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

Joan Heath 23rd Nov 2020

So kind and helpful you seemed to know what I wanted and I didn't know what I wanted myself ,thank you so much from all the family to all the staff at this very difficult time , you are all amazing everything went really smoothly on the day , on waking up in the morning of the funeral it was a grey wet morning , by the time geoff was at home on  his short journey down to the church ,you even got the sun to shine I don't know how you manage that ,it's the little things makes the difference  ,  keeping an eye on Geoffs three sons and three grandsons when they carried him to his place of rest , and to hold Geoffs  beloved dog Judy  At the church  thank you again kind regards Kathy Heath and family xxxxx

Janet and Brian Hollingworth 21st Nov 2020

Could not recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services enough for their help and support during this difficult time. They were professional, courteous and showed the right level of empathy. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped me through the process expertly. Particular thanks to Naomi who was an angel and thank you for looking after Elaine for me.

Mark Lacey 17th Nov 2020

Richard and the team were incredibly compassionate and professional. From the first minute of Richard's visit he was thoughtful and advised us well. I would recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services to anyone. Thank you.

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
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

Alan Weston

Nov 1942 - Nov 2020

Geoffrey Heath

Sep 1948 - Oct 2020

Elaine Karen Elliott

Aug 1971 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Joan Heath 23rd Nov 2020

    So kind and helpful you seemed to know what I wanted and I didn't know what I wanted myself ,thank you so much from all the family to all the staff at this very difficult time , you are all amazing everything went really smoothly on the day , on waking up in the morning of the funeral it was a grey wet morning , by the time geoff was at home on  his short journey down to the church ,you even got the sun to shine I don't know how you manage that ,it's the little things makes the difference  ,  keeping an eye on Geoffs three sons and three grandsons when they carried him to his place of rest , and to hold Geoffs  beloved dog Judy  At the church  thank you again kind regards Kathy Heath and family xxxxx

  • 5 Janet and Brian Hollingworth 21st Nov 2020

    Could not recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services enough for their help and support during this difficult time. They were professional, courteous and showed the right level of empathy. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped me through the process expertly. Particular thanks to Naomi who was an angel and thank you for looking after Elaine for me.

  • 5 Mark Lacey 17th Nov 2020

    Richard and the team were incredibly compassionate and professional. From the first minute of Richard's visit he was thoughtful and advised us well. I would recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services to anyone. Thank you.

  • 5 Maggie Warren 14th Oct 2020

    We would like to thank Naomi she was very caring all the way through the process They were very professional from start to finish We would highly recommend them for a time in you life that can be very difficult The Warren Family

    Richard Ward replied
    Hello Maggie, thank you for stopping by to leave a review, it is very much appreciated and an encouragement to know that we have helped in some way. It was our privilege to support you at this time, if there is anything else we can do please do get in touch, Naomi
  • 5 Lara Woolstencroft 9th Oct 2020

    Caring and compassionate. Treated the whole family with respect. 

    Richard Ward replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Lara, it is very much appreciated. Take good care and love to Mum. Naomi
  • 5 Ben Parker 5th Oct 2020

    Super customer care from start to finish, which didn't just end with the funeral. If you are in the unfortunate position of having to arrange a funeral for someone you love then I would definitely recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services. The took a lot of the stress out of the process and were incredibly professional without losing the human touch about the whole process. The member of staff that I had all of my dealings with was called John Hollingsworth and I can not speak highly enough about the way he went about the whole process.

  • 5 Frank Matragrano 28th Sep 2020

    Thank you so much to Richard Wards wonderful team for the help and compassion they showed to myself and my family. They were very professional throughout. A special thank you to Naomi for the way you looked after my husband until he got to his final resting place. Very highly recommend. Many thanks Sue and Family

    Richard Ward replied
    Thank you Sue for taking the time to leave a review, it is greatly appreciated, it was my privilege to help you through the first few weeks. Take good care of yourself, Naomi
  • 5 Robert Leake 21st Sep 2020

    We were so pleased that we chose Richard Ward Funeral Services. They were so kind, attentive and considerate at all times. Nothing was too much trouble to Naomi and Sharon in the office at Enderby and they were happy to be contacted at any time. From our first meeting at our home, they responded to our every request and made sure that we had the farewell for my wife that we really wanted. Everything ran so smoothly on the day and the post funeral arrangements were very efficiently dealt with.  Thank you all so much.

    Richard Ward replied
    Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a generous review. You are most welcome and if there is anything else we can do, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Naomi
  • 5 Nick Chapman 14th Sep 2020

    We couldn’t have been happier with the service received.  Efficient Professional Compassionate. John Hollingsworth was a pleasure to deal with. He is extremely good at his job. 

  • 5 Simon Anthony Grice 6th Sep 2020

    Richard and his team have been excellent, nothing was to much trouble,and went out of their way to make sure everything was ok.

