Brunskill Family Funerals, Chessington

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Latest Verified Reviews

Keith Stedman 10th Jul 2021

The service provided was excellent nothing too much trouble constant help and support. They took care of everything in a very difficult time. Most importantly it’s a very personal service from a very dedicated family business.

Tracy Francis 3rd Jul 2021

This was my first experience of organising a funeral. I had found 2 or 3 other options, one of those was even a recommendation, but something didn't sit right in my gut so I wasn't 100% happy to go with any of those. I continued my search as I decided I wanted an independent local, family business that was not part of the corporate machinery. I landed on Brunskill's website, liked what I read and made contact. In my first conversation with Ed, I had that feeling I'd been looking for, a content confidence that I'm happy to choose Brunskill to manage my Dad's funeral. Ed didn't try to upsell me anything - something that I noticed straight away with another company - he quoted me for what I'd asked for and then also sent through so much really useful information on hymns and all sorts of things. He was so easy to communicate with and so contactable at all times whether text, phone or Whatsapp! He has the exact right tone that you need to hear when you're dealing with something so horrific as saying goodbye to someone you loved so much. Even though Ed has been doing this for many years, he does not sound jaded or nonchalant about your loved one, he sounds like he cares and sympathises and empathises, in a genuine way. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Much as I don't want to have to make contact with him again for a long time, when the time comes, I will be straight back to Ed without hesitation.

Kirsty Lepage 26th May 2021

Ed and Josh Brunskill were wonderful from the first telephone call onwards. They were gentle, kind and compassionate, and an absolute pleasure to work with. They provided a fabulous contact for the flowers, sorted out the design and printing of the Order of Service - great quality - and liaised with our chosen celebrant. It was a great comfort to us to have this skilled and professional team at our sides as we navigated the whole process. Highly recommended.

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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
13 North Parade
Chessington
Surrey
KT9 1QL

About Us

After a twenty-five year career managing several funeral homes across London, Edward Brunskill Dip. FD opened Brunskill Family Funerals, with his son, Joshua, so that he can focus on working with and caring for bereaved families.

Respect for the person that has died and attention to detail are their priorities and Ed and Joshua are committed to arranging traditional and modern burials and cremations, for all budgets, that reflect the beliefs and customs of your loved one.

Religious funerals of any faith and denomination, and non-religious and humanist services can be arranged. If a non-attended funeral is preferred then Ed and Joshua are also happy to organise direct cremations.

Brunskill Family Funerals work in partnership with a skilled stonemason to oversee the installation and repair of headstones.

Ed and Joshua focus on arranging funerals in the boroughs of Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, and Hounslow, West and South West London, Surrey and surrounding counties, but can attend at any death in the UK.

Brunskill Family Funerals are members of the London Association of Funeral Directors (LAFD) and have signed the Fair Funerals Pledge. They pride themselves on transparency and compassion and are happy to discuss arrangements 24/7, 365 days a year.

To arrange a funeral with Brunskill Family Funerals please do not hesitate to call them.

Latest Obituaries

Jack Dennis   Lonergan

Jack Dennis Lonergan

Feb 1993 - Aug 2021

Anthony Charles    Rawlings

Anthony Charles Rawlings

Apr 1932 - Jul 2021

Peter John   Parkinson

Peter John Parkinson

Oct 1941 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Keith Stedman 10th Jul 2021

    The service provided was excellent nothing too much trouble constant help and support. They took care of everything in a very difficult time. Most importantly it’s a very personal service from a very dedicated family business.

