The Vale Funeral Service

136 reviews

The Vale Funeral Service , Vale of Glamorgan, funeral director in Vale of Glamorgan The Vale Funeral Service , Vale of Glamorgan, funeral director in Vale of Glamorgan

Vale Funeral Service: your friendly, local, professional and independent funeral director serving Barry and the surrounding area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Sharron Alldred 18th Oct 2021

Excellent service, professional but friendly. They certainly made an emotional time easier to deal with.

Kelly Haysham 14th Sep 2021

Gave mum the eat send off couldn't off asks for any more and. Thanks once again for every thing Kelly

Jenine Allport Edwards 20th Aug 2021

what can we say but. The service we received was out standing, and mr Lyndsey Ellis and colleagues could not do enough for us. very friendly and compassionate. and always kept us informed.about everything. highly recommend. Thsnk you all for your outstanding service And looking after my dear mum . And grandmoyher/ great nan x

Reviews

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
181 Court Road
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF63 1EX

About Us

We are committed to providing a professional, personal and supportive service to you at any time you may need us. We will help you with care and compassion while assisting you with the funeral arrangements.

We appreciate that the funeral you want is as unique and special as the loved one you have lost. That’s why we strive to make every service the personal tribute that your loved one deserves.

It is a rare privilege to be a Funeral Director, to stand in a sensitive position at a crucial time in the midst of your family, knowing that the high standards of our service and our reputation will help you through one of the most difficult times in your life.

As a husband and wife team, we are not part of any large conglomerate of companies, so you can be assured of a service that is unique, professional and personal. From the moment you contact us, you will exclusively deal with us – Lyndsay and Nicola – so that you receive the personal care that only a family firm can offer.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today.

Latest Obituaries

Rosemary Frances    Ball

Rosemary Frances Ball

May 1945 - Oct 2021

TREVOR   WHITE

TREVOR WHITE

Mar 1941 - Oct 2021

Melvin   Dando

Melvin Dando

Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Sharron Alldred 18th Oct 2021

    Excellent service, professional but friendly. They certainly made an emotional time easier to deal with.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Sharron for your kind words.
  • 5 Kelly Haysham 14th Sep 2021

    Gave mum the eat send off couldn't off asks for any more and. Thanks once again for every thing Kelly

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for your kind testimonial
  • 5 Jenine Allport Edwards 20th Aug 2021

    what can we say but. The service we received was out standing, and mr Lyndsey Ellis and colleagues could not do enough for us. very friendly and compassionate. and always kept us informed.about everything. highly recommend. Thsnk you all for your outstanding service And looking after my dear mum . And grandmoyher/ great nan x

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for your lovely testimonial
  • 5 Lisa Aspinall 25th Jul 2021

    From the moment I met Lyndsay, Phil, Bev & David, everything was handled with the utmost sensitivity and compassion. Communication was excellent every step of the way. Taking time to explain everything. They also handle everything! The actual day of the funeral was absolutely beautiful, More than I expected if I am honest. My mum would have loved it and I think she would have been happy how Lyndsay and team handled it all. I highly recommend The Vale Funeral Service. They are beautiful people 💚

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for the kind feedback. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
  • 5 Jade King 4th Jul 2021

    Beautiful service. My mum had the best send off and I have to thank lyndsay for that, you did a great job 

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a privilege to care for your Mum to the high standards myself and team are known. To Pass Jenner Park, somewhere which she loved was a fitting tribute. With the family VT and all dancing the Jerusalama is something which Mum would've loved . You all gave your mum the send off too she deserved. My thoughts and prayers remain with you all
  • 5 Nick Francis 28th May 2021

    Flawless 

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for your kind feedback
  • 5 cath and steve ingle 4th May 2021

    I have used lyndsay on a few occasions goes above and beyond for you .

