John Ward & Son Funeral Directors, Daventry

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Daventry Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 31 reviews
Rating 4.9

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.

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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    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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  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,198 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,198 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,198 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,198 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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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

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 01327 300033

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 31 reviews
Rating 5.0
I was very impressed by the level of service I received after my Mothers death John ward made the process very easy and the care given to my mother was also professional in every sense When I was able to view my mother the room i was shown into had a vase of fresh roses with a note oy help yourself to one if you wanted to put it in with your loved one which was a very nice touch.
A special mention to Gail who went above and beyond her duties to make sure all requests were met.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for John Ward Funeral Directors. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
We could be be treated any better. There were brilliant on a very sad day💕💕
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
We found the staff at John Ward very kind, caring and considerate. They couldn’t do enough for you and made the whole experience bearable. Nothing was too much trouble. Dad looked lovely and at peace. The day went smoothly, all thanks to the staff. Can’t recommend them enough.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The whole process was simple and straight forward and dealt with compassion and understanding at what is a difficult time.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
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
Gail went above and beyond to help us through this difficult time
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
The staff at the daventry branch were brilliant.very welcoming and put me and my sister at ease from the first meeting.they were so helpful throughout the whole process.we can’t thank them enough for the service provided.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well, thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us.
Rating 5.0
The Daventry staff provided excellent support and guidance during this difficult period. The funeral service was handled in a caring and professional manner, Celebrant Andrew conducted an excellent service which encapsulated the feelings of both myself and family members.

The webcast of the funeral service was also welcome addition, as it allowed my daughter and son who live overseas to follow the funeral service from their various locations.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service i received was excellent,they made me feel relaxed and comfortable in preparing for the funeral.
Response from John Ward & 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.
Rating 5.0
Very professional. From start to finish they helped us in every way. Can’t praise them enough
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you. 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
The dignity and respect shown to our late Dad was heartwarming and comforting to us. The whole process was way out of our comfort zone and we appreciated the sensitivity shown to us and the gentle guidance on how the day would unfold.

The only hitch was the live webcam videoing of the service which we were relying on for family on the other side of the world. We were thankful though that it was available to friends and family to watch soon after the event and for over a week afterwards.

Everything else went smoothly and according to plan. Thank you so much to all the people involved.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5*review. We are very glad to hear that you were satisfied with the services provided by John Ward Funeral Directors and that our staff were sensitive and guided you on the day of the funeral. We note your comment regarding the live streaming of the service and if you would like to discuss this issue, please contact our Client Relations Department on 0800 783 7171.

Thank you once again for your 5*review.
Rating 5.0
Kind and compassionate which is just what was needed. Nothing was too much trouble & I felt relieved that my husband was in their care. David was a lovely man to deal with & Gail was amazing on the day of the funeral I really felt they cared for both me & my husband. Although it’s a horrible time when your loved one passes but I would certainly recommend John Ward & Son they make the most difficult time in your like a little easier.
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed 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 and it has been a privilege to look after your Husband.
Rating 5.0
Funeral cost a fortune but this was the simple respectful service that was just right for our situation. Thanks to everyone involved
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with respect and compassion at all times. The staff were very polite and realy did help us. We would recommend using this company as they helped ease the pain at such a hard time. It was so nice to be able to talk to people who understood and had time to listen. We felt comfortable and at ease.

Thankyou so much
Response from John Ward & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments left as part of 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.
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.
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