  • 5 Tracy Francis 3rd Jul 2021

    This was my first experience of organising a funeral. I had found 2 or 3 other options, one of those was even a recommendation, but something didn't sit right in my gut so I wasn't 100% happy to go with any of those. I continued my search as I decided I wanted an independent local, family business that was not part of the corporate machinery. I landed on Brunskill's website, liked what I read and made contact. In my first conversation with Ed, I had that feeling I'd been looking for, a content confidence that I'm happy to choose Brunskill to manage my Dad's funeral. Ed didn't try to upsell me anything - something that I noticed straight away with another company - he quoted me for what I'd asked for and then also sent through so much really useful information on hymns and all sorts of things. He was so easy to communicate with and so contactable at all times whether text, phone or Whatsapp! He has the exact right tone that you need to hear when you're dealing with something so horrific as saying goodbye to someone you loved so much. Even though Ed has been doing this for many years, he does not sound jaded or nonchalant about your loved one, he sounds like he cares and sympathises and empathises, in a genuine way. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Much as I don't want to have to make contact with him again for a long time, when the time comes, I will be straight back to Ed without hesitation.

  • 5 Kirsty Lepage 26th May 2021

    Ed and Josh Brunskill were wonderful from the first telephone call onwards. They were gentle, kind and compassionate, and an absolute pleasure to work with. They provided a fabulous contact for the flowers, sorted out the design and printing of the Order of Service - great quality - and liaised with our chosen celebrant. It was a great comfort to us to have this skilled and professional team at our sides as we navigated the whole process. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Maya Sandhu 28th Mar 2021

    Ed and his team couldn't have been more caring, considerate or understanding from the moment we reached out to them following our loss. Their guidance and support was invaluable and personalised in a way that we haven't experienced before with funeral directors. We will be forever appreciative and have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Hilary Wight 23rd Mar 2021

    Thank you Josh for everything you have done in planning and delivering my aunt's funeral service. We are so happy we chose Brunskills. We wanted to use a family firm and you could not have done more to make the occasion the success it was despite Covid restrictions. I am truly grateful for your help, advice and efficiency

  • 5 Sarah Appleyard 18th Mar 2021

    We cannot thank Josh and his family enough for what they did to ensure dads funeral went as well as it could. At such a difficult time Josh was so calming, caring and truly made us feel valued as a customer. Josh organised everything really, we didnt need to stress about a thing he was amazing and it helped hugely that we believed he cared and looked after dad until the funeral day. We will always be thankful to Josh and his family ..... we would recommend their services 100%

  • 5 Judith Thomson 18th Mar 2021

    Ed and his family go over and above to make the last journey for your loved one a special, relaxed, beautiful and moving day. From the very 1st phone call, I knew I was going to use them.there were so friendly, helpful giving me so many options without being *** selling. Nothing was too much for them. A carer for my mother in law from her home rang me after they had collected her to take her to their chapel of rest, said they gave  her so much respect and treated her like a “ glass slipper”. The few guests that were allowed at the ceremony all said how respectful they were, bowing in front of her coffin at all times. They also walked in front of the hurst for far longer than I’ve ever seen. These people must have invisible angel wings as I’ve never met such kind, helpful, respectful people. Exceptional service.

  • 5 Michaela Fry 14th Mar 2021

    The family were very friendly and understanding,nothing was ever to much trouble and handled everything in a very friendly and professional way. Thank you very much 

  • 5 Michelle bishop 10th Mar 2021

    I would highly recommend this company, very professional compassionate and friendly father and son team. Ed was very kind and calm with me and my family during our grieving. He gave us lots of ideas and suggestions and organised things beautifully. I was kept informed every step of the way on how the organising was going from the horses to the soloist. Although we are heartbroken from our loss Ed and his son definitely made the process straightforward and took the burden of us.  Thank you x 

  • 5 Martin Limm 15th Feb 2021

    Definitely 5 stars, they were professional, caring, nothing was too much trouble, I would recommend them to anybody.

  • 5 Katrina Ffrench 13th Feb 2021

    Words cannot adequately describe nor explain the outstanding service that was provided to us in a time of great grief and need. The McDonald Family are externally grateful for the love, care, compassion, understanding, patience and professionalism demonstrated by Ed Brunskill Family Funerals. Agnes McDonald was laid to rest in the beautiful style she so deserved and for this we thank Ed, Josh, Nikki and the wider team. May you all be forever blessed. Katrina Ffrench Granddaughter of Agnes McDonald

