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Meet the Team

Our relaxed and dedicated team are here to help you and your family celebrate your loved one's life in a truly memorable way.

They are here to help you when you need it, and to support you through this journey.

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Tony Hope

OWNER OF HOPE FAMILY FUNERALS

"I am proud of the special place we have here to celebrate the life of loved ones, and of our relaxed and dedicated team working hard to assist families at a sad time in their lives. We are excited to share the new premises with the public and to welcome families here to say goodbye to their loved ones in a beautiful and relaxing space."

The family funeral service started about 40 years ago when Dorothy Hope’s dad passed away. 

He loved his garden, loved coffee and was happiest in his gardening clothes.  He always said, ‘When I die, just give me a cup of coffee and put me on the compost heap.’  Obviously this did not happen, but back then the funeral director talked the family into having him embalmed, dressed in a suit and laid out in a fancy coffin.  It just wasn’t him.  The whole experience was stressful and disheartening.  The family felt pressured into making quick decisions.

Dorothy and her husband Richard thought there must be a better way. Individuals must be able to have the farewell they want, with their wishes respected.

 

Since then, the funeral home has helped many friends and family members in a dignified, compassionate way, and at an economical cost. Families really appreciate the care, respect, and dignity the Hope team provide.

Richard, Dorothy, and their son Tony founded Hope Family Funerals on these values, which are held to this day. The Hope Family team endeavor to give your loved one the send off that they as individuals would have wanted.

Our Story

Dorothy Hope
Dot Hope
Richard and Dorothy Hope
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