Established by John May in 1980 and acquired by the Hunnaball Family in 1988 the business continues to serve the community of West Mersea under the management of Joe Garwood and his colleagues Caroline Cotton and Wendy Holford.
John was the Island’s funeral director for over 35 years and will always be remembered.
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 arrangements, 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.