  • 5 Sharon Pointing 8th Feb 2021

    I came across Ed and the family after he was highly recommended to me by a mutual friend when I lost Mum, because of that recommendation I already knew mum was going to be in good hands and I wasn’t wrong, even though we are in our third lockdown due to Covid they went above and beyond to help us achieve the most perfect send of for the queen she really was You catered and knew all about our Jamaican family traditions and went out of your way to help us stick to them, from the recommendations you gave us for the florist all the way through to the funeral cones outside mums house for the day you thought of everything we didn’t and helped us made her proud that day!  From her red coffin to the beautiful horses Noah and Jacob with their gorgeous purple plumes everything was above and beyond what we could ever imagine I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs them and will be making it clear who they shall be going to when my turn comes x 

  • 5 Paul Bishop 7th Feb 2021

    From the moment I first spoke to Ed at Brunskill's I felt completely at ease and assured that both my Father and Grandson were in completely in safe hands. Ed and his team arranged everything from the Celebrant, flowers, order of service and video service and their dedication and compassion was exceptional. I cannot thank Brunskill's enough for their help in what was such a difficult time for our family. Five star's is not enough to give and if recommendation for funerals is a thing we would have no hesitation whatsoever to put their name forward. Thank you Ed, Josh and the Team.

  • 5 Jan Rush 6th Feb 2021

    Following a telephone call with Ed of Brunskill Family Funeral Services  I went with my gut feeling & had no regrets at choosing them. I  immediately felt in safe hands. Ed & his son Josh supported me arranging a funeral from 130 miles away & every request I made  was met to the detail! Ed put me in touch with a wonderful celebrant, he recommended an excellent florist & helped with printing the order of service.  I knew my nephew was in safe caring hands . They set up a memorial page & organised photo’s for the big screens at the crematorium as well as the webcast. On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly & was professional; great respect/sensitivity was shown to my nephew that made the ceremony extra special. A rose was placed on the coffin, after the floral tribute was removed, just before the service started, a lovely touch something I  hadn’t considered. The funeral was just perfect in every way that helped cushion a very emotional & sad day.  A big thank you to Ed & family; I  couldn’t have asked for a better service.  I had nothing to worry about as you guided me along helping me organise the funeral. I highly recommend them & I’d give 10 stars if it was possible!  Brunskill Family Funeral Services exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 Rowena Dodwell 4th Feb 2021

    Ed and his family have been incredibly helpful at such a sad time within our family grievance. From start to finish he has been professional, thoughtful and diligent to help in every way possible to accommodate our needs. I would highly recommend their service. 

  • 5 Mary Colfar 4th Feb 2021

    Mrs Mary Colfar and and family. New Malden. We were very impressed by all the help and support given by Mr Ed Brunskill and all his staff.  It was a very difficult time for us and their help made the whole process much easier for us to make all the arrangements than we had thought it would be. I cancertainly recommend Brunskill funerals.

  • 5 Kate Barry 3rd Feb 2021

    One of the hardest times of my life was losing my dad and at 27 never thought I’d have to do this but it was made bearable by the incredible support and help from Josh & his team. He went above and beyond anything I could of asked. Very organised, proactive, thoughtful and as were his team. Always there to help especially with the little things you might not think of and absolute patience while decisions were made and guided me when I wasn't sure what decision to make. Even though all our family & friends couldn’t be there Josh made sure the webcam was up and running perfectly and that the service was a true representation of what my dad was all about. We were honoured to be Josh’s first funeral that he led himself from start to finish.  Thank you so much Josh, you have been exceptional throughout the whole process. 

  • 5 Claire Boulden 23rd Jan 2021

    What was the hardest day of my life in cremating my husband, was made bearable by the incredible support and help from Ed. He is organised, proactive, thoughtful and the consummate professional, as were his team. It's the little things you don't think of and Ed prompted as we made the plans, with infinite patience while I made decisions and guided me when I wasn't sure what decision to make. I have had multiple messages from family and friends who were with us and those who watched by webcam that the service was truly beautiful. Thank you so much Ed, you have been nothing short of exceptional.

