There comes a time in our lives when the majority of us will be faced
with the very distressing and daunting experience of arranging a funeral for
a loved one, or a person close to us. At a time like this, choosing
the right funeral director is of paramount importance. They will guide
you and your family through this very difficult time. A funeral can only
take place once, by combining memories, music, hymns, poems and readings, a
service can be made more personal and reflect that person's life.
A funeral service is an event that aids the natural grieving process.
William Hall Funeral Directors is an Independent Funeral Directors and a member of The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), both of which are funeral trade associations which ensure the highest professional standards are maintained and a strict code of practice is adhered to, which they regularly monitor. Formed in 1992 by William Hall with the aim of offering a unique and individual service to families, William Hall Funeral Directors has helped, guided and supported thousands of families on the Isle of Wight. We provide a professional, caring service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the whole Island community. We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide, maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times, whilst conducting ourselves with the kindness, compassion and understanding which is needed at such a time. Based at Newchurch, William Hall Funeral Directors employs 6 full-time members of staff who are all professionally trained to the highest standard and are dedicated to serving the needs of their community. A Jaguar hearse and limousine form part of the impressive fleet of cars that are used, including a striking Victorian horse drawn hearse.
William Hall Funeral Directors also own Springwood Woodland Cemetery. Started in 1995, Springwood Cemetery was one of the first woodland burial sites in the country. Each grave has a tree planted in memory of their loved one and a simple bronze memorial plaque to mark the grave is placed at the base of the tree. There are also areas for cremated remains, these areas are already planted with trees so relatives can select their tree and the cremated remains will be buried in front of their chosen tree, this option caters for people who do not wish for a full burial but would prefer cremation. The cemetery is a haven for wildlife in all shapes and forms; this is in the true sense creating life from death.
Springwood cemetery prides itself on being a peaceful and tranquil place of natural outstanding beauty, and a haven for wildlife. Since the cemetery was created, bird feeders, nesting boxes, slowworm areas, kestrel boxes and stands have all been added, these have encouraged and protected wildlife, as a result we now have resident squirrels, hares, foxes, kestrels, owls and many other birds within the cemetery. Our committed service to you begins as soon as you contact us, often extending far beyond the day of the funeral. With our support you will be guided and supported every step of the way through.