John Ward & Son Funeral Directors, Daventry

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Rating 4.9
based on 18 reviews

About our Daventry funeral home

Established in 1812, we at John Ward & Son Funeral Directors have been helping many generations of families arrange beautiful funeral services for their loved ones.

Located on the High Street in Daventry, we are easily accessible from any part of the town in an elegant building, which 200 years ago was the home of poet Felicia Hemans.

From the first moment you make contact with us, we will be there to help, guide and support you through this difficult time.

However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, we will arrange it for you. We promise to take care of all the details, no matter how small, from the limousines and hearses, to the floral tributes and memorials along with all other considerations.

You can put your trust in our professional and friendly team to look after your loved one and treat you with nothing but the utmost compassion and respect.

Call us at any time, we are here for you.
John Ward & Son Funeral Directors in Daventry

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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Daventry, 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 01327 300033
  • Simple Funeral Service in Daventry, 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 01327 300033

Where to find us

Address

17 High Street
Daventry NN11 4BG
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located half way along the High Street.

There is parking available behind our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01327 300033 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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 18 reviews
Rating 5.0
Julie and her team have considered guidance at every step of the way making a difficult process easier
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 4.0
All good - considerate , caring and took a great deal of stress out of the process
Response from John Ward & Son 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. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
The team at John Ward are just lovely! So professional, courteous and caring. Dave and the team made a truly heinous time easier to bear and I'm so thankful to them for that.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
From the first meeting with Julie to discuss the arrangements through to the funeral day John Wards gave me comfort the day would go as well as it can. They did not disappoint. It’s a hard time for the family and they showed care and empathy throughout. I could not thank them enough for the service they gave to both my dad and most recently my mum.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose John Ward & Son to take care of your Mother and your Father. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
I used Wards for my Mum's funeral because of the excellent service I received when my Dad passed away a few years ago. Julie and her team are very understanding, approachable and professional making a very difficult time a little easier.
I would have no hesitation using them again in the future.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service all round offering empathy and advice on all matters relating to the bereavement.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for John Ward & Son. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that we could support you and your family at this time.
Rating 5.0
Julie and David were both brilliant throughout, especially on the day of my Dads funeral, couldnt have asked for nicer more caring people to have been involved!
Many thanks to Julie and David!!!!
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
David and Julia at John Wards in Daventry could not have been any more kind and helpful, they were wonderful and made the whole process of burying my mother bearable. I would highly recommend using their services at such a sad time as you will be very well looked after, and everything is explained fully to you, every step of the way.
On the actual funeral day they make that easier too. I am so glad my mother had taken a plan with dignity, and it took alot of weight of of your shoulders, and will more than likely be using them for myself too.

Thankyou to David and Julia and to the staff at Dignity.
Fay Gamble
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Nothing was too much trouble. Nice helpful people, made things easy for us. Very professional in every way. I have recommended them to friends and family. Reasonable price too. Thank you everyone at the Daventry branch.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
John Ward and Son provided great care throughout my bereavement, they showed compassion and kindness and were a great help to me before, during and after the service. Nothing was too much for them and when I visited the chapel of rest the Bible was open at the passage that was to be read in church - that made such a difference.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
John Ward at Daventry have helped me through the burial of my husband in 2015 and now my Uncle Larry. On both occasions I have found both David and Julie to be of the most supportive, kind and professional help that anybody could possibly want at such a sad and difficult time. Nothing is too much trouble and they bend over backwards to accommodate every request. Hopefully I won't be needing their help in the near future but if I do, it will definitely be to them that I turn.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent customer service from start to finish. The Staff were very all very helpful and I could not have asked for anything more!
Response from John Ward & 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 your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and friendly service. Thanks for all your help.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with exceptional sympathy and excellent care throughout our visit to John Wards. Dave went through the funeral arrangements on our first visit with us, putting us at ease and was so helpful. On second visit Julie took photo's we needed adding to service leaflets and checked everything was as we wanted.
They were very helpful and kept us informed every step of the way. Would recommend them to everyone needing help to arrange a funeral. Thank you very much.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
As in most cases this is the first dealings with Undertakers.
I was very impressed with how they handled both my daughters and myself. Being a very trying time they showed great compassion and made us deal with the arrangements without difficulty. They kept in constant contact to ensure we were satisfied.
The Cremation service was professionally carried out we could not have been more pleased. Many of the congregation applauded how smooth it was done.
I have completed a Funeral Plan for myself thanks to John Ward.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Everything was dealt with very efficiently and communication was good, Dave was lovely
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. 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
We have sadly had the deaths of both my parents in January, and I can honestly say that the service, compassion and support we received was perfect, just what my family and I needed at a truly difficult time.
Special thanks to Julie and David who have continued to be there for me. I would highly recommend!

Adrianna Glover
Response from John Ward & 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 and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I have had wonderful service from the team in Daventry, special mention to Julie and David. I lost both my parents in 17 days, and they are so supportive and professional.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed at such a difficult time
and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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