About Us

    About Torbay & District Funeral Service

    At Torbay & District Funeral Service, we have been helping local families at one of the most difficult times since 1880. The business that became Torbay & District Funeral Service was founded by Mr Henry Ingram at Goldsworth Road.

    Laurence Mason founded Torbay & District Funeral Service in 1962 after gaining experience in the Funeral Furnishers department at Williams & Cox, Torquay, and a number of our team have now been with us for over 30 years.

    The team at our Torquay funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. We have our own service venue on-site.

    Here at Torbay & District Funeral Service we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Sarah Lockton

    Funeral Director

    Sarah started as a funeral operative and bearer, then as a funeral arranger before training to become a funeral director.
    She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, this makes her role is both challenging and fulfilling. She ensures every funeral is of the highest standard for the family and each funeral she conducts is carried out with the deepest respect and dignity.
    She really enjoy traveling, especially cities around the world exploring the different cultures.

    Amanda James

    Funeral Arranger and Area Administrator

    Amanda has been with Torbay & District Funeral Service since 2015 having previously worked as a Personal Assistant to an Architect.
    She says “I enjoy meeting with families and helping them at such a difficult time.”
    I have a husband and 14 year old son. She ran the London Marathon in 2014 and enjoyed it so much that next year she will be running London Marathon and raising money for The Childrens Society.

    Our Values

    Pride

    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.

    Partnership

    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01803 315 005 visit branch or arrange a home visit