W Howard & Son Funeral Directors, Orsett

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Orsett Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 12 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Orsett funeral home

We are W Howard & Son Funeral Directors, established in 1820. Formerly known as A G Butler Funeral Directors, we are honoured to have helped the families of Orsett for generations, in their time of need.

As a long standing community member we consider it our honoured duty to help you arrange a personal and dignified farewell for your loved one, and to take care of them with the utmost care and respect.

You and your family are our priority and we understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one. Which is why we will do everything we can to make this time a little easier for you.

However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, we will arrange it and ensure every detail, no matter how small, is personally attended to.

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 your loved one in our 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 £1,318 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,318 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 £1,318 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,318 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

32 High Road
Orsett RM16 3HB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located opposite village green.

There is parking available behind our funeral home and on surrounding streets.

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 01375 891238

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 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
From the moment i contacted Howard and Son i was treated with the utmost respect, good will and as an old friend. The service was second to none. I would have no hesitation recommending them to everyone.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I honestly did not have a clue as to what was involved with the funeral arrangements. Luckily Deborah at W Howard stepped in, provided guidance and suggestions that kept our funeral proceedings to schedule.
With Covid19 unfortunately limiting the number of attendees, we wanted to make sure both my mother and father had the best send off possible.
Feedback from relatives and friends confirmed that what we had arranged would have made both mum and dad proud - thanks Deborah and the team at W Howard. Ian Cavalier
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
Cannot fault anything, was treated with courtesy and understanding by all staff members. They looked after my late Husband until our final goodbye with dignity and respect.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for W Howard & Son Funeral Directors. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Debra from start to finish has been simply amazing and very professional with us.
I cannot thank her enough and Ian on the day was excellent with us
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
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.
Rating 5.0
The staff at W.Howard & Sons in Orsett were very kind and sympathetic during this difficult time. They offered advice with my late brothers funeral arrangements and went over and above with giving useful advice regarding accessing my late brothers insurance policies. I felt the whole process went very smoothly thanks to their professionalism and their understanding of the situation.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Debbie, Ian and the team were outstanding
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we contacted Howard & Sons, they were very supportive, they catered for our needs & budget. They stayed in contact to let us know what was happening throughout. So pleased with their service I will highly recommend them.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by your company was top rate we were kept informed every step of the way. The staff were very kind. I will be using you for my own funeral.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
the service provided by W Howard was perfect, particularly Debbie in the office was most helpful & informative.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for W Howard & Son. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that you were looked after by the team so well.
Rating 5.0
Thoroughly professional from start to finish
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Howard and Sons in Orsett were second to none when we chose them to arrange my wife's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and both Deborah and Ian were professional and empathetic at all times. At all times they were respectful . The celebrant they arranged to conduct the actual service was first class. The stationery for the Order of Service was of exceptional quality. A kind gesture was the memory book and packets of Forget-me-Not seeds they gave us.
I have no hesitation in recommending Howard and Sons funeral services.
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Wife were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service received from the initial conversation to the cremation and beyond.
Deborah, Matt Tony and the team thank you
Response from W Howard & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. 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.
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