John Pearce DipFD MBIE and His Dedicated Staff

John is very abley assisted by all of his staff, who all occupy vital roles within our service, including:

John Pearce - Managing Director 
Elisabeth Pearce - Company Administrator 
Dave Bashford - Funeral Arranger & Conductor 
Belinda McCormick - Funeral Arranger & Conductor 
Tracy Buckland - Funeral Administrator 
Neil Bashford - Funeral Assistant 
Caroline Capel - Funeral Assistant

John Pearce DipFD MBIE

John Pearce DipFD MBIE

As the son of a local vicar I have always appreciated what it means to serve the needs of a community. I learnt from an early age of the total commitment and sympathy that is required when dealing with the needs of people. This led me to begin my career in the funeral profession in 1990.

Over the years I have gained extensive knowledge and experience, studying with the National Association of Funeral Directors and achieving the qualification of the Diploma of Funeral Directing in 1998. I also became a fully qualified member of the British Institute of Embalmers in 1997.

I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience over many years, so I am able to offer an excellent and professional service.

I put care, compassion, and courtesy, before everything else and these qualities are the foundations of everything that I and all my staff do.


I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the way you conducted Mum’s funeral. I think it would have been exactly as she would have wanted. 

It was a very dignified service and I am so pleased to have met you. If I ever get the opportunity, I will not hesitate to recommend you to others.


I would like to recommend Pearce Funeral Services to all those in need. Mr Pearce personally drove to Exeter to collect my Mother Olive. She would have been so please he brought her back to Stratton. Upon their return, he gave her a slow drive past her house. A special moment from a special man. He has a wonderful and kind touch.

My Mother thought so verily highly of Mr Pearce when he presided over the funeral of my Father Charles in 2010. Pearce Funeral Services give a professional and caring service. Nothing is too much trouble. Qualities that help to soften the saddest of times.


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