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 of Ferndown and surrounding areas since 1922.

Funeral arrangements involve 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.

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 – 8am – 5pm

Meet the team

Gavin Denman – Branch Manager

Joined the company in 2017 from the Midlands and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the Douch Family Funeral Directors.

Gavin has the Diploma in Funeral Directing with the National Association of Funeral Directors and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Gavin is also an apprenticeship served precision engineer and toolmaker.

Gary Eckhardt - A E Jolliffe & Son Funeral Directors


Gary Eckhardt, Funeral Director

Gary is a very experienced funeral director who joined A E Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown in 2013. He previously worked in London and East Anglia, moving to Dorset to be closer to family. In his spare time Gary enjoys overseas travel, music and football.


Sue_CornellSue Cornell, Funeral Arranger

Sue joined us at A E Jolliffe & Son funeral directors in Ferndown in 2008 after working for another local funeral director. She loves being involved in the community and both her children attended local Ferndown schools.


Ron Meldrum - A E Jolliffe & Son Funeral DirectorsRon Meldrum, Funeral Operative

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.






Adrian Read - A E Jolliffe & SonAdrian Read, Funeral Operative

Adrian has worked locally in the funeral business for over 30 years and joined us in 2013. His knowledge of the local area and people is exceptional. In his spare time Adrian is Chairman of the Verwood Carnival Committee. He is a vintage machinery and rally enthusiast and enjoys going caravanning.

AE Jolliffe & Son funeral directors in Ferndown are a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and is bound by its ‘Code of Practice’.

Contact Us


01202 872050


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17 Victoria Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9HT

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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.