Caring for you, day and night.

When you’re grieving, you need two things: a lot of compassion and a lot of practical help. We give you both. We’ll guide you through the many decisions you need to make in arranging a fitting funeral service for your loved one.

Get in touch, day or night, and we’ll come to you in the comfort of your own home. Or if you prefer, you can come to us; you’ll find a warm welcome in our comfortable offices in Wareham and Poole.

Planning ahead

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.

Office opening times: Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Meet the team

Mark Alder Dip FAA, Manager005 - Mark Alder

Mark has been a welcome part of our team of funeral directors in Poole since 1995. Previously assistant to Jonathan Stretch, Mark gained promotion to Branch Manager in 2015. Mark has two children and lives in Parkstone. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and fishing.

Charlie Wilkinson Dip FAA, Dip FD, Funeral Director006 - Charlie Loveday

Charlie joined our company in 2013. Previously based at Ives & Shand Funeral Directors in Parkstone, Charlie moved across to Albert Marsh, to look after our Upton branch. In her spare time she enjoys watching AFC Bournemouth, anything to do with cars and music.


Emma Byron, Administrator

004 - Emma ByronEmma joined Albert Marsh funeral directors Poole in 2013. She lives in Swanage with her husband Sean and their two children. In her spare time Emma enjoys walking in the Purbeck’s and cycling.

Ollie Oddy, Memorial Consultant

Ollie Joined Albert Marsh in 2014. He lives in Swanage with his fiancée Abi.
003 - Ollie OddyIn his spare time he likes to play cricket, golf, darts and pool.

Steve Brooker, Workshop Manager

007 - Steve Brooker

Steve joined our team in 2004 and takes good care of the workshop and garage. He lives in Upton with his wife Carol; they have a grown-up daughter. In his spare time Steve enjoys photography, snooker and gardening.

As members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, Albert Marsh are bound by their Code of Practice

We are also members of the National Association of Monumental Masons (NAMM).

Contact Us


01929 552107


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St Michaels Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4QU

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Pay your respects

Simply search the diary by surname to find details of the funeral you wish to attend. You'll be able to leave a message in the book of condolence, as well as find information about flower and donation wishes.