The Good Funeral Awards

Good Funeral Awards 2013 Winners and Photos

10 September, 2013

At a glittering dinner in the Ocean View Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday 7 September, actress Pam St Clement handed out 15 coffin ‘Oscars’ to mark the Good Funeral Awards 2013. The coffins were made and donated by William Wainman of Ecoffins.

Heaven on Earth Bespoke Green & Pink Funerals Most Promising New Funeral Director

Winner: Poppy Mardall

Runner-up: Stacey Bentley

Embalmer of the Year

Winner: Liz Davis

Runner-up: Angie Maclachlan

The Eternal Slumber Award for Coffin Supplier of the Year

Winner: Yuli Somme

Runner-up: Roger Fowle

Cemetery of the Year 

Winner: Rotherfield Greys

Runner-up: Sun Rising

Crematorium Attendant of the Year

Winner: Andy Barlow, Colwyn Bay crematorium.

Runner-up: Mandy Ryan and Martin McEvilly, Redditch crematorium

Gravedigger of the Year

Winner: Stuart Goodacre from Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

Runner-up: Paul Rackham from Diss in Norfolk

Best Internet Bereavement Resource

Winner: Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds for Say Their Name, a video made for the Compassionate Friends —

Runner-up: Teresa Evans –

Funeral Celebrant of the Year

Winner: Barbara Millar

Runner-up: Lynne Watson

The Blossom d’Amour Award For Funeral Floristry

Winner: Heather Gorringe

Runner-up: Donald Thornford

Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death

 Winner: Jean Francis

Runner-up: Pia Interlandi

Association of Green Funeral Directors Greenest Funeral Director in the AGFD

Leverton & Sons

GreenAcres Woodland Burials Green Funeral Director of the Year

Winner: Rosie Grant, Natural Endings

Funeral Planning Services Best Funeral Arranger

Winner: Dee Besley – Rosedale Funeral Home

Runner-up: Angela Bailey — Harrison Funeral Home

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Paula Rainey Crofts

Runner-up: Josefine Speyer

The Bereavement Register Funeral Director of the Year

Winner: John Harris — T Cribb & Sons

Runner-up David Summers — AW Lymn, The Family Funeral Service


If you would like hi-res copies of these professional photographs, or see others, they are available at a cost of £20 each. Please contact David Graham through his website –


If you would like a nomination/winner certificate, they are also available at a cost of £20 each. Please email
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Many thanks to Ecoffins for their generous support