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

Phil Pawley 9th Apr 2021

Richard was very sympathetic and helpful from our very first conversation through to the completion of the service and interment. He and his staff made what was a difficult time for us so much easier and dealt with everything. I cannot thank him enough.

Robin Underwood 31st Mar 2021

Professional and courteous throughout. We felt as though we were his only clients. His advice and suggestions were spot on. Made a difficult time less of a burden. All of his staff were a credit to his company. Would recommend him to look after you 

Dale Barker 28th Mar 2021

Sensitive and honest. Great service 

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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

Margaret Elizabeth Crawley

Apr 1933 - Mar 2021

Louise Sliwinski Drage

Dec 1949 - Mar 2021

Hazel Lucy Flatters

Dec 1937 - Mar 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Phil Pawley 9th Apr 2021

    Richard was very sympathetic and helpful from our very first conversation through to the completion of the service and interment. He and his staff made what was a difficult time for us so much easier and dealt with everything. I cannot thank him enough.

  • 5 Robin Underwood 31st Mar 2021

    Professional and courteous throughout. We felt as though we were his only clients. His advice and suggestions were spot on. Made a difficult time less of a burden. All of his staff were a credit to his company. Would recommend him to look after you 

  • 5 Dale Barker 28th Mar 2021

    Sensitive and honest. Great service 

  • 5 Amy Whearity 24th Mar 2021

    Everything was just as we wanted it to be. We couldn’t be happier with the service provided.  It was all handled with sensitivity and the day itself ran very smoothly.  Thank you for everything. Jim and Amy Whearity 

  • 5 Jackie Vesty 16th Mar 2021

    Richard Ward funeral directors have looked after my Mum and Dad, each time with kind, considerate professionalism, every detail and personal request has been carried out, nothing is to much trouble, all of the staff show utmost respect and compassion for the deceased person and the family.

  • 5 Martyn Jennings 15th Mar 2021

    A truly professional, friendly and caring team, always go above and beyond. The day was incredibly well managed and always felt at ease you in in good hands. A highly recommended service from a great company.

  • 5 Louise Pepper 15th Mar 2021

    Our family can't thank Richard and his team for the kindness and care shown to us at such a difficult time. They gave us an amazing service and made the journey so much easier and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Richard Ward and Team. Customer Service at its best

  • 5 Tammi Ross 10th Mar 2021

    From my first phone call, they provided such compassionate & supportive help & advice especially Naomi who went above and beyond relieving so much pressure. In the day once again they did an excellent job & the service and whole day was beautiful👌👌

  • 5 Annette Stokes 8th Mar 2021

    So very impressed with how Naomi dealt with everything it meant so much to the family.  Could not have chosen a better company.

  • 5 Claire Williamson 7th Mar 2021

    Both myself and Val would like to thank you all for making a very sad time for us go as smoothly as it did. We both felt very comfortable talking both to Richard and Maggie, you were all very supportive and very professional and we will always be thankful of the way you all conducted my Dad's funeral, also thank you for the recommendation of Keith who spoke so well at the service and gave an excellent speech about Dad and his life. Also at the internment Richard was very supportive and sensitive and we really appreciate the kind words you said at a very sad final farewell. Kind regards Claire and Val xx

  • 5 Kay Fox 5th Mar 2021

    I would certainly recommend Richard Ward funeral directors to anyone, they have been very kind and thoughtful towards myself and my husbands sister in Canada during the arrangements and on the day of the funeral itself. Everything was really well managed and carried out in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • 5 Robert Leatherland 5th Mar 2021

    Richard and his team have been very supportive throughout a difficult time for us. This follows on from them having dealt with our other parents arrangements two years ago. Then as now they guided us through options and choices that are available, with no rush or pressure. I would have no hesitation in recommending their company to anyone.

  • 5 Jane Delbridge 1st Mar 2021

    Excellent service provided, very efficient whilst sympathetic to the circumstances. Richard chose an excellent celebrant for our ceremony and made everything on the day flow seamlessly. The flowers they organised were beautiful. Highly recommend.

  • 5 Amber Crain 1st Mar 2021

    The service was amazing and, considering the circumstances, they made it as special as it could be at times like this. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Lorraine Shore 15th Feb 2021

    From the moment I called this company I have felt supported and cared for. Nothing was too much trouble. They took, what is a very stressful situation, in hand, and dealt with it all for us. They visited us at home to discuss what we wanted, definitely no hard sell, and then provided us with a brilliant celebrant. They also called the day before to check all was okay. I would highly recommend this company and it's staff.

  • 5 Beverley Haslam 5th Jan 2021

    Richard and his staff are very professional and put our family at ease in arranging our son’s funeral. You and your colleagues have been so supportive to us and gave us guidance at this most sad and emotional time . Our family would not hesitate to recommend you and your service .  Thank you .The Haslam family 

  • 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. 

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

Phil Pawley 9th Apr 2021

Richard was very sympathetic and helpful from our very first conversation through to the completion of the service and interment. He and his staff made what was a difficult time for us so much easier and dealt with everything. I cannot thank him enough.

Robin Underwood 31st Mar 2021

Professional and courteous throughout. We felt as though we were his only clients. His advice and suggestions were spot on. Made a difficult time less of a burden. All of his staff were a credit to his company. Would recommend him to look after you 

Dale Barker 28th Mar 2021

Sensitive and honest. Great service 

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