We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our deepest sympathises and sincerest condolences to King Charles III, the Royal Family and all people who mourn this sad loss. The official online Book of Condolence can be found here - https://www.royal.uk/ Her life will [...]
Rowland Brothers take very seriously their responsibility to the community of Croydon
Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors have taken the next step in their development program by the appointment of four new members to the board of the directors.
Throughout the century-and-a half that the family firm of Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors, have served the people of Croydon and surrounding areas, care and support of the bereaved has been a top priority. This led to the establishment of the Rowland Brothers Foundation for this purpose in 1984. It has been a registered charity since [...]
Guidance for Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Rowland Brothers invite the residents of Warlingham, Hamsey Green and Caterham to our Remembrance Light a Candle Service. Taking place at All Saints Church in Warlingham, on Saturday 11th December at 11am, we are inviting you to light a memorial candle at the service in memory of your loved one. Seating is limited, so please [...]
Rowland Brothers have been privileged to serve you, and we are aware that the approaching season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with. We would like to help you through the season in a small way by suggesting you might like to place a small memorial card on our Christmas trees, in memory [...]
Losing somebody you love is one of the hardest things a person can go through
It’s National Grief Awareness Week from December 2nd – 8th an event that feels particularly pertinent this year given the impact of the Covid19 pandemic
Writing a Christmas card after bereavement can be difficult.
So, you’ve been asked to write and deliver a eulogy at the funeral of a loved one or friend. A eulogy is a short speech paying tribute to the one who has passed away.
John Soggee is a twice veteran. He served in the armed forces in the parachute Regiment and after joined the Metropolitan Police Service. We were able to honour both of his service careers with the Metropolitan Police coffin drape on his coffin throughout the cortege and at the church service and upon arrival at the [...]
William (Bill) Wheeler Royal Navy World War Two by his loving daughter Sandra William Wheeler, known by all as Bill, who was born in Thornton Heath, has sadly passed away at the grand age of 96. He trained before the war as an engineer tool maker so these skills were able to be transferred when [...]
Lesley Albert Bates, Royal Navy, World war Two Les was commissioned during the war in the arctic convoys and d day landings. He was on a survivor/coffin ship in the arctic picking up survivors and bodies from the sea. He received the arctic star medal and the Russian Ushakov medal from the Russian government to [...]
Charles served in the Second World War as a blacksmith in the Royal Air Force working on aircraft repairs. He started at Pembroke in Wales working on flying boats and witnessed a very heavy bombing raid from the Germans causing mass casualties. He was then posted to RAF Kenley and Biggin Hill to work on [...]
At St Christopher’s church was the funeral of ex Flt Sgt Edward McRae aged 93 a veteran of 50 Squadron RAF Bomber Command he volunteered in 1944 he was the mid upper gunner in a Lancaster he completed 19 missions over Europe. Crash report from the War Office 1945: BOMBER COMMAND Ferry flight in connection [...]
Dave was an ex Metropolitan Police officer. He joined the Police at 19 in 1966. In 1975 he came off a roof while he was chasing a burglar and was impaled on spikes and was paralysed from the waist down. In 1975 a year later he joined police Staff as a Finance and Resource Manager [...]
Jones was a 6-year veteran of the RCT and RLC. Vivian was a Lieutenant and is a veteran of the first Gulf War in 1991. He passed at the age of 56 with no family and no friends. The military preparation college of training carried the coffin, 3 standard bears were in attendance, Royal British [...]
Stanley was Ex Royal Airforce Force 255 Squadron. He served in the Second World War over in North Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Sicily, Italy, Malta and Egypt. His role was a fitter mechanic on the Beaufort and mosquito night fighters. Stanley received the military honours.
Raymond kinder was 3 months short of reaching 101 years old when he passed away. Raymond “Razor” Kinder was in the army before the outbreak of World War 2 and he was in India in the Wiltshire Regiment. Upon the outbreak of war he was sent to Belgium and was part of the British Expeditionary [...]