A camper hearse

Charles Cowling

 

It was a touching little story and it was all over the papers a week ago: A mechanic appears to have predicted the circumstances surrounding his own death when he died from a heart attack after completing work on converting a VW campervan into a hearse. Mick McDonald, 50, had joked that the job would ‘be the death of him’ but then he became the first person to use it. [Mail]

The owner of the VW campervan, Carl Bell, is now offering his hearse for hire anywhere under the business name of Retro Farewell. His website is still under construction, but you can ring him: 07590908169

 

 

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Linda
7 years ago

I have found Carl to be honest and upfront about his business and ‘relationship’ with Clare (two sides to every story) when I asked his about his Camper Van. It’s practically on my doorstep and when we used him last week the family were over the moon with him, the camper and the price, the families are not interested in behind the scene bickering, only getting the best they can possibly afford. We were quoted over a thousand pound to bring a double decker bus to the NE the family simply couldn’t afford it nor could I justify it. There… Read more »

Louise
Louise
7 years ago

I lost my father on Christmas Day 2012, he had recently purchased a VW Camper but was too ill to use it to its full potential which was truly sad, Carl was there for me as a friend and ensured my dad had the best farewell. Many thanks Carl and good luck to all as I’m sure there is enough work to go round !

jeanette
jeanette
7 years ago

Carl gave my brother a fantastic send off thank you Carl from all our family x

Clare
Clare
7 years ago

Bright white: Mr Bell, pictured in the camper, said a bright white campervan makes funerals less happy

Good old Daily Mail! I always thought funerals were way to happy and we needed to make them ‘less happy’ with our vehicles!

Clare
Clare
7 years ago

Thanks Rupert x

Rupert Callender
Rupert Callender
7 years ago

I can vouch that having met Clare at the recent awards she is the real deal. As you say Clare, this work has a way of quickly calling your bluff. I’m sure your reputation will be safe whoever else comes on the market.

Clare Brookes
7 years ago

Ummm Passing off your business as another that is well established is not he best way to get your reputation started. I have had many calls about this RIP off and most cant believe someone would do it so blatently. He even uses our logo all be it flipped the opposite way around and the hearse is named the same as one of our vehicles. On a different note the person who helped to paint ours died 2 weeks later and the mechanic my lovely friend Steve who helped me restore the mechanicals of my ORIGINAL hearse died shortly after… Read more »

Rosie McGowan
Rosie McGowan
5 years ago
Reply to  Clare Brookes

Well said Clare! I contacted you a few weeks ago re a quote for my own funeral. I had gotten a really really good vibe from you site, and just from the short contact we had. You did give me this guy Carls details but, having looked at his site etc, i just knew he wasn’t for me, (am being very PC!) Anyhoo, just wanted to voice my support to VW Funerals and just say i’ve passed your details to my undertaker who should be in touch this week. Your work is amazing and nothing and no one could beat… Read more »