Always a Professional Service,
My aim is to be as cost effective as I possibly can, obviously paying for the essentials, staff, vehicles, stock, utility bills and so on, but be priced fairly for the families that entrust us, and to be able to present peoples loved ones in very pleasant surroundings, with a nice office/arrangement room, Chapel of Rest, modern Cool Restroom, all being downstairs, with a coffin showroom, and another Arrangement room upstairs.
Riverside is a grade two listed building, which is in a wonderful location, with the River Welland actually on it's back doorstep, and the front door opening onto Double Street, in Spalding.
We are just behind Hills Department Store & Café, below the Water Taxi’s landing stage off the Market place, past The Lincolnshire Poacher Public House, and then just past the first set of terraced houses on your right.
I am a very particular person, rather regimental when it comes to my funerals. Everything has to be just so, precise, in place, perfect. I have been the office Manager/Arranger and Funeral Director for F. E. Walton & Son's of Long Sutton, and I have worked for Dignity Funerals Ltd, who actually own F. E. Walton & Son's, for just over seven years. Before that I worked for an Independant Funeral Director in Ripley, Derbyshire, Archway Funeral Services, owned by Mr Terry Daniel, whom I can only thank a million times, for teaching me, and instilling into me, his very high standards. I brought his standards with me to F. E. Walton & Son, and worked rigerously in keeping and developing his and my standards even further. Now I have my own business, standards are priority.
I always do everything possible, in helping all my bereaved families, as they travel down this very sad path, easing their journey through such very painful times, in their need for friendly, strong helping hands, with good information, and the ability to understand their every need. I find it essential, to befriend all my families, and not treat them as though they are just another client of a funeral firm. I do befriend all the families that I have looked, and do look after, with their permission of course, and relating to their responses towards me. I treat their loved one as though he or she were my own, that way I know I cannot go wrong. I myself have lost both my parents now, so I always put myself in the same situation as my families, feeling their need and despair, their pain and their sorrow.
I am very passionate in doing this kind of work, my work, and I mean passionate, and I care very deeply for my bereaved families, in my opinion, you have to be a very special kind of person, with an understanding and respect for others, that cannot be faulted.
As well as looking after your loved one, I am also intending, in the near future, to open and run alongside Riverside Funeral Services, a bereavement club, for the partners left behind, maybe it will be called Riverside Friendship Club, the title is unimportant at the moment, it’s the idea and the assistance that will be given that is so important, on top of this, people can bring along friends of theirs as well, it doesn’t matter whether they have lost someone or not, or whether they used another Funeral Director or not. It is the help, and the use, of all the other members assisting each other, either by counselling each other, or helping each other materialistically, i.e.: gardening, painting, decorating, cooking or just simply chatting with each other. Specialist people will be involved and invited to join everyone for their advice, and to assist wherever they can,
The Community police:
They will be Invited to join us once or twice a week, just to pop in and chat, get to know our members and help with any issues, already willing and agreed.
Mrs Carol Jacklin:
One of our local practise Nurses has been invited, to help in bereavement issues, medical issues and advice. Already willing and agreed.
Minister’s of the church:,
Although we are in no way pushing religion, they are invited to join us, and some have already agreed.
Mrs Ann Balls: Long Sutton’s Registrar, now retired, but she is also one of our Civil Celebrants, who is employed with the Lincolnshire County Council, to assist and advise, and to officiate some of our non religious services for you, also already agreed.
We Have a citizen’s advice office in Spalding, open every day, and one in Long Sutton, open twice weekly. Not many people know of this service, but their advice is sometimes invaluable.
In addition, and to be personally involved we hope, Local Nursing Homes themselves, the Managers and Owners, which some we do already know and value. To attend and with their expertise and advice on caring matters will also be invaluable.
More often than not, elderly people, especially those left on their own to cope, are often trapped by their own circumstances, struggling to do their food shopping, traveling to the doctors or hospitals, small jobs around the home. So I would encourage other members to help out, if they can, all helping each other in some way, giving them all a purpose to carry on and live out the rest of their lives to the full, with new friends. We would be able to order any amount of shopping, for as many people as required via the internet, and get it delivered to their door, once or twice a week, whatever is required, cutting their food shopping bills and travelling expenses, and getting the cheapest of goods on offer, be it food or furnishings.
All the large stores deliver, Argos, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, in many areas, we can shop online, at whichever store is preferred.
I will assist in ordering any commodities they require and have them delivered to their door, pay utility bills online for them. Any advice they require, seek online and assist, I can arrange Wills, Pre Paid Funerals, Day trips. We will have our meetings, in a comfortable environment, entertain ourselves with indoor and outdoor bowls maybe, summer barbeques, coffee mornings, assist Charity organisations with coffee and cake mornings, keeping everyone interested in life, helping them along in life, instead of being left at home, alone and depressed.
We all need other people, we need to socialise with other people, we actually need other people to survive, and many people do not recognise this fact. We can do this at no cost to ourselves, but deliver an exceptional service to all involved.
Nursing Home Managers can advise on their care and their facilities if someone cannot cope alone at home, for whatever reason.
Supply Brochures, invite them to their Nursing Home for day visits, and summer venues maybe, charity days.
So Riverside Funeral Services will organise, and with the help of the specialists, assist in aftercare, looking after our most treasured of all, our Mums and Dads, as families often through life itself, have not got the time to assist Mum or Dad as much as they would like, this is where we can and will help out.
Therefore, if you know anyone, or their family, and they are seeking advice from people that care, and are looking for a new Funeral Director, with a difference, who also cares for the living, then I am at their, and your service.
Contact: Mr Kevin Jacklin, Tel: 01775 722567,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer any questions that are concerning you.