We are the only independent funeral business on Romney Marsh, based in New Romney, Kent. It is owned by Wendy Alder (Owen) and David and Albert Firmager and is very much a family concern.
Wendy has run the business since the death of both her husband Michael Owen and business partner Bert Firmager. This is very much with the help and support of her small team of staff, Phil Tanner (Funeral Director) and Helen Carr (Senior Funeral Arranger).
Losing someone is such a difficult time and you are at your most vulnerable. It can be quite intimidating walking through the door and saying those words. We hope we provide a place for people which is homely, welcoming and calming. There is time just to sit and talk and decide on what it is that you want for your family member. There are so many decisions to be made so time is needed. After all, this is the last thing you can do for your loved one, so making it personal to them and you is so important.
Unlike many of the corporate funeral companies who use central hubs all of our facilities are based at our premises in New Romney.
Once your loved ones arrive with us they remain in our personal care until the day of the funeral.
We take care of every aspect of the funeral for you so if you have any questions or want to get in touch, please contact us.
We belong to the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) which is a trade association for independent funeral directors.
"It has stringent conditions for its membership, which include demonstrating a sound trading history and suitable premises, which are inspected before membership is accepted, and all members must adhere to a strict Code of Practice. For many, if not most people, at the time of a death in the family, the reassurance and experience of an established community funeral director is a great comfort. The choice of a SAIF member to handle the arrangements ensures that peace of mind."