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  • 4 days 8 hours ago

    More and more we are being asked for different ways that people can remember a loved one. Something personal to each individual. We are delighted to be working with Helen from 'Charlie & Pops' who has developed some beautiful pieces, and is now working on some cremation jewellery which will be unique to Chester Pearce and Harmony Funeral Services. We have a number of samples in our Westbourne funeral home. Please feel free to come and look.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    It was a privilege to host Dr and Mrs Bray from the US last week and run two days of training for our Family Assistance Specialists. All those who attended will progress to working with our Disaster Management teams in the UK and the US, and we look forward to hosting further sessions in due course.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Our Managing Director, Stephen Nimmo was delighted to have the opportunity to address delegates at the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Managers in Scunthorpe on Monday 29th September. He spoke about our QR Memories project and was pleased that so much interest was generated amongst those present.
    It was a wonderful conference, so well organised, and he looks forward to returning next year to talk about Crisis Management.

  • 30 weeks 3 days ago

    I am delighted to announce the launch of Harmony Funeral Service. Please visit www.harmony-funerals.com and read about this excellent new service.

  • 44 weeks 3 days ago

    Chester Pearce is delighted to have been able to assist Lewis - Manning Hospice with their tree of lights following the mindless vandalism which occurred recently. With the kind donation of new lights, Chester Pearce has shown its support by providing a star which now sits atop the tree in the park at Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone. Please show your support by visiting the tree which is in place to remember those who have died from cancer and other illness, and the families who have been touched by the wonderful care provided by Lewis - Manning Hospice. (www.lewis-manning.co.uk)

  • 46 weeks 4 days ago

    Our Managing Director, Stephen Nimmo is very much looking forward to speaking at the British Association for Human Identification in Manchester on Saturday 30th November. He will be talking about the impact of disaster victims on the funeral director receiving victims for burial or cremation.

  • 47 weeks 4 days ago

    Our Managing Director was delighted to have the opportunity to present to the students at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday. The group are studying mass fatalities at present, and Stephen gave a three hour lecture on repatriation following a multiple fatality.Stephen wishes to thank the staff and students for making him feel so welcome.

  • 49 weeks 3 days ago

    Chester Pearce has the privilege of working closely with the military when they call upon us to assist with one of their fallen comrades.

    It is during this period of the year that our thoughts naturally turn to the many service personnel and their families that we have helped at the most devastating of times. Please wear your poppy with pride and take a moment on Monday at 11am to stop what you are doing, and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them.

  • 51 weeks 2 hours ago

    Lewis-Manning Hospice’s 7th annual conference ‘The End of Life, Death into Dying’, which took place at Goldsands Stadium, Bournemouth on Thursday, was hailed a resounding success by attendees who came from across Dorset and Hampshire.

    Sponsored by Chester Pearce Associates Funeral and Bereavement Service, the conference focused on those who care for patients in care homes, hospitals and hospices. The event featured a number of distinguished guest speakers including top US disaster psychologist Dr Grady Bray, who flew in from America to deliver a talk on ‘Hospice Strain’.

  • 1 year 4 weeks ago

    It is during these few days that we particularly remember families that we had the privilege of serving at this time last year. All had military connections, and so please hold in your thoughts the familes of;

    Shaun "Chalkie" Elliot RM Ret'd
    Michelle Hewitt RN
    Capt. Carl Manley RM
    Paul Woodland RM

    They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
    We will remember them.