Head & Wheble Funeral Directors

4 reviews

Family-run, independent funeral directors in Bournemouth, Dorset, offering personal, thoughtful funeral arrangements to the local community

Latest Verified Reviews

Shaun & Amanda Bridgman 2nd Mar 2022

Simon did an outstanding job organising Mum’s funeral. From start to finish you brought it all together with grace. From our first phone call, through meeting, and eventually the celebration, you made us smile and feel very comfortable. A couple of people told us it was the best funeral they had ever attended, I quote, "I've just been to the most beautiful funeral service. A real celebration of a wonderful lady's life. I laughed and cried. Exactly how it should be.” Highly recommended.

Bob Bowater 20th Feb 2022

Excellent service following a recommendation. Bob was more than helpful throughout. Each and every step was carefully explained, leaving nothing to chance. The service itself was conducted with sensitivity and dignity. I highly recommend.

Richard Sterling 15th Feb 2022

Excellent services they provide. Funeral service went very well. Thoroughly recommend to anyone. Good communication too.

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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
1a Oxford Rd
Lansdowne
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 8EY

About Us

Head & Wheble Independent Funeral Directors in Bournemouth have been serving Dorset families with personal funeral arrangements for over 95 years. Founded by George Head in 1926, the local funeral directors is now run by his grandson, Simon, with the fourth generation of the Head family, James and Robert, also now a part of the business.

Simon and his compassionate team are ready to help you in every aspect of organising the perfect funeral for your loved one. Whether they wanted a traditional religious funeral, service or a non-religious celebration of life, Head & Wheble are able to cater to any faith or denomination.

You can choose from a wide variety of coffins and caskets, including traditional hardwoods and eco-friendly materials such as wicker, bamboo or cardboard. There is a fleet of modern Mercedes funeral transport and unique options, such as horse-drawn hearses, are available by request.

Head & Wheble are also monumental stonemasons and can create stone memorials for your loved one as well as offering memorial maintenance services.

The Head & Wheble funeral home in Bournemouth is equipped with private and comfortable chapels of rest, where you can spend time with your loved one in peace. You can go to the office to arrange your loved one's funeral or, if you prefer, request a home visit. The funeral home in Bournemouth is open 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Head & Wheble are available via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get in touch with Head & Wheble Independent Funeral Directors today to begin discussing the perfect send off for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Shaun & Amanda Bridgman 2nd Mar 2022

    Simon did an outstanding job organising Mum’s funeral. From start to finish you brought it all together with grace. From our first phone call, through meeting, and eventually the celebration, you made us smile and feel very comfortable. A couple of people told us it was the best funeral they had ever attended, I quote, "I've just been to the most beautiful funeral service. A real celebration of a wonderful lady's life. I laughed and cried. Exactly how it should be.” Highly recommended.

  • 5 Bob Bowater 20th Feb 2022

    Excellent service following a recommendation. Bob was more than helpful throughout. Each and every step was carefully explained, leaving nothing to chance. The service itself was conducted with sensitivity and dignity. I highly recommend.

  • 5 Richard Sterling 15th Feb 2022

    Excellent services they provide. Funeral service went very well. Thoroughly recommend to anyone. Good communication too.

  • 5 Anne Fisher 11th Feb 2022

    I can’t thank Simon enough for the exceptional kindness he showed when dealing with my mother’s funeral arrangements. All of the staff I met were so professional and kind, and it was a real privilege to be able to use this local company. I can’t recommend them highly enough. 

Address
1a Oxford Rd
Lansdowne
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 8EY

Latest Verified Reviews

Shaun & Amanda Bridgman 2nd Mar 2022

Simon did an outstanding job organising Mum’s funeral. From start to finish you brought it all together with grace. From our first phone call, through meeting, and eventually the celebration, you made us smile and feel very comfortable. A couple of people told us it was the best funeral they had ever attended, I quote, "I've just been to the most beautiful funeral service. A real celebration of a wonderful lady's life. I laughed and cried. Exactly how it should be.” Highly recommended.

Bob Bowater 20th Feb 2022

Excellent service following a recommendation. Bob was more than helpful throughout. Each and every step was carefully explained, leaving nothing to chance. The service itself was conducted with sensitivity and dignity. I highly recommend.

Richard Sterling 15th Feb 2022

Excellent services they provide. Funeral service went very well. Thoroughly recommend to anyone. Good communication too.

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