John Duggan Funeral Directors, Widnes
About our Widnes funeral home
We will listen to your every need and arrange the whole day for you, all you have to do is tell us what will make it special for everyone who attends.
We have experience in conducting funerals with all kinds of ceremonies, including religious, non-religious and contemporary celebrations, so you can trust us to ensure your loved one receives a fitting farewell.
Our dedicated team specialise in masonry, which means we can arrange a beautiful memorial or headstone for your loved one. We can create a beautifully crafted tribute, so that you, your friends and family can visit and reminisce on the good times you had with your loved one.
You can find our funeral home on the corner of Widnes Road and Vine Street, which is located close to many local churches. Saint Paul’s Church Widnes, Saint Raphael’s R C Church, Saint Bebe’s Church and Widnes Spiritual Church are all within a mile and a half of our funeral directors.
You can see a picture of our founder, John Duggan, in the reception area at our funeral home. In 1940, John was elected Mayor of Widnes; he was well and truly loved and respected by the community. His caring values remain a part of how we help people today.
Please give us a call at any time; we are here to talk, 24 hours a day. You are not alone.
What we offer
- Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
- Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
- Local expertise and knowledge
- Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
- Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
- Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
- Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
- Memorials and tributes
- Prepaid funeral plans
Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Our funeral services
If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.
View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.From£1195plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£2495plus £1223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.plus £1223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
The Saints FuneralA funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.Find out more
The Saints FuneralA funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.From£2690plus £3790 Platinum Funeral Option Price.plus £3790 Platinum Funeral Option Price.When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is car parking available on surrounding streets.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 16:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
Frequently asked questions
When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.
You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.
Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.
If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.
Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.
Reviews of our services
On the day of the funeral, Michelle was supportive to family members who attended the branch to follow the cars.
In relation to collection of my sisters ashes Michelle also empathetically coordinated this as it was further complicated by the sudden passing of my gorgeous Dad- who also incurred coroner related delays in the process and which Michelle also tried to minimise for myself.
The pallbearers- really only spoke with Karl personally, but all we’re professional and supportive.
Duggans was recommended by a district nursing friend who lives and works in Widnes and who had used Duggans for her family members.
Having handled my sister (Halton resident) so well it was an obvious choice to use Duggans again for my lovely Dad (Knowsley resident) funeral.