My husband Robert sadly passed away on 24/1/2016
I contacted The Affordable Funeral Company and although they are in Ashton and we live in Rochdale it was not a problem for them. On meeting Stuart when he came to discuss the arrangements I felt completely at ease and he answered all our questions and assured us he would handle everything,which he did with care and sympathy.
Stuart arranged Fiona the humanist minister who came to see us and she was really nice and spoke to us for a while to find out all about Bob and our family.
The day of the funeral was difficult for us but Stuart and his staff made it much easier to bear with the compassion and respect they gave Bob and all the family.
Fiona made the service all about Bob and it was really lovely.
I would recomend the Affordable Funeral Company they are not only Affordable but respectful and professional but also very compassionate and helpful at a very difficult time.
All our Thanks to Stuart and his staff and also Fiona for a lovely service
Many Thanks Maureen and Family
My Mother-in-Law, Dorothy, had only days to live when my wife Ann and I had to start the awful experience of looking for a funeral director to begin the process for us, when the inevitable happened. Dorothy didn't have any type of funeral plan and seeing the high costs around our local community, I turned to the WEB to try and find a cheaper alternative but with the dignity one requires for such an occasion.
I rang The Affordable Funeral Company and spoke to it's Director, Stuart Roberts. Although he is based in the Manchester area and I was in Llandudno, North Wales he assured me he could meet all our requests for half the price of our local Directors.
I took the chance and got exactly what I asked for.
The Minister, whom Stuart provided, Fiona, was absolutely tremendous. Having spoke to her on the phone and gave her details of Dorothy's life and our own personal details and music required, she produced a ceremony on the day that was 'Second to None' thank you Fiona. The coffin arrived in the hearse, a smart oak faced coffin with handles and brass type plate. Flowers were placed on and away we went. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending TAFC to anyone.
Thank you Stuart,
First Class, with Dignity.
Tony and Ann
I cannot thank Stuart and his colleagues enough for the most respectful, caring manner in which they organised my dad’s funeral, from the very minute we contacted them they were there with help and guidance every step of the way and due to them my dad got the send off he much deserved.
Though my dad’s passing was sudden and unexpected stuart made it easier in a very caring and sympathetic way throughout the whole process, no words i could write would express the thanks and admiration I have for Stuart, x
My mother Ann sadly passed away on 25/01/2016.
Having a funeral plan already in place, I was put in touch with Stuart Roberts at The Affordable Funeral Company.
From my first contact with Stuart he treated my mother & myself with total dignity & respect, he was very professional and totally sympathetic towards my mom's wishes regarding allfuneral arrangements she had made.
I would like to thank Stuart for everything he did up to & on the day of the funeral as I feel he went that extra mile & ended up doing a marathon. Anything I needed to discuss or alter regarding arrangements Stuart would arrange a home visit if possible, so have chocolate biscuits & tea available.
A Thank you to all staff provided on the day who were professional & friendly.
The Minister, whom Stuart provided, was absolutely outstanding. Having spoke to Fiona on the phone we arranged a home visit where Fiona chatted with myself & 2 brothers about our mom's life's journey. Having taken all the details Fiona compiled a very personal & fitting tribute to mom which was a wonderful celebration of her life.
Thank you Fiona.
I would highly recommend The Affordable Funeral Company.
Total Respect, Sincerity & Professionalism
Thank you Stuart
Ildiko and all of the family of Vilma Prem would like to say a massive thank you for the way you arranged our mums funeral, nothing was too much trouble no matter how many times some of my siblings rang with trivial things, you did my mum and all of our family proud and gave her and us a wonderful day that we will all remember as being a happy rather than sad occasion.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company and we salute you for making the financial side of these occasions less worrying for people who find themselves in this situation.
Thank you again Stuart, Andy and the rest of your team.
I would like to express our thanks to Stuart for arranging my brother-in-law's funeral on 1st December.
My sister was too distressed to organise things herself so Stuart kept us informed from start to finish and was so caring and helpful.
We had three quotes for the funeral and The Affordable Funeral Company was by far the lowest. I don't think we could have had a better service if we paid twice the price and gone with one of the other two funeral directors.
Not everyone has thousands of pounds to spend on a funeral and my sister certainly did not.
