-year service award and attended a party for all staff who had been at the new store from when it opened.

"He was the star of the party.

"We are in the process of purchasing a bench to place outside the store in remembrance of Gordon, as he always liked to sit and watch the customers go by.

"We have set up a condolences book within store for staff to sign and numerous customers are asking to sign it also."