Ian Watts & Son (Mon) Ltd

168-170 Newport Road, NP26 4AA, Caldicot, Gwent

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Ian Watts & Son (Mon) Ltd

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We are passionate about dignity, respect and care for the deceased and their families. We will never incur anyone in unnecessary expense and we will always offer people as much time as they may need. We provide a 24 hour service 365 days a year. We do not strive to be the biggest independent funeral business but we do ensure that we provide the highest quality personalised service at a fair price. Our advice is free and we welcome questions from anyone who wants to ask us anything. We always offer home visits but we also have private offices, comfortable lounges, showrooms of monumental stones and off-road parking. Many people want to know about our range of funeral plans and call in for a cup of tea and a chat. We offer bespoke funeral plans which are very popular for people who want to plan ahead and fix their funeral costs at today\'s prices. We are a confidential and friendly family firm who will go to extraordinary lengths to make every funeral service as unique and memorable as the person whom we are called upon to serve.

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Excellent service



Denise Jones says...

Their professional and caring service, made the Cremation of our Mother, easier to deal with. Excellent service and highly recommended.

Courtney-Jade Maund says...

Can’t thank Jo, Martin and everyone else at Ian Watts & Sons for all they done for our mum and Supergran. They all were absolutely outstanding and words can’t describe how very grateful we are. Thank you for looking after our Supergran and for always making us feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for Jo and Martin, we can’t thank you enough for the most amazing send off for our beautiful mum/Supergran. I would highly recommend Ian Watts & Sons they’re absolutely incredible and if I could rate higher than 5 I would most definitely would.

Sarah says...

A day I dreaded saying goodbye to my father and had a lot of anxiety about. I can’t thank Jo and Martin enough for the care, support and compassion they gave me, my nan and family. The Funeral was done so beautifully and was so very meaningful. The attention to detail was outstanding and the respect they showed to us all was truly remarkable. All of my family and friends who attended commented on how beautiful the service was and the send off my father had will always leave a mark on my heart. Jo and Martin are such kind genuine people who go above and beyond thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Elaine Thomas says...

My mother in law passed away in Leicester while spending some time with her youngest daughter there. As she wished to be buried with her late husband in Caldicot we were concerned as to how we could make this happen.
Having looked online for Caldicot funeral directors and reading reviews, one firm stood out above all others.
My husband contacted them, and from that first moment we knew they were the right one to see my Mother in law to her final resting place.
I sometimes take reviews with a pinch of salt, but every single bit of praise in any review you may read about them is well deserved.
Jo came to my late Mother in laws bungalow to discuss everything with myself, my husband and his two sisters.
What could have been a tense time turned out to be a very relaxed one, and so much help was offered by Jo. Everything was carefully explained, and we were told to ring any time we had questions.
Jo explained that they would sort bringing my Mother in law home to Wales and kept us informed throughout.
Nothing was too much trouble for her, even to offering advice about where we could hire a hall and a caterer for refreshments after the funeral.
Jo also sorted the flowers for us again taking pressure of of us.

On the day of the funeral the service provided was phenomenal, My Mother in laws elderly brother who has difficulty walking and getting into a car was carefully aided by Martin a few times and who also made sure he was alright at the graveside while he said goodbye to his sister.

I will never be able to thank Jo, Martin and staff enough for ensuring everything went so well.

Such a professional caring firm from day one. I have no hesitation recommending them to anyone

Allyson Whitley says...

Even though having never usedIan Watts & Son in a professional capacity Jo Hume is a very dearfriend of mine (and of my mother) and Iknow her to be a very kind and caring person.

When my mother passed away on the 23rd June it was a very easy decision for myself and my sistersto ask Jo and Martin to organise herfuneral.

What will stay in my mind is the kindness and compassion shown not only to my family at a terrible time in our lives, but most importantly the respect shown to my mother.

Nothing was too much trouble and I believe that the personal touch is what makes Jo & Martin exceptional in what they do.

