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 1900. It was against this backdrop George Henry Scott established George Scott Funerals in 1899. George Scott Funerals has now become one of Bournemouth’s leading funeral directors.
From 1914 to 1918 the company was honoured with the contract to carry out the funerals of members of the armed forces. This honour was repeated in 1939-1945. A sure sign of the esteem and respect this family run funeral service had established.
George was joined by his son Harold in 1928. Harold’s wife Lettice was welcomed to the business after their marriage. They were succeeded in 1965 by their son Hugh and his wife Judith. Hugh and Judith expanded the family business. The main highlight being the opening of a second funeral home in Kinson in 1986. This served the northern part of Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown and Wimborne.
Hugh and Judith’s second son Neil joined the family funeral business in 1989; the fourth generation of the Scott family to uphold the family tradition. This resulted in further expansion in 1999. All the company premises were renovated and two brand new, state of the art chapels were built.
From the outset, George Scott’s goal has been to make one of the most difficult times just that little bit easier, through kindness, warmth, consideration, sensitivity and professionalism. We aim to put you at ease and take away some of the worry and stress so you can mourn your loved one with appropriate dignity and respect.
This has been, and still is, the George Scott tradition offering a truly caring and professional service.