Family Funeral Firm Expands into Rosyth

29th January 2020

A family funeral firm, which has been supporting families throughout Fife for over 80 years, has expanded into Rosyth.

In addition to its funeral homes in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Dalgety Bay (Dunfermline), Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors has become the only independent, family-owned funeral firm in Rosyth, offering a tailored service within the town and beyond.

Managing Director Sheila Matthew, who has worked in Crosbie Matthew for 30 years after her late father Willie Matthew bought the firm in 1984, said, “Having helped countless families across Fife during their time of need, we are delighted to now be extending that support to those in and around Rosyth.

“We have always been a family owned and run business which underpins everything we do, and the way we work. We all live locally and are part of the community, committed to providing a personal service tailored to clients’ specific wishes.

“We meet many of our clients at their most vulnerable, so we do our very best to lighten their load, taking care of every detail in a professional, respectful and caring manner. “

Crosbie Matthew is a proud member of SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors), ensuring that they adhere to the highest standards set for independent funeral directors in the UK. However, their loyal and highly experienced team of 12, many of whom have dedicated much of their working lives to the firm, go above and beyond these requirements.

With Crosbie Matthew, families deal with just one, dedicated funeral director and administrator throughout the proceedings, ensuring continuity and a highly personal service. The firm is also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The new Rosyth premises incorporate a welcoming reception, arrangement and viewing rooms, allowing families to organise their loved one’s funeral without travelling further afield. Warm and comfortable service rooms are also available, at no extra cost, in Crosbie Matthew’s Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy funeral homes, providing an alternative to attending the crematorium or burial while allowing families to personalise the service and take their time over the proceedings.

Crosbie Matthew also owns its own fleet of luxurious Jaguar XJ hearses and limousines, ensuring that all transport requirements are taken care of in-house, with flexibility and professionalism.

As well as organising the funeral itself, Crosbie Matthew also provides a free ‘Funeral Wishes’ service, allowing families to prepare for later life.

Having these conversations now, however sensitive, can make a huge difference and ease the burden during the days following the death.

The firm has also been providing pre-paid, affordable funeral plans for over 20 years. Crucially, through Golden Charter, clients pay into an independent trust fund, with plans tailored to suit their needs and budget.

Sheila continued, “Understandably, some people find it difficult to have a conversation around funeral planning, from the financial aspect to talking through our loved one’s wishes. We fully appreciate the importance of preparing for the future and are here to talk through the ways you can do this, ensuring that you are financially prepared, and that your family understand your wishes when the time comes.”

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