James Ashton & Edward McHugh

Independent Funeral Directors of Distinction

Always there when you need us.

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''To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.''

We treat your family like our own

We promise to do all we can to help you

Our approach is as unique as your family

A century of care

As the region’s largest independent funeral directors, with three locations across Dundee and premises in St Andrews, we have cared for families since 1910.

We prioritise your needs to provide a truly personal service. We care for your family and we never make assumptions. As in life, we know that every person deserves an exceptional level of service that is unique to them in death. We spend time finding out more about your loved one to provide the best possible final send off, for them and for you.

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If you obtain a written quotation offering comparable service and facilities from a local funeral director we will beat it. Our prices start from £1,350 for direct cremation at Dundee Crematorium (including cremation fee of £550).  We offer our own Affordable and Respectful Funeral Package with our charges starting from £2,205 including a simple coffin, provision of a hearse for the funeral, caring for and bringing your loved one into our care (within a 25 mile radius), viewing within office hours and all our professional charges.

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What To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving (With Examples)

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can face, so understandably, trying to comfort someone who is grieving can feel daunting. However, in times of grief, words and presence (physical or digital) can provide a lot of support and show that you care. Whether you’re offering condolences in person, over…

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What to Wear to a Summer Funeral: Helpful Tips For Clothing & Footwear

Funeral etiquette can be difficult to navigate if you have never attended a funeral before, or are less familiar with the type of funeral you are due to attend. With the warmer months ahead (and even with the sunnier days we’ve had in Dundee recently!) we wanted to share some additional tips and extend the…

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