Per­sonal care from fam­ily com­pany

Rutherglen Reformer - - Coping With Bereavement -

T & A Fyfe Lim­ited, fam­ily-owned fu­neral direc­tors, cel­e­brated a cen­tury of ser­vice in 2012.

They have oc­cu­pied their cur­rent premises at Pea­cock Cross since the early 60s, when they built one of La­nark­shire’s first ever ded­i­cated ser­vice rooms.

They re­main one of Hamil­ton’s longestestab­lished fam­ily busi­nesses, dat­ing back to 1892, and one of only a hand­ful of fu­neral direc­tors in Scot­land to reach back over four gen­er­a­tions and re­main in the own­er­ship of the orig­i­nal fam­ily.

The be­reaved can be as­sured that T & A Fyfe’s unique depth of knowl­edge and pro­fes­sion­al­ism can be re­lied upon dur­ing such an emo­tional and stress­ful time.

Com­pany di­rec­tor Les­ley Blair, grand­daugh­ter of the com­pany’s founder, said: “We are trusted and well re­spected in our com­mu­nity and be­lieve our longevity is a di­rect re­sult of our high stan­dards and con­stant drive to main­tain the old tra­di­tions whilst en­com­pass­ing the new.

“Peo­ple turn to us in the rawest mo­ments of their grief and can be com­forted in the knowl­edge they will re­ceive the sole fo­cus of our at­ten­tion and care.”

Sadly, many ‘fam­ily fu­neral direc­tors’ have in fact been pur­chased by larger fu­neral com­pa­nies but, rather con­fus­ingly, main­tain their orig­i­nal name.

Clients should be en­cour­aged to take a mo­ment to con­firm their cho­sen fu­neral di­rec­tor’s cre­den­tials and pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions be­fore pro­ceed­ing with any ar­range­ments. Com­pany di­rec­tor Don­ald Blair said: “Our direc­tors are pro­fes­sion­ally trained and hold the na­tion­ally recog­nised Di­ploma in Fu­neral Di­rect­ing and mem­ber­ship of the Bri­tish In­sti­tute of Em­balmers.

“We are avail­able to you 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

“Guid­ing each fam­ily, we will as­sist in ar­rang­ing a com­plete fu­neral ser­vice to their ex­act re­quire­ments.

“Each fam­ily will be pro­vided with all nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion and choices and, most im­por­tantly, the time to as­sess, dis­cuss and de­cide their needs and fi­nances, ei­ther at home or at our of­fices at Pea­cock Cross.”

Fu­neral costs and third party ex­penses are nat­u­rally a huge con­cern for many and such costs are of­ten mis­rep­re­sented to the public.

T & A Fyfe can pro­vide dig­ni­fied ar­range­ments suit­able to each in­di­vid­ual bud­get, from a very sim­ple ser­vice to the more elab­o­rate, pro­vid­ing a full writ­ten es­ti­mate.

Your loved one will be treated with the ut­most re­spect and dig­nity

Many peo­ple are now choos­ing to ar­range their own ser­vice, thus re­liev­ing their fam­ily of any bur­den, both emo­tion­ally and fi­nan­cially.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this con­tact us. No greater trust is placed in our hands than the care of the de­ceased.

An im­por­tant step in the grief process is the need to be with your loved one and see that they are at peace. Rest as­sured your loved one will be treated with the ut­most re­spect and dig­nity and for that short time be­come part of our fam­ily.

Here at T & A Fyfe our be­spoke mor­tu­ary is lo­cated within our premises, en­abling you to visit your loved one, of­ten within a few hours of re­ceiv­ing them into our care.

Our pri­vate rest rooms will then al­low you to visit at any time and stay as long as you wish.

The direc­tors and staff of T & A Fyfe are very proud of the ser­vice they pro­vide and the unique and in­ter­est­ing his­tory of the busi­ness.

Mem­bers of the public of­ten hand in pho­to­graphs and lit­er­a­ture con­nected with Fyfe’s and the Pea­cock Cross area.

Full de­tails of the com­pany and its his­tory can be found on the com­pany web­site at fyfe­fu­ner­alser­

Ded­i­cated care Com­pany direc­tors Don­ald and Les­ley Blair and fu­neral di­rec­tor Bert Hep­burn

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