Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors Ltd

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Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors Ltd, Wiltshire, funeral director in Wiltshire

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Compassionate and courteous funeral director services serving Salisbury and the surrounding villages.

Latest Reviews

Diane Hoggan 5th Oct 2018

Darren was extremely efficient compassionate and proactive. Super chap. So helpful.

Paula Thomas 28th Sep 2018

I would highly recommend Darren and his team who provided myself and my daughter with the most professional and caring service after losing my husband Steve at the beginning of September 2018. He took on board our wishes for Steve's funeral and provided what can only be described as an excellent service. When the need arises I will definitely use Darren and his team again. They treated my husband with the utmost respect whilst he was in their care. A first class funeral director.

Jon Rosebank 25th May 2018

I really cannot praise Darren MacDonald's work enough. From our first conversation on the phone I knew I was working with a man who would judge the tone exactly right, who would be sensitive as well as efficient, patient, thoughtful, kind and accurate. His eye for detail is constantly reassuring and everything was done with quiet care and forethought. On the day Darren and his men came not only to the crematorium but also to the thanksgiving service afterwards and organised orders of service and much else with generous attention. Darren was recommended to me as a man who would go the extra mile. He certainly did, making the whole process clear and dignified but also calm and full of the joyful parting for which we had hoped. I would recommend Darren MacDonald without any hesitation at all.    

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
26 Pennyfarthing St
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1HJ

About Us

Established in 2014, this Salisbury-based funeral home is managed by funeral director Darren MacDonald and offers a wide range of funeral arranging services.

Serving the city of Salisbury and the surrounding villages, Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors can help with all your needs, including burials, cremations, exhumations and repatriations, will writing, memorials, photography, floral tributes and prearranged funerals. Free probate and estate administration advice is available through the Steel Rose Group.

Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors is open for enquiries between Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and out of hours by appointment, with a 24-hour on call response. The premises offer free parking, an arranging office, reception area, workshop, and a chapel of rest for you to say goodbye to your loved one in peace.

The team at Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors understands that each funeral should be as unique as the person who has died. They aim to tailor their services to the family’s wishes, so that the bereaved can say a fond farewell to someone they loved. With the experience and knowledge to provide guidance at your time of need, Darren MacDonald offers a quality and affordable service.

Contact Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Christopher Nigel Stone

Sep 2018 - May 1955

Ian Michael Hoggan

Apr 1959 - Sep 2018

Steven George Thomas

Sep 1958 - Sep 2018

'Lizzie' Elizabeth Jane Thomas

Oct 1972 - Aug 2018

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Verified Reviews

  • 5 Diane Hoggan 5th Oct 2018

    Darren was extremely efficient compassionate and proactive. Super chap. So helpful.

  • 5 Paula Thomas 28th Sep 2018

    I would highly recommend Darren and his team who provided myself and my daughter with the most professional and caring service after losing my husband Steve at the beginning of September 2018. He took on board our wishes for Steve's funeral and provided what can only be described as an excellent service. When the need arises I will definitely use Darren and his team again. They treated my husband with the utmost respect whilst he was in their care. A first class funeral director.

  • 5 Jon Rosebank 25th May 2018

    I really cannot praise Darren MacDonald's work enough. From our first conversation on the phone I knew I was working with a man who would judge the tone exactly right, who would be sensitive as well as efficient, patient, thoughtful, kind and accurate. His eye for detail is constantly reassuring and everything was done with quiet care and forethought. On the day Darren and his men came not only to the crematorium but also to the thanksgiving service afterwards and organised orders of service and much else with generous attention. Darren was recommended to me as a man who would go the extra mile. He certainly did, making the whole process clear and dignified but also calm and full of the joyful parting for which we had hoped. I would recommend Darren MacDonald without any hesitation at all.    

  • 5 Diane Payne 29th Apr 2018

    Darren was recommended to us and at our initial visit put us at ease straightaway. He listened carefully to all our thoughts and was very caring and supportive. Darren explained the whole process to us in a sensitive and clear manner and reassured us that we could approach him anytime with any queries or concerns we had.  He was courteous and compassionate and always returned calls and emails if he was unavailable in person. On the day of the funeral Darren and his team looked after us all. He supported the whole family and our friends in a professional and respectful manner. Darren took care of everything and truly held our hands every step of the way. We feel that Darren MacDonald offers a highly professional, individual and personal service and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

  • 5 Claire Spiller 20th Apr 2018

    Darren and his team were amazing, he handled what was a ‘sensitive’ family situation extremely well and with complete professionalism. 

