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The service we received from Brunel was outstanding. They went above and beyond any expectations we had. We couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. SE
We used Brunel funeral directors on a recommendation and they were absolutely fantastic chris,Jane Louise all were so kind nothing to much trouble we could go and see mum as much as we liked they looked after her in there by spaying her with her favourite perfume and favourite lip stick and talking to her all the time they were on time and all went smoothly and the the lady ( claire Jetta ) , who they recommended to take the service was fantastic and treated us like a family friend keeping us updated on everything everyone commented on her talk and we would like to thank you all for a wonderful farewell for our mum everyone was very impressed by all of the expectations of Brunel big thankyou to you all our day was made a better time with your help and support from you all, DP
Highly recommend Chris and his team everything was perfect would use again   CB
Brunel were so kind and helpful they made the whole process so much easier. They were available whenever I rang and arranged everything exactly as I wanted it. They were able to adapt easily to special requests, and all this for a most reasonable price. I would recommend them to anyone, of whatever background. Thank you, Brunel.  MM
I would like to thank Chris, Louise and all the team at Brunel for the outstanding care and compassion we received through such a difficult time. losing one parent/ in-law is devastating but when we lost Shirley then Ted in such a short space of time our world fell apart. everyone at Brunel was so caring and went above and beyond for us all as a family. we will never be able to repay your kindness! I will highly recommend this wonderful team to everyone. thank you all again so much.
I’d like to thank everyone in the team at Brunel for how supportive and compassionate they were whilst they helped arrange my mum’s funeral. They helped me understand and talked me through the process in multiple occasions, as planning a funeral was something far from what I had expected to be doing. They gave me options and only ever wanted me to make decisions that were right for my mothers memory. Can’t thank everyone at Brunel enough they made everything so easy and never felt pressure.
Very many thanks to Louise, Chris, and Jane for their support and professionalism throughout the process of arranging my mother's funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and their kindness and compassion helped immensely in what was a difficult time. 
I cannot express how good the staff are at Brunel, the recent passing of both my parents was a huge blow to us as a family and these precious people took care of everything, the Passion and the emotion that they put into their business shows they are nothing less than amazing. In my opinion, there was no better people for the job, thank you all soo much, you will always be remembered for being the last best thing to happen to my mum and dad ❤️god bless each and every one of you❤️ 
The service we recieved from Chris, Jane and Louise was second to none. They made everything seem so effortless at one of the hardest times and their attention to the small details was very much appreciated, nothing was too much trouble. Their caring and professional nature would be hard to beat.
My husband suddenly passed away, both our families live abroad, and losing a loved one - especially during the difficult times of a pandemic - is something even more difficult than usual. I knew that only an independent and local Funeral Director would be able to help me out, given my dislike of the commercial approach to funerals. I came across Brunel FD and from the very first chat, I felt as reassured as possible in such circumstances. What I value the most is how supportive Louise and Chris were, as they have taken the time to listen to me and to get an insight into the human being my husband was. They arranged a service which was meaningful to us and that was exactly what I wanted. Claire - the celebrant - was also so caring and took the time to learn polish words to make my husband's family and heritage part of the service. Three months down the line, they're still there for me and there is no price to pay for that. I would 100 percent recommend them.
I would just like to thank Chris Jayne and Louise at Brunel Funeral Directors for their professional yet friendly service, nothing was to much trouble and I was encouraged to contact them with any queries or concerns that I had, I wasn’t rushed to make quick decisions and they made me feel so at ease. I would highly recommend Brunel to anyone
I would highly recommend Brunel funeral directors. Brunel funeral directors did an outstanding job of arranging my mums funeral making my family feel at ease and cared for. They really looked after my mum when she was in there care, and when going to see she looked beautiful. Brunel funeral directors were always available to help with any query no matter how late or early it was. They went the extra mile and gave that extra special personal touch, I can’t thank them enough for all they did at a such a difficult and emotional time.
Do Not Bother to look anywhere else !! We interned my mother on Thursday. We enjoyed a beautiful and moving service for her and gave her the most wonderful send off. The service from Brunel was above and beyond....and one of the best things was that it was a one stop operation...the service and excellent celebrant, the flowers...which were stunning, the printing of the Service Orders and bookmarks. Westerleigh Crematorium was also a wonderful venue with very modern facilities for the music. Thank you all for your advice and guidance
