Hello and welcome to Heart & Soul Funerals, award-winning independent funeral directors and funeral celebrants in Buckfastleigh and Totnes, Devon, ready to care for you and your family.
Heart & Soul Funerals is the new name for Green Fuse Funerals, which we feel reflects the extensive range of funeral services you may expect from a modern, family funeral directing company. We help families across an area encapsulating Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth, South Devon and the South Hams.
We are proud and delighted to have been nominated and listed for the Good Funeral Awards 2016 in 2 categories, Modern Funeral Director Of The Year as a company and for best Mortuary Assistant for Hannah Nutbeem. We were awarded Funeral Director Of The Year in 2012.
“I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that your family have done for us during our sad time of losing Mum. You made it a much more bearable time and minimised the pain endured throughout planning the day to say goodbye. For that I cannot thank you enough. The service was absolutely beautiful, Mum would have been so pleased with it. So, on behalf of my family we would like to thank you once again and I cannot recommend you all enough to others.” Stephanie Bass November 2015
To have someone close to you die is a profound life event; their absence changes everything. You may be feeling shaky, exhausted, or shocked and you will need someone who can listen and respond to your needs with kindness and attention, who can assist you and make the seemingly huge tasks ahead much easier and less complicated. Our watchwords are Gentle, Thoughtful and Inclusive.
What we offer – not all funeral directors are the same
One sort of funeral does not fit all and we take a great deal of care to get it right for your loved one and your family. We believe that diversity brings depth and richness to our culture, our families and the path of being human. Each funeral can be as individual as the person who has died.
We have assisted families in caring for and saying farewell to their loved ones in a way they find the most comfortable and natural for them, by listening attentively and being gentle, thoughtful and inclusive. We have years of experience and professional qualifications behind us.
We hope that you begin to find what you need on our informative and easy to read site. Please call 01803 840779 to discuss anything further. Click on the pictures in the side bar for further information about these types of funerals. Whether you need a full funeral directing service for cremation or burial, or for us to organise a low cost funeral, a direct cremation or assist with a home funeral, we have the capacity and experience to work with you at this time when you are feeling so sad and wondering how on earth you are going to be able to cope with it all. Our funerals start at £1950.
“Thank you so much, Simon, for all the thoughtful and kind attention you, Lilah and Hannah gave us as we prepared for Dad’s funeral. I particularly appreciated:
- Lilah’s respectful kindness when she came to collect Dad and when we sat with him at Riverstone;
- The text messages from you, which felt very holding;
- The time you gave us to help prepare for the ceremony;
- The steady presence you provided as you gently steered us through the ceremony;
- Being given the candle afterwards which I often light;
- And not least, your sense of humour!
With deepest gratitude and appreciation.” Jude Bishop
Our pricing structure is clear and straightforward and we do not make additional costs to services we buy in for you; cars, coffins, flowers, catering etc.
We can visit you at home to talk things through or you can come to our Totnes High Street shop. We welcome you to our homely and beautiful funeral home on the banks of the Dart near Buckfastleigh for vigils, ceremonies and where your loved one will be cared for in a considerate, kind and professional environment. “With our grateful thanks for all your care, consideration and attention to detail in every way.” Bobbie Eastwood
We also provide support to those who are bereaved. Perhaps you would like to join our Heart & Soul Social Reading Group. “Book lovers and non-readers alike are invited to a friendly, weekly group to relax and enjoy great stories and poems. Everyone has their own copy to follow as they wish. I read aloud and we pause to discover what the writing means to us, and share spontaneous responses.” Says facilitator Sarah Hopkins. This group is offered to help relieve the low feelings of loss and provide inspiration by encouraging new connections with quality literature and like-minded people. Friends and family members welcome too. http://www.heartandsoulfunerals.co.uk/resources/events/