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About Us

Welcome to Denise Wellington Funeral Services, an Independent, family owned, funeral directors in Bude, Cornwall.

Both Denise and Daryl Wellington were born in Bude, went to school in Bude and have been involved with the Community of Bude and surrounding areas in many ways throughout our lives. During this time, we have become well known and trusted members of our local community.

The Wellington Family have a tradition of involvement within local clubs, groups, charities and various organisations, with Daryl’s Dad Lester being a founder member of the very first Surf Life Saving Club to be formed in the UK back in 1953 and his Mum Vera setting up the very first Private and Independent Nursing Care Home in Bude back in 1961.

Denise’s Dad Michael Hicks, has lived in the Bude area all of his life and worked locally in this time as a tradesman in the building business. In more recent years he has worked within the funeral business in various capacities and assisted Daryl & Denise whenever possible. His Wife Jennifer has also provided unconditional support over many years.

We have a natural desire to be there for others when needed, and now have the valued support of our two sons, Harry & Jack. We are both very proud that our eldest Son Harry works alongside us with the day to day running of the business, and our youngest Son Jack is also involved providing valuable help and support.

We also pride ourselves on providing a caring, compassionate and empathic service. With over 30 years collective experience in the funeral profession during which time Denise has successfully gained her Diploma in Funeral Directing, we have a genuine knowledge and understanding how to support bereaved families at their time of need.

“We have a simple philosophy, to offer immediate care and support following the death of a loved one and to be there for family and friends after the funeral”.

Our premises on the outskirts of Bude provides a naturally tranquil, comforting and spacious setting to discuss any aspect of your loved ones funeral, or simply to pop in for an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

“As funeral directors, we see it as our privilege and honour, to be entrusted, and involved with families at such a difficult time, knowing we can provide them with the appropriate guidance and advice whilst providing a commitment to maintaining the highest of professional standards on their behalf”.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

With the difficult time of losing my Grampy, Denise and Harry went above and beyond for our family and did my Grampy proud. Very professional, very caring, and nothing was too much trouble. So grateful for all they have done. Thank you Denise & Harry.


Very many thanks for all your good work. Your sympathy and compassion made a seemingly daunting task easy and effortless. Knowing your safe pair of hands were with us gave us the quiet confidence we needed to organise the funeral and yes our joint efforts all turned out beautifully. It was all exquisitely emotional.


Wonderful and caring people who helped me and my family through a sad time of the loss of my dad. They took the stress away of arranging a funeral which is hard to at any time. Everything was perfect . Denise and Harry are very professional in every way possible. They looked after my Dad so well before we laid him to rest and that was a comfort to know, even when we had to change the order of service at the last minute it wasn’t a problem for them. We are so happy that they took care of my dad. I highly recommend Denise and Harry. Thank you so much for everything that you have done.


Everything went so well from start to finish and we cannot thank you enough for all the help and support from you in making it perfect in everyway. We wish you and all the team all the very best. With your help we certainly made all the right choices in how we said goodbye to our brother and you should rightly be extremely proud of the service you provide, the care, compassion and advice – it’s absolutely the best in everyway.


Excellent service. So helpful & really go out of their way for you at such a difficult and emotional time. Would highly recommend.


Lovely caring and professional people, best of the best.


We would just like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the superb level of care and kindness you have shown our family during this period. You far exceeded our expectations and have gone above and beyond for us; nothing was too much trouble which helped ease us through this distressing time. In addition to your professional service, your personal touch has given us great comfort. We cannot thank you enough.


Unfortunately this year have we have had the heartache of losing not one but two very much loved and adored members of our family, which has been extremely hard to deal with to say the least, but I would like to take the opportunity to say Thankyou to Denise, Daryl, Harry and everyone else that was involved in making such a very sad, confusing, frustrating, and heartbreaking time for us all one of the most comforting, reassuring and above all respectful and memorable occasions. In all of its sadness for everyone that attended on both occasions you were there every step of the way, even when you were going through your own heartbreak you never once allowed that to interfere or cloud our own grief, on behalf of all our family we would like to show our appreciation and gratitude for all that you have helped us with, much love to you all.