About us

Welcome to Rosedale Funeral Home…

Rosedale Funeral Home was established in 2004 as an independent business, where we focus on the needs of bereaved families.  Our funeral directors have hundreds of years of experience between them.

At Rosedale, we believe that providing the very best of bereavement care goes hand in hand with helping you arrange a funeral for your loved one.

We offer a 24 hour service, can provide you with a pre-paid funeral plan if you are interested, come and see you to make the funeral arrangements in your own home or help you organise a personal and bespoke funeral as a fitting tribute to the deceased – but of course any good Funeral Director should be providing those services.

What makes us different is this

  • We will give advice and support on funeral grants and bereavement benefits that most families don’t even know they are entitled to.
  • We are competitively priced – in some cases, such as for children or for the homeless, we don’t charge for our funerals.
  • If your family has a bereaved child we will give them a memory box or teddy bear, and work with their school to ensure the staff are trained to provide the support that is needed.
  • We run bereavement support groups and provide practical support such as for cooking for one or budgeting and paying bills.

We are an independent family business – we believe it makes a difference.

Simon and Anne Beckett-Allen

Simon and Anne are the Company Directors of Rosedale Funeral Home and live in Scole with their three children Harriet, Thomas and Victoria-Rose.

From Rosedale’s conception Simon has been responsible for refurbishing each of the funeral homes to an extremely high standard, ensuring a homely and comfortable environment for families to make funeral arrangements.  In his spare time, as well as being a keen chef and holding a private pilot’s licence, Simon is currently building an RV12 light aircraft.

Anne joined the funeral profession at the age of 16 and is now one of the most highly qualified funeral directors in the country.  Anne invests a lot of her time tutoring students for the Diploma in Funeral Directing and is also a VQ Assessor and a lecturer at Bath University for the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services.  In her spare time she completes endurance triathlons.

Simon and Anne are active supporters of the Diss Friends of Chernobyl Children, both with fundraising and hosting children from Belarus in their own home every summer. They also are involved in the charity Operation Christmas Child which provides packed shoe boxes for disadvantaged children in under privileged circumstances.