Critoph & Crowe was established in 1926 by Charles Percy
Critoph & William Crowe.
William Crowe retired from the business in the early 1950’s.
Charles Percy Critoph then managed the firm of Undertakers until 1963 when his
son Eric Charles, joined the firm. They formed a business partnership in 1967,
retaining the name of Critoph & Crowe.
Charles Percy retired from active participation in the firm
in 1988 and died in 1996, aged 95.
In 1988 Eric’s son Jonathan joined the business, they worked
together until 2011 when Eric decided it was time for him to take a back seat
in the running of the firm, leaving Jonathan as the only active member of the
family running the business and is on call 24 hours a day. Jonathan is
supported by a loyal staff that help attend to the administration and general
running of the office.
Jonathan decided it was time to modernise and “move with the
times” and the firm became Critoph & Crowe Ltd, a modern funeral premises
with a chapel and upto date Mercedes Hearse, Limousine and private ambulance.
The firm is still a family business with no connection with
large funeral organisations, although we are members of SAIF (Society of Allied
& Independent Funeral Directors). We pride ourselves in listening to all
your wishes and requirements. We support families through their emotions at
such a sad time with compassion, be it a straight forward funeral or a more
elaborate funeral we take care in arranging a service that reflects your loved
one and your wishes.