Best 5 Funeral Directors in Derby

Discover funeral directors located in Derby. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

G E Simnett Family Funeral Directors Ltd

G E Simnett Family Funeral Directors Ltd


65 High Street, Derbyshire, DE73 6TB

Open 24/7
G Wathall Son Ltd Derby

G Wathall Son Ltd Derby


101-111 Macklin St, Derbyshire, DE1 1LG

Open 24/7
G Wathall Son Ltd Borrowash

G Wathall Son Ltd Borrowash


8 Nottingham Road, Borrowash, Derbyshire, DE72 3JU

Open 24/7
G Wathall Son Ltd Alvaston

G Wathall Son Ltd Alvaston


1230 – 1232 London Road, Derby, DE24 8QP

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Derby operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


You can use public transportation to reach G E Simnett Family Funeral Directors Ltd, G Wathall Son Ltd Derby, G Wathall Son Ltd Borrowash, G Wathall Son Ltd Alvaston. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Peartree Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

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Derby is famous for its connection to the industrial revolution, with landmarks like the Derby Silk Mill, known as the "Factory of the World." The city is also renowned for its horse racing heritage and is home to the historic Epsom Downs Racecourse, where the prestigious Derby Stakes takes place. The death rate in Derby is 2,583 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 263,933 people.

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How many funeral directors in Derby?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 21 Funeral Directors in Derby On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Derby?

The typical cost of funerals in Derby typically sits around £2661 with burial constituting 24% and cremation accounting for 76% of the amount of funerals taking place in Derby. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Your Ceremony With Tracey Eastwood' found on, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

When calculating the overall expenses of a funeral, it is important to take into account the additional cost of funeral flowers. Local florists like Maria's Flowers (Located on Ingtu Shopping Centre, DERBY DE1 2PQ, Derbyshire) or Quality Florists (Phone number 01332 292916) typically charge approximately between £97 up to £461 for funeral flower arrangements.

Even though funeral jewellery, like a cremation necklace, is not typically considered a direct expense of a funeral, it does add to the overall cost. To obtain pricing information about funeral jewellery, we suggest reaching out to GGG Jewellery or visiting their store at 10 Strand Arcade, Derby DE1 1BQ, Derby.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Derby?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Derby), G E Simnett Family Funeral Directors Ltd and G Wathall Son Ltd Derby all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Derby. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Derby.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Derby for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Derby there are 3 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Derby: Bretby Crematorium, Trent Valley Crematorium, Markeaton Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Bretby Crematorium, Geary Lane DE15 0QE Phone: 01283 221505 with a fee of approximately £748 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days. Trent Valley Crematorium, Derby Road Aston-On-Trent DE72 2AF Phone: 01332 321 064 with a fee of approximately £817 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days. Markeaton Crematorium, Markeaton Lane DE22 4NH Phone: 01332 341012 with a fee of approximately £728 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 12 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Derby?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 21 % of all deaths in Derby take place in care homes such as The Gables or Holly Tree Lodge. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Derby?
Yes there is 4 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Derby. As funeral directors in Derby we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 3 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Derby.

Tithe Green Burial Ground located at Tithe Green Burial Ground NG14 6NZ. Markfield Natural Burial Ground located at Markfield Natural Burial Ground LE67 9TB. Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground located at Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground DE55 4ES.
Where can you scatter ashes in Derby?
The Derby City Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Derby City Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Derwent is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Derby near Royal Derby Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Royal Derby Hospital. If someone has recently died at Royal Derby Hospital in Derby then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Derby?
The main newspaper is the Derby Telegraph. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Derby Telegraph allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Derby) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Derby?
Indeed, Rosy is capable of meeting your needs. Should you require assistance with a Jewish funeral, please feel free to reach out to us at 0800 260 6922
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Derbyshire?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Derby specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as Hindu Temple Geeta Bhawan.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Derby who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Dovedale Catrering and Hog Roast. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at Shottle Hall, Derby, DE56 2EB. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Derby?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. The funeral ceremony itself typically takes place at the Sikh temple at Stanhope Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 6QJ. However, the decision on the choice of temple, home, or any other location is entirely up to you. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Derby) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Derby?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Derby. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam. Typically the funeral would take place at one of the following mosques/locations Proposed new masjid, Masjid-e-Khulafaa-E-Raashideen, Madrasah al-Furqan.