  • 5 Lauren Davies 26th Apr 2021

    I would highly recommend lyndsey Ellis and his team. They are so caring and professional. They understood the needs of my family and helped us so much along the way. Nothing was too much for them. In with regard to looking after my father while in their care they did amazing. Lyndsay would always explain everything in detail for us to understand and I felt comfortable to alway go back and ask again if needed. The service was lovely and everything we asked for we had. The amount of respect lyndsay gave when walking with the car was unbelievable and really choked me up. As we are such a large family they were great at explains to people that under the circumstances of covid there was only limited spaces which made it so much easier on me.   Beverly the celebrant was very good and did a lovely service. She really listened and tried her best in an awkward situation. After the service lyndsey came over and chatted with us which made us feel really good still showing that he truest does care.  So I definitely can not fault the service and would highly recommend them to anyone. I will definitely choose to use them again. Thank you to lyndsey and your team for the most outstanding services and for looking after my father

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Hi Lauren Thank you for your lovely, touching testimonial . Thank you also for your understanding during the current restrictions at the crematorium. We all know that if circumstances were different the attendance would have been excellent. It is not easy restricting many friends and family and dictating who can come to the funeral . You did your Dad proud with all the wishes given to me. My thoughts are with you all,
  • 5 Martin James 6th Apr 2021

    On behalf of myself and the family, we would like to thank lyndsay and staff for carrying out a lovely and dignified send off as usual, thanks again guys, you did us proud.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Martin for your kind words, my thoughts remain with you all . To see so many people turn out at Mum's house shows she was well loved and will be missed . stay safe and take care Lynds
  • 5 James Ham 1st Mar 2021

    We will never forget Deanne's funeral for obvious reasons but the heart break was eased somewhat by the wonderful service given by Lyndsey ellis and his staff. It really was outstanding and we have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who sadly may find themselves in the unbearable situation of losing a loved one.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you James for your comforting feedback. To bring Deanne's cortege via your street and en route to crematorium clearly showed how loved and respected Deanne will always be. To see also Maggie your dog come out of the house to say goodbye to Mummy was so emotional . My thoughts and prayers are with Colin, yourself, Katherine and the rest of the family
  • 5 Melanie Richards 1st Mar 2021

    Absolutely amazing😃 all the staff are great and always go way above and beyond the service they provide . The service was excellent in everyway and we (my family) Highly recommend lyndsy the vale funeral service. Thankyou lyndsy and staff for giving us comfort and closure during our grieving process before and after the funeral. Everything went according to plan and we are all extremely relieved and grateful to the vale funeral service .

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Mel for your kind feedback. The horse and carriage was a good choice and looked amazing as the cortege proceeded on the funeral As you know I value impeccably our high standards and to take time to write this review, I am so grateful. Stay safe and take care and my thoughts are with you from Lyndsay
  • 5 Rachel Snooks 22nd Feb 2021

    Excellent services provided to the highest standards. Lyndsay and the team were so compassionate during this difficult time and met all of my requests for my husbands funeral. Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend this company.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Rachel for your feedback , this means a lot. Thank you also for your understanding with all the current restrictions. You all take care and stay safe, such a personal service and everything carried out to Matthew's wishes
  • 5 Lisa Churchill 22nd Feb 2021

    Thank you to Lyndsay and the team for arranging my dad’s funeral. It has been a very difficult time for my family and myself after loosing my dad suddenly from Civid. Lyndsay was very respectful and looked after dad. Although we couldn’t meet up face to face to make the arrangements, he ensured we could meet via zoom with myself  and my siblings. Can’t thank the team enough. I would highly recommend Lyndsay and Ellis funeral director. Thanks again. Lisa. 

