Harrison Funeral Home

 

           

                          

I'm Liz Allman, funeral arranger for Harrison Funeral Home in Winchmore Hill. We are a small group of independent funeral homes run by Mark Catchpole. From the moment a family contacts us we guides them through all the steps they need to take to lay their loved ones to rest. We aim to ensure that everything you wish for is covered and nothing is left to chance.

 

Our staff have over 50 years of experience in arranging funerals, Often people say to me "I couldn't do this job, how do you do it? doesn't it depress you?. The answer is always the same "It is one of the saddest jobs a person can do, but it is also one of the most satisfying jobs a person could do.


To help people at a time in their lives when they are faced with making important choices for their loved is a privilege. It all begins when a family entrusts their loved one to a funeral home and this is where we differ from the larger chains of funeral directors. The deceased is always brought directly to our chapel of rest until the day of the funeral and not a central holding depot. We will talk to you at length about the kind of funeral you wish to arrange and whether the deceased left any preferences. We will provide you with a range of options, including some that you might not have thought about - such as eco coffins, which are becoming increasingly popular. 

 

 

 Our coffins are ordered individually as one size does not fit all.



The key to being a good funeral arranger above all is to listen. Frequently, the answers to the questions you need to ask have already being answered simply by listening. We do not believe in pressuring families to spend more than they can afford, or indeed want to and we do not work on commission.I arrange funerals by phone and email, in the family home and in the office. I once more or less arranged a funeral in a pub, this is what the family wanted and this is where they felt the most comfortable. We are flexible and willing to go to great lengths for the families we help. We offer a simple funeral, with eco-friendly coffins, a more traditional funeral and as far as a bespoke funeral where coffins are created to reflect the character and personality of the person who has died, their hobbies, love of nature and much much more. We arrange flowers, order of service and the release of doves.


 

We are very pleased to be only one three London funeral directors included in the Good Funeral Guide and to have been recognised in their recent national awards. Harrisons was one of four companies shortlisted and on the night we came second, a huge achievement. Our ethos of 'Making a difficulty time a little easier' had been recognised by our families and over the year they had felt the need to write in expressing there gratitude and voting for Harrison's. 


In the 201 awards we were runners up in three categories - 'Funeral Arranger of the Year', 'Low Cost Funeral Provider of the Year',  'Alternative to a Hearse'.  Mark Catchpole received a personal commendation for his services to the funeral industry and Harrison Funeral Home in the category of Modern Funeral Director of the Year.


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Where a person has been buried we can arrange and supply a memorial which is a lasting tribute. When a person has been cremated we offer for children a Memory Bear, where within a small amount of ashes or a keepsake are held securely providing a comfort and a feeling of closeness.




For adults we have a range of bespoke jewellery which incorporates a very small amount of ashes, this form of commemoration is a memorial in itself, especially if the person who has died has asked that their ashes be scattered in another country, a favourite place or to the wind.

 

If you are ever passing please feel free to pop in or telephone me, you don't have to wait for a bereavement to do so and if after reading this the thought of your own demise comes to mind you can now plan your own funeral ahead of time, sparing your family or friends difficult decisions and uncertainty with no one having to second guess your wishes. We work with Golden Charter, the U.K's largest independent funeral plan provider which means your money is safe and our fees are guaranteed.

 

 

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We are here to advise and assist you in anyway we can. Please don't be shy or embarrassed to ask questions, just pick up the phone.

 

 

 

 On our website you will find lots of information which you might find of use at this difficult time. 

 

 

 

Address

  • Street: 736 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill
  • Postcode: N21 3RE
  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom

Contact

  • Telephone: 0208 819 3464
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments (9)

  • Cheryl and Daryl

    Cheryl and Daryl

    11 July 2013 at 11:14 |
    Just a note to say a huge thank you for all your help and support all the way through. When we first came to see you we were totally lost and bereft. Your care and understanding was exemplary. All our dealings with your company have been professional yet thoughtful and compassionate. The whole family felt Mum was in good hands.
    We would also like to say a massive thank you to Mark, who on the day, guided us with compassion, respect and gentleness. He made the whole horror of the day seem bearable and we will be forever grateful to him for that.
    Your recommendation of Alan as a celebrant was excellent. He conducted the service with just the right amount of compassion and you will see from the email I sent to him, that a number of people were very complimentary about him.
    There truly wasn’t a hitch or blip in any way on the day.
    I wish we had met in better circumstances Madeline but if half the companies out there conducted themselves in the manner which you have, it would be fabulous.

