Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors, Aberdeen

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,695, our Aberdeen Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 31 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Aberdeen funeral home

Aberdeen based Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors are here to serve the local community. We provide a professional funeral service with uncompromising quality. Working closely with you, we will help you to plan and arrange your loved one's farewell, supporting you at every step of the way.

Every family we work with is treated with respect, dignity and compassion. It is our aim to exceed expectations, consistently going above and beyond to give you all of the support, advice and guidance you need.

We want you to know that we are here for you, 24 hours a day. You can reach us by telephone at any time, so please rest assured that we will never be more than a phone call away. You can reach us on 01224 580377.

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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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.
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    From
    £1,695
    plus £903 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £903 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation 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
    £1,695
    plus £903 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £903 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation 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

30 Rosebank Place
Aberdeen AB11 6XP
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is at the end of the street.

There is limited car parking available at the branch, with paid parking 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
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.

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 can’t speak more highly of Gordon & Watson. They handled my Father’s padding with sensitivity and diginity.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Gordon & Watson provided a very compassionate and professional service to us following our recent family bereavement. They responded quickly to an out of hours call and our meeting with them the next day got most of the funeral arrangements in place which took a lot of stress away from the family.
We have used them previously for a family funeral and would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them again (although I do hope it's not too soon!).
Response from Gordon & Watson 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. 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’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish of the funeral arrangements , we were provided with excellent service , care and attention from Steve and team . I could not fault their dedication and care to the job .
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Staff were extremely helpful both before and during the funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and Ashleigh did lots of phoning around to organise the funeral tea. Even a last minute change of minister was dealt with and new order of service was printed. Excellent service.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team and entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and the team were so helpful.
Rating 5.0
I just want to say thank you so much to David for all the effort he put in to make sure that my beautiful mum got the send off she truly deserved. And a special thank you too everyone that was involved in making my mum ready for us to say our goodbyes. On behalf of my brother and I we can’t thank you all enough we are only young and two loose both our parents within two years is such a tragedy but you helped us every step of the way.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
During such a difficult time for our family I felt the staff at Gordon and Watson were caring and sensitive to our needs. They made the whole process from start to finish as stress free as possible, giving us helpful suggestions, direction when needed and ensuring we had all aspects taken care of. I felt confident on the day of the ceremony that they would be there to ensure everything went smoothly (and it did). A number of family and friends commented on the lovely Rosebank Chapel, how intimate and peaceful it was to have the funeral in this setting. Thankyou to everyone at G&W for making it such a beautiful send off for my mum.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors to take care of your Mother. 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
The complete service was excellent from first contact to the funeral itself. All arrangements were made and carried out in a very efficient and sympathetic manner. We were extremely pleased. Thank you to all concerned.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving feedback online for the branch. Our team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Gordon and Watson were so professional and friendly that it made the final arrangements for my late Mum so much easier. Thank you.
Response from Gordon & Watson 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
Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors provided a respectful efficient and professional service which I am happy to recommend. From the first phone call to begin the arrangements they were kind and supportive, ensuring that everything was in order and the funeral service went smoothly. Our family have always engaged their services over the years and will continue to do so.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank David and the rest of the team at Gordon and Watson Aberdeen enough, for the first class service they gave to my wife, me and my family, the support and care they showed was above and beyond what I expected. Nothing was to much trouble for them. All of my Family and friends have stated the same and are all very happy and impressed with the service they gave, Thank you Gordon and Watsons
