W J Beswetherick & Son Funeral Directors

17 reviews

W J Beswetherick & Son Funeral Directors, Cornwall, funeral director in Cornwall

A modern independent funeral home in Truro, with decades of experience providing funerals tailored to each family’s individual need

Latest Verified Reviews

Lou Varker 19th Dec 2021

Cindy, Simon and Sandra couldn’t have looked after us as a family more than they did. Everything was made simple even down to last minute changes. They were very professional but also very personal which was very comforting at a very difficult time. We can’t thank them enough. Highly recommended 

Clive Rosevear 16th Dec 2021

Excellent, professional service.

William Rickards 15th Dec 2021

Simon and Cindy Pennycook and their staff were very caring and well organized and guided me and my mother's sister through the funeral and cremation services and processes. They selected a local Methodist Minister who met with my aunt and I to arrange the funeral service and, with her guidance, we chose my mother's favourite hymns and music and had time for eulogies from several family members. She presided over the service with compassion allowing the input of mourners. The funeral was live streamed to family in Africa and New Zealand. Simon and Cindy arranged everything including flowers and an urn for my mother's ashes which we took back with us to the USA. I recommend W J Beswetherick & Son for their caring and organization.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
Central House
Fairmantle Street
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2EQ

About Us

At a very sad time, W J Beswetherick and Son’s dedicated team aim to provide an understanding and helpful funeral service, that fulfils your loved one’s funeral wishes.

Located in the heart of the city in a bright and contemporary space, W J Beswetherick and Son is a family-run funeral home that has served Truro and the surrounding area for almost 60 years.

Cindy Pennycook and her supportive team help bereaved families in Truro through the process of arranging a loved one’s funeral, and are there to listen to their individual needs.

As an independent funeral home, every funeral is tailored according to request. W J Beswetherick and Son aims to ensure that bereaved families choose the services most important to them.

The focus is on tailor-made funerals, not packages, to ensure bereaved families need only consider exactly what they want – from a traditional funeral, to green burial, or direct cremation service. The team is happy to provide free, no obligation quotations, and, as an independent funeral director, its prices reflect lower costs.

This funeral home has its own chapel of rest and free onsite parking for families. It is also happy to support families who live further away, and make funeral arrangements via email or post. W J Beswetherick and Son can help arrange for a loved one to be repatriated for their funeral.

With a hearse and limousine available, W J Beswetherick and Son can help organise special funeral transport, including traditional horse and carriage, motorcycle hearse or VW Camper Van.

The Truro funeral home is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and also the British Institute of Funeral Directors. It is a nominated funeral director for the majority of funeral plan companies and also offers Golden Charter funeral plans.

Contact W J Beswetherick and Son today to begin making arrangements for your loved one's funeral.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lou Varker 19th Dec 2021

    Cindy, Simon and Sandra couldn’t have looked after us as a family more than they did. Everything was made simple even down to last minute changes. They were very professional but also very personal which was very comforting at a very difficult time. We can’t thank them enough. Highly recommended 

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for putting your confidence in our service and we are pleased that we could do whatever was necessary to make everything come together on the day.
  • 5 Clive Rosevear 16th Dec 2021

    Excellent, professional service.

  • 5 William Rickards 15th Dec 2021

    Simon and Cindy Pennycook and their staff were very caring and well organized and guided me and my mother's sister through the funeral and cremation services and processes. They selected a local Methodist Minister who met with my aunt and I to arrange the funeral service and, with her guidance, we chose my mother's favourite hymns and music and had time for eulogies from several family members. She presided over the service with compassion allowing the input of mourners. The funeral was live streamed to family in Africa and New Zealand. Simon and Cindy arranged everything including flowers and an urn for my mother's ashes which we took back with us to the USA. I recommend W J Beswetherick & Son for their caring and organization.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are pleased to have been able to put all of this together for you to make it happen on the day the way you wanted.
  • 5 Peter Walker 15th Dec 2021

    very good

  • 5 Heather Rounsevell 15th Dec 2021

    Beswethericks conducted my Mum’s funeral with efficiency and sensitivity. Cindy, Simon and all the Team were brilliant, taking the strain away from what could have been a very difficult day . Many Thanks  Heather

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for letting us look after the funeral arrangements
  • 5 Karen Tonkin 14th Dec 2021