Dear Louise, Chris and everyone at Brunel My brother Roger and I would like to thank you all very much for the lovely funeral that you organised for our mother. You were there for us when we needed help and you guided us through all the decisions that we needed to make. Thanks to your professionalism and attention to detail the ceremony went smoothly and was just as we planned. In particular you listened to what we had to say about our mother and recommended exactly the right person to conduct the service. We would not hesitate to recommend Brunel Funeral Directors to anyone looking for a personal and professional funeral service.
After speaking to a few other funeral directors, from the moment I first spoke to staff at Brunel I knew they were right for us. At such a difficult and painful time Louise became part of our family, of my many phone calls no time was inconvenient and nothing was too difficult to arrange, the standard throughout was high. This is an extract from my message sent; Dear Louise and team, thank you for all your help and support in yesterday’s final goodbye to Dad. Throughout the process, you have been so kind, caring and respectful. We couldn’t have asked for more. Jane was a perfect celebrant. I know Dad would have approved and would have loved the pictures. Chris was delightful, such a cheery man and huge comfort to have to lead us. The flowers were so beautiful.
I would highly recommend Brunel Independent Funeral Directors to anyone that's lost a loved one. Chris and Jane are the nicest most caring people you could ever meet. I lost my husband a few weeks ago. From the night my husband passed away to the amazing care Chris gave to my husband was absolutely phenomenal. I wouldn't have wanted my husband too of been anywhere other than with Chris and Jane.at Brunel funeral directors. My husband had the best cortege of a convoy ever.  Seen by so many people, being taken on his last journey led by Chris and all the lorries and cars. Thank you so much your kindness will always be In mine, my families and all our extended family and our friend's hearts for eve
I would really highly recommend these guys, went above and beyond for me. My mothers funeral was lovely thanks to these guys. Nothing was too much trouble. And a very personal service. I cannot praise or thank them enough for all they did, made our mums funeral such a joy to attend and everyone thought it was beautiful. Thank you Chris and Louise, you are both truly amazing people and I feel like I have 2 new friends.
Without a doubt a fantastic, warming and welcoming funeral directors. Go above and beyond. The care they gave my mum, was lovely. I couldn’t thank them enough. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Very nice people! Did my mother proud, I would recommend Brunel to family and friends, NO QUESTION…..
Louise and Chris are amazing, thoughtful and have supported me in the recent loss of my mum. I would not hesitate to recommend their services in a difficult time. Being totally independent they offer a funeral that you can make special for your loved one. Having used a funeral chain before I would never go anywhere else again. Thank you both for making a difficult time a lot easier and memorable for all the right reasons.
In the current and uncertain and unusual times Brunel have been compassionate, kind, flexible and unwaveringly helpful at every step. We are so gratgeful for the help and advice at every step and making the day as good as we could have possibly hoped for.MB - Bristol
Our Son’s funeral was very well managed in a professional but friendly way. Thank you Chris and Louise.RS - Bristol
Myself and my family cannot thank you enough for your service. You were friendly, helpful and we would recommend you to anyone.JG Bristol
Just wanted to say what a wonderful service I got from Louise and the team at Brunel. My mother has passed away and Louise especially was fantastic helping to sort all the details out. The way she dealt with me at this difficult time has been much appreciated. Highly recommended.SG - Bristol
We were recommended to Brunel Funeral Directors by someone working in the healthcare industry.My family was very pleased by the care and support given to us by the Brunel team. Throughout the process they were approachable and caring. Everything went smoothly and the Brunel team was professional, approachable and supportive throughout. Based on our direct experience we'd have no hesitation in recommending Brunel to others.SD - Bristol
We would just like to say a very big Thankyou to you and all your staff for making our mums day so very very special , you really are such caring thoughtful and amazing people we Thankyou so much from the bottom of our hearts xxxSL - Bristol
"We would just like to say a very big Thankyou to you and all your staff for making our mums day so very very special, you really are such caring thoughtful and amazing people we Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts xxx"SE - Bristol
"I cannot thank Jane and her team at Brunel Independent Funeral Directors enough for all their hard work and support throughout the funeral planning. They made the planning of the funeral lovely and smooth. I was made welcome from the first visit and the service itself was beautifully planned. Thank you again, I would definitely recommend Brunel Funeral Directors!"RP - Bristol
"Dear Louise and ChrisWe would like to thank you so much for your help and kindness in arranging Mum’s funeral.With your help, we managed to arrange the perfect funeral for Mum, light-hearted with a little fun as was her nature, at the same time respecting her strong faith.Family and friends remarked on what a lovely service it was.And a special thank you to Chris in the calming kindness shown to us when he came to collect Mum."JE - Bristol
"Dads funeral went really well on Monday. Thank you to you and your staff for your support and organisation of everything."Sally - Bristol

