Funeral Directors in Pitstone

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Who is Dillamore Funeral Service?

Dillamore is an independent, family-owned funeral directors located in Leighton Buzzard. Founded in 1923 by the Dillamore family, we are proud to have celebrated our 100-year anniversary in providing funeral care to the local community. Our premises on Old Road in Linslade includes a full range of facilities to take care of the deceased, while our Chapel of Rest provides a soothing setting for you to visit your loved one.

Our team is made up of both family members and local people, and family is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to make the days and weeks following a death as comfortable as possible, and our personal and flexible approach helps us to provide the very best service. We are here to support you during this difficult time and help you create a meaningful and memorable goodbye.

Planning a funeral in Pitstone

Pitstone is a village in east Buckinghamshire that is situated just five miles from Leighton Buzzard. The nearest crematorium is located in Bierton, just a short drive away, and there are active cemeteries in the nearby towns of Leighton Buzzard, Tring and Aylesbury. For those seeking a green funeral, there are several natural burials nearby (more details can be found below).

How can Dillamore help?

If you are recently bereaved, we are here to guide you through each step of the way. We work in a flexible way to provide you with a personalised service that meets your individual needs. Nothing is too much trouble, and we will take on as much or as little of the funeral arrangements as you need us to.

For anyone requiring overnight support, we have a team on standby 24/7 who can answer questions and make provisions to bring your loved one into our care. We are here to support you in your time of need.

Funeral costs in Pitstone

Funerals in the local area cost between £4000-£5000 on average, which we understand is a significant amount for most families. Whilst some funeral costs are unavoidable, such as the care provided for your loved one, there are lots of ways you can make a funeral more affordable.

Funeral directors in the UK are legally bound to display a standardised price list, which can be found on both our website and in the window of our premises. We will always provide full transparency over funeral costs, and will work closely with you to ensure you arrange a funeral you can afford.

Consider a prepaid funeral plan

It may feel strange to think about a time when you are no longer here, but many people find a sense of peace in knowing their funeral is planned out and paid for in advance. Plus it can ease the burden placed on your family after you’ve gone.

At Dillamore we offer the Independent Way plan from Golden Charter. This flexible funeral plan is tailored entirely to your needs, ensuring the funeral you arrange, the price you pay and the way you pay are bespoke to you. Speak to one of our team for more information, or visit the prepaid funeral guide section of our website. We will always give impartial advice, with no pressure to commit.

Green funerals in Pitstone

Green funerals have risen in popularity in recent years. A green funeral (also known as an eco funeral) is a more natural way to hold a funeral, and keeps the environment in mind. It will usually take place at a natural burial ground, which are often located in woodland or wildflower meadows, and a tree is usually planted over the gravesite in place of a headstone.

Our team is experienced in arranging green funerals, and we work with a number of suppliers who can provide sustainably-produced, biodegradable coffins and urns. We will be able to advise you on how to make a traditional funeral more environmentally friendly. There are several natural burial grounds in the local region, including Aylesbury Vale Natural Burial Meadow and Chesham Bois Burial Ground, both of which are a 30-minute drive away from Pitstone.

What happens after the funeral?

We are committed to the families we work with, and find that many families require our services long after the funeral has taken place. This could be anything from answering questions, arranging a memorial or gravestone, organising the interment of ashes, or facilitating grief support.

Where someone needs additional emotional support or counselling, we can introduce you to our Associate Bereavement Counsellor, Carole, who can provide specialist support to anyone coming to terms with a death.

If you would like to arrange a memorial for a loved one, have a chat with us. We work with lots of different suppliers and can organise anything from traditional gravestones through to unusual and unique keepsakes.

To find out more, call us on 01525 372210, or email us at You can also book an appointment direct on our website using our booking tool. We are here to support you and your family through this difficult time.