240 Jersey Road
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Funeral Directors Swansea, Gareth Sims and Matthew Ioan Sims
Sims and Jones Independent Funeral Directors was established in 2014 by father and son, Gareth and Matthew Sims & friend, Geraint Rhys Jones. Gareth who has over 40 years' experience in the funeral profession, Matthew over 12 years and Geraint who was the producer, director and cameraman of the S4C commissioned television series Traen Lan. Through Geraint's research of the profession, and time spent with many different funeral directors, Geraint's experience meant that he could identify positives and bring those strengths to the business. The team was completed shortly after its inception, by the arrival of Elwyn Marfell-Jones, who is a local, well established driving instructor and businessman.
Gareth had been a Funeral Director for many years, working for D.G. Attwell Funeral Directors, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, where Matthew also began his career under his father's guidance. Matthew then moved on to work for Co-Operative Fueralcare, Swansea, and ended his time at the company as the Funeral Co-Ordinator for South West Wales. Gareth and Matthew had a short time away from the funeral profession running independent businesses of their own. Matthew returned to the profession, venturing to the capital city, Cardiff, where he became a Funeral Director, and honed his skills in the multi cultural surroundings.
Sims and Jones was created with the desire to bring compassion and care when needed most. Yes, a service that many have been providing in the area for generations, but Sims and Jones has the added ethos of providing transparency, clarity, and to re-introduce the respect and esteem that was once associated with the profession of a Funeral Director or Undertaker.
Away from the business, Gareth and Matthew have a music and choral background. Gareth as a well know Male Voice Choir conductor and Matthew as a Masters Graduate in Advanced Vocal Studies, who completed his degree under the watchful eye of International Tenor Dennis O'Neill and International Soprano, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Currently Gareth is the Organist at Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston, and Matthew is also following in his father footsteps yet again, as the conductor of Onllwyn Male Voice choir.
Sims and Jones have recently competed the refurbishment of their additional office in Onllwyn, within the Dulais Valley, where they hope to extend their professional services, ethos and transparency to the wider area.
Our Direct Cremation provides peace of mind at the affordable cost.
Direct Cremation £1,855.00
Available 9.00am only, Monday to Friday, and is available for a 10 minute interval. Excluding bank holidays.
Please note that this cost is inclusive of all the necessary disbursements and is a complete price, however you may wish to include a vicar or celebrant to say a few short words at the funeral. This will incur an additional cost of £85.00. Please bear this in mind if obtaining other quotations.
We will provide our usual compassion and care when you need it most.
Your funeral costs and expenses paid for you
At Sims and Jones Funeral Directors Swansea, we understand that the duty of care we provide, to the families who trust us with the arrangements of their loved ones funeral, does not end after the service. A funeral brings to a family emotions that include grief, a sense of loss, bereavement and distress. These raw emotions can be exacerbated by financial concerns, dealing with the will, probate, the administration of the funeral and the other legal concerns and necessary worries associated with a death in the family. Perhaps the most complicated administrative issue is the granting of Probate.
Probate is the legal process whereby a will is proved, in a court, and is accepted as a public document that is the true last testament of the deceased. The granting of Probate is the first step in the in the legal process of administering the estate of the deceased.
Following the death of a loved one
There are many things you will need to do over the next few days and weeks. This information is intended to give you some guidance during this difficult time. We will be pleased to provide any assistance that we can.
Call or visit our website for more information.