  • 5 Susan Pears 4th Sep 2020

    John at Richard Ward is outstanding, his care and compassion is second to none, the little details that John suggested really made the very sad day so special to us, Linda who took the service was exceptional, so very caring. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The Pears Family.

  • 5 Charles Conquest 24th Aug 2020

    The whole team were great. Made every decision so much easier to make and guided us through the process very well. Thank you

  • 5 Philippa Browning 18th Aug 2020

    We chose Richard Ward as they are independent and local . The care and compassion we as a family received was outstanding. My Mum was treated with dignity and  respect at all times and her funeral was faultless. All who attended were highly professional. Our family will be eternally grateful for  the care given . 

  • 5 Gwenyth Stevens 18th Aug 2020

    On behalf of the whole family I would like to thank you for your professionalism and sincere care when dealing with all aspects of my grandpas funeral.   He would’ve really liked the seamless service you provided us all too. Thank you 

  • 5 Pete , Lesley , Sian Allen 31st Jul 2020

    Absolutely faultless service , there is a definite difference dealing with an independent , made a very painful time as painless as possible , thank you Richard and team  Heanaghan family 

  • 5 Sally-Ann Bowen 27th Jul 2020

    Thank you to Richard & his team for their care & compassion whilst being so professional In taking care of everything for us for my Dads funeral.  It’s been the hardest thing we’ve faced as a family but knowing this was all taken care of was a great comfort.  Thank you.  Sally-Ann Bowen

  • 5 Amy Robinson 27th Jul 2020

    We can't thank you enough for your help and support during this difficult time. We would like to especially thank John for his guidance and help throughout, nothing was too much trouble and his attention to detail made everything just spot on and certainly made the day everything we hoped it would be.

  • 5 Lee & Tracy Blower 27th Jul 2020

    Very professional service. Thanks to all.

  • 5 Jan Worthington 23rd Jul 2020

    Meg and I couldn't have wished for a more wonderful Funeral Directors. From my first phone call made ,the staff were so helpful, kind and understanding.John took charge of our funeral arrangements and he has been nothing short of fantastic. John's advice, thoroughness and efficiency enabled Meg and I to give Chris the best of funerals he so deserved. Absolutely nothing has been too much trouble for John and his caring and attention to detail has been truly amazing. Tara also fulfilled her role perfectly as our celebrant. We therefore send our sincere thanks and gratitude to all involved and an extra special thank you to John and Tara. We will highly recommend Richard Ward Funeral Directors.

  • 5 Neeley Turrell 13th Jul 2020

    Thank you Richard for arranging a beautiful send off for my gran, you are so good at what you do, she would of been so pleased.. 

  • 5 Yvonne and David Chandler 13th Jul 2020

    Richard and his staff were excellent.They were there for us all along the way helping us to make my sisters funeral special. 

  • 5 Vera Jelley 10th Jul 2020

    Exceptional service from John and the team at Richard Ward. Nothing was too much trouble always available to answer questions if needed at any time. All of the team were very empathetic and supportive and guided us through each step. Thank you.

  • 5 Ian Flinn 9th Jul 2020

    Received excellent service for my fathers funeral. I would highly recommend Richard Ward. Special thanks to John for all his help.

  • 5 Lucy Gunton 1st Jul 2020

    The staff at Richard Ward were amazing throughout the difficult process of organising Joan's funeral. They listened, advised when asked to and provided invaluable support at a time when it was really needed. Naomi and Helen were both so kind and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you all so very much - your kindness and understanding was very much appreciated.

  • 5 Elizabeth Astill 15th Jun 2020

    Very efficient and compassionate. All the worries about arranging a funeral were taken away. Thank you all very much. Liz Astill

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

Joan Heath 23rd Nov 2020

So kind and helpful you seemed to know what I wanted and I didn't know what I wanted myself ,thank you so much from all the family to all the staff at this very difficult time , you are all amazing everything went really smoothly on the day , on waking up in the morning of the funeral it was a grey wet morning , by the time geoff was at home on  his short journey down to the church ,you even got the sun to shine I don't know how you manage that ,it's the little things makes the difference  ,  keeping an eye on Geoffs three sons and three grandsons when they carried him to his place of rest , and to hold Geoffs  beloved dog Judy  At the church  thank you again kind regards Kathy Heath and family xxxxx

Janet and Brian Hollingworth 21st Nov 2020

Could not recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services enough for their help and support during this difficult time. They were professional, courteous and showed the right level of empathy. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped me through the process expertly. Particular thanks to Naomi who was an angel and thank you for looking after Elaine for me.

Mark Lacey 17th Nov 2020

Richard and the team were incredibly compassionate and professional. From the first minute of Richard's visit he was thoughtful and advised us well. I would recommend Richard Ward Funeral Services to anyone. Thank you.

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