On Thursday 9th February 2012, Her Worshipful the Mayor of Hillingon, Councillor Mary O’Connor MBE, together with local clergy and associated professionals, attended the official re-opening of the refurbished premises of the Hillingdon Funeral Service.
Beverley Lodge, a Director of Lodge Brothers, who are the owners of Hillingdon Funeral Service, opened the proceedings by welcoming the Mayor and guests, who included Carol and Dave Goodson the previous owners.
A service of dedication of the Chapel Of Rest was lead by Rev Rob Harrison from St John The Baptist, Hillingdon, Father Cedrick Stanley MBE of St Paul’s, Harefield and the Rev Helen Watson of Hayes End Methodist Church.
After the Dedication, Mr Robert Lodge Chairman of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, thanked those attending, especially the Worshipful Mayor and Carol and Dave Goodson.
“The Hillingdon Funeral Service was started in 1992”, said Robert Lodge, “Since then it has earned a reputation for care, compassion and service to the bereaved. Even today, Dave Goodson still conducts most of the funerals”.
Robert Lodge went on to say that he believed the refurbished premises would further enhance the company’s reputation and create a warm and comforting setting for bereaved families.
“Our business” said Robert Lodge, “was started in 1780, over 230 years ago. Today Lodge Brothers is run by the seventh generation of our family. We are very proud to now own Hillingdon Funeral Service and are dedicated to maintaining the same high standards as before. ”