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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

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


I can’t thank Denise and her colleagues enough for the caring, compassionate and friendly way in which they have helped our family through the last couple of weeks of great sadness and grief. They have certainly made this very difficult time much easier than it might have been, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you so much to you all, and especially to Denise – you have been absolutely wonderful.

Tania Bloomfield

Happy to review and recommend Denise Wellington.
Friendly, courteous, reliable, efficient – with a good mix of humanity and warmth coupled with respect and sensitivity.
I’m on her ‘To Do’ list when my time comes!

John Gimson

Lovely caring and professional people, best of the best.


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.


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.


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.


I honestly don’t know what we would have done without you last year, we are so lucky to have your fantastic service, you should have an award for being so kind and caring and going above and beyond the normal. We will be forever in your debt and you should be so proud of yourselves and the service you provide.

Caroline, Exeter