David Francis

Funeral Conductor, Driver, Bearer

David Francis joined Rosedale on the 27th August 2012. He is based at Beccles but will work if required at all the Branches.

He is a Driver/Bearer/Funeral Conductor.  As a Driver/Bearer he is involved with driving the limousines and making sure all the families are assisted safely to Churches and Crematoriums. He also takes great care of receiving families loved ones into our care. David has also been a mentor for quite some time and is a trained first aider.

Two years ago after training he was very privileged to become a Funeral Conductor and says that he very much enjoys the role of meeting all the families and taking great care in the planning to make sure each funeral goes very smoothly. One of the most rewarding parts of the job is making sure all families are happy and each funeral has gone as smoothly as possible and being part of a great team. He has found that every funeral is different and all families have different ideas on how they would like the funeral to proceed. It gives him great pleasure in making sure all the families wishes are adhered to and carried out with the greatest of respect.

Before joining Rosedale he worked in the Rail Industry for thirty six years plus starting of as a Carriage Cleaner rising through the ranks to the level of Operations Manager Great Eastern Outer retiring at the age of fifty nine.  He has been married to Ros for forty six years, and they have three grown up children and four grandchildren the oldest is twenty one.  His hobbies are travel and walking especially in Scotland and Switzerland.

Rosedale is a family run business which treats all families that come to us with respect and sensitivity carrying out each funeral with the greatest of planning and detail. David says that everyone is treated with the greatest of respect and as an individual.

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David Francis