Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service)

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Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) is an ethical and member owned funeral director, serving bereaved families in Tavistock and the surrounding area with care, respect and clarity.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Lee 17th Jan 2022

Thank you were very helpful an supportive during the time before and after.

Lisa Perkins 10th Jan 2022

Claire and Ray extremely helpful and kind. Also at the funeral, Tristan and the other staff were very professional.  Thank you so much xx

Deborah Boldero 2nd Jan 2022

Prior to the funeral, Ray, Tristan and the team were quick to reply to all our enquiries, and given we had to make numerous changes to our plans, these were well accommodated and helped us to achieve the best send off possible, including needing to delay the date beyond normal time frames to allow for family members further afield to also attend. On the day itself, everything went as planned, they conducted themselves and the funeral procession in a dignified and very respectful way. They communicated with us at all stages, and reassured us at every point that they were looking after everything. The only issue which occurred on the day was a problem with the live stream, which despite excellent planning on their behalf, the internet connection in the church meant viewers weren't able to watch the whole funeral. This had been a last minute request from us, and we were very grateful it had been possible to set up, but for future funerals it may need further exploration. Following the funeral, they were able to meet our request for a prompt bill (the next day) as our travel needs meant we needed this swiftly. This was no issue for the team, who met with us at opening time the next day with all required documents ready to go, further easing the process. Our sincere thanks to the team for such a respectful send off to our dear family member.

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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
32a Brook Street
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0HE

About Us

Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) is an ethical, member-owned funeral director in Devon. Co-op Funeralcare is the UK’s largest funeral services provider, with a long history of proudly serving the local community. They are owned by their members and promise to always keep you at the heart of their service when helping you to arrange a funeral. You will be treated with care and respect, ensuring that you have both clarity and reassurance that every choice you make is the best one for you.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) can help you plan the perfect goodbye. You can choose from a wide range of coffins, from traditional woods to eco-friendly alternatives such as bamboo, wicker or even cardboard.

Their Tavistock funeral home can provide a wide choice of funeral vehicles, from traditional hearses and limousines, to a horse and carriage. The Co-operative work with the country's largest florist, meaning that every kind of floral tribute will be available to you.

As well as providing funeral services in Tavistock, Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) take a positive, active role in the community, giving back to those in the local area through support programs and outreach to other local businesses. Community is at the heart of every Co-operative branch.

During weekdays, Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) in Devon is open from 09:00 - 17:00. If you need help outside of these hours, there is a 24-hour phone service you can call. Visiting hours on the weekend can also be arranged by appointment.

Telephone Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service) today to find out more about the services they provide, and begin arranging the perfect farewell for your loved one. Their team of professionals are on hand to listen, advise and guide you through all your options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elizabeth Lee 17th Jan 2022

    Thank you were very helpful an supportive during the time before and after.

  • 5 Lisa Perkins 10th Jan 2022

    Claire and Ray extremely helpful and kind. Also at the funeral, Tristan and the other staff were very professional.  Thank you so much xx

  • 5 Deborah Boldero 2nd Jan 2022

    Prior to the funeral, Ray, Tristan and the team were quick to reply to all our enquiries, and given we had to make numerous changes to our plans, these were well accommodated and helped us to achieve the best send off possible, including needing to delay the date beyond normal time frames to allow for family members further afield to also attend. On the day itself, everything went as planned, they conducted themselves and the funeral procession in a dignified and very respectful way. They communicated with us at all stages, and reassured us at every point that they were looking after everything. The only issue which occurred on the day was a problem with the live stream, which despite excellent planning on their behalf, the internet connection in the church meant viewers weren't able to watch the whole funeral. This had been a last minute request from us, and we were very grateful it had been possible to set up, but for future funerals it may need further exploration. Following the funeral, they were able to meet our request for a prompt bill (the next day) as our travel needs meant we needed this swiftly. This was no issue for the team, who met with us at opening time the next day with all required documents ready to go, further easing the process. Our sincere thanks to the team for such a respectful send off to our dear family member.

  • 5 Clare Lashbrook 21st Dec 2021

    Absolutely professionals could not do enough for us as a family they were all so very helpfull what a team their when we needed them so very attentive to our family needs I would highly recommend this business to family and friends.

  • 5 Peter Martin 21st Dec 2021

    From our first meeting the staff at SJ Backwell were kind, compassionate and professional. They carried out all our wishes, and offered support if and when we needed it.. A great team, they made a difficult time easier.

  • 5 Sarah Baker 20th Dec 2021

    The whole situation was handled in a very professional and understanding way. Tristan took time to understand that myself and my sister live opposite ends of the country but still ensured we where both involved at every stage. The funeral day was obviously hard but made that bit easier by the wonderful team and all there support at every stage. Cant thank them all enough hence my 5* review.

  • 5 David Rowe 20th Dec 2021

    Great service from some nice caring people

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
32a Brook Street
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0HE

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Lee 17th Jan 2022

Thank you were very helpful an supportive during the time before and after.

Lisa Perkins 10th Jan 2022

Claire and Ray extremely helpful and kind. Also at the funeral, Tristan and the other staff were very professional.  Thank you so much xx

Deborah Boldero 2nd Jan 2022

Prior to the funeral, Ray, Tristan and the team were quick to reply to all our enquiries, and given we had to make numerous changes to our plans, these were well accommodated and helped us to achieve the best send off possible, including needing to delay the date beyond normal time frames to allow for family members further afield to also attend. On the day itself, everything went as planned, they conducted themselves and the funeral procession in a dignified and very respectful way. They communicated with us at all stages, and reassured us at every point that they were looking after everything. The only issue which occurred on the day was a problem with the live stream, which despite excellent planning on their behalf, the internet connection in the church meant viewers weren't able to watch the whole funeral. This had been a last minute request from us, and we were very grateful it had been possible to set up, but for future funerals it may need further exploration. Following the funeral, they were able to meet our request for a prompt bill (the next day) as our travel needs meant we needed this swiftly. This was no issue for the team, who met with us at opening time the next day with all required documents ready to go, further easing the process. Our sincere thanks to the team for such a respectful send off to our dear family member.

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