24 Hour Funeral Helpline: 01206 760049
Family funeral service - the personal, caring approach
John May, the Island’s funeral director for over 26 years, with Joe Garwood arranging and conducting funerals and Caroline Cotton managing the office, share a common aim in continuing to provide a personal and caring service to the local community.
Blackwater House offers modern comfortable facilities including a private Chapel of Rest which overlooks the secluded Garden of Memories where visitors can spend time in quiet reflection. Home visits can also be requested for families wishing to discuss funeral arrangments, pre-planning or memorials.
A bereavement can often be a distressing and bewildering experience and our first duty is to offer professional and sympathetic guidance and to deal with all necessary formalities and arrangements which may be required.
This essential service complements the aid provided by doctors, the clergy and other professional advisors. Our further aim is to provide a complete funeral service and to ensure that funerals are conducted with dignity, care and compassion. Our funeral directors and staff are available on a 24 hour basis each and every day of the year.
Our caring and professional services include:
Joe Garwood, John May, Polly Hunnaball and Caroline Cotton
We supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning in our branches with coffee and cake.
We were pleased to raise money for this worthy cause.
J K May supporting Mersea Regatta week with a display of local photographer Chrissie Westgate’s stunning photographs.
We are commemorating the centenary of World War 1 in our window displays, and many of our colleagues have brought in mementoes from their own families to show their respects. Our main charity for the year is the Royal British Legion, and we will be selling poppies throughout the months of remembrance.