In these uncertain times, we want to assure you that we continue to be available to you 24/7. We believe that those who are bereaved should receive the same standards of care as under normal circumstances, and so will work with you to understand your needs at this time, and to ensure you can provide a meaningful service for the person who has died.
If you are worried about the impact of Corona Virus on funerals, please contact us. We will answer your concerns and queries and allay fears. Feel free to call us on 01803 840779 or 01364 643522 for the latest information
LATEST NEWS OF CHANGES 17/05/2021
The number of people allowed to a funeral now depends on the venue size for social distancing. Torquay Crematorium allows up to 30 mourners inside, with the possibility of more listening outside. Exeter allows up to 50 in the big chapel.
As families can choose level of contact it is now possible to hug for comfort.
Churches are open for funerals at their discretion.
Both burials and cremations can take place.
Numbers at gathering after and memorials limited to 30 in Covid secure venues.
People from two households can stay together.
Hotels may also remain open for the purposes of providing accommodation for anyone attending a funeral or commemorative event.
Registration is now completed by phone.
We are streaming many of the funerals we hold via Zoom to people who are unable to attend.
For more information about 'on-line' funerals please click here.
Our care for you
Birte, Simon, Paul and Jane are ready to care for you and your family.
Heart & Soul Funerals is an award winning company. As a modern, independent funeral directing company we provide individual and traditional funerals. These reflect the life, character and beliefs of the person who has died.
We undertake all types of funeral, in church, at the crematorium, in our lovely stone barn by the Dart River, at Sharpham Meadow and other natural burial sites.
We will be gentle, thoughtful and inclusive in all aspects of the support we provide. We will listen to you. We want to know about the person who has died so we can help you to tailor the funeral for them.
We are transparent in our pricing, charging our fees then everything else we provide for you at cost.
Our beautiful and peaceful funeral home by the River Dart is available for meetings, vigils and funerals. We only have one funeral in a day, so there is no time pressure.
We provide our services in Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and surrounding areas to Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Torbay, Exeter, Ivybridge, Plymouth.
Fair & Transparent Pricing
We offer good value as well as an exceptional level of care. You will find all our pricing competitive and transparent without any compromise on quality. We charge our fees, and everything else we buy or book for you we charge at cost. There are no hidden fees. We believe this should be the industry standard.
We are proud to be awarded Fair Funerals Funeral Director Of The Month
We have our beautiful funeral home by the River Dart, with the most modern facilities to care for the person who has died. Family and friends can gather together in the beautiful ceremony room for the funeral, vigil and wake. This gives a real alternative for those who want to hold the funeral in a more flexible and intimate setting away from the crematorium.
With Heart & Soul Funerals you are choosing a value led family owned and run company. Not born and bred into the funeral sector, we (Jane Morrell and Simon Smith) came gradually into this work with a passion fired by our own experiences of close deaths.
Our Recent Testimonials
We pride ourselves on the feedback we receive. Please call 01803 840779 or 01364 643522 to discuss anything.
Thank you both very much for all your arrangements and contributions last Saturday. The whole day was a rich fulfilment of Jean's wishes, and enabled a very varied "congregation" to join in, just as Jean had envisaged. The skilful blending of symbolic candles, sung and spoken words and the chosen music was really powerful and reminiscent for so many people of their connections with Jean, and one another: and the immediate transfer of the video to Ann enabled her to bring even the distant family into the spirit of the day. The burning fire on arrival and the ceremony on the hillside emphasised the element of naturality, not forgetting the excellent refreshments to round off the day.
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!
Thanks so much for everything you did to help make Pauline’s send-off really special. Everyone loved the venue, layout, and how the ceremony was conducted, and the coffin was wonderful – they were all quite amazed by it! The catering was brilliant and well worth the hassle to get it looking so professional. Everyone was hugely appreciative of the end result. I think Pauline would have greatly enjoyed the occasion. Who knows, maybe she was up there somewhere looking down on us with a twinkle in her eye!
Thank you very much for arranging and creating the space so that we could have my mother’s funeral in exactly the way that felt right for us. It was a great way to say goodbye in an intimate and family-friendly way, and for us to affirm our connection with each other and with life.