A brief description of my free hearse services and why I do not charge for them
For more information about each individual service, please click on the dropdown menu headings at the top of the page.
Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, I provide the following specialist and alternative hearse services in South Devon, and in certain cases beyond. I deem it an honour and a privilege to convey a loved one to their place of interment on behalf of a family, and for that reason I cannot accept payment in return for this service. Instead I ask that a charitable donation in the loved one's memory is made to Torbay Bikers for Kids who raise funds to purchase items that help improve the lives and/or education of children who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged living in Torbay and the surrounding area. So far, 144 children have been helped by donations.
Baby & Infant Hearse
This service was created to enable bereaved parents to travel with their loved one to the place of interment. Using either a white or a black Range Rover, the casket rests inside the vehicle on a catafalque, with the parents sitting directly in front of it, leaving a dignified, positive and lasting memory for them. Smaller caskets are able rest between both the parents on a mini-deck.
This service was also created to enable bereaved parents to travel with their loved one to the place of interment. Using either a white or a black Range Rover, the coffin rests next to one parent, with the other parent sitting in front of it, leaving a dignified, positive and lasting memory for them, together with the satisfaction of sharing their loved one's last journey.
White Daimler Hearse In Service from August 2022
My elegant white hearse is especially suited for the funerals of women and is equally suited for the funerals of children and teenagers. It is also popular with the LGBT community and those who specified they want the funeral to be a reflection of their life.
A 2.9 litre V6 custom-built black trike draws a specially made open-top black bier, on which the coffin rests. I created this service to assist bereaved families who want to give their loved one the send-off that every biker & motorcycle enthusiast deserves, but find the cost of hiring in a business to do this prohibitive.
HM Armed Forces Veterans Hearse
The closest there is to conveying a coffin on a horse drawn gun carriage as used at state and ceremonial funerals. A black Range Rover with the tri-service crest draws an open-top bier on which the coffin rests, draped by a large Union flag. This unique method of honouring our military veterans in a procession to their place of interment will leave a lasting memory for family, friends and comrades attending.