Le Roy Funeral Service Receive An Excellent Response to The New Jaguar XJ Vehicles.
As sponsors of Exeter Chiefs we were kindly permitted to take photographs of our new vehicles at Sandy Park and manufacture a club logo coffin for those with a passion for their team.
We recently took delivery of our new funeral vehicles. A Jaguar XJ hearse and two matching limousines, we are extremely pleased with the positive feedback we have received from families using our services.
Andrew & Nicholas Wreford have worked within the company since joining parents Martin & Diane Wreford in the early1980’s. In those days a great deal of time was spent underneath our only funeral vehicle, a 1957 Austin Princess hearse constantly repairing a rather noisy exhaust.
Thankfully those days are in the past as with many things in the funeral profession. Previously funerals were quite straight forward, today many people like to be offered or advised of alternatives, we pride ourselves on giving families the choice on all aspects of the service details.
Recently we have seen an increase in families choosing environmentally friendly products such as biodegradable coffins including Bamboo, Willow, Pandanus & Pinboo as shown on our website. We are able to organise bespoke coffin and themed funerals.
Le Roy Funeral Service was established in 1950 by Stanley Le Roy Priaulx. Martin & Dianne Wreford purchased the business in 1974 over the years we have built relationships with local communities by way of advertising in local event programmes, or sponsorship which we feel contributes by “putting something back” locally. This started in 1982 when the company donated to the launch of Hospiscare in the Exeter area then based at Mowbray Cottage. We have endeavoured to continue contributing to numerous charities and organisations in various ways, recently donating our Exeter Chiefs Grandstand Seats to local charities including Exeter Hospiscare, FORCE and Devon Air Ambulance.
We remain an independent family run business committed to helping you and your family though one of life’s most difficult times. We are able to offer a competitive price structure as we do not have a financial obligation to share holders unlike large national funeral companies.
The National Association of Funeral Directors introduced the Diploma in Funeral Directing (DipFD) in 1959 to help maintain the highest standard throughout the funeral profession and is now universally acknowledged as the “Gold Standard”. We are members of the NAFD and actively encourage recognised formal training. We are very proud to have male and female funeral directors who through commitment, hard work, and dedication to helping the bereaved have been awarded the Diploma in Funeral Directing.