Memorable Funerals

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Care

Walter C. Parson provides a funeral service for those families who need us at a time of grief. We pride ourselves in the personal service we provide, acting professionally at all times, and conducting ourselves with sympathy and understanding.

Service

We are convinced that the service we offer is second to none, and part of our commitment is continual training to enable all of us to maintain and continually improve on this high level of service. Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Through our qualifications and professional associations, we have contacts throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. We have exhaustive reference points in place to assist us in satisfying the most complex of concerns.

Commitment

As part of our service and commitment, we will explain all details and at the same time give every request, however small, our full attention. We hope this will convey the commitment and integrity of each and every member of staff.

Tradition

We are proud to be Plymouth’s only independent family owned and family run Funeral Directors who have built our reputation since 1842.

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ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Funeral Directors

The NAFD Symbol has been adopted as a kite mark – a guarantee of high quality professional care for the bereaved. The NAFD Diploma in funeral directing is recognised as the gold standard qualification throughout the profession. As members of this association, we are also contributors to the strict Code of Practice.

 

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British Institute of Embalmers

British Institute of Embalmers oversees the training and qualification of its members in order that they can carry out the beneficial embalming procedure to the highest possible standard.

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Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Only obtained by invitation, our quality is assured by our membership of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a network of the World’s leading independent funeral directors. Member firms are operated by trusted local professionals who are often considered leaders in their communities and multi generation families who have a long tradition of helping people.

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British Institute of Funeral Directors

The B.I.F.D. was formed in 1982 by a group of highly experienced, qualified Funeral Directors to provide an organisation that cared for professionally qualified individuals working within the Funeral industry. The Institute’s main aim is to promote educational services within the profession.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Walter C. Parson place great emphasis on qualifications as long as they are added to experience. At present, we have 18 holders of the Diploma in Funeral Directing, and five qualified members of the British Institute of Embalmers. We are also members of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Walter C. Parson are proud of their staff.

Continuous in-house training programmes are organised to improve the quality of service we are able to offer our clients.

 

ORDER OF SERVICE SHEETS

We have our own in-house design facility to help you personalise the memories of a loved one and for people to share on the day of the funeral. Simply give the funeral director all the information when you meet, or you can pop in and talk to our friendly design team at a later date. Take a look at a selection of our personalised Order of Service sheets.

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REFLECTIONS

Reflections is the new service which The Walter C. Parson Group are able to offer their families.

By providing us with a selection of favourite family photographs and suggesting a favourite piece of music, we are able to produce a collage of photographs which is integrated with the music and shown during the service on a large screen television. This gives a chronological insight into the life of your loved one and a truly personal tribute during the service.

All this is subject to the officiating Minister’s approval, particularly when the funeral service is taking place in Church.

Afterwards we provide three Cd’s of the “Reflection” for the family.

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SPECIAL REQUESTS

Walter C. Parson are flexible enough to listen to and attempt to supply any of your special requests, just let us know what you require and we will provide definite information for you to consider without obligation. We regularly provide green funerals, humanist ministers, colourful coffins, green burials and different types of hearses. We have even conducted burials on people’s own land and full burials at sea, although it must be understood that these are technically challenging and take some considerable time to arrange it can be done! We will attempt to provide any service you request from the contemporary to the traditional and as long as it is legal we will do our best to accommodate your wishes with our normal seamless style.

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Centre Row, Exeter OPENING SOON

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Centre Row, 206 Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 6AA

Office Opening Hours

Tel (01392) 433333

 
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Head Office - The Firs, Crownhill

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  • Client parking available
  • —Disabled access
  • Reception— & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • —Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Firs
702 Budshead Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth, PL6 5DY

Office Opening Hours
Mon-Fri, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tel 01752 767676 (24 Hr number)

 
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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Kings House, Newton Abbot

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • —Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • —Preparation facilities

Kings House
King Street,
Newton Abbot TQ12 2LG

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01626 334444

 
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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Torquay

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  • Client parking available
  • —Arrangement room —& Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities
  • Reception

147 Babbacombe Road,
Torquay TQ1 3SU

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01803 329494

 
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Pengelly Funeral Service, Saltash

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  • Parking close by & —Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & —Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

Pengelly Funeral Service
139, Fore Street, Saltash
Cornwall PL12 6AB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 848838

 
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Pidgen & Son Funeral Service, Torpoint

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • —Arrangement room & —Chapel of rest
  • —Administration office
  • —Preparation facilities

Pidgen & Son Funeral Service
4,Trevol Business Park
Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2TB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 812479

 
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Riverside, Ivybridge

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception &  —24 Hour service
  • Arrangement room & —Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • —Preparation facilities

Riverside
Costly Street,
Ivybridge PL21 0DB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 690909

 
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Salisbury House, St Judes

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  • On street parking & —Reception
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities
  • —Administration office

Salisbury House
11 Tothill Avenue,
Plymouth PL4 8PJ

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 665438

 
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St Mary’s View, Plympton

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  • —Easy parking close by
  • Reception & —Disabled access
  • —Arrangement room & —Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

St Mary’s View
2 Market Road,
Plympton
Plymouth PL7 1QW

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 343848

 
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The Stables, Tavistock

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & —Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • —Preparation facilities

The Stables,
32 West Street,
Tavistock, PL19 8JY

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tel 01822 617300

 
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