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Independent Funeral Home in Hartlepool

Victoria House Funeral Service is a truly independent team of qualified and experienced funeral directors, established in 2013 by Carl Mean, Apolena Wilson and Andrew Evans. Together we share over 60 years’ experience.

Carl Mean Dip FD, MBIE is a fully qualified funeral director who has worked in the industry for over 25 years. Carl is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers.

Apolena Wilson Dip FD, MBIFD is a fully qualified funeral director who has spent over 22 years in the industry. Apolena is a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Andrew Evans MBIE is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers who has worked in the profession for over 23 years.

Andrew Gardner Dip. FD has worked as a funeral director for over 25 years, gaining his Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1998.

Ryan Evans has been closely linked with the funeral profession from a young age, as his father Andrew Evans has worked locally as an embalmer for the last 25 years.

Our modern funeral home features an inviting reception area, private arrangement offices and pristine chapels of rest which are accessible day and night. There is on-site parking available and our services are on offer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our services include:

  • Floral tributes
  • Newspaper notices
  • Complimentary orders of service
  • Eco-friendly funerals
  • Coffins and caskets
  • Embalming

We have a catalogue of floral tributes available for you to browse in your own time. Alongside hearses and limousines, we have alternative forms of transport available on request. 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. 

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