  • 5 Steve Patton 9th Jan 2018

    Darren and his team listened carefully and gently guided us through planning my fathers funeral. I had never done anything like this before so at such a difficult time gentle advice is exactly what we needed. Darren kept in touch throughout, and called if there was any questions or uncertainty, to make sure the service went exactly as we wanted. We felt as though Darren and team were there only for us and had no other clients (I am sure that they did). I strongly recommend  Darren MacDonnald funeral directors and know that we will use them again.

  • 5 Vanessa Hudson 30th Nov 2017

    I just wanted to thank you and Liz for arranging and delivering the funeral today. I think it is just what my Mother would have wanted and everyone who attended felt the same.   Please put me down as one of your five star reviews. I wanted someone who was empathetic and local and you were both.

  • 5 Haste Merchant 30th Oct 2017

    Darren Macdonald and his team are outstanding and in a class above the rest. The attention to detail....goes above and beyond... The compassion and empathy throughout the entire process is nothing short of brilliant . I personally woulld like to thank Darren so much for the service he gave my friend and myself during a terrible time in our lives. Thank you Darren very much.

  • 5 Louise Wakeham 12th Sep 2017

    Darren is a very compassionate man. Not at all false. Very open and very honest. Unlike some of the other funeral directors I met in Salisbury, Darren isn't out to make money. His costs are clear, his paperwork concise. He talks through every stage of the process, providing clarity and reassurance. There is no stupid question. I could't have managed my husband's funeral without Darren and his team. They made the process so much easier. I can't thank them enough.

  • 5 Keeley Benjamin 1st Aug 2017

    Kind, Compassionate, Caring and Patient. Eased the painful process of organising the ceremony in a very personal way.

  • 5 William Frances 31st Jul 2017

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family ones again.  You made the whole process of my mother funeral go so smoothly during a very difficult time, my mother was so pleased with your services with our father funeral, mum insisted you had to do her funeral when time came, because of your kind approach and professional way in which you cared for our father.  We knew mum was in good hands and knowing that everything was taken care as same before. The service was perfect - I could not have wished for more.  Accept my heartfelt grateful and thanks again to you and your team. I would thoroughly recommend Darren MacDonald Funeral Directors to everyone.  The service personal touch and courtesy you showed were second to none. Best wishes Will.

  • 5 Jonathan Jones 20th Jul 2017

    Darren met all our needs, I would highly recommend his services at a difficult time.

  • 5 Christopher Ralph 13th Jul 2017

    Dealing with Darren at a poignant and emotional time was like discovering a new "old friend", who did everything possible to accommodate our needs and wishes. He was professional and efficient and yet at the same time sensitive and personal. We would without hesitation recommend his service to others. (Ralph Family, Kingston Deverill.)

  • 5 Daniel Sinclair 10th Jul 2017

    Very professional and empathetic. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Amanda Harris 4th Jul 2017

    Very professional service provided

Address
26 Pennyfarthing St
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1HJ

Latest Reviews

Diane Hoggan 5th Oct 2018

Darren was extremely efficient compassionate and proactive. Super chap. So helpful.

Paula Thomas 28th Sep 2018

I would highly recommend Darren and his team who provided myself and my daughter with the most professional and caring service after losing my husband Steve at the beginning of September 2018. He took on board our wishes for Steve's funeral and provided what can only be described as an excellent service. When the need arises I will definitely use Darren and his team again. They treated my husband with the utmost respect whilst he was in their care. A first class funeral director.

Jon Rosebank 25th May 2018

I really cannot praise Darren MacDonald's work enough. From our first conversation on the phone I knew I was working with a man who would judge the tone exactly right, who would be sensitive as well as efficient, patient, thoughtful, kind and accurate. His eye for detail is constantly reassuring and everything was done with quiet care and forethought. On the day Darren and his men came not only to the crematorium but also to the thanksgiving service afterwards and organised orders of service and much else with generous attention. Darren was recommended to me as a man who would go the extra mile. He certainly did, making the whole process clear and dignified but also calm and full of the joyful parting for which we had hoped. I would recommend Darren MacDonald without any hesitation at all.    

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