My mother adored owls and they went the extra mile of providing us with owl brooches / badges and even wore them themselves in a mark of respect to my mother.

The respect that Martin showed to my mother and my family was incredible, the family car picked up myself and my sisters at three separate locations and on each stop Martin walked in front of the hearse and even stopped outside my mothers home for a couple of minutes for us.

Not once did we feel that we were rushed and indeed at the crematorium he advised us we could stay as long as we needed to.

Jo arranged, with our agreement, for Preben Anderson to carry out the service, who was also exceptional. It was a beautiful service made even more special to us in that he made it all about my mother and her relationship with us, her family.

He alsoallowedthe congregation time to listen in full to our chosen music so that everyone could appreciate the words and evengavesome facts about owls that were totally in keeping with the respect he also showed to my mother. In fact everyone we spoke to afterwards said that it was a lovely service.

Whilst I appreciate that it must have been difficult for Jo as she cared deeply for my mother, she was professional at all times. From the moment that she took my mother into her care I knew she would be insafe hands. Jo also did a couple of readings for us in the service which were done with poise and elegance.

I truly believe that my mother would be so proud of us for the service we gave her and we could not have done that without Jo and Martin.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian Watts & Son to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate event of having to arrange a funeral.




Helen Turner says...

Jo is very compassionate nothing is too much trouble. Jo also goes that extra mile with her personal touches. My mother was a huge fan of owl ornaments, Jo got owl badges/tie pins for us to wear. Since meeting with Jo I am proud and honoured to call her a dear friend. We were introduced to Reverend Preben Anderson, he did a lovely service also a big thank you to Martin & son too. Thank you.

Truly Outstanding



Natalie Rogers says...

An absolutely outstanding service received from Ian Watts & Sons. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Their caring, compassionate & personal service really shone through from the moment we made the first call.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and even when I emailed Jo at 11pm on Saturday night because I had a question that was playing on my mind I got a response within minutes- just brilliant.
Our first meeting with Jo was so relaxed, we were not rushed in any way and the guidance/suggestions she gave us were really helpful. My Nan was worried before the meeting, to the point where she didn't want to be in the room, however, Jo made her feel at ease within minutes and within no time we were all sharing fantastic memories of Walter. My Nan cannot sing your praises enough Jo :)
Ian Watts & Sons made a really difficult situation for my Nan that little bit easier and for that we are very thankful.

Simon says...

Ian Watts and the team handled my step fathers funeral. From the initial contact, to the advising of his passing, the actual service and now post contact and service is nothing short of Phenominal.
I have been to many funerals for family and friends young and old, and can honestly say, the honest compassion before during and after is incredible. Jo, Martin and the team provided a service that truly meant a celebration of life was achieved and the Forest of Dean location added to the day. At he end of the service day, family and friends said it was a great day despite the reason for being together.

At sad times as a funeral will be, rest assured this is one decision you should make.

P Burgess says...

The moment I met Jo I felt like I`d made a friend and it was obvious that she had mine and my families interests at heart right from the very start. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole process of organising my mother`s funeral, because she is such a compassionate and caring person and nothing is too much trouble for her. Jo always put us first and went above and beyond the call of duty on many occasions just to make sure every little detail was correct and exactly how we wanted it. To say Jo and Martin are caring and professional is simply not enough, because they are that and so much more. Their attention to detail is second to none and their pride in what they do is so reassuring and inspiring. Would I recommend them? Well I`ll be going to them myself when my time comes, so that says it all really.

Laura Warner says...

I would highly recommend Ian Watts & Son Ltd as they have been so amazing to deal with at such a difficult time in our life. The service is very helpful, friendly and professional and the team were always available to talk to with any question or query we had big or small, nothing felt like too much trouble. The funeral itself ran very smoothly and we couldn't have asked for anymore. Would highly recommend.




Margaret North says...