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Lisa for your kind words, I value this feedback and hope everything was carried out to the highest of standards I am known. Thank you also for your understanding due to the current restrictions in place
  • 5 Mandy Jenkins 16th Feb 2021

    Lyndsey Ellis and his team provide an  absolutely outstanding service  With every wish met ,they are very caring and show dignity and respect throughout  very professional and nothing is to much trouble.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Mandy for your kind feedback. You have been through such a difficult period recently and my thoughts and prayers are with you all . Stay safe and take care Lyndsay
  • 5 Angus Stanton 23rd Jan 2021

    I dreaded laying my wife to rest at any time but this company and it's staff reassured me through the whole process and I did very little. The cost was reasonable for what we wanted but the service offered by Lyndsay and his team surpassed this so far as to say I will have no problem with using this company again in the future. All that attended my wife Sue's funeral have said how wonderful and dignified the whole process was and I recommend Lyndsay and his team.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Many thanks for your kind words. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time Lyndsay
  • 5 Jonathan O'Kelly 11th Jan 2021

    I cannot thank Lyndsey and his staff enough. A personal caring service but still very professional. At such a hard time he was there for anything we needed. We had compliments from everyone one how well the service went and we thank you so much. From all the O'kelly family

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Jonathan for your testimony, to know that we carried out everything asked of us to the highest standards we are known gives me great privilege and also to my staff. Under the current restrictions I too know that your Mum's Service would have been very well attended and I thank you for your understanding as I guided you during this difficult journey
  • 5 Bobby Norman 29th Dec 2020

    I got to say the best funeral directors around from the first day our son died to the day of funeral first class service from lyndsay and the boys especially Ricky Edson very professional never had to worry lyndsay ellis took care of everything and gave our son a excellent send of family has used Lyndsay Ellis for my Nan and my dad and got to say gave them an amazing service keep up the good work all my first choice funeral directors 

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Rob for your kind feedback. I will pass this to my team, my thoughts are with you all and to see so many people lining the streets shows how loved and missed Anthony will be
  • 5 Rhian Jamieson 12th Oct 2020

    We have utilised the services of The Vale Funeral Service on a number of occasions over the past 6 years, having suffered the loss of close family members, including our parents.  When my father passed away a few weeks ago, there was absolutely no hesitation in calling Lyndsay Ellis, the Principal/Funeral Service Manager. Lyndsay is as dedicated and empathetic a professional as we have ever seen, and he immediately replied “You know me, I will look after your dad, and do all that I can to help you and the family through this most difficult of times”. Many of our family members are, or have been, public sector professionals, be that in medical or educational establishments, so we know just how much it means to people to be treated with dignity and respect.  My mother and father had been together for almost 60 years, and the loss of my father was just so difficult for her. On speaking with my mother, Lyndsay offered calm reassurance that my dad would be looked after, and that he and his team, of what the whole family say are absolutely warm, professional, respectful and empathetic people, would do their utmost to take the pressure off the family at this time. Lyndsay provided full explanations in respect of all aspects of proceedings, offering advice when needed.  The Team built up such a lovely rapport with us, using appropriate humour and general conversation skills. They made us feel part of a team that was to provide my dad with the most personal and fitting of send-offs. With Phil manning the office, we were in safe hands. He was fantastic, and also comforted us all when we visited dad at the funeral home prior to the funeral. We will never forget that. Likewise, we are just so grateful for the skills of those who looked after my dad following his passing. He looked so peaceful, dignified and almost as if he were just asleep. This has helped enormously with the grieving process.  We kept adding and editing little bits to the Order of Service but nothing was too much trouble for Lyndsay, Phil and their  Team.  On the day my dad was taken from the family home, having passed away just a couple of hours earlier, Lyndsay’s colleagues, including Ricky, attended and carried out their duties with so much respect - which the family will be eternally grateful for. That was a very tough moment, made more bearable by the interpersonal skills of Ricky. Both he and his colleague waited so patiently outside the house, with heads bowed, whilst the family came to terms that dad would be leaving the family home. The subsequent actions and preparation for the Service were carried out to exacting standards. The creation of the Order of Service, music, photographs, flowers, arranging the Celebrant, and actual transportation of dad from the family home and via their previous family home, whilst en route to the Service, will be forever appreciated.  Words cannot adequately describe just how wonderful Lyndsay and his team are, and just how grateful we all are to them for easing our pain at this extremely sad time. Our family would wholeheartedly recommend Vale Funeral Services to everyone. They are truly magnificent. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lyndsay and Team.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words, which I have reiterated to my staff. To be entrusted to care for your Dad was a great privilege and knowing that my previous care for loved ones and you as a family was to the high standards I am known is so rewarding that it has been so recognised. Everything from Bruno who officiated to the VT images, chosen music you provided really gave your dad a true Celebration Of His Life especially under the current government guidelines and restrictions. My thoughts remain with you all as a family during this difficult time Keep safe and sincere regards to you all Lyndsay
  • 4 Tracey Stock 27th Sep 2020

