Funeral Services in Paignton

Stockman & Loram are Paignton’s only family run funeral directors with four generations of knowledge and experience.  Our ethos has always been to offer the highest levels of care and respect to both the deceased and their loved ones.

With Stockman & Loram, you can reassured that your loved one is treated with the highest level of care and that funeral arrangements are carried out in a personal and attentive manner.

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A Well Respected Name

With a proud history of serving the families in Paignton, Stockman & Loram’s family team have a fantastic local reputation for offering the very best. The Loram family used to own Maunders in Well Street, but sold that company 20 years ago. The excellent team that worked with the Loram’s soon joined the family at T & I Stockman, now rebranded as Stockman & Loram.  It’s the same family and team that has served local families for decades.

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Stuart Gayton, Robert Hunt and Neil Edwards

Based in our Preston Chapel of Rest, Stuart, Robert and Neil are well known for their caring and sensitive approach. Alongside the Loram family, and other funeral directors Les Down, Elaine Harrison and Kim Palmer, the Stockman & Loram team continue to provide that vital family-run approach that makes us so very different from every other company in Torbay.

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Green Burials in Paignton

Paignton does not have its own dedicated green burial site, so you would need to look at alternative locations for this. Locally this would usually be either Conqueror Wood in Torquay, or Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Site near Totnes.

It is possible to hold the actual funeral service in Paignton, be it in our Service Chapel or at a local Church, prior to burial at one of these green burial sites.

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Simple Cremation Funerals

A funeral service in Paignton does not have to be a large or formal gathering.  We have our own private Service Chapel where a small family gathering can take place.  There is no time pressure here, so you are not restricted like you would be at Torquay Crematorium.

Stockman & Loram can still arrange for a Celebrant or Minister to lead a service or just to link everything together.  All the music is provided by us and the whole service is a blank canvas for you to create a personal tribute to your loved one.

The cost of this type of funeral is typically £500 less than a funeral at Torquay Crematorium too, so not only is it a nicer option, it also significantly less expensive.


Church Funerals in Paignton

We are able to arrange a funeral service in any Church in Paignton. We have excellent relationships with all of the various denominations and know the workings of all the Church groups.  This enables us to guide you through arranging a Church funeral yet still making the service a personal farewell.  There are several Church groups that we frequently work with, such as

  • Church of England (Paignton Parish Church, St Andrew’s Church Paignton, St George’s Church Goodrington, Christchurch Paignton, St Paul’s Preston, St Mary’s Collaton St Mary, St Boniface Church Paignton.)
  • Methodist Church (Palace Avenue Methodist Church, Goodrington Methodist Church, Southfield Avenue Methodist Church) In addition to a Church service, Rev Peter Williamson is always happy to conduct a service in our Service Chapel should you prefer.
  • Cecil Road Catholic Church (Father Ralph Candy at the Church of the Sacred Heart)
  • Paignton & Preston Baptist Church
  • Living Waters Pentecostal Church Preston
  • The Salvation Army
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many other more community focused organisations.