Family run for five generationsWhen you place your trust in William Purves you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service.
Helping you honour their life
As the final ritual of life, a funeral is our way of saying goodbye, honouring a life lived and a life loved. Funerals play an important role in our grieving process and often we can feel a huge responsibility to get it right. Which is why we start with the view that every funeral is unique and every funeral is special. In years to come we want you to look back without regret and take comfort from the way you laid your loved one to rest.
Our family has been guiding and supporting families through bereavement for five generations. Let our family help your family by sharing with you the wealth of understanding and experience we have gathered over the last 130 years.
As independent funeral directors we serve bereaved families in our local communities. Find out more about your local William Purves funeral director.
News & Blog
News & Blog
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Cremation is increasingly favoured over burial in the UK. And in a post Covid world, the significance of what to do with the ashes of a loved one becomes increasingly important. MD James Morris explains why. Our memory is just one of the things that makes us uniquely...
Following a £500,000 refit, we're delighted to reopen our Elgin branch with it's updated name: W. G. Catto Funeral Directors, Part of the William Purves Family. From today, Moray families can enjoy new, first class surroundings from the £500,000 refurbishment of...
In this week's Herald, our chairman Tim Purves, expresses his disappointment over the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) delay in tackling funeral pricing transparency. He outlines measures introduced across all our branches to provide clear information for...