Arranging the Perfect Funeral Service For Your Loved One

With the death of a loved one comes many different emotions and grief, so you may not be ready to think about arranging a funeral. From selecting a coffin to transportation logistics, there can be too much to think about and it can be very overwhelming. Stockman & Loram are here to help you by tailoring a funeral service to suit all requirements and budgets. We can arrange any type of funeral, with the very best care and attention which we are renowned for.


Immediate concerns that we can help with prior to finalising any actual funeral details:

  • Moving your loved one into our care from where they passed away
  • Liaising with doctors (this is often not straightforward)
  • Advice and assistance with the registration of your loved ones death
  • Immediate assistance in contacting key organisations such as banks


We are always willing to have an initial discussion before you decide on the arrangements. There is no obligation or cost, however we do find that families find this initial discussion extremely helpful and reassuring.


Whether you need a sensitive and considerate funeral director to plan a traditional funeral or you’re after something a bit more unique for your loved one, Stockman & Loram are the funeral services in Torbay and surrounding areas of Devon for you. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

Horse Drawn hearse carriages

Stockman & Loram are always able to make sure that we give your loved one the dignified send-off that they deserve. Our aim is to make sure your loved one has a service that is special and unique to them.  We partner with family run business, Equus Carriages, to provide stunning horse drawn hearses for our families.

They can offer you a stunning range of traditional and rustic hearses, which are turned out to the highest possible standard. They have two traditional Victorian hearses available in black or white and we also offer a rustic wagon which is a popular choice for those wanting a softer and greener alternative. Whatever hearse you decide on each will be decorated to your specification, making it truly individual.

They can offer traditional Black Friesian Horses or our White Horses in pairs of Two, four or six. The horses are suited to either of the hearses and can be dressed in your choice of plumes and drapes, whether it’s a time honoured all-black attire, or a joyful bright dress in your loved one’s favourite colour.

Anna-Marie and her team at Equus Carriages pride themselves on providing a thoughtful and caring horse-drawn funeral service, from the initial planning right through to the final journey.  We have worked with the family for decades and their service is truly amazing.

Land Rover Defender hearse

The Land Rover Defender hearse is aimed at those who would prefer to take their final journey in a vehicle that holds special and dear memories for them. This, coupled with excellent support and guidance for the bereaved to assist families and friends in celebrating the life of a loved one, by incorporating his or her life’s interests and passions – enabling the family to pay their respects and add that special individual touch to the funeral ceremony.

There are several providers of this service and work with all of them to ensure you have the perfect choice of vehicle for your specific wishes.

Subaru Impreza hearse

There’s nothing quite as unique as this – a Subaru Impreza hearse! This stunning motorsport car has been adapted to accommodate a coffin in a tasteful manner.  This has to be the ultimate way to convey any motorsport lover on their final journey.

With its trademark WRC style decals and gold alloys, this option is sure to turn heads.

Volkswagen Transporter Kombi Hearse

We have a bespoke Van Haven Transporter Kombi that can be used to convey the coffin to the crematorium or burial site. It is also possible for 2 family members to travel with the coffin should they wish.  The kombi is kitted out with a custom Van Haven premium leather and alcantara interior.

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
  • Live Streaming & Recording of funeral services 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
  • Modern vehicle hearse
  • Horse Drawn Hearse in a variety of plume and rug colour options from around £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