Highly recommended *****
Gloria and all the family would like to thank Stuart and all his staff for the excellent service they provided for Graham's funeral.
Nothing was to much trouble and everything were carried out in a beautiful,dignified manor even down to supplying music CDs. so thank you so much
Mrs Gloria Byrne and family would have no hesitation in recommending The Affordable Funeral Company
I would like to say a huge Thank You to Stuart and His Staff, who were nothing less that Thoughtful, Compassionate, yet Professional. Stuart was there every step of the way, from the very first inquiring phone call to picking up the ashes and delivering them to me in person a few days later.What an amazing, yet dignified send off my Uncle, Michael McCormack had, very apt and fitting.This was the 3rd Company I contacted, the other two were charging twice as much for the very same thing. I know who will be Directing my Funeral when I go .Highly Recommended.Thank You Stuart
Thank you so much for ensuring that our Dads funeral was conducted in a very professional manner.From the very first phone call Stuart was brilliant by taking all the stress and pressure from the family.He travelled from Guide Bridge to our Dads house in Littleborough then to the Crematorium in Rochdale. The Minister who Stuart provided, Carol, was brilliant she provided a excellent Humanist ceremony,
Thank you ever so much Carol.We have no hesitation in recommending The Affordable Funeral Company to any one.
Thanks for treating the day with so much dignity.Kind Regards, Geoff & Sharon
Having recently arranged my long term partner's funeral with this company I am amazed at all aspects of their commitment to detail.Nothing was to much trouble - the company was in constant touch with me ensuring the smooth running of arrangements and to reassure me too.It was highly praised by all who attended and the minsister provided by the company was also excellent.A wonderful farewell to my partner - my sincere thanks for making it happen.( An added bonus - It was much less expensive than other funeral directors contacted)
I would like to personally thank Mr Stuart Roberts and Andrew for their kind and compassionate administrations on the very sad loss of my wife, Ruth.
Their conduct and service was very caring and considerate. I would, without any reservation, recommend “The Affordable Funeral Company” for their excellent service and funeral arrangements at a reasonable price.
Macdonald Kingsley Holmes
Thank you so much for ensuring that my Mother-in-laws funeral was, although obviously sad, a wonderful celebration of her life. Stuart was brilliant, trouble shooting and organising everything so it all ran smoothly, he was always at the other end of the phone if we had any questions or anything we wanted to discuss and we really appreciated his help and consideration.
All staff (drivers and bearers) provided on the day were professional, yet friendly, and arrived promptly making sure we didn't have to rush or panic.
Being someone who has had the misfortune of having to organise other funerals relatively recently, this was, as the name suggests, affordable, yet with the same level of care and attention as other much higher priced funeral companies I have dealt with.
The family of Frank Witty would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Stuart and his staff for the wonderful funeral service which took place on Thursday March 31. The attention to detail and respect shown to all of us at a very difficult time was second to none, and helped us all get through a very difficult time. The whole process was conducted professionally and courteously and everything we wanted was catered for at every stage. We can't thank the team enough
On behalf of the Nabb family, I would like to thank Stuart and his team for the professional manner in which they conducted my late husbands funeral Donald Nabb on 22/04/16.
This was a true 5 Star Gold Service at an affordable price without compromising the quality of the service.
I would recommend their services to anyone looking for a high quality funeral service, with a personal touch and guaranteed understanding of your unique family circumstances and needs.
The Affordable Funeral Company really exceeded our expectations in giving Donald the best send off admired by all.
Thank you again Stuart and team for such a wonderful funeral service.
Thank you so much for the professionalism and respect shown by you and your staff at my father’s recent funeral.
I cannot put into words my gratitude.
Fiona did a wonderful service, and given the very limited time I spent with her conveyed our thoughts wonderfully.
I would just like to say you have a great team around you and I would have no hesitation to pass your detail on to anybody requiring your services.
Thank you once again
The family of Lynn Edmonds would like to say thankyou to Stuart and Andy for their help and support after our mother sadly passed away.
Going through such a sad time, not knowing where to turn or what to do. They both put our family at ease and kept in touch every step of the way. Both gentlemen are very caring and easy to talk to, as if you have know them years. Nothing was too much hard work and we were treated with dignity, respect & empathy throughout.
