Down Funeral Directors Opens Doors in Downpatrick


DOWN Funeral Directors is a new and comprehensive funeral service recently opened in Downpatrick which serves the wider Lecale area up to Carryduff.

The family business headed by proprietor Patsy Fitzsimons have renovated and refurbished a new funeral premises in John Street in Downpatrick to provide an independent, modern, personal and professional service to families to have sadly experienced bereavement.

Patrsy Fitzsimons, proprietor of Down Funeral Directors is pictured with a selection of quality headstones.

Patsy Fitzsimons, well-known throughout the area, said: “We provide a complete and flexible package for funerals making that difficult time for families easier and more comfortable to manage.

“Whether you wish a religious or non-religious ceremony, a church or cremation funeral, we can arrange that for you with music, readings etc to reflect the life of the deceased. Our task is to help with these practical arrangements.

“When someone comes to us to discuss funeral matters, we have a dedicated bespoke meeting room which is very private and it is always our aim to provide a funeral to the needs of our clients. Some people actually pre-pay their funerals and set out exactly how they want it done.

“This takes a lot of pressure off grieving relatives. We are happy to talk to anyone about this arrangement at any time. This option is covered by the Funeral Planning Provider Golden Charter ensuring an excellent and timely service is delivered.

“We are dedicated to our profession and are affiliated to the SAIF. All of our male and female staff are medically trained to a high level for the greatest care of your loved ones for their last journey.

The open day at Down Funeral Directors’ new rest home in Downpatrick was attended by a steady stream of interested people.

“Our funeral service provides a friendly caring advice service too which is essential for families whose circumstances may vary from an unexpected death to one that is more expected. Whatever the circumstances, we are there to help at this very difficult time which affects every family at some stage.”

Down Funeral Directors provide high quality traditional funeral vehicles but can also provide a horse drawn carriage if requested or even an ultra-up-to date trike-drawn hearse. They try and accommodate all tastes and needs as they may arise.

Patsy said: “A death in a family is always a traumatic event and it is our role to make this tragic time easier for the family by assisting with the funeral planning where possible. Sometimes someone may pass away while distant from their home and we can make arrangements too for the remains to be returned to the home or to our rest home in Downpatrick.

“At the Down Funeral Directors rest home there is also a range of coffins to view. We also help out in matters such as with notices in newspapers, floral tributes, and also helping to record a death. There is usually much to be done when a bereavement occurs and our aim is to help families get through this difficult and often very emotional time.”

“Available too at Down Funeral Directors is a large range of quality gravestones with over 100 to select from. There are also grave markers and mementos, vases, grave surrounds, stones coverings, and memorials and urns to choose from, and we are happy to quote on any of these items.” Patsy added: “We have a team of time served memorial masons too for grave and headstone repair and we provide lettering for existing headstones of the highest quality.”

Down Funeral Directors

6 John Street


Co. Down

BT30 6BY.

We are contactable 24 hours per day

*   02844 619199    *   02890 815399  

*   02844 832999   *   07798 813700   *

or Patsy Fitzsimons mobile: 07849 466574

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Down Funeral Directors provides a comprehensive, professional and caring service for your funeral requirements.