This was the third family service that Pearce Funeral Services have done for us in the past two years. Margaret's was just how she/us would have wished. Compassion and dignity figure very highly in the way the team deal with our loved ones. Guidance where asked for or needed but very much family led with some smiles along the way. Many thanks
and would definitely recommend.


A death in the family leaves a void that no-one else can fill and we know life will never be the same. We cannot understand how one minute the person we love was here talking, laughing, enjoying all that life has to offer…. and the next minute they are gone! I write this because how lucky are we that when life affects us so deeply that we can hand over our beloved into a caring and professional funeral service, to take over and offer such care and devotion. Honestly, they are unique.


Just a note to thank you for your excellent service. Myself and my family were heartbroken to have lost G. At a time when we needed help David was there. He has been so thoughtful and kind, from first meeting him he has been so helpful and has helped us through. Thank you again.


We went to Pearce Funeral Services after my mother died in March 2014, after approaching several other companies, as there was a slight difficulty with my mother’s funeral plan. John Pearce and all the staff could not have been more helpful, and my mother had the funeral she wanted. I cannot praise this company highly enough, in terms of practicality and personal service.


John, my family and I want to thank you for the superb, professional service that you and your company provided for us. From the very beginning your calming and friendly approach made a very difficult and sad time much easier to bear. Words and the service content were very important to us as Terry was such a unique character and with your help and relevant suggestions, we got everything that we all wanted. We were even able to share some humour as we made the funeral fit Terry’s charismatic personality and something that even he would have appreciated. 

Your dignified and personal touch made us much more relaxed on the day and we were so grateful that with your help we’d given Terry a fitting tribute. Thank you once again and we have already recommended your services to many other people.

J, D&C L

I wanted to write in to thank you personally for the perfect organisation of our late mother’s funeral. At such a sad time, after a long battle with her health and the difficulty of finally getting her in to a nursing home in which to spend her final days, my brother Robert and I felt that you certainly helped us with this next part of the process. You made us feel calm and positive about the arrangements for the funeral.

Everyone on the day of the funeral remarked on how lovely it was, you were never morbid, and we felt uplifted with the service from the minister and the way that the family were treated. It was everything our mother would have wanted it to be.

It was especially nice to hear from you the day after the funeral to find that you had taken Mum’s ashes to the West Herts Crematorium, her final wishes fulfilled for her to be laid to rest with our late father.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone else needing your services, as we were recommended ourselves.


Dear John, I am writing to once again thank you for the excellent service you provided my Mum in handling my Dad’s funeral. The service you and your staff, especially Dave, provided was I am sure second to none. I also want to thank you for the support you gave me and the rest of my family during what was of course a very difficult time. 

I know my father would have deeply appreciated the way you treated all of us especially my Mum. You are a very kind man and I could never thank you enough.


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.


We would like to say a big thank you to Dave and the rest of the team at Pearce’s for all they did for our son Terry’s funeral arrangements. Every request we made was accommodated to make the whole experience more personal for the family. We would also like to thank the celebrant for the service she gave which touched everyone who attended. Thanks again to everyone at Pearce’s, we would recommend them to anyone in their time of need as they give such a personal level of service and make you feel at ease.


John Pearce and his team were superb, from the first difficult phone call I made right through the very difficult period he couldn’t do anymore – thank you John I would highly recommend John and the team at Pearce Funeral Directors.


Such professionalism and attention to detail, my family and I cannot express enough our gratitude for the way you conducted my mother’s funeral arrangements. At a time when everything seems surreal and incomprehensible you guided us through a most difficult time with such gentlemanly dignity. 

Every detail was attended to and nothing left to chance, everything was perfect for my mother’s farewell. You have set such a high standard that I would suggest many in this difficult business would struggle to emulate. I commend you for your work and will speak highly of your services to others.


On behalf of my family and I, we would all like to express our sincere thanks to you all at Pearce Funeral Services for looking after our mother and directing her funeral. John, the day I met you I trusted my mother to your services. 

You walked into my home and an older brother, became like a member of our family, and lightened our grief, we thank you so much. Everything you have done for our mother was perfect.


Thank you very much for the wonderful service you conducted for our brother and for the care and compassion you showed for all of the family at this sad time.


My mum passed away on 5th March 2013. This was the hardest thing I have ever had to cope with, arranging my mum’s funeral. Amongst losing her my sister and myself had to clear her home and try to arrange a funeral. My sister found this company, Pearce Funeral Services, they are the most kindest people. 

When you’re suffering a great loss you need a little time to adjust and a lot of consideration to what has happened. Pearce’s have been patient, polite and everything was just right for my mum, I know she would have been pleased with the send off. 

I wish to say thank you mostly to John Pearce who was dealing with mum’s funeral, you have been wonderful to the family and myself. I would give this funeral service a 10 star for all over service. Thank you so much.


Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service that you have given to my children with regards to their father, who’s funeral took place today at Kingsdown Crematorium.

My eldest daughter Lisa had said what a lovely person you were and how you had made her feel so at ease when she initially spoke with you. When I first met you a day or so later, I saw for myself exactly what she meant. You were so welcoming, so calming and so professional in all you did.

When I came to the chapel of rest, again you were welcoming and so understanding and again today at the funeral.

May I personally say a big thank you for the heart-warming service you gave.

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