You always know when somebody is in the right job and with Stuart and Andy they are here to help people's individual needs at such a sad time.
This is the 2nd time we have used this company, thankyou from deep down in our hearts.
We would like to thanks Stuart and Andy for the service they provided for my dad's funeral.
From start too finish they were very professional and we couldn't have asked for the day to go any better.
Would highly recommend the Affordable Funeral Company.
My mum wanted a non religious cremation at a sensible price so I contacted Stuart at The Affordable Funeral Company.I knew I was in safe hands from the start.This company will really treat your loved one and your family with great dignity and compassion. They are a Superb company offering an excellent service at a fantastic price and to top it off Stuart is a great guy who goes that extra mile. I would recommend them 100%... you just can't go wrong.
At a very difficult time it is hard to know who to choose to bury a loved one. I contacted the affordable funeral company and they helped from the very first phone call. They helped arrange everything I needed . Stuart visited me and the service was planned covering every detail. On the day of the service it was extremely professional and went above my expectations. I would recommend them completely.
I must admit I was very sceptical when my dad insisted that as little as possible was spent on his funeral. I envisaged an unworthy send off for my father and that would never do.
When you explained that your fee included covering the costs of organising everything with the hospital paperwork and collecting dad, all the costs of preparing dad for his coffin, making a made to measure coffin including the name plaques, quality handles etc, paying the crematorium its fees and organising the music we wanted, well, I became even more sceptical.
However, in short, I have unfortunately been to many funerals as I get older and the service that you provided including the exceptional quality of the coffin and the tasteful and class touches of you walking in front of the hearse in your top hat, tails and walking stick was awesome and far exceeded expectations.
The hearse was very grand and fitting for dad to be carried to his cremation in and everyone commented on how grand his final send off was.
Thank you once again for ensuring we had nothing to worry about or do other than pay your fee...which was a pleasure.
I would like to thank Stuart Roberts,Director Of The Affordable Funerals Company for the kind and professional way in which my brother's funeral was arranged.
The service,humanist,Alan and flowers were perfect.
The affordable funeral company were a great help to our family at an incredibly difficult time. The respect shown to our family throughout the funeral process was amazing. They were very attentive and provided us with a traditional funeral with some of our own twists to make it feel so personal. We couldn't have asked for a better team including the celebrant, alan recommend to us by the team at the affordable funeral company. We can't thank the team enough for everything they have done for us.
After receiving such devastating news of our Mums passing we had the hard task of choosing a funeral directors, I began phoning around the well known ones that everyone has heard of and was really surprised that i could not have just one final price, everything seemed to be added on as an extra which then came with an additional cost. This was such a hard task considering the situation we were in, it was after the third call I had made that we found an advert in The Rochdale Observer for a company called The Affordable Funeral Company.
I phoned them and spoke to a man called Andy, he was really easy to talk to and answered every question I asked him plus he asked questions of myself that I had not even thought of, after this call we arranged a meeting at our father's address and a man named Stuart met us there. The impressions of the company just got better and better from then on, Stuart was very considerate, he did not rush ourselves through the first meeting and gave us as much time as we needed, he took our Mums outfit along with personal items that we wanted her to have with her on the very same day. He dealt with the coroner's office and transported our Mum to their company without a hitch, Stuart was on hand at any time from then to the funeral with any questions we needed answering.
The funeral arrived 8th May 2018,Stuart arrived dressed impeccably with a top hat, long tailed jacket and cane, he walked Mums hearse out onto the main road then again on the arrival into the crematorium, he guided all the pallbearers which were all family members into the crematorium and placed all flowers around Mum. Everything we asked to be carried out in the service happened.
What a fantastic professional company we had the pleasure of dealing with, I would not hesitate in using them again however I hope it's not for a very long time. I would highly recommend them and guarantee you will not be disappointed.
On behalf of mum and myself we would like to thank Stuart and the team at The affordable Funeral Company for the support that was offered to us following the sudden death of my dad. Stuart was easily contactable on the phone and answered all of our questions. He met with mum and myself and got a good inderstanding of what we wanted from dads funeral. They delivered a lovely service for dad, one of which we know he would have been proud of. Everything was done with the minimum of fuss and with sensitivity, much needed at a time like that. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Affordable Funeral Company to others.