    The support and care given to us from  start to finish in the planning of our dad’s funeral really set us at ease and enabled us to say goodbye in a really special way.  Thank  you so much.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for your choosing Beswethericks and we are pleased you were able to say goodbye in a way that meant so much.
  • 5 Michael Blackmore 14th Dec 2021

    Very thoughtful and respectful, followed our wishes to the t, nothing was too much trouble, offered all the help needed throughout.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    We are pleased that we were able to offer the help you needed that met your wishes.
  • 5 Joanne Collings 14th Dec 2021

    Lovely helpful people,Sandra was brilliant when I really was stuck with my mums funeral,and they was no trouble when I needed answers x

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased we were able to make the process easy for you.
  • 5 Catherine Keast 14th Dec 2021

    They went out of their way to make everything exactly how our loved one would of wanted it. They were always happy to answer any questions and the staff were so friendly and professional 

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for letting us look after Catherine in the way you wanted and we really appreciate your kind words regarding the way in which you were treated by our people.
  • 5 Priscilla Hunt 14th Dec 2021

    Beswethericks Funeral Directors couldnt have possibly done any more for us. They were absolutely amazing, very caring and nothing was ever too much trouble.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for kind words. We were happy to do whatever was necessary to meet your needs.
  • 5 Wendy Lee 14th Dec 2021

    very in touch & empathetic to the needs of the family at a difficult time. They go the extra mile.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Nothing was too much trouble and we thank you for putting your trust in us.
  • 5 Rose Walters 14th Dec 2021

      The service was exemplary with kindness, great attention to detail ,no request too much or difficult to deal with. .    One was reassured by the professional care shone before and during the celebration of life.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    It was our pleasure to be able to look after David and we are pleased that you were very happy with the high standard of service throughout.
  • 5 Tamsyn Lewis 14th Dec 2021

    Hassle free, all done as required with absolutely no stress . The best way to dispatch if there are no family mourners.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for letting us handle the funeral arrangements even though it was an unattended service.
  • 5 Becky Lovatt 14th Dec 2021

    Thank you for everything and for going the extra mile.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    We cannot thank you enough for your words of praise and we are glad we were able to give mum the send off she wanted.
  • 5 Simon Asker 14th Dec 2021

    We cannot thank Beswetherick and Son enough for their kindness and support at this most difficult time. From start to finish they were professional, compassionate, supportive, accurate and calm. All of the preparation was organised wonderfully and the service was done beautifully and as mum would have wanted. We recommend them unreservedly and will never forget their support and service.

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased to be able to provide a high standard of service to give mum what she wanted.
  • 5 Nicola Rowe 11th May 2018

    Very experienced and compassionate family business. This was the 5th funeral they have arranged for our family and we wouldn’t contact any other funeral director.. Everything is thought of and those personal kind touches help at a very sad time, this made dads send off exactly what we all wanted. 

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you again for your ongoing support of our family business and entrusting John in to our care. We are pleased to be able to deliver a consistently high service across the years.
  • 5 Stephen Carey 1st May 2018

    A very caring professional funeral company,who left nothing to chance.They made a potentially difficult day into a very smooth running one.Very polite staff and well organised. Thank you so much

    Simon Pennycook replied
    Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased we were able to handle the arrangements that provided a calmness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
Central House
Fairmantle Street
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2EQ

Latest Verified Reviews

Lou Varker 19th Dec 2021

Cindy, Simon and Sandra couldn’t have looked after us as a family more than they did. Everything was made simple even down to last minute changes. They were very professional but also very personal which was very comforting at a very difficult time. We can’t thank them enough. Highly recommended 

Clive Rosevear 16th Dec 2021

Excellent, professional service.

William Rickards 15th Dec 2021

Simon and Cindy Pennycook and their staff were very caring and well organized and guided me and my mother's sister through the funeral and cremation services and processes. They selected a local Methodist Minister who met with my aunt and I to arrange the funeral service and, with her guidance, we chose my mother's favourite hymns and music and had time for eulogies from several family members. She presided over the service with compassion allowing the input of mourners. The funeral was live streamed to family in Africa and New Zealand. Simon and Cindy arranged everything including flowers and an urn for my mother's ashes which we took back with us to the USA. I recommend W J Beswetherick & Son for their caring and organization.

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