The care and consideration shown to my mother, myself and the rest of the family was outstanding. Jo and her team were so kind and made the whole distressing experience very easy. Jo guided us gently through the process in easy manageable steps. Nothing was too much trouble.
I can highly recommend this funeral directors, you will be well looked after.

Family funeral



Mandy says...

This firm is reasonable and needs more than 5 stars the service is with out a doubt 20 stars and more the before and after care is exceptional they are careing .friendly .service is out of this world please folks try these before u try any one else ..........the best in my opinion

Above and Beyond



John Rogers says...

Fantastic! We cannot speak highly enough of the totally professional, yet so friendly, service we received from Jo, Martin and their wonderful team at Ian Watts and Son. Nothing was too much trouble for them and every little detail was catered for. We felt in completely safe hands from start to finish - even their after care service has been exemplary! We thoroughly recommend them and feel as though they are now part of our family! Our mother who passed away would have been so happy to know them. Thank you.




S G Milne says...

Having very recently attended the funeral of a dear friend , who passed away very suddenly, I have the very highest praise for Joanna and Ian Watts Ltd.
All the arrangements were carried out with compassion and dignity under difficult circumstances.
I would highly recommend this company .

Pamela Fairfax says...

Thank you so much for the friendly, caring and professional way that you dealt with providing the headstone for our cousin's grave. The choice you provided us with was excellent and you gave us all the time we needed to choose, and swiftly arranged the ordering and fitting of the stone. Thank you again so much for your attention to detail and professional service.




lyn beard says...

So personal..losing someone close and jo..and Ian watts..where..helpful as if they were friends and nothing was too much trouble..thank you for making a sad time beautiful..xx

Louise price says...

Excellent outstanding service from beginning to end. My lovely mum sadly passed away in December 2016. From start to finish Jo has been amazing. Very supportive of the family's requirements. I would definitely give more than 5 stars. The "trademark" bow was a lovely touch to the service. We were very well looked after by all involved. Jo has and is still amazing and I have made a lovely friend. Highly recommended. Thank you

Highly recommend



Louise price. says...

From start to finish we received excellent service for my late mum. Kind caring and compassionate. Jo was and still has been amazing and I have made a lovely friend. I would highly recommend. Definitely a ’’’’’ rating from me.

anne goodwin says...

Meeting Jo for the first time allayed all the fears I may have had when dealing with my late mothers funeral. She was respectful and compassionate and nothing was too much trouble for her to sort out. On the day we met Martin Watts who carried out his duties in the same manner never rushing us and again conducting himself in a dignified and efficient manner. Overall it was the feeling that the company cared about my late mum as well as how we felt and wanted done. I can't thank them enough for making a difficult day run smoothly and with dignity.

Joan Sweeney says...

I'm not sure where to begin in explaining how caring and professional this company were in all aspects of planning and carrying out my brothers funeral. The compassion shown can only come from the heart and Jo Hume and Martin Watts must indeed have big hearts because the compassion was beyond their call of duty. I would recommend to anyone needing their services they will not find any greater care and support than that offered by these caring people

Uncles funeral



Mr k Clements says...

Excellent service provide by jo and Martin for both my uncles funerals. Always friendly and welcoming never not available for anything. Thank you

Jan's Funeral



Ian Overthrow says...

I would like to thank everyone at Ian Watts and Son's especially Joanne. They arranged everything to our's and Jan's wishes. Nothing could be too much trouble for them at this sad time. I would also thank them for contacting Preben Anderson who conducted a beautiful Service in beautiful Surroundings .

Wendy Murphy says...

I have had some business dealings with the company and found them most friendly, professional and reliable.

Samuel taylor says...

