A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors, Canvey

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Canvey Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Canvey funeral home

Welcome to A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors. Established in 1939, we are proud to have helped generations of families in Canvey Island honour the memory of their loved ones.

We understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, which is why we want to assure you that we are here to help you through every step. Our priority is to make sure that your loved one’s funeral service is conducted seamlessly and beautifully.

Whether you wish to have a religious service, a simple ceremony or a grand affair, we will look after as much or as little as you want.

Our caring team members are always available to call and are here to ease any concerns you may have.

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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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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 Unattended Funeral
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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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,158 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,158 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,158 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,158 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

29-31 High Street
Canvey Island SS8 7RB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are three doors down from the Canvey Island Post Office.

There is paid car parking available opposite our funeral home at Sainsbury's.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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 01268 683177

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 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very impressed with the service My dad and myself received regarding my mum’s funeral. Liz was compassionate,caring, nothing was too much trouble, answered any questions that was asked and always had time to listen.
Marvellous funeral directors, would definitely recommend. 10/10.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Exceptional service, all aspects of our mothers funeral arrangements were handled with genuine care and consideration.Always on hand if you needed anything.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
A superb, professional and at all times sympathetic service received.
Many personal touches included that were not expected.
Highly Recommend
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to all the staff for sending my dad off nicely with no problems.
Could not of done any better 5 stars
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Can't fault the service received. Liz was in contact throughout and was in touch every step of the way with a very helpful and thoughtful manner. Nothing was too much trouble and at a time like this that was most reassuring.

On the day of the funeral, everyone
made things go smoothly and to plan.

Would definitely recommend.

Thank you.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
I thought the level of service provided from initial consultation to the day of the cremation was excellent.
I have nothing but praise for Jason and his team for their efforts on the day.

My family and I would like to thank them for helping us through the days events and the respect they showed to both us and my late father.

I would also like to personally thank Liz of A W Alden for keeping me informed from our initial meeting until after we had laid my dad to rest.

A very professional outfit who I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone in need of their services.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
All staff at Canvey branch were so caring and helpful at this sad time. They made this difficult time easier for myself and family.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for A W Alden & Son. I am pleased the team looked after you and the family well and we were able to ease any worries you may have had.
Rating 5.0
From the start, Liz at Aldens was compassionate & helpful.She helped me choose the right funeral, put me in touch with the celebrant-who also did an excellent job, & organised everything for me & kept in regular contact to keep me updated.

The funeral went as well as these things can do.Again I was guided by the staff at Aldens as to the procedures.
In all I cant fault them in any way,They were kind, compassionate & helpful and steered me through this difficult time.I cant thank them enough.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We dealt with a lovely lady called Liz who was very supportive and understood what we were going through. Liz helped us through the procedure and was very proactive so we did not have to keep thinking about things Liz sorted everything out.Liz enabled us to personalise the funeral which meant a great deal to us as a family. We would also like to say about Jason who the day before the funeral came around to our house and went through last minute things regarding the funeral. Jason was very professional and understanding we felt at ease. We would definitely recommend A W Alden & Son and a family member has already got a Funeral Plan in place and we will be doing the same. Could not fault anything the service was special and we want to give a big big thank you.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
The service I received was faultless and I would recommend AW Alden to my friends and relations
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Caring prompt a faultless service
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
What can I say about Liz and the team at A W Alden & Son, other than exceptional. From the first contact to the final contact, they were all kind and very professional. Everything was handled brilliantly. At an emotionally stressful time, they made the arrangements go so effortlessly. Thank you to them all. Highly recommend them.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
From first contact I have nothing but praise for your staff, the way they conducted themselves, the support and help they gave, thoughtfulness, was second to none. A sudden change to the service was taken on board, no fuss or bother and everything was exactly how I asked for it to be. I can thoroughly recommend all staff in contact with me as being of fantastic people.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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