John Duggan Funeral Directors, Widnes

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Widnes Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 2 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Widnes funeral home

John Duggan Funeral Directors has been providing an unrivalled standard of funeral care for over half a century. By using the experience we have gained, we will guide and support you through every decision, making sure everything is tailored around you and your loved one.

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
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
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Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

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 Funeral

    We 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.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A 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
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,162 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,162 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,162 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,162 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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.
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Where to find us

Address

30 Widnes Road
Widnes WA8 6AD
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find our funeral home near St Paul's Church.

There is car parking available on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00
Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Friday10:00 - 15:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0151 424 2331

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 2 reviews
Rating 5.0
From the beginning of the whole process the team especially Michelle were friendly and supportive and inclusive of their experience and signposted ourselves to local services to support the funeral arrangements for my sister as we were not familiar with the Widnes area.
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.
Response from John Duggan Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one's and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Very sympathetic,caring and helpful staff.Michelle at Widnes branch was lovely and very easy to talk to,would definitely recommend your funeral service to others.Thank you for your excellent service.
Response from John Duggan Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.