John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Gillingham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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John Weir is a well-established funeral directors working in the Gillingham area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Chris Rhodes 1st Aug 2018

Very professional, empathetic and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them very highly indeed.

steve caulfield 22nd Jul 2018

Everything was handled with care and sensitivity.

Carol Fouche 15th Jul 2018

I've lost both my Mum & Dad within 5 and a half months of each other - John Weir handled both funerals - I cannot compliment the company enough- Theresa at Gillingham was so supportive along with Amanda - such kind considerate ladies who could not do enough to accommodate our requirements. Both Funerals were directed by Shane - again such a kind considerate person who treated us as though he was one of the family My praise for this wonderful firm is endless and would wholeheartedly recommend John Weir The reason I chose them was not only because of their wonderful reputation but my late Mum used to sell John his shirts in Marks & Spencer's when he first started out - she always commented he was very charming and sensitive - John Weir was the only choice in these circumstances.

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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
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

About Us

John Weir Funeral Directors is a family business which provides a very high standard of professional care and personal service. We have funeral homes in Rainham, Chatham, and Parkwood.

John Weir Funeral Directors proudly serves the Medway towns and surrounding villages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are pleased to discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home or at any of our offices.

The opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday and Gillingham branch manager funeral director Theresa Butters will be there to assist you.
John Weir Funeral Directors is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). Further to these organisations, John Weir Funeral Directors is also the first funeral home in Kent to join the international, invitation only organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

We will be pleased to provide advice and support from Golden Charter funeral plans to pre-need funeral planning or immediate at-need funeral arrangements.

Latest Obituaries

Carole Elizabeth Watson

Sep 1943 - Nov 2020

Joy Clark

Jun 1943 - Oct 2020

John Christopher Jackson

Nov 2020 - Apr 1948

Geoffrey David Morgan Simmons

Jan 1931 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Chris Rhodes 1st Aug 2018

    Very professional, empathetic and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them very highly indeed.

  • 5 steve caulfield 22nd Jul 2018

    Everything was handled with care and sensitivity.

  • 5 Carol Fouche 15th Jul 2018

    I've lost both my Mum & Dad within 5 and a half months of each other - John Weir handled both funerals - I cannot compliment the company enough- Theresa at Gillingham was so supportive along with Amanda - such kind considerate ladies who could not do enough to accommodate our requirements. Both Funerals were directed by Shane - again such a kind considerate person who treated us as though he was one of the family My praise for this wonderful firm is endless and would wholeheartedly recommend John Weir The reason I chose them was not only because of their wonderful reputation but my late Mum used to sell John his shirts in Marks & Spencer's when he first started out - she always commented he was very charming and sensitive - John Weir was the only choice in these circumstances.

  • 5 Suzanne Cairns 14th Jul 2018

    thank you very much the day went very well

  • 5 Ian Smithers 2nd Jul 2018

    When times are at the lowest John Weir are very caring and un derstanding. Taking time for your every need that makes it so much easier on the one's that left behind.

  • 5 Tracy Waghorn 23rd May 2018

    Teresa was very helpful and polite and courteous nothing was any problem.  We have used John Weir before and have never had any problems.  I would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Patt King 22nd May 2018

    Teresa never fails to make a very difficult time easy to navigate. The care and consideration shown on the day is exemplary. Unfortunately our family hss had to use these services several times in last few years and each time Teresa and the team have been amazing and nothing is too much trouble. Would always recommend. Thank you.

  • 5 Colin Horobin 13th May 2018

    A lovely service held by Maria for my mother ,we laughed and we cried . A very fitting service and can highly recommend your company .

  • 5 Donna Ince 7th May 2018

    Could not have asked for a better service, Theresa was so kind and obliging in the office and Kevin and his boys had the funeral itself run like clockwork.  I would highly recommend John Weir at Gillingham to anyone who wants a professional and caring service.

  • 5 Louise Clack 29th Apr 2018

    Very helpful during the funeral arranging and the guys on the day were great too Thank you for everything 

  • 5 Sheila Young 11th Apr 2018

    Wonderfully kind and understanding at a very painful time their professional and supportive 

  • 5 Sharon Green 3rd Apr 2018

    Everything about John Weir Funeral services was absolutely excellent from start to finish. All staff were professional and efficient with a very caring manner. Special mention to Theresa, she made a very difficult time much easier.

  • 5 Pat Ong 3rd Apr 2018

    We were so happy with the John Weir.  It was a very difficult time indeed, with a lot going on and the patience and support provided, especially by Theresa, was wonderful.  We were so pleased that Shane and his colleague came out so promptly on an evening when the weather was truly atrocious.  Everything went so smoothly thanks to all of the staff and their very professional approach.

