Lynn Dunn Retires - Nicky Sims takes over in Ickenham25th April 2022
After 17 years loyal service to the company and the community, as manager of our Ickenham branch, Lynn dunn retired this year. A highly valued member of our team and a familiar personality to so many people in the local area, Lynn will be greatly missed. Lynn is however still a part of the local community and has promised to help out from time to time (which softens the blow for us a little bit!) :-)
Lynn is succeeded by Nicky Sims (pictured receiving the keys to the shop). Nicky was born in Ickenham and has lived there all her life and welcomes the opportunity of supporting Ickenham's families during difficult and sensitive times.
Neil Sherry commended during Covid-19 pandemic11th May 2021
Neil Sherry was recently commended by Her Majesty The Queen's personal representative HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE for his services during the global covid pandemic.
Neil served on various death management panels and working groups in London and across the country and was the SAIF representative on the Mortality Management Group reporting to the cabinet office. In his correspondence (below) the Lord-Lieutenant commented that Mr. Sherry "had gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others during the Covid-19 pandemic".
Neil humbly accepted the recognition commenting, "During these very difficult and challenging times the working groups kept the government updated on the facts and figures and procedures were put in place to ensure events were managed as well as they could have been. W Sherry & Sons put policies in place to minimise the spread of the disease and keep everyone safe and well. I am incredibly proud of my team and colleagues who worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and that we have kept families and our staff safe in these most difficult of times."
'Alternative' Funerals (A modern approach)27th November 2019
The Funeral Service in Britain is changing rapidly. There are companies offering 'alternative' funerals, with a different, more modern approach compared to how the more 'traditional' funerals are carried out.
It is true that every life is unique and therefore every funeral is unique and the life of someone should be celebrated in a way that is unique to that individual. You may not want a black hearse, or someone walking in front of it dressed in full mourning attire wearing a top hat. You may not want a traditional wooden coffin. You may like the idea of having a burial in a woodland area. You may not even want a funeral service at all, instead celebrating the life elsewhere at a different time and place altogether.
Some people still want what is considered a very traditional funeral. At W Sherry & Sons we offer this, but we can also help with any 'alternative' arrangements you may wish to make the funeral as unique as possible, and with 170 years of experience we are well equipped to advise you on all aspects of the arrangements.
Some things you may want to think about as an 'alternative' to a traditional funeral;
- An alternative means of transport for the coffin e.g a VW Campervan Hearse! (click for link)
- A 'colourful' coffin (click for link)
- A 'woodland' burial
- Informal / relaxed dress compared to traditional mourning suits
Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss any requirements you may have.
Funeral Plans31st October 2018
There are a number of insurance and related companies (people who are not funeral directors) currently offering ‘funeral plans’. Some of these people are NOT Funeral Directors.
If you would like to make arrangements for your own or somebody else’s funeral it is best to talk to a Funeral Director (rather than an insurance or other company)
At W Sherry & Sons we use Golden Charter Funeral Plans (The Independent Way), tailored to your personal requirements, offering ALL types of funerals from the simplest to the most elaborate.
The plans let you fix the cost of the Funeral Directors’ services included in the plan at today’s prices, you have the reassurance of knowing there’ll be nothing more to pay for these services – and that’s guaranteed (once your plan is paid for).
Golden Charter is owned by the people who understand your needs best – the independent funeral directors.
Golden Charter are the ONLY plans recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).
Over 500,000 people in the UK have purchased a Golden Charter funeral plan.
If you would like further information on pre-paid funeral plans please call us or visit one of our 9 branches. We will be happy to discuss your needs free of charge with no obligation or cost to you.
GDPR Statement - May 20181st May 2018
This statement confirms our compliance with THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
On 25th May 2018 new data protection laws were introduced concerning the collection of personal data
W Sherry & Sons (Sherry Funeral Service Ltd.) are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration reference:
As Funeral Directors our sole purpose is to make funeral arrangements and carry out funerals. It is essential that we collect and store certain personal data in order for us to carry out these duties. We do not pass on any details to any organisation not connected with the funeral arrangements.
Sherrys' Xmas Party24th January 2018
W Sherry & Sons' staff and associates recently enjoyed their annual Christmas Party at Uxbridge Cricket Club and it turned out to be a memorable evening.
There was a Beatles / Sgt. Pepper / 60s theme and many guests arrived in fancy dress (at least we think they were in fancy dress!) They were entertained by their good friends, the excellent live band, 'Rhinoplasty'. Sherrys' Resident DJs then took to the decks to keep the crowd dancing until the early hours.
Shooting Stars Children's Hospice27th September 2017
Neil Sherry recently visited the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex. They were delighted to see him especially as he presented them with a cheque for £2500 from fundraising events.
Shooting Star Chase support families of babies and young people up to the age of 21, from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. Their care is for the whole family, offering a bespoke service to suit each member’s individual needs and their support is free of charge and available 365 days a year.
If you would like to make a donation to this very worthwhile registered charity click here.
Michael Sobell House29th June 2017
Staff and friends from W Sherry & Sons have raised £3000 for Michael Sobell House in Northwood by taking part in the recent 40-mile charity bike ride organised by the hospice.
The Sherry team did this in memory of their colleague Corrado Boscarelli who sadly passed away in March. He was wonderfully cared for by everyone at the Hospice and Ophelia Chambers-Henry, Events & Community Fundraising Manager at Michael Sobell Hospice said: “We are so thrilled with the fantastic amount which was raised by the team at W Sherry & Sons. The hospice which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, relies heavily on charitable donations by local individuals and companies to keep up the high standard of support and care for its patients and their families in the most difficult time of their lives. We are very grateful to Neil Sherry and his staff for their support.”
Funeral Costs12th April 2017
There has been a lot of press coverage recently surrounding the cost of a funeral. Some sources have claimed that funeral costs have doubled in the last ten years. In our experience this is NOT the case.
There are also a number of websites advertising 'low cost funerals'.
At W Sherry & Sons we are committed to providing the best service at the fairest and most competitive prices. We offer a bespoke funeral service, tailored to your individual requirements, depending on the level of service required and the budget you are willing to spend on the funeral.
As an independent family run company our fees are negotiable depending on your circumstances. We can arrange the simplest or most elaborate funeral. And you can be sure that you will receive a professional service provided by a company with 169 years experience behind it.
Please contact us for a free no obligation quote or to discuss your specific requirements.
Telephone 020 8994 5474
R.I.P. Corrado Massimo Boscarelli 1961 - 201731st March 2017
It is with great sadness and regret that we have to report the passing of one of our senior managers. Corrado passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at The Michael Sobell Hospice, Northwood.
Corrado was an essential part of our hard working team. He took his work very seriously and had a wonderful empathy with the families he served. He also had a very unique sense of humour.
Corrado will be greatly missed by all of us.
Now incorporating JR Barton & Son7th December 2015
Neil Sherry was very proud to announce the acquisition of JR Barton & Son in December 2015 to complement our existing service.
The JR Barton & Son branches at South Harrow, Ruislip and Yeading will work alongside W Sherry & Sons' existing branches in Uxbridge, Ickenham, Sudbury Hill, Greenford, Hanwell and Acton.
Neil Sherry says, "JR Barton are a great example of a well respected local family business and my family are pleased to be able to continue to provide the very high levels of care and professionalism to the families that we help throughout our nine branches."