Diss Team

Richard Green

General Manager and Funeral Director - Dip FD

Richard was born and educated in Diss and has been a well-known face in the town due to his time running the cycle shop W S Cobb with his brother Graham and managing The Tudor Bakehouse in Diss and Eye.

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Derrick Leeder

Funeral Consultant- Dip FD MBIE

Derrick was born and educated in Diss. He is married to Sandra and they have three sons, Robert, Michael and Matthew and four grandchildren Katie, Scott, Alice & Harry.

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Anne Beckett-Allen

Company Director. Dip FD, MBA, MBIFD

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 trains potential funeral directors for the National Association of Funeral Director's Diploma in Funeral Directing and is also a VQ Assessor and a lecturer for the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services at Bath University.

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Christian Fairbrother

Funeral Director - Dip FD

Christian Fairbrother was born in Ipswich before moving to Eye where he grew up and
attended Hartismere High School and then Diss Sixth Form. He has lived in Diss for the last
twenty years with his wife Julia and his cat Dottie. In his spare time he enjoys running and is
a member of The Heywood Joggers group, he also enjoys cycling, music festivals, gardening,
he is a big Formula 1 fan, enjoys watching football and camping trips as well as spending
time relaxing with family and friends. He is also a volunteer helper at Diss Youth Group as
well as being their Treasurer.

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Kerry Welch

Funeral Administrator - Dip FAA

Kerry was born in Bury St Edmunds and comes from a military background and so moved around a lot during her early life. She lives in Burston with her partner Richard and their cat's Jess, Jasper and Gandalf. Kerry enjoys travelling, sewing and photography.

Kerry spent several years working for the Ministry of Defence in a variety of roles. She joined Rosedale in 2015 as the Funeral Administrator in our Diss office.

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Nigel Skipper

Funeral Operative/Funeral Conductor

Skip joined Rosedale as a part-time Bearer/Chauffeur back in 2010, but we were delighted when the opportunity arose for hime to join us in a full-time capacity. Skip mainly works behind the scenes caring for families loved ones, but is also a familiar face conducting local funeral services.
Skip lives near Diss with his wife Vanessa and they have four grown up children and seven grandchildren. Skip loves spending time with his family, enjoys walking, bird watching and is a member of The RSPB. He enjoys reading local humour.

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Kevin Mobbs

Funeral Operative/Funeral Conductor

Kevin joined Rosedale in 2016 as a trainee Funeral Operative/Funeral Director.
Kevin lives locally in the village of Palgrave with his wife. He volunteers with the Diss First Responders on behalf of the East of England Ambulance Service. He enjoys walking his dog, cycling, gardening and travelling.

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Sarah Howard and Beverley Bulmer

Funeral Bereavement Support

Sarah and Beverley successfully took over from Liz and Rod Chapman in 2016, running our Bereavement Support Groups in Diss.

Beverley is a Civil Celebrant who regularly conducts funerals for our families here at Rosedale. Sarah is currently studying for further qualifications in counselling.

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