Known throughout our local communities for the highest standards of compassionate care

When you place your trust in William Purves you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, and a truly distinct service. The role of your local funeral director is to ease the stress and burden of decision-making, to listen carefully so that we may offer you expert guidance and provide you with a single point of contact who is always on hand to ease any worries or uncertainty with compassion and practical help.

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Tim Purves

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James Morris

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Roger Pagan

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Andrew Purves

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Colin Brown

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David Pudney

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Paul Brown

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Chris Harkess

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Graeme Whitlie

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Ben Thomson

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Keith Thomson

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Leslie Stewart

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Syd Stevenson

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Jonny Scott

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Jamie Reece

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Mark Sutherland

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Gregor Currie

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Izabella Rennie

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Ian McKernan

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Jamie Beattie

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Gary Staker

Funeral Director

William Purves branches

Oakvale Funeral Home

Hazel Strachan,
Administrator

Oakvale Funeral Home

Sharon Hook,
Client Support Coordinator

Chesser

Marilyn Higgins,
Administrator

Craigentinny

Mark Sutherland,
Funeral Director

Currie

Tracy McKenzie,
Administrator

Dalkeith

Pauline Dickson,
Administrator

Goldenacre

Paul Brown,
Funeral Director

Haddington

Chris Harkess,
Funeral Director

Leith

Arlene Logan,
Administrator

Morningside

Andrew Purves,
Director

Peebles

Emma Bertram,
Administrator

Penicuik

Lesley Anderson,
Administrator

St Andrews

Syd Stevenson,
Funeral Director

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Reflections of a funeral director

Time waits for no man and this month I celebrate reaching the milestone of sixty years. Is that possible, already? Over half of, what seems a very brief lifetime, I have been a Funeral Director. Over thirty years, in a profession where traditions are so jealously...

New Names. Same team, same promise.

This week we rebranded our five Northumberland brands to William Purves. Alistair Turner in Amble, Alnwick and Rothbury, Jacob Conroy & Son in Morpeth and Guidepost, Gary Staker in Shiremoor and Monkseaton, Peter Grenfell in Ashington and Tom Woodhouse in Blyth...

Choosing the right coffin

Comparing the last 12 months to the year before, we have seen a shift towards funeral events that were highly personal. A key element of the uniqueness was often the coffin. At the heart of a funeral, it’s the recognisable stand-out moment. This is especially true at...