A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors, Canvey

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Canvey Island.
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Rating 5.0
based on 8 reviews

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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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in Canvey Island, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01268 683177
  • Simple Funeral Service in Canvey Island, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01268 683177

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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01268 683177 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 8 reviews
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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