Funeral Management Services David and Karen go the extra mile when it comes to providing a comprehensive service for our families staying true to our commitment to provide a comforting and positive service.

David, Funeral Management Services

"David, I would like to offer my sincere thanks for your very appropriate funeral service. It was very suited to Alan in every way."

Rita Wright November 2021

"To David & Karen Thank you so much for all your help and kindness. All of us appreciate it."

Love Sheila, Gail & Paula. 2021

"David & Karen Thank you so much for delivering an outstanding service for our late parents F.Welbon & B.Fletcher. Thank you again."

Love Jane, Craig, Lee & Ben Welbon. 2021

"To David Thank you for the lovely service you provided for Raymond Thompson. The words and service were just what we wanted, again thank you for making a sad time ‘joyous’."

C.Thompson & Family September 2021

"To David, we just wanted to send this card as a gesture of thanks for making a barbaric task much less traumatic due to your patience, care, professionalism and compassion. You are lovely to work with and the feedback you sent really meant so much. Heartfelt thanks for making my nans service just how it needed to be. Warmest regards"

Marie & David Chinn March 2021

"Dave, a brief message to say thank you for arranging and conducting the funeral of my brother Peter in such a warm, supportive and exemplary manner. It was much appreciated. We were profoundly moved by the presence and messages from Dene Brook Care Home staff. It was a positive ending to Peter's life. All best wishes."

N.Smith September 2021

"Hi just wanted to say thank you and let you know the vehicle and lady chauffeur you organised for Stuart, this service was outstanding, very professional and made a difficult journey feel part of the main funeral."

Guy - May 2021

"Hi David hope your well. Thanks for yesterday you did my family proud they were happy with the way you spoke about Lynne. It was as though you'd known her. The order of service was brilliant and brought a few tears. Thank you again regards A."

A Wright - May 2021

"Hi David, thank you for your service it was lovely and really appreciated that, and was a great tribute to my dad. Thank again"

Terry - May 2021

"Good Morning David. My family and I would like to thank you for the fabulous service and send off you gave our Father Terry Barrett last Friday. In what was particularly sad circumstances you brought us comfort and happiness in remembering him. Many thanks once again. Kind Regards."

May 2021

"Afternoon David, hope you're well. Sorry I didn't get a chance to say 'thanks' and 'well done' after mum's funeral last Thursday. I thought you pitched the service just right and I thank you for that. FYI, family from around the globe were were also extremely complimentary about how you handled the service. Look after yourself."

Neil - April 2021

"Thank you so much for making Freddie's day so special, your service what you did was so special for us. We can't thank you enough, Freddie would have been so proud. We have been to a few of our friends funerals when you have done the service and this is why we chose you for our family. You are so professional at what you do. Thank you again." 

Jane & Craig Welbon - April 2021

"Hi David, I didn't get to say thank you for a truly wonderful service this afternoon. I got back into the car and realized I hadn't seen you. Every single person remarked on what a lovely service it was and my dad would have loved it. Thank you again, take care and keep safe."

Bev - March 2021

"I’d just like to thank you again for the lovely service you did for Lee on Thursday, lots of people have said how good you was at what you do and I just wanted you to know that. I will be recommending you to people but hopefully not just yet! Thanks again and take care."

Susan - March 2021

"Thank you for your patience, tolerance, compassion, honesty and thoughtful ideas that helped. I hoped the limo wasn’t empty. Thank you for all your hard work. I understand why you have a good reputation, you're easy to work with and easy to talk to. No words can express our gratitude to you."

Marie & David - March 2021

"Me and my mum would like to thank you for a beautiful service you gave yesterday for my dad Ernest. It was a lovely service thank you."

March 2021

"Thank you so much for yesterday I am always in awe how you put together such a fitting service for someone you didn’t know and deliver it to perfection. Many thanks."

Trisha & Craig - March 2021

"David. Just a note to say thank you for all you did yesterday and the respectful manner in which you undertook your respective duties. Many thanks."

Mark and James Higginbotham - February 2021

"Hi David, Just a quick note to say a massive thanks from all the family for helping to give Sheila a fantastic send off. It couldn't have gone any better. Thank you from all of us for helping make a memorable day. Hope to not see you again any time soon."

Alan, Sue, Tess and all the family - January 2021

"Hi David, on behalf of my mum Shirley and sister Susan, I would like to thank you for the wonderful send off you gave on Friday afternoon. We lost sight of you as we stood greeting our relatives and friends in the area just as we came out. We would have thanked you personally but missed the opportunity. Thanks for making a sad day a little more bearable."

