Tony Rowland Awarded MBE in New Years Honours List

This year’s New Year’s Honours list, announced today, includes a name well known in the world of funerals, and to many residents of Croydon and the surrounding districts. Tony Rowland, who lives in South Croydon, is director of Rowland Brothers Limited, based in Whitehorse Road, West Croydon, and with branches throughout the area, and is [...]

2019-01-04T10:11:19+00:00January 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tony Rowland Awarded MBE in New Years Honours List

Grief, Wellness, and Moving Beyond the Loss of a Spouse

With a lifelong marriage comes the inevitability of one spouse outliving the other. More than 13-million Americans suffer through this heart-wrenching loss each year. The majority of widowed men and women are seniors, who may have never envisioned a life without their partner. But despite grief, life goes on and the surviving spouse must take [...]

2018-12-20T09:36:00+00:00April 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Grief, Wellness, and Moving Beyond the Loss of a Spouse

The Dads Army Challenge 2017

Every year we take part in an event to challenge ourselves and to give us a target to get fit throughout the year. This year our challenge is Race the Sun Isle of Wight. Race The Sun Challenge: It is a difficult team challenge set in the stunning countryside of the Isle of Wight. Our team [...]

2018-10-31T11:23:56+00:00June 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Dads Army Challenge 2017

Caring for our Emergency Services

  Over the last few months, the UK has experienced several very public disasters in London and Manchester. 3 of these have been terrorist attacks and the horrific 'Grenfell' tower block fire. All of our emergency services have shown us worldwide how professional, dedicated, determined and fearless they are in the face of such danger. [...]

2017-09-12T09:29:25+00:00June 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Caring for our Emergency Services

Coping With Father’s Day When You Have Lost Your Dad

Father’s day is a difficult time for grieving sons and daughters and coping on such a day is especially hard. None of us know how we are going to react to grief, it’s unpredictable until we experience it and every time it’s different. Don’t be surprised to how you react on the day. Be kind [...]

2017-06-14T12:08:23+00:00June 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Coping With Father’s Day When You Have Lost Your Dad

Rowland Brothers Grief Seminars Offer Support On Six-Month Anniversary Of The Croydon Tram Disaster

This article was originally featured on http://www.funeralservicetimes.co.uk/ Six months after the tram tragedy in Croydon, South London, which killed seven people, a full-day seminar was run, free of charge, by the town’s independent family-run funeral directors Rowland Brothers. The seminars, which took place on 9 May, were for the benefit of bereavement professionals and volunteers affected [...]

2018-10-31T11:00:19+00:00June 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rowland Brothers Grief Seminars Offer Support On Six-Month Anniversary Of The Croydon Tram Disaster

Tailored to fit: One hundred per cent assistance

What inspires and motivates your team? RBI International Ops Manager Fiona Greenwood knows that despite the tragic situations her very good team encounters every day, there is still huge satisfaction in helping families at their lowest ebb. ‘When I turned from global emergency assistance to global funeral repatriation six years ago, every day brought just [...]

2018-08-14T08:40:56+00:00June 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tailored to fit: One hundred per cent assistance

3 Things That May Help After the Loss of a Spouse

This week, after 71 years together Wilf and Vera Russell passed away within minutes of each other, while three miles apart. Their granddaughter Stephanie said that she believed that Vera was waiting for Wilf to pass. Losses like these can strengthen the idea that it is possible to die from a broken heart, and so [...]

2017-05-16T13:41:40+00:00April 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 3 Things That May Help After the Loss of a Spouse

How to handle Mother’s day if you have lost your Mum

‘A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.’ – Agatha Christie Nothing can compare to the loss of a mother. Grief can affect us all in different ways, but the [...]

2017-11-21T15:21:48+00:00March 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to handle Mother’s day if you have lost your Mum