Richard Ward Funeral Services Ltd

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Richard Ward Funeral Services Ltd, Leicestershire, funeral director in Leicestershire
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A truly independent, family owned Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons in Enderby, Leicestershire. Qualified, compassionate team offering the highest level of service at sensible prices.

Latest Verified Reviews

Suzanne Dales 3rd Aug 2021

The service we received from Richard Ward was excellent, the team are helpful, friendly and efficient. Thank you. 

Janice szewczuk 1st Aug 2021

From start to finish we felt like Richard and all his amazing staff treated us like family. No request was a problem. They were always there on the end of the phone. We laughed and cried with them. My mum would have loved all the attention she was given by everyone. She would have said that she was treated like a queen. Thank you all your amazing and so caring. God bless you all xx❤️

Nick Maston 29th Jul 2021

Richard personally made a very difficult time stress-free from start to end.  Hopefully I don't need to use this service again but if I do I'll defiantly reach out to Richard and his team again.  Thanks for perfect send off. 

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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
2b The Cross
Enderby
Leicestershire
LE19 4NJ

About Us

Richard Ward Funeral Services is a truly independent, family owned and run Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons.

However we can be of service; please contact us 24 hrs and our family will be honoured to assist you.

Operating from a beautifully appointed Funeral Home in Enderby, Leicestershire; we offer complete, compassionate care for the bereaved throughout Leicester, South West Leicestershire and beyond.

Richard and his team of experienced Funeral Directors have over 65 years of combined industry experience.

Our simple and unwavering ethos is to treat every family and their loved ones as we would our own; with dignity, respect, compassion and professionalism.

Unusually, our dedication to the profession means that Richard and his team members hold the industries benchmark qualifications, ensuring the highest possible standards.
We are also members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and abide by their strict code of conduct.

Richard also possesses an unrivalled knowledge of cultural and religious requirements and is one of the country’s most experienced experts in repatriation of the deceased and handling of mass fatality.

This delivery of the highest levels of client service is combined with a sensible and transparent pricing policy.

Our loved ones are all unique and most families would like to arrange a Funeral service which reflects this.
For us, no request is too challenging. We have catered for every need, from the provision of specialist vehicles and unique coffins, to organising a fully themed ‘goodbye party’, to those who wish to have no service at all; our experience and ability to deliver small but unique personal touches makes every Funeral a bespoke and special occasion.


Our services include:

• 24-hour response
• Home visits at your convenience
• Private Chapels of Rest
• Monumental Masonry service-including refurbishment and bespoke design
• Qualified staff to care for your loved one

Contact Richard Ward Funeral Services today to discuss how they can help assist you.

Latest Obituaries

Raymond Frederick   Bingley

Raymond Frederick Bingley

Aug 1940 - Jul 2021

John Adrian    White

John Adrian White

Apr 1946 - Jul 2021

Peter   Tipping

Peter Tipping

Apr 1939 - Jul 2021

Gail   White

Gail White

Oct 1954 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Suzanne Dales 3rd Aug 2021

    The service we received from Richard Ward was excellent, the team are helpful, friendly and efficient. Thank you. 

  • 5 Janice szewczuk 1st Aug 2021

    From start to finish we felt like Richard and all his amazing staff treated us like family. No request was a problem. They were always there on the end of the phone. We laughed and cried with them. My mum would have loved all the attention she was given by everyone. She would have said that she was treated like a queen. Thank you all your amazing and so caring. God bless you all xx❤️

  • 5 Nick Maston 29th Jul 2021

    Richard personally made a very difficult time stress-free from start to end.  Hopefully I don't need to use this service again but if I do I'll defiantly reach out to Richard and his team again.  Thanks for perfect send off. 

  • 5 Gemma Duckett 26th Jul 2021

    Richard Ward Funeral Directors we’re absolutely amazing in helping us to organise  my husbands funeral. Naomi was extremely helpful going out of her way and answering all my questions. Also we were recommended a Independant funeral celebrant as we didn’t want a religious funeral. He was excellent and I would use this company again in a heartbeat. The funeral was a really nice funeral with added humour and remembrance . As far as funerals go this was by far the best. They  catered to our every Wish. I cannot thank them enough. Much appreciated the Duckett family.

  • 5 Mandy Doutre 24th Jul 2021

    From start to finish we as a family found everything to be amazing . Thank you Richard Ward for everything you were all amazing .

  • 5 Lesley Kilbourne 24th Jul 2021

    first class service very sympathetic very profesional very calming and caring . The funeral was very well planned, we would highly recommend your service to anyone. Thank you

  • 5 Rachel Brown 12th Jul 2021

    Very pleased with the service and good value for money.

