About Us

    About Mears & Cotterill Funeral Directors

    Mears & Cotterill Funeral Directors has been serving families in Wandsworth since 1985.

    The team at our Wandsworth funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. We have our own service venue at both our funeral homes.

    Here at Mears & Cotterill Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Karen Rattigan

    Area Development Manager

    As a mother of five and grandmother of ten, I dedicated most of my life to raising my children and grandchildren maintaining my focus on my family.

    In doing so I found a passion for event organising, including charity and non-profit events, religious and family occasions and parties that catered to specific requirements.
    Raising a family wasn’t all parties and I was no stranger to the heartache of losing loved ones. Its these personal experiences that drew me to join Cruse 18 years ago as a bereavement counsellor and I very quickly realised that this was something that came naturally to me.

    Drawing on my passion for organising, empathetic nature and family-orientation I feel that in my role as a Funeral Arranger I was doing something that not only allowed me to support individuals and families when they need it, but also to reach out to my community raising money and more importantly an awareness for a number of groups and charities.

    Since becoming an ADM I have carried my experience through and hopefully now can guide and nurture other arrangers and help them build up their Branches and Brands to be an essential part of the communities that they are in. Whilst ensuring our best practice is always at the forefront.

    Sam Taplin

    Funeral Arranger / Administrator

    Sam has been with Mears & Cotterill Funeral Directors since 2015, having previously worked as a palliative care and healthcare assistant and then specialising as a dementia support worker.
    Sam says she most enjoys “Helping guide families through a tough and sensitive time, making sure their expectations are met and that everything goes perfectly.”
    She likes socialising with friends, spending as much time possible with my family, shopping & of course… dog walking!

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 020 8874 7698 visit branch or arrange a home visit