Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne

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Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne, Dorset, funeral director in Dorset Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne, Dorset, funeral director in Dorset
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Family funeral directors based in Wimborne serving bereaved families with traditional high quality funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Susan Howshall 17th Jan 2021

Unobtrusive and efficent. I didn' t need the online portal but suppose it would help some people. Only A slight hickup being included on an email for someone else regarding OOS

Gillian Mallett 16th Jan 2021

Rory Craig made the whole experience of my dear husband's funeral a trouble free one during the very difficult circumstances of lockdown. Whilst being completely professional at all times, he was the epitome of compassion and support. I felt as though I could turn to him and ask him anything - indeed we had a beautiful, albeit different, but totally appropriate service for Pete. His recommendation of Neil McCain as our celebrant was inspired. I had only heard good reports of Nicholas O'Hara in the past and I can absolutely add my recommendation for their services. Gill Mallett 16th January 2021

Jon Wills 15th Jan 2021

A very professional, friendly team that made a sad process stress free with a very personal touch. Many Thanks again

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Location

Address
38 Rowlands Hill
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1AW

About Us

Established in 1974, Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors combines traditional values with an appreciation of the modern era. With three generations of the family now working together, Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors is a truly independent family business.

All of their funeral directors are highly experienced in arranging funerals for families of all faiths and in handling all types of personal requests.A highlight of Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors is their modern and distinguished looking silver fleet of Jaguar hearses and limousines. They also have a private ambulance which is fitted and equipped for all situations.

They offer a full range of coffins and caskets and also have a range of memorial items, such as necklaces, pendants, lockets, rings, picture frames and cuff links to help preserve the memory of your loved one.

Their Wimborne funeral home in Somerleigh Court has a chapel of rest and family arranging rooms with disabled access and facilities. It has also been their head office since they established the business in 1974.

Call Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Wimborne funeral home now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Nancy Gordon-Smith

Dec 1923 - Jan 2021

Ken Middleditch

Oct 1925 - Jan 2021

Minnie Rippin

Feb 1919 - Jan 2021

Linda Ireland

May 1955 - Dec 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 4 Susan Howshall 17th Jan 2021

    Unobtrusive and efficent. I didn' t need the online portal but suppose it would help some people. Only A slight hickup being included on an email for someone else regarding OOS

  • 5 Gillian Mallett 16th Jan 2021

    Rory Craig made the whole experience of my dear husband's funeral a trouble free one during the very difficult circumstances of lockdown. Whilst being completely professional at all times, he was the epitome of compassion and support. I felt as though I could turn to him and ask him anything - indeed we had a beautiful, albeit different, but totally appropriate service for Pete. His recommendation of Neil McCain as our celebrant was inspired. I had only heard good reports of Nicholas O'Hara in the past and I can absolutely add my recommendation for their services. Gill Mallett 16th January 2021

  • 5 Jon Wills 15th Jan 2021

    A very professional, friendly team that made a sad process stress free with a very personal touch. Many Thanks again

  • 5 Brian Read 23rd Dec 2020

    Rory was an excellent contact and advisor for a funeral I had to arrange for an elderly lady.I found him very compassionate and nothing was too much trouble,I would recommend O'Hara funeral directors in the future everytime.

  • 5 Doreen Watson 23rd Dec 2020

    Very professional could not ask for anything better

  • 5 Kay Quinton 21st Dec 2020

    They were kind and caring and extremely helpful from the start and all the way through until the day of the funeral. 

  • 5 Diane Vincent 15th Dec 2020

    As always an excellent service provided, thoughtful, kind, supportive.  Thank you so much for everything.

  • 4 Nick and Trina Heckford 14th Dec 2020

    I was well cared for and could ask any questions I had . Very friendly service from all staff and I would recommend them to everyone 

  • 5 Sue Sheringham 8th Dec 2020

    Philip looked after us in a very professional and caring way after the loss of my dear husband. He guided us through all of the funeral arrangements so delicately and helped us a great deal at our time of sadness. Mrs S.

  • 5 Debbie Bolton 3rd Dec 2020

    Philip helped the family to plan our father’s funeral. This was undertaken with compassion and understanding as we were guided through the process. Thank you so much to all staff for your support, the personal thought given into the funeral arrangements and design of the order of service which was much welcomed at a such a difficult time for the family. Nothing was too much trouble and the personal service, guidance and help that we received was second to none.

  • 5 Jerry Green 28th Nov 2020

    Very grateful and pleased to hand over the practical aspects of a funeral to Nicholas O'Hara and Anthony. Once instructed they took care of everything and were always contactable with any queries. My mum was give a lovely and dignified send off. Thank you.

  • 5 Carolyn Stewart 24th Nov 2020

    They dealt with all the arrangements very professionally & sympathetically. Every detail was carried out with the utmost care, which we really appreciated.  We cannot thank them all enough

  • 5 David Ivall 17th Nov 2020

    Managed the whole thing impeccably 

  • 4 Gill and Kevin Arnold 13th Nov 2020

    Philip dealt with the funeral arrangements in a professional and friendly manner. Due to living a long distance from Nick O’Hara’s, all the arrangements were made by telephone, and everything went as smoothly as possible. Philip kept me updated all the time, despite the changes involved  going into lockdown halfway through the arrangements. Our family have used Nick O’Hara’s services on several occasions, and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Matthew Cherry 12th Nov 2020

