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Founders

George Henry Scott

Harold George Scott Hugh Scott Judith and Neil Scott
       
George Henry Scott Harold George Scott Hugh Scott Judith A. Scott
1880-1948 1907-1982 1938-1993 Company Director
Funeral Service Founder     &
Neil A. Scott
Great grandson
of the founder
George Scott
A brief history...

In 1899, Bournemouth was at the peak of its fastest period of growth in its history; the train had not long arrived, and a population explosion saw the town expand from just 695 residents in 1851 to more than 60,000 by the turn of the century. It was against this backdrop that George Henry Scott established in 1899 what was to become one of the area's leading funeral directors. The company was, in 1914, honoured with the contract to carry out the funerals of members of the armed forces who had died within the Borough during the 1914-1918 conflict, an honour that was repeated in 1939-1945, and a sure sign of the esteem and respect this family-run funeral service had already established even at this early stage.

George was joined by his son Harold in 1928 and Harold's wife Lettice joined after their marriage. They were succeeded in 1965 by their son Hugh, who, together with his wife Judith, set about expanding the company, the main highlight of which was the opening, in 1986, of a second funeral home in Kinson to serve the northern part of the borough and neighbouring Poole, Ferndown and Wimborne. Hugh and Judith's second son, Neil, joined the family funeral service in 1989, the fourth generation of the Scott family to uphold the family tradition, instigating further expansion in 1999 with the refurbishment of all the company's premises and the construction of two brand new, state-of-the-art chapels in Wimborne Rd. From the outset, George Scott's goal has been to make what is, after all, one of the most difficult, painful and daunting times for anyone – the loss of a loved one – just that little bit easier through kindness, warmth, consideration, sensitivity and sheer professionalism. We aim to put you at ease and take away some of the worry and stress that can overshadow times like these so that you can mourn your loved one with appropriate dignity and respect. This has been, and still is, the George Scott tradition - of offering a truly caring and professional service.

The care and service we provide today...

Here at George Scott we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and for the gentle, but friendly, efficient and caring way with which we handle each individual situation. We always listen attentively to your needs and strive to respond in a way which truly reflects your wishes. Family-owned and personally managed by Neil Scott, the great grandson of the founder, and by Neil's mother Judith, the company has a wealth of experience of working in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas. With modern facilities at all our Funeral Homes, and with qualified, courteous and knowledgeable Funeral Directors and staff, you can be confident that by coming to George Scott you have chosen a quality, family-owned funeral service, which has for more than 100 years been offering the very best care, support and advice. This website aims to provide the essential information and support that will help to make the whole process - from the moment when we hear the sad news that someone we love has died, to the funeral service itself – just a little less bewildering and stressful.

The day of the funeral ...

You can be assured that we will take care of everything on the day of the funeral. We will make sure the funeral proceeds on time and in a dignified manner and we will guide you every step of the way. We will arrange for road cones to be placed where necessary on the morning of the funeral and supply funeral cortege markers for private vehicles and during inclement weather we will supply umbrellas. Please advise us in good time, about how many family seats should be reserved at the service venue and of any family members who may be in wheelchairs or having walking difficulties.

Funeral procession Somerset Road
       
Funeral Procession circa 1900 Somerset Road circa 1930