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James Smith Funeral Directors

Independent
Swanage, BH19 1HR

Douch Family Funeral Directors inc. James Smith are an independent, privately owned and personally managed funeral directors established in 1910 with branches in Wimborne, Ferndown, Blandford Forum, Corfe Mullen, Parkstone, Upton, Wareham and Swanage. As a company, we recognise that funerals can sometimes be expensive and so we have signed the Fair Funeral Pledge to help families find funerals that are within their means and to be open about our most affordable options during our initial conversation with families. Our history dates back to 1910 when our founder, Frederick Charles Douch opened FC Douch in Wimbourne. Following in Frederick’s footsteps, his eldest son, Jack, joined the family business in 1935, aged only 14. In its current form, the business is overseen by Jack’s son, Peter, and grandson. In the late 1960’s, Jack, who had developed a friendship with Ken Smith, took over the family business after Ken retired. We continue to build and develop strong relationships with other family funeral directors and the communities we serve across Dorset. The warmth and stability offered by a family-led business such as ourselves is not something you will always find elsewhere and is one of our motivations for bringing other family businesses into the FC Douch fold. Each of our funeral director branches is an established family business with a history of providing the very highest standards of support and service. Whichever branch you call, you’ll find a friendly and experienced person on the other end of the phone. We’re always ready to help, day or night. As a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), we adhere to their code of practice, providing the highest level of service to the families that use us. Our reputation of high standards earned us an invite to join Selected Funeral Homes, an organisation of independent funeral directors that operates worldwide under strict standards, constantly striving to improve professional practices. James Smith can be found on Kings Road.

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Location
This funeral director can be found at Swanage, BH19 1HR
Services included in our fees
Facilities and support
  • Home visits
    You can arrange the funeral from home
  • Visiting the deceased
    You can visit your loved one
  • Free parking
    At or near their premises
Logistics
  • Out of hours collection
    No extra charges for collection
Participation
  • Care at home
    We’ll help you look after your loved one at home
  • Family participation
    We can involve you in your loved one’s care
General
  • Green or eco-funeral
    You can arrange an eco-friendly funeral
Multi faith
  • Roman Catholic
  • Church of England
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikh
Total
£3,908
Funeral director fees
£2,460
Arrangements selected
£501
Wood, Standard Coffin
1 Limousine
Classic Hearse
Celebrant
Crematorium
£783
Bournemouth Crematorium, BH8 9HX
Doctors’ Fees
£164
Call
0192 930 7956
24-hour personal support available