Known throughout our local communities for the highest standards of compassionate care

When you place your trust in Gary Staker you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, and a truly distinct service. The role of your local funeral director is to ease the stress and burden of decision-making, to listen carefully so that we may offer you expert guidance and provide you with a single point of contact who is always on hand to ease any worries or uncertainty with compassion and practical help.

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Gary Staker

Funeral Director

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Kim Ramshaw

Funeral Director

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Janet Smith

Administrator

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Rhys Wait

Funeral Operative

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Funerals in the bleak midwinter

As one of the UK's most popular Christmas carols, various versions of In the Bleak Midwinter are cheerfully sung in churches, village halls and high streets throughout December. Roll on a few weeks and I can assure you, there are fewer places bleaker in mid-winter...

Defending Funeral Directors – Scotland on Sunday/Evening News

Tim Purves vigorously defends the role of funeral directors following a high profile fine imposed on an English firm for not policing unexpected crowds in The Scotland on Sunday newspaper. Funeral directors 'should not be responsible' for policing mourner numbers |...

Memorials Replace Big Funerals – The Times

Today's Times features our second generation memorials team at work, providing lasting legacies for loved ones at a time when funeral attendance is so restricted. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/covid-in-scotland-elaborate-headstones-replace-big-funerals-7b29nl0kk...