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Practical help and friendship, when you need it the most

At a time of great sadness we give you all the practical help you need – and as many cups of tea as you want.

We understand you want a service with a difference; that reflects the true personality of your loved one. We can help you create something truly unique, including semi-religious and non-religious services.

For some people, viewing a loved one after death can help them as they work through their grief. We take great care of the deceased during their stay with us and our Chapels of Rest are open for family and friends to visit any time during working hours. Or just give us a call to arrange coming in at other times.

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.

Meet the team

Shane Watson, Manager

Shane joined our team in 1992, and became manager in 2002. He lives in Blandford with his wife and two children. A former President of the Bournemouth Association of Funeral Directors, Shane has the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing.

Vincent White, Funeral Director

Vincent joined us in 2000. He is a fully qualified funeral director and works hard behind the scenes to ensure our funerals run smoothly. In his spare time, Vincent is a competitive pistol and rifle shooter and a keen rough shooter.

Wendy Percey, Funeral Director

Wendy has been part of our team since 1998 and trained personally by Lesley Shand. She is married with two daughters and two granddaughters and loves reading detective novels, swimming, walking and gardening.

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