Tavistock Funeralcare (inc. S J Backwell Funeral Service)

54 reviews

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

Peter Ings 26th Feb 2024

All staff were kind, respectful and understanding 

Andrew Smith 12th Feb 2024

All went to plan.  The whole occasion was dealt with the greatest of care and understanding. Thank you

Debbie Morris 8th Feb 2024

Excellent from start to finish 

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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

32a Brook Street
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0HE

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01822 661302

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 Peter Ings 26th Feb 2024

    All staff were kind, respectful and understanding 

  • 5 Andrew Smith 12th Feb 2024

    All went to plan. 
    The whole occasion was dealt with the greatest of care and understanding.
    Thank you

  • 5 Debbie Morris 8th Feb 2024

    Excellent from start to finish 

  • 5 Wendy Rowe 5th Feb 2024

    Claire and all the staff at Backwells were most helpful to the family and treated Roger with dignity from the time of his death right through to the Funeral. We could not have wished for a more sympathetic team and the whole family are most grateful for their efforts to take away the stress and strain of such a sad time.

  • 5 Joanne Pethick 29th Jan 2024

    My family have been using this funeral directors for years now and we wouldn’t go with anyone else. They are absolutely amazing at what they do. Kind, compassionate,caring and treat your loved ones as one of their own. Highly valued and definitely highly recommended xx

  • 5 Sheila Wallace 29th Jan 2024

    Excellent service in every way. Very attentive and sympathetic. 100 per cent recommended

  • 5 Geoffrey Pearce 2nd Jan 2024

    We found Tavistock funeral care to be really helpful and kind in dealing with the arrangements for our daughter Louise’s  cremation. All our questions were answered in a kind and helpful way and nothing was too much trouble for them.

  • 5 Derek Kennington 2nd Jan 2024

    Sincere thanks from all of the family. The service that was provided to us was just so caring and professional. It made a very difficult process much easier than it could have been.

  • 5 Margaret Norris 13th Nov 2023

    We could not fault the impeccable service we received from Coop Funeralcare Tavistock.Tristan was especially caring and helpful and  talked us through it step by step.
    Steve Anderson ,the celebrant was exceptional and made us feel at ease .The execution of the whole funeral including the pall bearers was very professional and we couldn’t have asked for any better.


    Many thanks Margaret Norris and family

  • 5 Paul Hawken 13th Nov 2023

    most helpful ,considerate ,kind ;-just real good

  • 5 Susan Burgon 25th Sep 2023

    The  whole team at Tavistock Funeral care were brilliant.  Kind, compassionate, and efficient. They were such a help at a difficult time and took me through every step of the arrangements with great care. Their level of communication and advice was excellent. The Funeral went perfectly. Thanks to them all the arrangements went smoothly and I will always be grateful for their help. 

  • 5 Jenny Townsend 31st Jul 2023

    Tristan, Ray and all the staff were so very helpful, understanding and so kind.
    Tristan helped step by step with the arrangements and was always at the end of the phone. True professionals and I would highly recommend them. Thankyou so much, we all appreciate the work and dedication you gave to giving our mum a great send off.

  • 5 LiHong Liu 24th Jul 2023

    Tristan and the team were amazing. They made the whole organising of the funeral so easy. They were attentive and lovely to deal with. On the day everything went so smoothly. Thank you 

  • 5 Andrew Franklyn 10th Jul 2023

    Tristen and Claire were wonderful, caring and very professional in the handling of my mothers funeral. They could not have done any more which made the sad experience for me a lot more easier to handle.
    Thank you so much.

  • 5 Jayne Briars 3rd Jul 2023

    We have been dealt with, with absolute sensitivity and care by Claire on my Dad’s recent passing.  I was really grateful with the care and concern she expressed even for my Mum’s welfare. Sensitively done from my initial enquiry the the completion.

  • 5 John Ward 19th Jun 2023

    Great service, prompt replies

  • 5 Frances Ackland 19th Jun 2023

    A helpful, discreet and very professional service.

  • 5 Ralph Stewart 20th Feb 2023

    Efficient and caring service was given throughout. This was also the case on the day of the funeral. 

  • 5 Anna Skinner 20th Feb 2023

    All the team were so helpful and kind, nothing was too much trouble. The professionalism and care when calling for mum was exemplary, not only to mum but also to me and the staff of the care home.
    I had many questions as I had never had to deal with a funeral for a loved one before but the team helped me all the way. 
    I cannot praise them highly enough and will be forever grateful for the care and compassion shown to me and my family at such a sad time.

  • 5 Valerie Monger 20th Feb 2023

    Kind ,caring ,helpful and so professional every step of the way. 

  • 5 Jacqueline Stephens 30th Jan 2023

    Excellent service, courteous, unobtrusive and efficient whilst also thoughtful and kind.
    I’m going to book ahead to avoid disappointment!!

  • 4 Maureen Rolls 30th Jan 2023

    I really can not express how wonderful the staff at this funeral directors are, from the moment they came to take my dear hubby away, right through to the funeral day, the thoughts and care were outstanding and the staff really do care about what you want for your deceased love one, i had to do nothing at all they did every thing which took the pain away from having to do any thing, at a time when all you need is Love and Assistance, the staff were for me the real stars and the wonderful Lady Grace Jevons that took the service for me was also a recommendation from the funeral directors, Funeral Plan was with the Co op and S J Backwell of Tavistock was the funeral directors through out this sad time for me, with the loss of not only my husband but dear friend, hubby, Soul Mate, you can not beat what they are? Caring and compassionate. Special Thanks to Katie for your very thoughtful input. Love & Angel Light to you all.

  • 5 Peter Wilson 30th Jan 2023

    Thanks to the staff at Backwells for making a difficult time go as smoothly as e

  • 5 Jean Keast 30th Jan 2023

    Nothing was too much trouble. Very supportive and always took time to answer any queries with the utmost compassion. I cannot recommend highly enough.

  • 5 Patricia Handy 24th Jan 2023

    very professional ,caring and helpful all the way through

Address
32a Brook Street
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0HE

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Peter Ings 26th Feb 2024

All staff were kind, respectful and understanding 

Andrew Smith 12th Feb 2024

All went to plan.  The whole occasion was dealt with the greatest of care and understanding. Thank you

Debbie Morris 8th Feb 2024

Excellent from start to finish 

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