    good service not as long as expected as Covid but she had a good send of

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you for your feedback and your understanding at this difficult time . The restrictions in place due to government guidelines during the coronavirus at present is very difficult and beyond my control in regards restrictions in numbers of attendees. I am sure you agree that everything by my company was carried out to the highest of standards we are known and a duty of care Imperative  to you as a family, all who attended the service and to my staff. 
  • 5 Racheal and David Britton 6th Sep 2020

    Very caring and committed.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you both for leaving your kind feedback and entrusting me to care for Carol and you as a family
  • 5 Jess Oram 28th Aug 2020

    Great service and very helpful throughout the planning process

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you for your kind words. I hope that everything was carried out to the high standards that we are known for.
  • 5 Jody Phillips 11th Aug 2020

    I cannot thank everyone enough for all there support at this most difficult time of my life. My mum had the best send of ever and all the personal touches were absolutely outstanding xx thank you xx

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you for your kind review, having known Jo Mary personally for many years we know that the current difficult circumstances gave limitations on numbers. to see such a send off at the house before makinhg our way to the crematorium was outstanding. Dean Caldwell sang amazingly and brought many memories for those who knew and loved Jo Rest in peace Jo and thoughts and prayers remain with you all
  • 5 Megan Hamblin 5th Aug 2020

    Lyndsay could not have been more helpful in this stressful time. He organised what he could and was patient with me and my step mother with the parts we had to organise. Could not be more grateful for his assistance in a truly horrendous time of our lives that was then made worse by the restrictions in place due to the pandemic.

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Megan for your kind feedback. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
  • 5 Yvonne Weekley 1st Jun 2020

    My family and I would like to say a big thank you to Lyndsay Ellis for the lovely funeral service we were able to give my mum. His compassion and assistance at this sad time was gratefully received. My mum would have been proud of the lovely send off she was given during these difficult times. Many thanks to Father Ben too who conducted the service. Once again a big thank you to Lyndsay and his team at Vale Funeral Services, bless you all. Xx

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you Yvonne for your lovely feedback - I hope everything was carried out to the high standards that I am known . Thoughts and prayers remain with you all
  • 5 Sandra Thomas 1st Mar 2020

    I was very pleased my Daughter’s Funeral was exactly as I wanted it. Everyone that came said it was perfect and very apt for my Daughter. Lyndsay Ellis can’t do enough for you and is only a text message away if you have any concerns. You are kept up to date throughout. My Daughters personality was brought out and the Celebrant was like a beautifully spoken angel. It made me feel as I had done my Daughter proud. Thank you everyone at The Vale Funeral Services Xxx

    Lyndsay Ellis replied
    Thank you for your kind words. To see so many there shows how loved and remembered Kelly will always be.

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How do you arrange a funeral?

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Address
181 Court Road
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF63 1EX

Latest Verified Reviews

Sharron Alldred 18th Oct 2021

Excellent service, professional but friendly. They certainly made an emotional time easier to deal with.

Kelly Haysham 14th Sep 2021

Gave mum the eat send off couldn't off asks for any more and. Thanks once again for every thing Kelly

Jenine Allport Edwards 20th Aug 2021

what can we say but. The service we received was out standing, and mr Lyndsey Ellis and colleagues could not do enough for us. very friendly and compassionate. and always kept us informed.about everything. highly recommend. Thsnk you all for your outstanding service And looking after my dear mum . And grandmoyher/ great nan x

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