H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton

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H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton is an ethical and member owned funeral director, serving bereaved families in Gilmerton and the surrounding area with care, respect and clarity.

Latest Verified Reviews

George Jeffrey 29th Nov 2021

Excellent job could not fault them

William Fraser 22nd Nov 2021

From start to finish the service we received for my wife’s funeral was very good 

Margaret McFerrin 9th Aug 2021

Very professional, made us feel at ease.when organising my big brothers funeral.helping us decide on certain things that we weren't sure on what we wanted regarding coffins flowers ect.

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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
12 Drum Street
Gilmerton
Edinburgh
EH17 8QH

About Us

H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton is an ethical, member-owned funeral director in Edinburgh. 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, H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton 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 Gilmerton 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 Gilmerton, H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton 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, H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton in Edinburgh is open from Mon - Thur 08:45 - 17:00, Fri 09:00 - 16:00. 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 H & W Harkess Funeralcare, Gilmerton 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 George Jeffrey 29th Nov 2021

    Excellent job could not fault them

  • 5 William Fraser 22nd Nov 2021

    From start to finish the service we received for my wife’s funeral was very good 

  • 5 Margaret McFerrin 9th Aug 2021

    Very professional, made us feel at ease.when organising my big brothers funeral.helping us decide on certain things that we weren't sure on what we wanted regarding coffins flowers ect.

  • 5 Donald McLaughlan 2nd Aug 2021

    Arranged everything and the day went very smoothly. A job very well done.

  • 5 Christopher Duffy 30th Jul 2021

    After not having a clue where to start with a funeral, they were so helpful and can’t thank them enough for the lovely service for my mum

  • 5 Duncan Calder 12th Jul 2021

    Could not fault this company from beginning to end everything was dealt with dignity professionalism and care. So happy we chose them.

  • 5 Yvonne Orr 25th Jun 2021

    Very professional friendly and helpful from start of planning process  and throughout .Always very helpful when I phoned up with any questions. I couldn’t have asked or expected any more from the staff on the day. This process made my job a lot easier in helping the family and ensuring our job of supporting Malcolm  to the end was as good as when he was alive. Many thanks for such care and professionalism in the job you do. 

  • 5 Kenneth Maclean 1st Jun 2021

    Lovely people at the funeral home, very helpful & caring - excellent service all round and tailored specifically around what you want. No hard sell, just helpful advice. Highly recommended, made a hard task very straight forward. 

  • 5 Anne Gray 24th May 2021

    We had an excellent service from you. It was given with kindness, sensitivity and compassion. Thank you from all the family. Anne

  • 5 Alistair Smillie 18th May 2021

    Very professional and helpful 

  • 5 Pam Gordon 17th May 2021

    Angela and Stewart treated us with compassionate, professional care nothing was too much trouble

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
12 Drum Street
Gilmerton
Edinburgh
EH17 8QH

Latest Verified Reviews

George Jeffrey 29th Nov 2021

Excellent job could not fault them

William Fraser 22nd Nov 2021

From start to finish the service we received for my wife’s funeral was very good 

Margaret McFerrin 9th Aug 2021

Very professional, made us feel at ease.when organising my big brothers funeral.helping us decide on certain things that we weren't sure on what we wanted regarding coffins flowers ect.

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