Howard Goodman is a relatively new business – it was opened in 2014 by Tracey and Martin Challenor with Gavin Burnett and Shirley Morton. All of them are well trained and have years of experience behind them. They all worked for a big, corporate funeral director’s where they felt they were unable to offer the degree of personal service and attention which bereaved people need and deserve, which was why they decided to set upon their own. As you might expect, therefore, Tracey, Martin, Gavin and Shirley are exceptionally dedicated, nice people. This is essentially a traditional business with a freshness of approach and a service culture which we found to be extremely impressive. Above all, they really do care.
When they’re not working, all of them are keen on the theatre and playing their part in local amateur dramatics. Martin and Tracey also enjoy music, travel and walking in the English countryside.
Premises in the Boulevard are bright, comfortable and inviting. They really have made the most of this beautiful building.
The team here all know and understand Weston. Most people hereabouts opt for a traditional funeral, and this is something they carry off superbly. We found that they really do understand the ceremonial role of the funeral director and team; they conduct a funeral with great dignity and reverence. Above all, they have a sense of occasion and a strong feeling for the emotions of those present. No funeral is ‘just another funeral’. On the contrary, every funeral is unique, personal and very, very special.
If you want a less formal funeral, or something simpler, they’ll be very pleased to do as you wish. Their way of doing things is very much your way of doing things.
We were really impressed by the high degree of professionalism of the Howard Goodman team in all things. They give you all the time you need, make you aware of the choices available to you and offer you expert choice and guidance. They also look after for people who have died with great care and respect. This all happens behind the scenes, of course, and we spent time reassuring ourselves that everything is as good as it can be. They have spent a great deal of money on state-of-the-art facilities because they see their duty of care as a sacred duty and they honour it faultlessly.
Two things make Howard Goodman a distinctive and, we think, excellent funeral director’s. Firstly, they feel privileged to be doing this work, and it really shows in the way they treat people. We like their sincerity and wholeheartedness. We like the way they dress in the office, which is smart but not intimidatingly formal. We like the way they talk to people, on their level and as fellow human beings. This makes for a very personal relationship and partnership with all their clients. Secondly, we applaud their price structure. They are very fair in their charges, which are sinificantly below those charged by other funeral directors locally.
Really, really nice people just like us who are very good at what they do and offer a range of services to suit all tastes and budgets.
Any decisions you take on engaging the services of a funeral director should be based on your views and research. You should not rely solely upon the views and opinions offered by us.
Thursday 30th March 2017 at 3:50 pm
Dear Martin Tracey and Gavin,
I am writing on behalf of myself and my and my family, to thank you for your excellent services and especially for your wonderful care of my late wife, Jeanne,at this sad time.
Your exceptional kindness and consideration to us all did much to ease us through this difficult time. Thank you so much,
Monday 4th July 2016 at 8:38 am
When our mother in law passed away, I couldn’t have asked
for a more sympathetic, empathic and diligent
Funeral Director. Martin and Gavin made our sorrow
a little easier to bear, They went over and above the call
of care and duty for us. I would thoroughly reccommend
them to anyone.
The premises are beautiful too,
Thank you Howard Goodman,
Tracey, W s M
Monday 24th August 2015 at 2:49 pm
howard goodman funeral director was excellent servis, imaculate turned out. very comforting an understanding when my son passed away, cant thank them enough for what they did for me, i highly recommened them!
Thursday 30th March 2017 at 3:59 pm
What an exceptional tradgedy. I cannot immagine what you have coped with.
thank you for giving us the honor of looking after your beloved son.
God Bless you all.