Greaves Funeral Services was established by me, Mr Ian Greaves in February 2016. I grew up in Barbados and came to England in 1981 where I worked in various trades. black funeral directors London
My first exposure to the funeral trade was unexpected. I was asked to do a job but did not know what it entailed, it turned out to be that of a funeral assistant. From that day I continued working in the trade and fell in love with it. After over twenty years working in the service with different companies, I felt there were more personal touches that could be provided to help make bereaved families celebrate their loved ones in a more memorable way. I believed I could provide that extra special touch and that is what inspired me to start Greaves Funeral Services.
Greaves Funeral Services has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide a truly uniquely exceptional service to each of our clients. We understand that your needs can change at any time, and we are always ready to adapt our services to try and meet your requests. We provide friendly and comfortable surroundings for our clients when they visit us to conduct business at such a difficult time, after losing a loved one.
At Greaves Funeral Services we take responsibility for arranging the details of your loved one’s funeral, from the practical elements such as selecting the caskets or coffins, hearse, limousines or liaising with churches, cemeteries or crematorium. We can also provide extra services e.g. flowers, the Order of Service and any other request that makes the day the personal tribute that it deserves to be. Guidance and advice are provided for all aspects of the funeral service. All of this can be coordinated and arranged.
If death occurs at home or at a care home
A GP will attend to certify the death and advise you to contact a funeral director to remove the deceased. We offer a 24-hour ambulance service to collect your loved ones and take them into our care where they will be treated with dignity and respect. You will be guided through what to do next. Our 24-hour helpline number is 0203 815 7802.
If death occurs at a hospital
The hospital staff will inform you when and where to obtain the death certificate and relevant documents.
CHAPEL OF REST
At Greaves Funeral Services we have two private chapels of rest where you can view your loved one. Viewing is optional as for some it helps with acceptance of death and the grieving process, but others may find it overwhelming. We pride ourselves in looking after your loved one with respect always and supporting you and your family through this difficult time.
EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE
Design and printing of the Order of Service
Finding a venue for the funeral reception
Our fleet of vehicles consists of a Mercedes, Daimler, and Limousines for family members and friends on the day of the funeral. In addition to the hearse, we always try to accommodate any special request (horse and carriage, etc.) which will come at an extra charge
Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: By Appointment Only