Covid-19: The Undertaker two years on

Covid-19: The Undertaker two years on

Watch this moving documentary exploring the impact of Covid-19 on our lives and business, launched today to mark the two year anniversary of lockdown. Thanks to film makers The Times and The Sunday Times...
Small talk saves lives

Small talk saves lives

Read about one of our funeral teams whose staff room conversation prevented a suicide just days later....
Lasting legacy for North East Families

Lasting legacy for North East Families

Further coverage of Vinnie’s Cot, donated by Natalie and Callum Laidlaw in memory of their son Vinnie.  Earlier this month, the cot was donated to William Purves, enabling families throughout the North East region to spend more time at home.  Read more about...
Lasting legacy for North East Families

Cuddle Cot Donated for North East Families

It was our privilege to receive “Vinnie’s Cot”, from Alnwick couple Natalie and Callum Laidlaw on Friday in honour of their own son who was stillborn in March. The cuddle cot enables bereaved families to say goodbye, for a little longer and in the...
Planning Ahead to Mark 2021 Dying Matters Week

Planning Ahead to Mark 2021 Dying Matters Week

As published in the Edinburgh Evening News 10 May 2021, Andrew Purves encourages people to start a conversation about death and dying with loved ones, make some decisions, so they will have the best plan in place before they die. If Covid‐19 has taught us anything, it...
New Names.  Same team, same promise.

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...