A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors

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Rating 5.0
Based on 26 Reviews
A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors in Swindon

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About Us

We are A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors and you can find us on Queens Drive in Swindon, between Burger King and Queens Drive Post Office. For the entrance to our funeral home you will need to go around to Dudmore Road; the car park is next to the Queenstown Working Men’s Club.

It is our responsibility and honour to look after you and your loved one as if you were one of our family members. With this in mind, we will cater your loved one’s funeral to fulfil your every wish; no matter how big or small. If you want to change some of the simpler aspects like the music, the transport, the hymns or the floral tribute, or create something completely unique and different, we will help you.

Our duty is to take as much pressure off you as possible. We are experienced in dealing with all types of funerals from woodland burials to religious services to bright celebrations of life.

Since 1880, we have been giving Swindon and the local communities of Walcot, Dorcan, Covingham, Gorse Hill, Extension and Stratton an outstanding standard of funeral care.

Our funeral home has a fully air conditioned chapel of rest, so you can spend time with your loved one before the day, and we can accommodate up to 20 friends and family in our service chapel.

Looking after you at all times is our number one priority, which is why we have a dedicated and compassionate team available day and night to ensure our high standards of care are always met..

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01793 522023 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. 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.
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Full Service Funeral

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 costs from
£3,340
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
Our costs from
£1,995

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us

Address

Queens Drive Swindon SN3 1AW GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the funeral home.
You can park at the front of our funeral home, which can be reached off Dudmore Road.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01793 522023 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon08:30 - 17:00
Tue08:30 - 17:00
Wed08:30 - 17:00
Thu08:30 - 17:00
Fri08:30 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 26 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Found them to be very helpful and also used them when we lost our father
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    We have received your 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I would like to thank the lovely lady Ellen she was just amazing from the start to the funeral she was my rock through the sad loss of mr david horton she provided support for all the family and also i would like to thank everyone for all the respect and dignity david recieved.It was a know brainer that david was going to go to smiths as that was were my mum went i would always recommend smiths. Ive also decided that i will be setting up a funeral plan myself so my girls will know i would like to go to smiths thank you all again and thank you Ellen for your kindness love and caring support
    Love paula
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Absolutely professional and extremely kind
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    As she was terminally ill my wife planned her own funeral, the staff were very understanding and dealt with all her wishes in a caring and professional manner. She and I were treated with dignity and respect throughout the whole process. Her Funeral was carried out exactly to her wishes and everything ran smoothly.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us 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 all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    AE Smith handled my mothers funeral with great care and professionalism. We are very grateful for the speed and efficiency in making the arrangements. Thanks you.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    To see the staff wearing orange ties (my wife's favourite colour) was very thoughtful and appreciated. To arrange for three family members to carry the coffin meant a lot to everyone involved. Everything on the day was arranged with such professionalism.

    I cannot praise everyone at AE Smith and Sons enough, you made an emotional day into a day to remember for all the right reasons

    Regards
    Glenn Austin
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    A E Smith Funeral were very good
    From start to finish
    Chloe really helped me at this difficult time advising about different things I had not thought of I can’t thank her enough
    The day of the funeral the guys were very smart and on time they looked after me and my family I couldn’t have asked for any more they were brilliant they took the flowers to the wake for me and picked me and the flowers back after the wake had finished I don’t know what I would have done without them.
    I will definitely recommend them to everyone they were all great
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Would recommend A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors to any one that has lost a loved one not only your loved one is well looked after so is the family & friends that are grieving so professional there when you need to talk a phone call away nothing to much for them my husband and myself thank you for making my father in law funeral service so worry free for us thank you from Steve & Maureen Fellowes My father in law would have been so proud
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your 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 ease any worries that you may have had.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The staff at A E Smith & Son were amazing, they were so kind and considerate. They were also very patient as we needed to make decisions with other family members who didn’t live locally and we needed to come back to them over the period of the fortnight. They showed respect towards our father and catered for his and our needs. On the day of the funeral, our own funeral director was there with and for us in our hour of need. The attention to small details made a big difference. The monitor at the funeral showing dad’s interest in trains, the help with the beautiful flowers. They provided an excellent service and we are truly grateful. Thank you.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    From first visit through to the day of funeral we received excellent sevice with personal and professional touch. Thanks to Deborah Evans and David.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & 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 we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    All of the staff was so nice to me and my family and they are the best people to look after you as well as they can do so thank you so much to all of the team
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & 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 that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    A thoroughly caring professional service. Highly recommend their services.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Couldn't have asked for better service. Jeffrey and his team helped to give our dear Mother a perfect send-off.
    Thankyou so much !
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Couldn’t rate them highly enough. Right from the start they were kind helpful and understanding. A big thank you from me and my family to Jeff and all the team x
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and that you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The guys at a & e Smith are careing compassionate thortfull about there customers we couldn’t of asked more of them they were absolutely amazing in the way they delt with the family and my late dad Peter Giles. Debroah was amazing kind and caring, a&e smith was in contact from the beginning to make sure all was ok for the sad day that we was all going to have to deal with, David the gentleman on the day that looked after us was also amazing anything we needed he was there for the family. Can not fault a & e Smith at all
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & 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 to you and your family and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Throughout this incredibly difficult time the service the family received was 5 Star. No request was too much, no question too silly. Any information was provided without prejudice. Each step of the process was explained clearly.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    At the saddest time in my life our funeral director at A E Smith & Son was really understanding and supportive, guiding us through all the choices and decisions faced when planning a funeral with great sensitivity. I was surprised how comforting I found the chapel of rest which was a truly calm and serene place. Personally this really helped me before the funeral; I never felt under any pressure, I could stay as long as I needed. On the day, the funeral was handled extremely professionally and met all our expectations. What I had not appreciated was the level of service after the funeral was over and the extent to which A E Smith & Son take their role in the community seriously. Recently we attended a lovely memorial service they organised in remembrance of those whose funerals they have arranged. It is people who make the real difference during sad and emotional times. Our funeral director was kind, understanding and thoroughly professional throughout.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care to you and your family and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Service excellent, could not have asked for more.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The staff were very kind and patient with me, and weren't pushy at all, despite the very obvious fact that I didn't have the slightest idea what I was doing, and the rather awkward scenario of my Dad not having left terribly specific instructions for his funeral, not even if he'd wanted a religious celebrant or not! I'd certainly recommend AE Smiths to anyone in the same position.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Extremely efficient and pleasant staff who could not have been more helpful. Very professional and compassionate throughout.
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    Response on behalf of A E Smith & 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.