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What Is A Wake

A wake is a social gathering that is associated with death. Traditionally a wake took place in the house of the deceased with the body present and for many religions this is still the case.  The term ‘wake’ originated from a late-night prayer vigil where mourners would keep watch over the deceased until they were buried but today, it is mostly used to refer to the social side of a funeral.  

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What To Do When A Loved One Passes Away At Home

When a loved one passes away, the way in which we deal with grief is very individual to the person who has been bereaved. Here at Pearce Funeral Services, we are very conscious of this fact and therefore make it our mission to ensure that we are always on hand to offer support whatever time of the day or night that support is needed. 

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Appropriate Funeral Flowers

When a loved one passes away, people often want to send their condolences and 
sympathies. Quite often there is uncertainty as to the best way to do this, particularly when it 
comes to sending flowers. Knowing which flowers or plants are appropriate to send can be 


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SAIF Grief Counselling Service

Pearce Funeral Services are members of SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors). As a member of SAIF, we are also part of the SAIF Care network. SAIF Care is a UK-wide bereavement service that offers a free counselling service to our customers who are aged 18 or over. 

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Fair Funerals Pledge

We are very proud to announce that we have signed up to the Fair Funeral Pledge. The purpose of the pledge is to encourage funeral directors across the UK to address the national funeral poverty crisis from within the funeral industry.

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By listening to you we will respectfully guide you, ensuring that the final act of saying goodbye is arranged in the way that reflects you and your loved one.

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Thank you for the excellent service you have given me over the last 5 or 6 weeks. You were a pleasure to deal with both during the planning process when your suggestions were always pertinent and helpful (and we were even able to enjoy a little humour!!) right the way through to the events on the 15th & 16th December when everything was done perfectly – just as we had discussed. 

Thank you, John, – your help was much appreciated.


I chose Pearce Funeral Services from the internet yellow pages. From the time I rang to make the enquiry John Pearce could not have been more helpful or sympathetic. My husband’s body needed to be brought from Wales to Swindon for the cremation and this was dealt with dignity and compassion as were the rest of the arrangements. 

John Pearce dealt with the cremation with professionalism, dignity and sympathy which impressed family and friends alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pearce Funeral Services to anyone who wants the best possible farewell to a loved one.


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