J W Emberson Funeral Directors, Grimsby

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Grimsby Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 52 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Grimsby funeral home

J W Emberson continues to plan, arrange and conduct bespoke funeral services as they have for generations. Through our experience and understanding, we know how important it is to give your loved one a fitting farewell. You and your family will be able to pay your respects in a dignified and meaningful way.

Our funeral home was built over 100 years ago by William Thomas Emberson Snr. We are ideally located in Grimsby to support our local community, as well as those of other nearby villages including Cleethorpes, Humberston, New Waltham and Laceby.

As part of Dignity we have a wide support network and premium facilities to take care of your loved one. We offer complete, personal support at every step of the way, with the same quality of care you might expect from an independent funeral director.

We are here to help you 24 hours a day. Please give us a call on 01472 250074 if you need advice, guidance, or someone to talk to at this difficult time.

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 £1,086 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,086 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 £1,086 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,086 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

81-83 Macaulay Street
Grimsby DN31 2DS
GB

Directions and Parking

Please call us before your visit if you require further help with directions.

There is free on-street parking available.

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 01472 250074

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 52 reviews
Rating 5.0
We were more than happy with all aspects of the service we received
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Efficient service, all carried out to our wishes. Thank you.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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
Our assigned director was Darren. From the beginning he was very friendly and offered us a lot of support.He talked us through what will happen and what we should do. We were able to see our late mother when ever we wanted to and told just to ring. On a couple of occasions we did wait awhile to be answered but that's the only thing that wasn't 100%. As funerals go I think it was done perfectly and everyone said it was a lovely service.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5*review. We are glad that we were able to support you and that our staff were friendly and guided you through the process. We also note your comment regarding the branch telephone and will endeavour to address this. Thank you again for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
The service was outstanding in every respect. Thoughtful and sensitive, no request was too much to ask and all our wishes were observed with precision and compassion. It was wonderful to have had Darren conduct the funeral, as he had done 18 years ago for mum, especially as dad had mentioned him by name in his letter of wishes to us. The whole process was smooth and seamless, allowing the family to focus on the most important thing at this time. We cannot praise you highly enough. Thank you so much.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that the staff were thoughtful and sensitive. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
I can only say that Kerry and his Assistants were definately first class. Nothing was too much trouble and we could not of wished for a more smooth and professional service. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for this recommendation, It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Everything was done professionally and made me feel relaxed and not stressed with all arrangements that were made, kerry was very kind and helpful
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Outstanding professionalism and exceptional courtesy. J W Emberson should be proud to have such competent representation.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Service excellent throughout, nothing was too much trouble.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Before, during, and after, our father's recent funeral your thoughtful and kind support was unstinting throughout, so cannot thank Darren and the whole team at Macaulay Street enough for everything they have done to help make Frank's death just a little easier for us (his family) to process. The service we received from J W Emberson was quite excellent, and the flowers were absolutely beautiful, whilst the 'little added touches' you made to Dad's order of service booklet were all very much appreciated.
Will you please accept all our heartfelt thanks for everything.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Dear Brian

Thank you for the kind and attentive service you provided for the funeral of our friend Esther Cudmore.
We appreciated your advice and the way in which all the arrangements were conducted particularly in view of the present restrictions.

Kind regards

Gordon Kell
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
All staff are kind,helpful, understanding and caring.Even in the covid 19 environment we found my mother's funeral was what she would have wanted.It was done so that family and some friends could pay their respects even with only 30 people allowed to do so.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Darren especially, and of course his team, for his kind caring manner. We were well informed and cared for at every stage during a difficult time. We would recommend Emberson’s to other families, and were impressed by the respect and dignity given when taking care of mum. Thank you.
Response from J W Emberson 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. 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
Professional, caring service throughout which made a very difficult time more bearable.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
A caring and understanding approach from Brian and his colleagues reassured and comforted the family at this sad time.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments as part of your online review. I am glad that the final wishes for your loved one were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for providing a caring and professional service at this sensitive time. I would highly recommend.
Special thanks to Kerry and Brian.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I rang provisionally in early November 2019 as my mum had terminal cancer and wanted to speak to someone about possibly booking a plot at the graveyard near my parents home. Not had to speak to a funeral directors before but I was put at ease straightaway by Brian who answered the phone. He took all our details and assured me that he would take care of everything and steer us the right direction when the time came. As it turned out our beloved father died on 22nd November unexpectantly, a phone call I don't think Brian was expecting! All I can say is how amazing he was throughout the whole process, he made the whole experience a lot more bearable for us, we had no idea what to expect as we were in shock to begin with. Five weeks exactly after our dad died our beloved mother died. Again Brian took hold of the reins and helped us so much, was a completely different funeral to dads but nothing was too much trouble for Brian and he took a lot of the responsibility off our shoulders, he spoke to us nearly a daily basis to keep us updated or just to check we were holding up okay. On the day of each funeral he kindly and reassuringly talked us through the whole process and was so unbelievably kind. I honestly cannot recommend Embersons highly enough and Brian for his professionalism, patience and care throughout.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families, your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you and that the final wishes for your Mother and Father were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Very thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble, made you feel at ease in an upsetting and distressing time. Brian is a very lovely and kind person, even rung me to see if I was ok.
Response from J W Emberson 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.
Rating 5.0
Treated with respect and thoughtfulness, help and service second to none
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family.
Rating 5.0
We always go to Embersons in our time of sadness as they always take control of all the needs of your loved one that has passed and are very respectful, helpful and compassionate and nothing is too much trouble. They did my mum proud and the funeral was everything she had asked for and Darren checked in with me every couple of days to check I was OK and to tell me how the plans were going. Thank you Darren for making this very sad stressful time for all your caring support and help.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose J W Emberson Funeral Directors to look after your Mother and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Could not have been more helpful at a difficult time.
They supported me through all the arrangements and kept in touch prior to the cremation in case of any worries or concerns especially as I live in Essex and the deceased resided in Lincolnshire.
The flowers were arranged by Emerson's which were beautiful.
There is nothing I can say that could have been improved. Therefore I highly recommend this service I felt it was very personal and I am very grateful.
Response from J W Emberson Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
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