Very caring and helpful when needed. Would recommend to everyone. Service is first class. All staff go above and beyond what can be expected of them.

derrick clements says...

we wish to thank joanne for all the help she gave us for lees funeralto martin for is professional care and the service to phil for is help and to the 4 gentlemen who were bearers jo who is the bestfriend any body could have

karin henderson says...

i have no hesitation in recommending the service of Ian Watts and son. In the true sense of the word they really do 'undertake' the arrangements, allowing time for the family members and friends to make choices, with a sensitive approach showing a clear recognition of the huge sense of loss you maybe feeling.

karin henderson says...

no one likes to think of losing someone we love or care for.... when it happens i would like someone who can take the pressure off the family members, some who is compassionate and caring. I would like the service to be relevant and thoughtful, a true reflection of the person. I will be making my arrangements with Joanne Hume of Ian Watts and sons, somebody who is caring approachable and understands the sense of loss families and individuals feel at this time, asking the right questions and taking time to listen.

A unique approach



Sarah Ball says...

I met Joanne on a visit to the caldicot funeral palour. Joanne made me feel relaxed and gave plenty of time for me to ask questions during her detailed explanation of the bespoke funeral plan quote I asked for. The palour was nicely decorated and felt safe and welcoming. Once I recieved my bespoke funeral plan quote I was pleasantly surprised by the price and will be pirchasing it ahortly .Ten out of Ten for this service




mrs susan price says...

Well done Martin and Joanne for a very friendly service highly recomended

Great Service



David Richards says...

After my parents passing 3yrs ago my wife and I realised how vital it is to have everything in place. So we booked an appointment with Joanne. We were made to feel at home and very comfortable. Her understanding and delivery of the funeral plan was second to none in my eyes. We told her what WE wanted and Joanne gave us avery good quote. I would recommend Ian Watts and sons to every one. Death isnot an easy subject to talk about when its yours, but i t was with them.

Husbands funeral



kathleen edwards says...

felt really special from the moment i walked through the door funeral was every thing i could have wanted nothing was to much trouble made a very sad day a bit more bearable don't forget you after the day contacted me to ask if i was ok really lovely people would highly recomend them

Thank You



Ronnie and David says...

By far the most caring and compassionate Funeral Directors in the area, in our opinion. We thank each and everyone of the Staff. Everything which was asked for was executed with great tact and diplomacy, we could not have asked for a better send off for our Caldicot relative , Mr C Kirby. Many thanks from his Liverpool relatives . We are sure he will rest in peace.

Good service



julie simmonds says...

Like many I had little experience of organising a funeral, but had clear ideas of how I wanted the day to be. Jo helped me with my decisions and did not hassle when I needed to think things over. The service provided was very professional as were all the staff involved .

Derrick Clements says...

'I'd give Ian Watts & Son in Caldicot 10 stars not just 5.' 'I can't speak highly enough of Jo at Ian Watts & Son in Caldicot. She did everything for us, arranging the funeral, making us feel better, I can't praise her up enough!'

Fantastic !!!



Kayla Mounsey says...

Martin and Joe at Ian and watts have the highest level of proffesinlisime there is ! Nothing was a problem with Martin he went that extra mile from the planning to the day of the funeral , Martin and joe where 24/7 and where more than happy to answer calls and answer any questions etc at anytime of the day which is a lovely touch , Martin was so organised through out the whole time from organising till the day of the funeral , even the vicor said how organised Martin was as the vicor usually had to email back and forward asking questions but Martin emailed the vicor with everything he needed to know we weren't the only ones impressed with martins service , not one minute we doubted Martin . Martin made the very hard time for us easy and simple .on the day of the funeral martin walked in front of the herse going to church coming out and going to the crem it was such a beatiful touch to the sad day , Martin even held umbrellas over people who weren't under the shelter when it rained and walked us to the cars with umbrellas over us so we weren't in the rain all these little things made it so special !! And even though we have had the funeral Martin and joe said if we ever need anything or need to chat about how we are coping to ring , martin and his team especially joe are amazing they have so much care for you and your loved one who has passed , nothing is an effort with them . We are so happy that we used them , I highly recommend them !! You won't get another service like martins anywhere else .

Tiana Gwynne says...

We visited the funeral home in Caldicot and were very impressed with it. My family and I have always been very impressed with the service received from Ian Watts and Son, always very caring and professional.

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