  • 4 Jacqueline Wood 9th Jul 2021

    Very empathetic in face to face discussions. Two points:- If the church venue is unfamiliar it might be good do a preliminary visit to check the physical structure of the building so that the family are not standing outside while funeral attendants decide the best way to carry in the coffin. Double check for typos. Grand daughter's name is Francessca not Jessica

  • 5 Hugh Hood 3rd Jul 2021

    We would just like to thank Richard and his staff for their care and attention to detail. They also were kind enough to do all the required arrangements and point us in the right direction when we were struggling. They dealt with us sensitively and ensured we knew what to do at each step. Thanks again, Richard

  • 5 Mrs Jillian Briars 2nd Jul 2021

    All of the Staff treated us with kindness and courtesy at the most difficult time in our lives and guided us through the unknown territory we faced. The burial day went very smoothly and we could not be more pleased. We thank you all most sincerely. Natalie Phipps, Jillian Briars

  • 5 Eileen Teitge 27th Jun 2021

    Absolutely nothing was left to chance, and everything went perfectly. A friendly, courteous and kind team, who managed to add a little bit of light heartedness to an extremely difficult time.

  • 5 Hazel Guy 27th Jun 2021

    Very understanding and caring. Thank u all so much. Hazel and David Guy.

  • 5 Mr and Mrs Huss 25th Jun 2021

    Richard and his staff make what is a sad time so much easier to cope with. Nothing is to much trouble and as we have had previous occasions to need his service its the llittle things he remembers from then, that show you truly get an independant personal service and that he cares. His staff are so caring at the end of the phone for any queries that pop into your mind again nothing is too much trouble for them. We couldnt feel more cared for and about a first class team. Thank you.

  • 5 Deborah Podgers 4th Jun 2021

    A very warm  caring and compassionate service we as a family received .Nothing was too much trouble . An extremely sad and difficult day was  made bearable by their professionalism . Thank-you. 

  • 5 Mr. Brian McMillan 26th May 2021

    Richard and his team were faultless on the day also at the interment. Highly recommended. With Kind Regards , Brian McMillan.

  • 5 Susan Margaret Allen 26th May 2021

    Right from the very start, I knew, when the time came, that I was going to entrust my lovely Mum to Richards' care. Such a lovely, respectful, caring and gentle family run team, without a single hesitation at any request, no matter how small or how late in the day. Responsive to emails immediately, to phone calls immediately...not a single thing went wrong, from the moment I first contacted them to the moment of them driving away after the funeral. The flowers for the coffin were exquisite, Mum looked amazing, nothing was to be bettered. We inter Mum's ashes this week, and I am certain, without a shadow of a doubt, this will go just as beautifully as the day of the funeral itself. They stand head and shoulders above other funeral directors I have dealt with, and when it's something as emotive as sending off a loved one and having supplied all the material for it yourself, you know you chose the best when you yourself, felt it was a really good day. Sincere thanks Richard and team, from myself and everyone that said what a fabulous send off Mum had.

  • 5 Matthew Hollis 25th May 2021

    Couldn’t have asked for any more from RWFS. It has been an awful few weeks, but after the funeral it was a massive weight off my shoulders and Richard and his team deserve all the credit for that. Thank you so much!

  • 5 Michael Douglas Crutchley 15th May 2021

    Always helpful guided us through the whole process. Excellent service from start to finish.

  • 5 Hazel Gillott 9th May 2021

    Richard and the team, especially Grace, provided an amazing service. At such a difficult time, they were both professional and caring. Luckily for us our loved one had already made all the main decisions for the funeral so the arrangements were much easier to plan. Many years ago Richard and his team also arranged the funeral for my step father and the service then was just as special. No only do I recommend Richard and his team, but also speaking to your family while you are able and put their wishes in writing for such time they are needed.

  • 5 Rosemary Jacques 9th May 2021

    Thank you for making the process comforting and with respect for my beloved husband. It is always a difficult time for families but you made it very easy for us and provided us with an excellent service.

  • 5 Martin and Jess Hinchliffe 4th May 2021

    Very friendly and listened to all our questions and suggestions. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much for making a hard time a little easier.

  • 5 Sarah Hearfield 4th May 2021

    Richard provided exactly what we asked for. A beautiful send of for our precious daughter.  I highly recommend.

  • 5 Gary Linnett 26th Apr 2021

    Everything went so smoothly and we felt well supported at a difficult time.

  • 5 Helen Hopkinson 26th Apr 2021

    I have used Richard Ward a few times now and I cannot find ANY faults at all with their service. So kind, helpful and practical, they make you feel you are THE most important customer to them. There’s nothing they won’t do for you at the sad times. 

  • 5 Michelle Pell 23rd Apr 2021

    Absolutely beautiful people to deal with, very professional polite and understanding. I have had Richard for both my parents funerals and would highly recommend.

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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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.

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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
2b The Cross
Enderby
Leicestershire
LE19 4NJ

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Suzanne Dales 3rd Aug 2021

The service we received from Richard Ward was excellent, the team are helpful, friendly and efficient. Thank you. 

Janice szewczuk 1st Aug 2021

From start to finish we felt like Richard and all his amazing staff treated us like family. No request was a problem. They were always there on the end of the phone. We laughed and cried with them. My mum would have loved all the attention she was given by everyone. She would have said that she was treated like a queen. Thank you all your amazing and so caring. God bless you all xx❤️

Nick Maston 29th Jul 2021

Richard personally made a very difficult time stress-free from start to end.  Hopefully I don't need to use this service again but if I do I'll defiantly reach out to Richard and his team again.  Thanks for perfect send off. 

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