    My family lost my Dear Dad Jim Cherry on Good Friday 10th April 2020 at 80 year's young. Obviously, theses have been unprecedented times and I was grateful to be able to care for Dad at home during his last days. Nothing prepares you for losing a loved one and Dad was the world to us and you only want what’s best for them in life and then on the final journey. This is where Nicholas O’Hara funeral directors was so valuable. The professional and compassionate way in which they looked after Dad was nothing but outstanding. Even the smallest touches were so well thought out. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to experienced. Knowing Dad had to be taken from the family home. But I need not worry as Dad was looked after with the respect and dignity Dad deserved. The planning of the funeral was handled throughout in a manner in which I made the decisions, but these were implemented by Anthony O'Hara seamlessly. My brother and I along with Dominic visited Dad in the chapel of rest. Dad would have been so proud in how smart he looked, as was I. Even the beautiful touches of the Catholic markings on the coffin made Dad at home. The day of the funeral was tough and was made tougher by the restrictions in place. Only ten people were allowed to attend. Which wasn’t right for my Dad as he deserved so much more. Instead Dad was seen off from home by all those who could not attend. Dad was taken to the service in a beautiful silver jaguar hearse. Everything 0’Hara funeral directors did was special. The colour of the hearse, the navy suit’s. It felt individual, it felt special for Dad the way it should be and the way he deserved to be honoured. The service was streamed on the Web, something which would have made Dad laugh about but also feel slightly embarrassed. Dad was a humble English gentleman. Anthony O’Hara organised for a copy to be downloaded for us to keep. Alongside beautiful memorial cards of Dad. All completely unexpected. It has taken me until now to pluck up the courage to face writing a review. But it is only right I do so not only to honour my Dad, but to give others the opportunity to give their loved ones the best final journey. Then just before remembrance Sunday l received a letter from O’Hara funeral directors. Inside was another card of Dad within a ‘least we forget envelope' and a packet of Poppy seeds. Yes this brought me to tears, as this was such a poignant and unsuspecting surprised. My Dad always proudly attended remembrance Sunday and this was a special day of the year for him. Just this small gesture meant so much and thus made me realise it’s time to give others the opportunity to read this review. I would wholeheartedly recommend O’Hara funeral directors and if you are reading this review then may I express my condolences as I know how hard this time in life is. God speed Dad, and may you rest in peace.

  • 5 David Carter 10th Nov 2020

    Excellent service and very efficient.

  • 5 Roger and Pat Cox 9th Nov 2020

    An extremely kind, thoughtful and supportive service at such a difficult time

  • 5 Diane Gillespie 6th Nov 2020

    All the staff at Nicholas O'Hara were so kind, sympathetic and helpful when Mum passed away but special thanks to Rory. He was absolutely wonderful and made the process of Mum's funeral so easy and straightforward. He phoned often to let me know what was happening and asked if I had any questions or needed anything. The funeral itself was exactly what I wanted for Mum. I cannot praise Nicholas O'Hara enough for all they did and would not hesitate to recommend them.

  • 5 Judith Kimber 31st Oct 2020

    The service was superb from start to finish and helped us get through a very difficult time.   Chris Johnson and Natalie were both professional and empathetic in their preparations, and the ceremony itself was delivered by Chris Antell with the perfect combination of respect, warmth and humour.

  • 5 Rosemary & Keith Landon 24th Oct 2020

    I honestly cannot  recommend the team highly enough. At every step they were wonderful and made a heartbreaking time far easier to deal with. Every person we came into contact with was caring and compassionate and even managed to make us smile. They are simply amazing at what they do. 

  • 5 Sylvia Baggs 20th Oct 2020

    I can not find a single fault . You made a very sad day  Into some times joyous if that’s the right word. Chris Antell is wonderful and perfect . Must also mention Rory for looking after us so well .Thankyou all Sylvia Baggs

  • 5 Anne Dyson 19th Oct 2020

    O’Hara promote their work as ‘our family is here for your family’. They absolutely lived up to that promise, from our first contact with them, through to the service, and beyond. We really valued their guiding hand as we prepared for Mum’s memorial service, helping us with preparations, offering wise guidance, and supporting as we drafted our tributes. Their support on the day was amazing. Everyone that you meet at O’Hara is so professional, smart, and quietly respectful. We knew that Mum was in excellent hands, they were simply superb.

  • 5 Julia Palmer 5th Oct 2020

    As usual with your team, the whole handling of the service, from the outset through to the interment, was seamless. Chris made dealing with arrangements extremely easy, and on the day was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The actual service was handled with due reverence, sensitivity and respect for both the deceased and the mourners. All concerned were delighted with the Order of Service, which was beautifully prepared, and the Memory cards. The choice of music was exactly what we had asked for. As ever, excellent service, and I shall continue to be very happy to recommend you wholeheartedly.

  • 5 Tina Wakefield 4th Oct 2020

    Rory was sensitive kind and patient informative and knowledgeable. Thank you from rosemary and myself

  • 5 Mark Shannon 28th Sep 2020

    Philip and team were very thoughtful, responsive and helpful throughout the process of arranging my father's cremation. Thanks to all.

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.

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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.

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Address
38 Rowlands Hill
Wimborne
Dorset
BH21 1AW

Latest Verified Reviews

Susan Howshall 17th Jan 2021

Unobtrusive and efficent. I didn' t need the online portal but suppose it would help some people. Only A slight hickup being included on an email for someone else regarding OOS

Gillian Mallett 16th Jan 2021

Rory Craig made the whole experience of my dear husband's funeral a trouble free one during the very difficult circumstances of lockdown. Whilst being completely professional at all times, he was the epitome of compassion and support. I felt as though I could turn to him and ask him anything - indeed we had a beautiful, albeit different, but totally appropriate service for Pete. His recommendation of Neil McCain as our celebrant was inspired. I had only heard good reports of Nicholas O'Hara in the past and I can absolutely add my recommendation for their services. Gill Mallett 16th January 2021

Jon Wills 15th Jan 2021

A very professional, friendly team that made a sad process stress free with a very personal touch. Many Thanks again

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