We do understand that you may well be choosing a funeral director at a difficult and emotional time. We feel it’s crucial that you are confident in knowing who we are, and what we charge for our services. It’s equally important that we are approachable and can create a friendly yet professional rapport.
Who We Are
Damon has worked in the funeral profession since 1987. He holds the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Having worked with Golden Charter Funeral Plans for 11 years, he has specialist expertise of funeral pre-planning and particularly the many pre-payment options that are available today.
In addition to running Countryside Funerals, Damon is a Quality Assessor/Inspector for the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)
Aside from the funeral profession, Damon is a parent governor and a vice-chair of the Halberton & Uplowman Primary Schools Federation.
Julie is a lifelong Tiverton resident, and will be known to many families in the area as manager of The Market Centre - a youth drop-in service which provided support and advice to 11 - 19 year olds on issues as diverse as family, housing and social needs.
On her previous role, Julie said "the most rewarding aspect of the position was helping young people make the sometimes difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood as smooth as possible."
We welcomed Julie to Countryside Funerals in November 2018. Her easy and natural way of working with people will translate so well to supporting the families we help.