Last Respects Funerals from Home service will help guide you through the journey of your loved ones passing, the funeral arrangements and the after care. You
can rely on us to provide guidance and support during this difficult time, you and your loved one are the priority ensuring the life and your loved one is celebrated in such a way to suit their own
individuality believing the best shouldn't cost any more everyone is treated with compassion, respect and dignity.
Michele Rutherford LMBIFD. Dip.FD MSBP(Acc) was the first Lady to obtain a qualification in the industry in the North East, and was recently awarded Accredited
Membership of the Society Bereavement practitioners, a professional organisation committed to best practice in bereavement care and support.
Last Respects provide a Funeral Service “To celebrate the life of a loved one with the care they deserved”.
The mother and daughter team Michele Rutherford and Michelle Rice and becoming Funeral Directors is not just a job or career for them, it’s a vocation.
With a total of 26 years combined experience between them, these ladies are not just The ladies down the road who can organise a funeral, they can make up coffins, drive, embalm and basically
complete the funeral from the start of a families journey to the end, taking care of every single detail and giving the family the attention that they deserve in a caring and professional
manner. Experience coupled with the fact that so many people who do not wish to be taken from the home, our friends and family included was the driving force to set up funerals from home and
establish the first mother and daughter funeral service in the North East
When the time is right to close the coffin we believe this is the dignified part to say your final farewell, then the funeral is the celebration of a loved
The only difference is we do not use a premises as that is the idea of Funerals from Home, it does not mean the funeral is held in the deceased house it is the
same as it was done in years gone by when the lady down the road done everything from delivering babies to laying out a neighbours loved one. The service is held at any church, cemetery or
crematorium. We have all the same list of contacts, bearing in mind we ask the family if they have a preference and if not we would only reccomend a contact to whom we would entrust with our own
We base our services on a set of core values which are underpinned using appropriate practices and policies which including;
Trust, Care, Dignity
We consider this vocation in life to be a blessing and feel It is a privilege to look after someone’s most treasured possession “their loved