Keeping it personal

Ives & Shand Funeral Service is based on Ashley Road in Parkstone, Poole. We believe everyone deserves a funeral service that reflects their unique personality. We will guide you through the choices so that, together, we can create a service that truly honours your loved one. You can even choose an alternative to the traditional oak coffin; they can be made of willow, bamboo or hyacinth.

Giving you the choice

Many people don’t have a traditional faith and, until now, their only option has been to have a service in a crematorium. That’s why we have our own service chapel on our premises in Parkstone, Poole. We can hold services with or without religious content.

Because it’s our own chapel, you can choose who conducts your service; whether it’s a family member, funeral director, humanist minister or religious leaders. Our service chapel can host up to 40 people.

As funeral directors in Poole, we recognise that funerals can sometimes be expensive. With this in mind and to help you save money, we have created The ‘Parkstone Exclusive‘, with full use of our Service Chapel.

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 on funeral arrangements and how to pay for it. Come in and we’ll talk you through the details.

Office opening times: Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5pm

Meet the team

Vincent White, ManagerVincent White - Ives & Shand Funeral Service

Vincent joined our funeral directors in Poole as manager in 2017. He was previously funeral director at our Lesley Shand branch and has worked for the company since 2000. Vincent has the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing.  In his spare time, Vincent is a keen Clay Pigeon shooter and Horologist.

Marcella McDonagh, Funeral DirectorMarcella McDonagh - Ives & Shand Funeral Service

Marcella worked at a funeral home in Sheffield before she joined our team as a Funeral Director in Poole 2004. She enjoys horse riding, circuit training, coastal walks and cooking. Marcella has the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing.

Ives & Shand is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and is bound by its ‘Code of Practice’.

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01202 716500


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568 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Dorset, BH14 OAG

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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.