Unique additional services from Cornwall Funeral Services | CFS

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Cornwall Funeral Services?

Cornwall Funeral Services is a genuinely independent, family-run and family-focused firm. Directors Scott and Laurena are partners, Matt is Scott's son and close family friends Nick and Morgan complete the core team.

Because we are truly independent we have no distant 'Head Office', there is no bureaucracy to manage and you are guaranteed to deal with one of the Company Directors, who will act only in your best interests.

All families and recently deceased loved ones are individual, so we believe every one of them deserves a unique, bespoke funeral. Our team will work closely with you to ensure your wishes are met. We will never upsell or push unnecessary additions towards you.

Part of what makes us different from other Funeral Directors is our diverse backgrounds and specialisms. With former careers between the Directors including paramedic, teacher, musician, musical director, sound engineer, restaurant manager and publican our experience is wide-ranging.

Several of the Directors are still heavily involved in the arts in a number of ways, lending us the skills to create a range of tributes which can make any funeral ceremony a little more personal or memorable.

From video presentations and photo montages to bespoke recordings of unpublished music, nothing is unachievable.

This page shows just a few examples of what we are able to offer. These are purely for illustration - please call us on 01209 211684 to discuss your requirements.

Video Tributes

In April 2020 during the first Lockdown of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the CFS team with friends from the Amateur Dramatic circuit were amongst the first in the UK to bring musicians together from their own homes.

We expected 50 or so contributions from local musicians and singers and were overwhelmed when 200+ performers sent in videos.

The end result was the first Lockdown Cornwall video, 'One Day More', which has accrued nearly 48,000 views on YouTube.

Find out more on the Lockdown Cornwall website.

Also due to Covid-19, Treswithian Downs Crematorium were unable to host their annual Evening of Remembrance and Carols in the usual way, so they turned to us for help.

Thanks to very generous friends and colleagues we were able to arrange audio and video recordings of Christmas Carols, with each singer recording in their own home.

In our purpose-built studio using expertise gained through previous careers we were able to edit and mix the audio and video of each Carol, before stitching them together to give the final product which you can view here in its entirety.

You can hear the Carols themselves at 07'50", 14'00" and 32'54".

Audio Tributes

When a former Scouting Master passed away, his family wanted to hear a specific version of The Scout Hymn at his funeral.

There is no professional recording of this version in existence, so our only option was to create one from scratch.

We were able to access the sheet music and, once again, called on the singing talents of very generous friends to record the vocal tracks in their own homes.

This unique service meant that the bereaved family were able to have music which, prior to their funeral, was entirely unavailable.

The Scout Hymn

Recorded and Produced by Cornwall Funeral Services