Bespoke yet affordable funerals

We are a small and dedicated team of funeral professionals who understand that a funeral is an emotional and special event that can never be repeated. Our aim is to offer you a flexible, open and honest service to suit your individual requirements, in order to make the day a special memory of your loved one. We’re here to support you in having the funeral you want and need to have.

We are pleased to be able to provide a wide range of services to suit each personal taste and budget, from simple and elegant to elaborate and unique or natural and eco-conscious.

We cater for all denominations, faiths and religions, as well as non-religious, celebrant-led and humanist ceremonies.

We have signed the Quaker Social Action Fair Funerals pledge as part of our commitment to making funerals affordable for everyone.

O’Dwyer Funeral Directors is owned by Don O’Dwyer and run with the assistance of Louise Winter.  You’ll always deal with Don and Louise, and it will be Don and Louise who take care of the person who has died.

 

Why I started O’Dwyer Funerals…

“Having spent many years working for a larger funeral director business locally, I decided that it was time to set up on my own. There had been a number of things that I hadn’t felt happy with, working for a large company, and decided to throw everything I had into doing it the way that I felt was right.

I recognise that funerals can be expensive and many people struggle with the cost, that is why as part of the ‘Fair Funeral Pledge’ it’s only fair that you know the costs that await you. I consider my fees to be the lowest locally to help people to have the funeral that they not only want but can also afford.

I have equipped the premises with an eco-friendly mortuary and also acquired a beautiful classic Daimler DS hearse. I also have an up to date fleet of Jaguar Cars which can be used at request. I have a Mercedes that I use as a Private Ambulance, with a purpose built deck to ensure the safe transportation of your loved one back to my premises in Ealing.

I am keen to ensure that everybody feels comfortable walking in through my front door – there are no blinds or curtains concealing the inside from passers by, the premises are light and airy and recently decorated. “Let some light in,” I say, “It doesn’t have to be dark and dreary. I hate all of that. My premises are a reflection of me, bright colours with a warm and welcoming relaxing environment.

I’ve had many years experience of dealing with people from all backgrounds, and everyone is welcome in my home; I want this funeral home to be exactly the same.”

Don O’Dwyer
Owner of O’Dwyer Funeral Directors

Meet the Team

Don O’Dwyer
don@odwyerfunerals.co.uk

Don is an experienced funeral director who is passionate about providing bespoke yet affordable funerals for everyone.  He has arranged and conducted thousands of funerals, and has experience of many different religions, cultures and backgrounds.  Don worked for a West London firm of undertakers for 10 years before deciding to do things differently.

Don is married to Ansonet and has two lovely daughters, Danielle and Aoife and two cats, Chocolate and Snowflake.

Louise Winter
louise@odwyerfunerals.co.uk

Louise was an experienced funeral celebrant before she decided to become a funeral director.

She’s the co-director of Life. Death. Whatever. – a month long festival celebrating life, death and everything in-between which ran in partnership with the National Trust in 2016.

She loves food, fashion, poetry and just about everything else.

Victor Perry
Victor is a funeral director who is highly experienced in taking care of people who have died.  He often supports families to wash and dress their loved ones in a gentle, healing and sensitive way.
He was born in Jamaica but grew up in West London.  He lives in Ealing and has a cat called Mason.

John Bowyer
John is new to the world of funerals and is enjoying every minute of it.  John volunteers at St Anselm’s Catholic Church in Southall with St Mungo’s, helping the homeless to rebuild their lives.  John lives with his partner Sarah and her daughter Scarlett.  He enjoys spending his spare time by the coast in Sussex with his three dogs, Maisie, Molly and Max.

Becky the Florist
Becky is our in-house florist.  After her grandmother died, she took over her floristry business and has been specialising in funeral flowers ever since.
Becky has her own online channel, where she teaches people how to create floral tributes at home.  She also manages several bands.
She lives in Hayes and has a dog, Freddie Pom Pom.

John Kitsy

John is our resident Burmese cat.  He passionately believes that people should be supported in their grief with meows and cuddles.  He actually belongs to our neighbours, but enjoys greeting families, sitting on the printer and eating Dreamies.

 

Accreditations

  • Good Funeral Guide recommended

    We’re West London’s only Good Funeral Guide recommended funeral director.  Read all our reviews here.

  • Good Funeral Awards

    Runner up in the ‘Most Promising New Funeral Director Business’ category.

     

  • Quaker Social Action Fair Funerals Campaign

    The Fair Funerals campaign is run by anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action who believe that an affordable funeral should be available for everyone.

  • SAIF

    Upholding the UK’s highest standards amongst independent funeral directors.

Taking the first step
Get in touch