  • 5 Mark Hawkridge 26th Mar 2018

    I have used John Weir a few times and they always provide an excellent service

  • 5 Ed Willcox 9th Mar 2018

    This is sadly the second time, I have used the services of 'John Weir'. They have been marvellous, excellent communication, very thorough and professional throughout this difficult time. I would recommend them.

  • 5 Lesley McGinty 6th Mar 2018

    Dear John, Once again, the Gillingham branch of John Weir provided us with a first class service, from the initial consultation with Theresa right through to the day of my father's funeral. Theresa is a very special person: ultra efficient and paying minute attention to detail to make every aspect of the proceedings just perfect, but also so warm and caring when dealing with the extremely painful and delicate situation of families trying to make decisions whilst struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. My father's funeral took place on Friday 2nd of March, when the elements did their utmost to thwart us. The team, led so admirably by Shane, conducted it all with great courtesy, grace, dignity and calmness, despite the hazardous nature of the weather conditions, which was escalating by the minute. Thank you all for your efforts and hard work. You should feel proud of this wonderful team!

  • 5 Linda Harrild 23rd Jan 2018

    Very professional, Thressa made the funeral so easy for me. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend them.

  • 4 Helen Holt 21st Jan 2018

    They were very professional and understood our unusual circumstances.

  • 5 Deborah Wright 18th Jan 2018

    Very supportive, could not have been more pleased with the service provided. A special thank you to Teresa who helped with the arrangements and for Shane who was just wonderful on the day of the funeral.

  • 5 Lucy Wilson 2nd Jan 2018

    John Weir funeral services Gillingham helped my family through this very sad time. Theresa was professional, caring and very understanding, Kevin also gave us 100% professionalism. My family would like to thank all those involved in my fathers funeral and thank you all for helping us through this most difficult time in our lives. Many thanks The Kelly Family

  • 5 Micky Peters 19th Dec 2017

    Teresa at the Gillingham branch has been absolutely amazing with meeting all my needs and shows great compassion and makes you feel at ease in what is such a terrible time and I couldn't of asked for anyone better to handle my wife's cremation would highly recommend them 

  • 5 Vic Parker 4th Dec 2017

    Everything was handled extremely well. In particular we would like to single out Theresa Butters who guided us through the whole process sensitively and efficiently. Then, on the day of the funeral, Shane and his team were a professional, dignified and unobtrusive presence.

  • 5 Susan MacRae 28th Nov 2017

    Theresa at the Watling St office was wonderfully kind, patient, informative and helpful in arranging my sons funeral. On the day, we were looked after by Ben who was kind, supportive and respectful, thankyou to all the staff for their kindness. 

  • 5 Lesley McGinty 19th Oct 2017

    Dear John, I cannot commend your Gillingham branch highly enough or thank them enough for the excellent service they provided us with in every aspect of the arrangements for my mother's funeral. From the very start of the proceedings, we were in the excellent hands of Theresa. We were immediately struck not only by her extreme professionalism and efficiency, but also by her very warm and caring attitude towards us. She is a real credit to you. The perfect person to deal with those who are grieving and in need of her expert guidance at a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her great attention to detail meant everything went seamlessly The team of chauffeurs and pallbearers we had on the day of the funeral, led so expertly by Shane, carried out their duties with great dignity, care and deference to us all. It was a sad but very special day for us, and this was all made possible by your wonderful employees.

  • 5 Neil Burgess 17th Oct 2017

    The funeral for my mother, Cherry, Philomena, Burgess, was excellent. The arrangement and organisation conducted by John Weir, was second to none. The entire event, initially organised by Theresa Butters, and also the funeral itself overseen and participated in by Shane and his team, was the most professional and caring ceremony I have been involved with. Words cannot described my gratitude to John Weir, for making what is a very sad and stressful time, as easy as possible. Many thanks again, Neil Burgess.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

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Address
127 Watling Street
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 2YY

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Chris Rhodes 1st Aug 2018

Very professional, empathetic and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them very highly indeed.

steve caulfield 22nd Jul 2018

Everything was handled with care and sensitivity.

Carol Fouche 15th Jul 2018

I've lost both my Mum & Dad within 5 and a half months of each other - John Weir handled both funerals - I cannot compliment the company enough- Theresa at Gillingham was so supportive along with Amanda - such kind considerate ladies who could not do enough to accommodate our requirements. Both Funerals were directed by Shane - again such a kind considerate person who treated us as though he was one of the family My praise for this wonderful firm is endless and would wholeheartedly recommend John Weir The reason I chose them was not only because of their wonderful reputation but my late Mum used to sell John his shirts in Marks & Spencer's when he first started out - she always commented he was very charming and sensitive - John Weir was the only choice in these circumstances.

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