Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
You can expect to be treated how we’d expect to be treated ourselves – with compassion, with respect and receiving the reassurance that we’re acting diligently and professionally on your behalf. Our experience means we take nothing for granted and we’ll take as long as is needed to listen to what you would like.
Throughout, you’ll be guided by experienced funeral directors and arrangers with the empathy to understand your situation. They’ll work hard in the background before, during and after the funeral to create a positive memory for the life being celebrated. You can rely on our discreet presence at all times – quietly making sure everything progresses smoothly but always on hand for anything you might need.
Meet the team:
Funeral Arranger – Sittingbourne
Julie has worked at Doves Funeral Directors for five years. She is local to Sittingbourne, where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral Arranger – Larkfield
Sue began working at Doves Funeral Directors in February 1998 as a Funeral Arranger as she wanted to help others through a difficult time. This was her first job after having her children, who she loves to spend time with. She also enjoys reading, knitting and doing crosswords.
Funeral Arranger – Staplehurst
Lin joined Doves Funeral Directors in November 2006 as a Funeral Arranger. It was a position that she had always wanted to do, helping people through a very difficult time in their life. She loves reading, walking and spending time with her family.
Funeral Arranger – Larkfield
Funeral Arranger – Maidstone
Hannah joined Doves Funeral Directors in 2017 having worked in the funeral industry for the last 8 years and prior to that working in the care sector working with the elderly and adults with learning and physical disabilities.
She says “I love my job and find it very rewarding. It’s a great privilege for families to put their trust in me to look after their loved one when they are at their most vulnerable.”
A single mum, living with her son called Woody and a mad cat called Dave! She has a very close, loving family who have taught her the importance of good family values.
She has been involved in many charitable events in the area and lives locally. She loves music, socialising and is a massive tennis fan.
Funeral Arranger – Swanley
Lorraine joined Doves Funeral Directors in 2016 having previously worked in hospitality and retail management. She has been involved in many charitable events in the area and lives locally.
Funeral Arranger/Administrator – Sevenoaks
Cheryl joined Doves Funeral Directors in 2016 having previously worked in insurance, where she dealt with Theft Claims. Working in that position led her to working with people at a very vulnerable time, which was very challenging.
She says “I enjoy all aspects of my job, as I enjoy meeting new people and building great relationships with our families, giving them all the support and guidance they need at a very difficult time. I find that the job is very rewarding as I feel it’s a privilege when I get to help families remember their loved ones in their own special way”.
Cheryl likes spending as much time as she can with all her family/friends and her boyfriend. She also enjoy going for long walks to keep active.
Cheryl recently completed Race for Life 10k Run in July 2018, with her sister in law, raising money for an amazing cause. She says “I managed to raise £325.00 with the help of my amazing friends/family and work colleagues, I also managed to complete the run in 1 hour and 30 minutes with support from my boyfriend, brother and sister in law, this is something I am very proud of and will continue to do Race for Life every year”.