Call us any time. We’re always ready to help.
We’re here day and night to help you through a difficult time. We’ve been taking care of people since 1922.
Arranging a funeral involves making a lot of decisions, so we want to make things as easy as we can for you. We’ll guide you through the whole process to make sure the funeral is exactly what you want.
We can visit you in the comfort of your own home, or take good care of you in our quiet offices in Ferndown. Wherever we talk, you can rely on our discretion and compassion at all times.
It might sound strange, but it’s a really good idea to plan your funeral in advance. If it’s all planned and paid for in advance (at today’s prices) it’s a tremendous relief for your loved ones when the time comes. You’ll have spared them the stress of deciding how to arrange your funeral and how to pay for it. Come in and we’ll talk you through the details.
Meet the team
Ted Bridger, Manager
Ted’s a keen sports fan and loves walking and cycling around the area. A former President of the Bournemouth & District Funeral Directors, Ted has the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing and has been a part of the team for 35 years.
James McDermaid, Principal Funeral Director
James has been a welcome part of our team since 2001. A keen sports fan, his first love is Formula 1. James has the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing and has been in the funeral profession for 19 years.
Sue Cornell, Funeral Arranger & Receptionist
Sue joined us in 2008 after working for another local funeral director. She loves being involved in the community and both her children attended local schools.
Ron Meldrum, Workshop Manager
Ron joined us in 2008 after a career in the Royal Navy and the Hospitality Industry. He’s a valuable and highly skilled member of our team as well as an active supporter of Armed Force Charities.
Steve Allen, Trainee Funeral Director
In his spare time, Steve loves outdoor pursuits. He enjoys anything energetic and used to be a keen member of the TA.
AE Jolliffe & Son is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and is bound by its ‘Code of Practice’.