Shirley, Andrew and Susan - January 2021

"Dear David, just wanted to express our sincere thanks for the lovely service that you led this afternoon for Mavis. We thought it was very peaceful and the prayer that you said towards the end had beautiful words. We are sure that Mavis would have approved."

David, Amanda and family - January 2021

"Good morning David, This is just a quick thank you note for your contribution to the service for my brother last Friday. As we were leaving I was a bit distracted managing my mother in her wheel chair to show my appreciation for how you read out the eulogy, and lead the service from the beginning. Considering the prevailing conditions the service went very well, and my mother was particularly pleased with the send-off."

B.Eyre - November 2020

"Good afternoon David I would just like to say how good your driver was on the service that was done recently, she did an outstanding job. I will definitely be using your services again."

Fiona (FD) - November 2020

Dear David, just a note to thank you for the service you did for my wife. I and all the family were grateful for how it all went so smoothly."

Ron Hartley & Family - November 2020

"Thank you to Karen for her assistance and wonderful job she did with getting the family to and from the crematorium in the wheelchair vehicle."

SFS - October 2020

“Hi David, thought I’d drop you a line to say a huge thank you for helping us say goodbye to mum. You delivered the service with such kindness and it was a lovely tribute to her, everyone said it was just perfect for her”

C . Sykes - October 2020

“Dear David, I would like to thank you and your team for helping my dad’s (Gerald Young, but informally known as Gerry) Committal on Tuesday 15th September to pass off so smoothly. It was a fitting and memorable tribute to a special man, who we miss every day. Thank you also for your thoughtful card and Forget Me Not seeds, both of which are very much appreciated. Kind regards”

Helen (Nolan) & Family - September 2020

Hi David Just a quick thank you for the Forget Me Not seeds and the lovely words. Your service was absolutely brilliant- just how my Gram would have liked it. You did a wonderful job which my family and myself will never forget and be eternally grateful for. Thank You from my family and myself.

Sara - September 2020

"Hi David. Well what a lovely service for a one in a million dad. It was perfect. Thank you so much. Kind regards, Kay and Family."

Kay & Family - September 2020

"Dear Rev Armstrong. On behalf of all the family, please accept our heartfelt thanks for the sympathetic and compassionate way you spoke at the celebration of our brothers Peter's life at his cremation on Monday 29th June. Although many tears were shed you still managed to raise a smile as family and friends remembered his gentle, caring and loving life. He has left a very big hole in our lives. Many thanks."

Sheila Wright - June 2020

"Please accept our appreciation and thanks for a wonderful service that sums up my fathers life."

The Family of Mr Peter Butterworth - June 2020

"Dear David, we just wanted to send out sincere thanks from all of us you really captured what mum meant to us all. We are sorry we didn’t get to see you before you left on the day, but we are eternally grateful for all your help."

The Family of Marion Green - June 2020

"Good morning David, many thanks from all the family, friends and neighbours for the service for Joans burial yesterday."

Derek Haigh - June 2020

"David, thank you for a lovely service. Mum could not have asked for better. We felt as if we were in the chapel, how amazing technology is."

Christine - June 2020

“I just wanted to thank you so much for giving my Nan a wonderful send off, all the family complimented you on how lovely the service was. My sister in law said she had never been to a funeral where she’d laughed as much as she cried. Nan was a wonderful woman and you made her character shine through, you did her proud, can’t thank you enough."

Emma Smith - June 2020

Dear David, Just a note to say a huge thank you for the services of mums (Kate Morley) funeral. All the friends and family mentioned how caring it was. Thank you from Denise, Dennis & families.

Denise, Dennis & Families - January 2020

"This morning we said our goodbyes to our Dad and Grandad George Henry, with only 5 of us present. I would like to thank David Armstrong for conducting the service and making it feel very personal. We will toast him later with his favourite tipple, a large port and lemonade and when we can we will indulge in his favourite fish, chips and peas in Matlock. We are all feeling the loss at present, it actually feels real today with not seeing him for six weeks it was hard to take in that he had gone."

Family of George Glaves - May 2020

"Dear David, We did not really get a chance to speak to you properly yesterday. We would all like to thank you for the service yesterday. Terry was a true gentleman and you did him proud.”

Mark & Wendy - April 2020

"Dear David, We did not really get a chance to speak to you properly yesterday. We would all like to thank you for the service yesterday. Terry was a true gentleman and you did him proud.”

