A Guide to Funeral Costs

In our opinion, there is so much more to a funeral service than the cost. We feel that we charge a fair price for our services which we feel are second to none. That said, we are aware that some families may be concerned by having to pay for a funeral.  This is why everything that we do is put together on a bespoke basis, whether the service is to be very simple or more involved.


There are national corporate funeral directors that have premises locally, such as the Co-Operative and Funeral Partners (who own Maunders in Paignton, Drakes of Torbay and Torbay & District Funeral Service in Torquay).

Stockman & Loram are a family run business. We don’t offer ‘set’ packages.

When compared on a like-for-like basis with the Co-Operative, our charges are around £400 less than their ‘Traditional’ package and over £750 less than their ‘Classic’ package. (correct at Nov ’19)


Stockman & Loram are here to help you by tailoring a funeral service to suit all requirements and budgets. Whether you are wishing to arrange very simple cremation or a more personal farewell, we can provide a clear breakdown of the likely costs that will be applicable.  We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our families that we look after, which has resulted in our fantastic reputation, gained over four generations.


Stockman & Loram treat every individual that we look after as if they were part of our family. Nothing is too much trouble. We don’t restrict our service to our families to office hours, you can tailor the funeral with dozens of various options to make sure that the funeral reflects your loved one.


Whilst we don’t routinely price match with other companies, we are always happy to discuss arrangements. Often the prices that other firms quote are not a true reflection of what you require as many only offer package style funerals.


We strongly encourage you to come and discuss your wishes with us, even if preliminary enquiries have been made with another company. So many families are amazed at the difference in how we do things. Contact Stockman & Loram on 01803 882385 to arrange a no obligation meeting or to discuss costs.

Choose from a wide range of funeral services

The experienced team at Stockman & Loram in Paignton and Brixham work hard to ensure that every funeral service is entirely personalised. We will carefully work with the wishes of your family to reflect the life being remembered. We can arrange non-religious funerals, traditional church services, cremations at Torquay and Exeter Crematoriums or spoken services at a cemeteries and green burial sites like Conqueror Wood in Torquay and Sharpham Burial Ground near Totnes.

Services we offer

  • Option of a home visit or appointment at our offices
  • Discreet plain car home visit option on request
  • Male and female funeral directors
  • Completely personalised funeral arrangements (not package options)
  • Bespoke Non-Religious services, Church Funerals, Celebrations of life
  • Option of weekend funerals
  • Wide range of coffin choices (Eco, Wood, Picture Coffins, Glitter, Wicker)
  • Comprehensive range of memorial items and ashes urns
  • Book of remembrance option £75 for names of mourners and messages
  • Recording of funeral services £100 including permanent online video link
  • Printing of Orders of Service (bespoke designs) with no minimum quantity


We provide a full in-house printing service for orders of service and books of remembrance. This helps us not only offer families a wide range of products at realistic prices but also reduces the rush to meet print deadlines and provide more time to choose music and photographs.

Stockman & Loram offer a range of vehicle options

  • Luxury funeral vehicles including Limousines seating seven mourners from £150
  • Modern vehicle hearse
  • Horse Drawn Hearse in a variety of plume and rug colour options from £900
  • Land Rover Defender Hearse
  • VW Campervan Hearse
  • Motorbike Hearse (range of choices eg Triumph / Harley Davidson etc)
  • Local Trike Hearse (from Torbay Bikers for Kids) donation only


We have a fleet of well kept, distinctive black and burgundy vehicles including two seven seater limousines. If you so wish, you can choose to have a horse-drawn hearse with black or white horses with a traditional carriage and matching plumes of various colours. You can even arrange to have your loved one taken on a final ride with a Triumph or a Harley Davidson motorbike hearse, VW campervan or Land Rover Defender.

We take care of every aspect of the funeral service

  • No obligation estimates and advice
  • Floral tributes
  • Pre-payment funeral plans
  • Catering services
  • Monumental masonry services
  • Traditional and modern coffins
Call Us
To discuss funeral services for your loved one, call our team on 01803 843 710, 01803 552 112