    Thanks once again. You have no idea how much you helped us get through and we will be forever grateful

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  • Janet Beecher

    Janet Beecher

    11 July 2013 at 11:17 |
    Madeline, Mark & all at Harrison

    Not only did you handle the whole proceedings superbly but your sensitivity, efficiency and thoughtful caring attitude during a very difficult time gave great comfort to my and my family.I can not thank you enough, please don’t ever change

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  • Elizabeth Patten

    Elizabeth Patten

    18 July 2013 at 10:48 |
    Dear Madeline and Mark and all the team at Harrison Funeral Home
    This card is to say a very big thank you to you for all your help & real support over the past couple of weeks since my Dad died. You have been a real blessing and a consolation in the way you have handled everything relating to the organization of the funeral, which went really really well and I could not have wished for better for Dad. Madeline made me and Petra so welcome each time we visited your office, even when she was in the middle of an already very late lunch. There was no pressure to do anything a certain way, only helpful suggestions to help us with the choices to make.

    On Thursday, when Mark and the team arrived at Dad’s home, Mark’s warm smile really helped put me at ease, he was kind and patient when I wasn’t quite sure of the procedure or even when I needed to get a move on!. I was very touched as well that he walked in front of the car as we passed Dad’s local “Harvester” where many a meal had been enjoyed. I could say more, by way of appreciation, the flowers, and the memorial book. But in summary, you took a weight from my shoulders in a caring way and gave great personal service.

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  • Kathleen & Katy McCarthy

    Kathleen & Katy McCarthy

    02 October 2013 at 15:53 |
    a Huge(!!) thank you for all your invaluable help and guidance this past fortnight. Simply put, we would have been utterly lost had it not been for your expert management and earnest advice. We really appreciate your support and assistance during this difficult time.

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  • Fiona Curtis

    Fiona Curtis

    15 March 2014 at 11:58 |
    Fiona, Diane, Hazel & Darren -

    To Madeline, Mark and all the staff at Harrisons, we cannot sufficiently express our appreciation for you excellent service, care and compassion to ourselves and our dear brother. We chose your funeral service based on recommendations and for anyone reading this testimonial - you have found the right funeral home and will not be disappointed.

    We were not the easiest clients, this was a very difficult time for our family. Your interpersonal skills and patience were what made our arrangements so much easier.

    On the day of our brothers funeral, everything went well, horses and carriage were beautiful, vehicles comfortable, but even more relevant was your professional and caring management.

    We hope not to need your services again anytime soon, but should we or any friends been such a position to require a funeral director - your number is the only number I need.

    Thank you!

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  • Chad Albert Lilley

    Chad Albert Lilley

    21 August 2014 at 17:42 |
    Dear Mark, Angela and the team at Harrison’s.

    Would just like to say a BIG thanks to you all. During our time of grief this past month from loosing a man we all thought would live forever (My great grandfather Victor Wardell) your team has helped us with flying colours. We all appreciate everything Harrisons has done this past month with your kind words in our time of need and expertise in your field.

    Thank you so much
    Regards
    Chad

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  • Mabel Ndiwe

    Mabel Ndiwe

    12 September 2014 at 20:44 |
    Dear Yvonne
    We sincerely appreciate all your support and professionalism in conducting the funeral. The way everything was handled with a great amount of respect towards the grieving family was outstanding. We want to thank you so much for your effort and time you made to make this a well fitted funeral of such a high quality. You took the weight of losing someone from us and bore it for us in our time of need. You helped us to cope with the loss with your caring words, actions and respect. For this we are very grateful and should anyone face a situation like we did, your number is the only number I would recommend. Thank you very much for everything. It is really appreciated.

    Regards,
    Mabel Ndiwe and Jane

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  • Mave Latter

    Mave Latter

    20 April 2015 at 08:58 |
    The help and advice from Angela also the lovely service personally orchestrated by Mark was not only memorable but made my husband Dave, Steves father’s funeral deeply moving and beautiful. Harrison’s bearers were very smart and positive. Angela made certain that we could have my husbands beloved pet at the service. She also helped with some last minute medical papers so the funeral could go ahead smoothly. The flight of the doves at the end was a wonderful experience. Also to be given a Memorial book to commemorate my husbands passing was a lovely gesture.
    I cannot sing their praises enough on how gentle and considerate my son and I were treated from beginning to end of what is a very traumatic sad time by Harrisons Funeral Home. They are there for you every step of the way.
    On a more spontaneous note my fickle funeral wise sister in law said it was the most wonderful funeral she had ever been to, and at 80yrs she has experienced a few.
    A heart felt thank you Angela Mark and all Harrisons Funeral team

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  • Elaine moss

    Elaine moss

    13 June 2016 at 13:48 |
    Thank you Liz and the team of Harrisons
    You gave myself and family a lot of support at a very difficult time.
    You made us understand that my father was being treated with dignity after his death.
    You helped make my fathers funeral go in an amazingly smooth manner,
    Everyone involved with us made us feel at ease, and confident that our desciesions were the right ones.
    The doves released at the end of the service was a beautiful end to such a sad occasion.
    And I know that dad was smiling down on us that day.

    Many thanks again

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