Bev, Suzanne & Family - April 2020

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my Nan’s service this morning and for putting me on video call so I could see it all. You have no idea how much that meant to me so once again thank you so much."

K. Adshead - April 2020

"Hi David, Thank you so much for the service today. It was perfectly done, and we really appreciate it. Very best wishes."

Hannah Christine Crookes - March 2020

"Hi Karen & Dave, we as a family just wanted to send this email to you to say such a big ‘THANK YOU’ for your assistance at the funeral of Charles Tomlinson on Friday 21st February. The wheelchair access vehicle service to ensure that my mum got to attend was down to you. She got the opportunity to be able to attend the service and afterwards at the Tea Rooms to meet family and friends. You went the extra mile and transported mum back to the hospital making the hassle of booking a taxi disappear. Your services are invaluable to families at this awful time. Once again thank you."

June & Christine - February 2020

"Dear David, Just a line to thank you for the wonderful service you gave my father William Chisholm. It couldn’t be bettered. Everyone there said how nice it was. Warmest wishes Bill Chisholm"

Bill Chishom - February 2020

"To David and Karen, Thank you for a beautiful send off for our mum/Nanna (Beryl). We could have not been more pleased, you did a fabulous job."

From Lynda, Khalid & Hamza. Doma & David. Lisa & Michael. Pauline, Lee, Chloe & James - 2019

"Dear Dave, Just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us close to my dad - Richard. Friday’s ceremony was wonderful and you couldn’t have said more to make it feel as though my Dad had shared in the preparation. It was perfect."

Lisa - December 2019

"I just wanted to say thank you for the support and beautiful service you did for Richard. It helped me get through the day. Everyone I have spoken to have commented on the lovely service and it summed up Richard and the person he was. Thank you once again."

Carolyn Young - December 2019

"Hi David, been busy today but just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of us for the fantastic service you held for my dad yesterday. Had loads of wonderful feedback from lots of people who attended. You made one of the hardest days of our lives just that bit easier. Once again, thank you from all the Platts family and friends."

The Platts Family - December 2019

"David, my family and I would like to thank you for delivering a heartwarming service for my dad's funeral. You came across as though you knew my dad as we asked and you would, delivered with a humor that my dad would be laughing at. Everyone commented on the service being so fitting and perfect for my dad and we are truly grateful."

November 2019

"To David, thank you for the lovely service you did for our mum “Renie”. The poem was perfect, just like mum. Take care Susan, Glynn & John." 

The Hutchinson Family - November 2019

"David, thank you for delivering our dads service in such a personal way (so personal that everyone thought you was a friend). You truly made the service a celebration of his life, we started with tears in our eyes and left with smiles on our faces. The family are forever grateful."

Love from the Gregory Family - November 2019

"David, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Friday. The service was perfect, couldn’t have been any better. My family, most of whom had travelled from London, were very impressed with yourself and the lovely ceremony in such lovely surroundings. A big thank you for everything."

C. Bannister - October 2019

"On behalf of myself and Adrian we want to thank you for a truly wonderful service for Mum....everyone passed comment on how well you spoke. Sorry we didn’t get the chance to thank you personally and we had hoped to see you back at the Old Horns, but understand your work commitments. Mum would have actually loved the service."

Karen & Adrian - 25th September 2019

“Hi David, You officiated at my Uncle Collin's funeral, and escorted him in style with the motorbike honour guard (despite the torrential rain), yesterday. I am the Wednesday fan, forever banished to Leicestershire. I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU - as your kindness, skill and humour made such a huge difference to me and my family on the day - especially my Mum, Carol. What you and the rest of the bike guys do is fantastic, and I am sure appreciated by all of the people you give your time up for. We are so very grateful, and as a biker of many years I was really proud of Uncle Collin's final journey - as he would have been. If you are able, please also pass on my very best regards to Steve the next time you see him - another gentleman, who showed great kindness to my Mum. Kind regards and best wishes.”

Mark Clegg, Managing Director, LVB Switchgear Services Ltd

“On behalf of my family & myself I would like to say thank you, not only for arranging and taking our mums goodbye service yesterday, but for your care and compassion throughout. Without any doubt it was the loveliest service we could have wished for, perfect in every way. Thank you for everything.”

Anne Bell and on behalf of Joyce Wallis' family - September 2019

“Just a quick note to say sorry for not thanking you after my dads funeral. It was a lovely service, personal and humerus and everyone commented on your tribute. Personally I cannot thank you enough for your excellent advice..... On behalf of all the family many thanks and we won’t hesitate to recommend you in the future.”