  • 5 Sue Lonegan 11th Jan 2021

    Ed was so kind and considerate, looking after all our needs at a really difficult time. He was always available if we needed him. He made sure our Dad's funeral was what we wanted & was kind and helpful to my Mum, calling her the day before the funeral to check she was ok & to confirm the arrangements. His son & staff were very helpful & respectful with us all, too. A truly personal service, we would highly recommend Ed's funeral services.

  • 5 Pat Moore 21st Dec 2020

    Brunskills, and particularly Ed Brunskill, have been really helpful and supportive from start to finish, making the difficult process of arranging my sister-in-law's funeral as straightforward as possible, keeping in regular touch with me throughout, and ensuring that everything ran smoothly on the day of the funeral itself.

  • 5 Brenda Cripps 21st Dec 2020

    I can't recommend Brunskill Family funerals enough. Ed made such a highly emotive and stressful time so much easier and took away the worry by arranging everything to quickly and efficiently with a great team of contacts to provide flowers and celebrant services. We were constantly kept up to date on the progress of our loved ones service in a kind and empathetic way. Thank you Ed for such a great personnel and profession service.

  • 5 Nicola Goodwin 8th Dec 2020

    Ed has been a pleasure to deal with, so professional and understanding. After using two other funeral directors recently, Brunskills has provided the most compassionate service from beginning to end. Brunskills made a very difficult time much easier. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them on every front. Thank you very much.

  • 5 Sophia Burnham 30th Nov 2020

    Ed and his team were amazing. Calm collected. Listened and gave gentle guidance in a nightmare  time. He is so professional and kind. 

  • 5 Megan Priestman 24th Nov 2020

    I cannot recommend these funeral directors highly enough. At a time of great loss and confusion, they made our lives so much easier by dealing with matters efficiently, and yet with great empathy and understanding of our requirements. Nothing was too much trouble for them and any questions we had were answered promptly by Ed Brunskill, who is understanding and accomodating and a pleasure to deal with. Their pricing is extremely reasonable and there were never any hidden costs. You will not regret using them.

  • 5 Katie Jane 13th Nov 2020

    So glad Ed was recommended to me  I found him very pleasant  And helpful  He made a very difficult time more bearable  Ed also went out of his way to help me after the funeral  I cannot recommend him enough  Katie-jane

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
13 North Parade
Chessington
Surrey
KT9 1QL

Latest Verified Reviews

Keith Stedman 10th Jul 2021

The service provided was excellent nothing too much trouble constant help and support. They took care of everything in a very difficult time. Most importantly it’s a very personal service from a very dedicated family business.

Tracy Francis 3rd Jul 2021

This was my first experience of organising a funeral. I had found 2 or 3 other options, one of those was even a recommendation, but something didn't sit right in my gut so I wasn't 100% happy to go with any of those. I continued my search as I decided I wanted an independent local, family business that was not part of the corporate machinery. I landed on Brunskill's website, liked what I read and made contact. In my first conversation with Ed, I had that feeling I'd been looking for, a content confidence that I'm happy to choose Brunskill to manage my Dad's funeral. Ed didn't try to upsell me anything - something that I noticed straight away with another company - he quoted me for what I'd asked for and then also sent through so much really useful information on hymns and all sorts of things. He was so easy to communicate with and so contactable at all times whether text, phone or Whatsapp! He has the exact right tone that you need to hear when you're dealing with something so horrific as saying goodbye to someone you loved so much. Even though Ed has been doing this for many years, he does not sound jaded or nonchalant about your loved one, he sounds like he cares and sympathises and empathises, in a genuine way. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Much as I don't want to have to make contact with him again for a long time, when the time comes, I will be straight back to Ed without hesitation.

Kirsty Lepage 26th May 2021

Ed and Josh Brunskill were wonderful from the first telephone call onwards. They were gentle, kind and compassionate, and an absolute pleasure to work with. They provided a fabulous contact for the flowers, sorted out the design and printing of the Order of Service - great quality - and liaised with our chosen celebrant. It was a great comfort to us to have this skilled and professional team at our sides as we navigated the whole process. Highly recommended.

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