Response from Gordon & Watson 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. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Shane was a huge support to my partner and I, he made the whole process so much easier and nothing was too much of an ask. I knew nothing about how anything worked and Shane went above and beyond to let me know what I needed to do. He was very professional, so friendly and during the hardest time of my life he was the best support. My dads funeral went exactly as planned and Shane even checked in on me afterwards which was so thoughtful. I couldn’t have gave my dad the send off he deserved without the support of Shane and Gordon and Watson. The suggestions Shane gave made it very special and personal to my dad and he took the time to learn about my dad and us. I’ll be forever grateful for the advice and help we received. We can’t thank Shane enough.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise the staff highly enough for your kindness and compassion and help. It was mostly Kevin that I was in contact with and he was so kind and compassionate. My deepest thanks too to Shane and the Chauffeur who took us to Drumnadrochit and to all the staff I ever spoke with when I telephoned since all of you were wonderfully kind and compassionate and I cannot praise you all highly enough.
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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
Members of staff treated the family very respectfully.
Nothing was too much trouble.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
Ian and David provided first class service as always. Both gentlemen go above and beyond what is required at a time when you are very fragile. Nothing is rushed and everything is done gently and very professionally. I can’t recommend them enough. I have dealt with them on a few occasions recently and the standard never changes.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
it was my fist funeral and i wanted my aunties funeral to go great through respect to her as she was a nother important women in my life and she asked me to take care of everthing for her so i contacted gordon and watson and the staff was so good i did it all over the phone and with help with gordon and watson sister company to do the papper work and they sent it through to them as i say 53miles from aberdeen they were both so helpful getting me through it all explaining things any questions i had they answeard it and on the day of the funeral it was so nice seen her come to the crem with the flowers we got then i asked if they could put 2 scarfs on her coffin and they did it she would os bin so chuffed at that they played the music i picked for her and my auntie loved rangers football club so whey wore a blue tye as respect it was so touching and they both bowed infrount of my aunties coffin that was amazing she would of bin show shocked and proud they did that for her it was a small intament thing but it all went so well a good send of as she did not want a fuss but its the little things that meens alot they did a great job easy to talk to them very nice people felt i could trust them with her to look after her as i was no longer needed she was in good hands i would fully recomend them to anyone so proud of there work and friendly ness and a big help to me and my dad so so happy how it all went for her got the ashes back fast to and now she is scatterd and where she wanted to be her second home thanks very much to all at gordon and watson and sister place
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for an exceptional review.
Rating 5.0
Since the passing of my Mother in Law ,the staff at Gordon and Watson were sympathetic, professional and dedicated. Our funeral director Lillian was absolutely outstanding in everything she did for us.
She made arranging the sad business of the funeral so uncomplicated and she put us at ease right from the start.
At the final service, everything she arranged for us made sure my mother in law received the best possible send of and it was everything we wished ,
Lillian was kind and friendly as was the other members of staff who officiated on the day of the funeral and gave attention to every detail. My wife and ,the rest of the family and I were so pleased we chose Gordon and Watson to organise everything.
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. 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
I was very satisfied how everything went and was well looked after by everyone that was involved with my dad's funeral
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for choosing Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors to take care of your Father. Your feedback is so vauluable to us and I am glad the team provided the highest level of care and guidance for you.
Rating 5.0
We were recommended to this firm for my wife's funeral and I am so thankful for that.
From our first contact, the service given was beyond reproach.
Our first meeting with Ian set the tone in terms of care, consideration and compassion.
Every recommendation they made turned out to be absolutely perfect for me and the family.
From start to finish everything was so professionally dealt with, but always with our emotions and fragile state put first. The wee "extras" that kept happening turned a fraught time into a much more relaxed experience for us.
The overall arrangements from start to finish could not have been any better. From the guidance regarding formalities to the choices given at every step
One of my cousins remarked that if there could be be such a thing as a beautiful funeral then that is what was given to my wife
My sincere and lasting thank you to everyone one involved
I can only give you the highest possible recommendation
David Wood
Response from Gordon & Watson 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. 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
Very pleased with service provided from start to finish
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
They offered a very caring and extremely professional service which is supported at the pace you require. Always available when we required it for a high level of support and advice when requested. They helped plan my wife’s funeral which was a burial and took care of her requests to the letter and ensured there was no problems for ourselves. Their after care service is just as professional and are to be highly recommended Thank you to all at Gordon &Watson from the Brown family
Response from Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors to take care of your Wife and that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
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