Tracey & Family - August 2019

“I just wanted to make sure I thanked you for the wonderful service we received last week for Martins Funeral you were amazing as were the Bikers and the Lady driving the Mini bus so from the bottom of my Heart a very BIG thank you.”

Marylin Kemp

“Just wanted to say a big thank you from the family for giving my dad such a lovely send off yesterday. It meant such a lot to us to celebrate dad’s life, and we're truly grateful for your help in making that happen. The surprise element was particularly successful, and everyone seemed to find it uplifting as we did!”

Mrs Hague - August 2019

“Just to thank you for taking my mums ‘Celebration of Life’ service...it was beautiful and she would have thought everything was perfect.”

Sue & Lucy - 12th September 2018

“Thank you seems inadequate David, But on behalf of my family and myself I would like to say just that. Your contribution to Alistairs funeral was without doubt greatly valued and helped us through a difficult day.”

Jacky - 11th June 2013

“Many thanks for a beautiful service, Mum would have loved it. Dad said that it expressed his feeling 100%.”

George & Families - 25th August 2004

“Thank you so much for the lovely service you gave for Neil. It was just what he would have wanted. So many people told me how lovely it was and that they would like that when it was their time.”

Sally, John, Bryn And Harry

“Thank you so much for making our day so perfect, couldn’t have done it without you.”

Denise, Colin And Vanessa

“Thank you for the great service you did for Robert today it would have made him laugh and everyone said how much it suited his personality.”

Candice - 27th September 2018

“Thank you so much on behalf of the family, for the thoughtful and sensitive way you conducted my late fathers service at Grenoside. It was a beautiful service and everyone commented on it afterwards. The tone was just right and the words you spoke in between what you had learned of my dad were more than appropriate and comforting to myself.”

The family of the late Mr Rogers

“Thank you so much for the lovely service, you did my dad proud. Everyone has said what a beautiful service it was and a very good send off for our dad. How you put everything together with what we told you about dads life, you couldn’t have made us more proud.”

Angela & Karen

“I just wanted to personally thank you for my dads service. It was absolutely perfect, you did a brilliant job and we are so grateful. So many people said it was the nicest service they had been to.”

Michelle - 3rd October 2018

“Can’t thank you enough, David, for your help at a difficult time, many people said how wonderful the service was, and a special thank you from my youngest brother for your advice when he said he wanted to say a few words.”

From John Burke & Family

“I’d like to say on behalf of myself and family a very big thank you for a beautiful service yesterday for my mum Lily. Everyone commented on how lovely it was.”

Family of Lillian Gillant - 9th September 2018

“We just want to say a huge thank you for the service you did for Phil on Tuesday at City Road. It was a perfect tribute to him, exactly as we'd hoped.”

Sue, Errol, Ella, Anthony, and Gillian

‘I would just like to thank you for the service you did for my mother today. It struck just the right note and made us all think about my mother, her life and what she meant to us. I particularly liked the poem to put in context the changes she had seen throughout her long life. A simple and moving service. “It was a right good send off” and for that I thank you.”

Alma Robinson - January 2013

“Thank you so much for yesterday, the service was wonderful and much appreciated by the family and the rest of the congregation.”

A. Beecroft - 7th Nov 2018 

“Can’t thank you enough for a perfect service just the peace.”

Dot Goodson & Family

“On behalf of Steve, Richard and myself I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for yesterday, the service was perfect for Harry and speaking with family and friends it was well received by all, once again thank you.”

Jeff Worsley

“Thank you so very much for mums amazing service you did yesterday it was just perfect and couldn’t have been any better, and the bonus was you singing Jerusalem so many people said how brilliant you were and never knew you could sing. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone was talking about it all afternoon. You are a star and I will never forget that. You made everyone sing their hearts out.”

Carole Gibley

“I would like to thank you for the lovely service you conducted for mum on Monday 10th December at Hutcliffe Wood. We were thrilled with your words & you portrayed mum exactly how she was. Everyone said what a lovely service it was to commemorate her life. We miss her every day & this Sunday would have been her 92nd birthday. Our family wish you a very happy Christmas & good health & happiness for 2019.”

Alyson Young & family

“Just wanted to say thank you for today, as ever you made the day for us, you are so skilful at your craft and everybody said how sincere you are. We have given Jean a great send off.”