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Fair Funerals 2021 - Brunel Funeral Directors
COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.

Note:

During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

Independent Funeral Directors Bristol

Chris Wilshire and Louise Constable decided, after many years of working in the funeral industry and having gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience, to pull their resources together and open Brunel Independent Funeral Directors.

Today, we have a small – very carefully selected – dedicated team that work with us, who are just as passionate in providing you with the service you are looking for and your loved one deserves. Our tranquil funeral home – on the edge of Westbury on Trym, Bristol – is bright and welcoming. It’s here that the deceased will be taken to from the hospital or their place of death.  You’re welcome to come and visit them, as often as you like, to discuss the arrangements of the funeral with our team.

As independent funeral directors, we like to do things differently to other funeral providers, here at Brunel Funeral Directors. We refuse to rush our families – giving you all the time you need to make the right decision for you and your loved one – providing a very personal and individual experience and making sure that you are aware of all the choices and options available to you.

We understand that planning a funeral is difficult – especially at what is an already emotionally charged time.  Not everyone has experience with making funeral arrangements and for most, it’ll be the first time.  We will sit with you and listen to your requests, ideas and thoughts.  We’ll be able to work with you and arrange the perfect funeral for your loved one.  Whether it be a traditional service or a real celebration of someone’s life.  We can help make it an occasion to remember for the right reasons.

As you’d expect from independent funeral directors, we are here to help you organise the perfect ceremony, but can also help with floral arrangements, masonry, memorabilia, funeral plans, and more.

One thing that makes us stand out from other funeral directors in Bristol is that we are prepared to go the extra mile and do everything we can to support the bereaved during this difficult time. We offer support to our families for as long as it’s needed after the funeral has taken place – helping them to cope with the loss of a loved one, and to grieve properly, by offering professionalism, care and compassion to their needs.

So, if you’re looking for funeral directors in Bristol, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help, every step of the way, and will do everything we possibly can to support you and your family at this sad time. Simply call 0117 374 2002, send an email to admin@brunellfd.co.uk, or use the navigation at the top to find out more about our funeral packages and services today.

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    We fully understand the financial strain a bereavement can cause for some families, and here at Brunel Funeral Directors we will do our very best to accommodate and help you through this. If you don’t have the funds immediately to pay then we can offer finance through funeral safe. You can raise funds from £500 – £7500 over a period of 12 – 48 months. You can also repay the money before the term ends if you choose to do so. We have added a calculator so that you are able to choose the loan amount and the loan period for you to be able to see the monthly repayments. Funeral Safe is a transparent operator they are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and governed by an independent supervisory board, so you are in good hands.

    We also work closely with an independent Solicitors, so again if you don’t have liquid funds available, but there is an estate to be sold, an alternative would be to use our solicitors, they will act on your behalf dealing with the probate of the estate. What they will kindly do is pay your funeral account, and finalise the estate. Once everything is completed they will deduct their fee for probate along with the funeral bill and the rest of the estate will of course be returned to you. Please ask for more details.

    *Applications will be submitted to either the finance house or the solicitor and their decision to proceed is final.

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