Diane Wood - December 2018

“Just a note to thank you very much for the funeral service you gave for my brother, Michael John Wood. This was absolutely what we wanted and I am sure it is what Mike would have wanted.”


“Thank you for the way you conducted the service at the funeral of my husband Dennis. I was dreading the day but the service was perfect. There were lots of lovely comments about it, I couldn’t believe the number of people who attended not just family but old work mates, neighbours, friends even life guards from the swimming baths where Dennis used to go.”

Mrs Cranswick  - February 2019

“May I say a big thank you for yesterday on behalf of our family. Your portrayal of our mum’s life was incredibly accurate to the point where many of us must have thought that you must have known her. I recognise this is your job, but your careful consideration to the details and eloquent delivery seem to elevate it beyond this to something else. You carried us through this difficult day and we all felt in safe hands with your kind and funny words, and for that we will forever be grateful.”

Craig McDonald Director Evari Bikes

“You presented my daughter at her funeral: Emma McNally. I want to thank you for a wonderful service. Everyone I spoke to afterwards was very complimentary of your work that day. Thank you again and I’m sure I'll be seeing you again unless its my own funeral!!”

Paddy McNally

“Can't thank you enough, that was as near perfect as I could have hoped. Thanks for all your efforts and the words you spoke which summed up Mum nicely and appropriately. Mum would have appreciated every minute of the service.”

Russ. (Doris Walker) - March 2019

“Just like to thank you for a fantastic service today. Everything went superbly well and you delivered a very fitting tribute for my dad.”

Lawrence Mills - 12th April 2019

“Thank you so much for your wonderful service for Terry. We are so grateful you give him a lovely day.”

Vera Hearnshaw & Family - 26th March 2019

“On behalf of the family, very many thanks for a lovely farewell to Glenis on Friday. Such a perfect mixture of reflection, wit and affection. We really appreciated your support and guidance and know she would have approved of her ‘send off’. Sorry, we didn’t get chance to thank you in person on Friday - but I guess you’re used to this.”

Glenis Nelson - 12th April 2019

“David, you painted a picture in words that got Sharon down to a ‘T’! Most people at the service thought you were a long time friend such as the way you presented the details. A perfect balance of the details of Sharon’s life coupled with the lighter moments of humour. Eve and I can't thank you enough, at such a sad and emotional time; you created the perfect moment, a tribute to Sharon that will live in peoples minds forever.”

Ian & Eve

“Just wanted to say a big thanks for the lovely service for my sister Pauline yesterday you made it so relaxing and not all stressful as well, I was nervous but once I got into the flow I think I was ok. It was just what she would have wanted and I know the whole family was pleased with the presentation you gave.  It was a shame you weren't able to join us later but seriously thanks so much for making it such an enjoyable day Pauline would have loved being the star of the show.”


“I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday, for leading the hearse & for the nice service you gave.”

Jayne McLean

"Dear David, heart felt thanks from all the family, for the care you offered to both mum and dad in the services you have conducted for them both. As a thank you we would like to make a donation to a charity of your choice, please let us know.”

The Johnson Family

"Just to express appreciation for your words and tone at Ken`s funeral yesterday. I was approached by a number of people afterwards who said what a lovely service and tribute it had been to Ken. Thank you for your sensitivity and gentle humour.”

Janet Brammer and family - 21st June 2019

‘We are sorry we were unable to thank you in person following Paul’s Service last Thursday. You did a brilliant job for us and the family - many, many thanks.”

Paul Brittain - 4th July 2019

“Liz and I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a good and compassionate job of taking dad’s service on Wednesday, especially as we didn’t get the opportunity to do so in person on the day. Everyone who attended said how touching and poignant it was, and the vast majority of them went onto Whirlowbrook Hall to catch up and share their memories with us.”

Phil & Liz - July 2019

“Leanne and I would like to thank you for the lovely tribute you gave to Barry. It lifted everyone’s spirits as it was lighthearted which Barry would have appreciated and reflected on his life without being sad.”

Val and Leanne - July 2019

“I would sincerely like to thank you for the kind and professional manner that you conducted my wife’s funeral service. It was sincerely and touchingly done and was a great comfort to myself and the rest of my family. You made a very painful day, more bearable than I could have hoped for.”

Mr Graham

"May I say OMG I can’t believe how brilliant David was. True to his name like my dad. An amazing service for an amazing man. David did us proud and I can say I will remember him forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sending dad off in the style we wanted."

Mr Cheetham