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Ayrshire

We are a family-run funeral firm, dedicated to providing all the support that you and your family may require.

From selecting a coffin to picking your loved ones favourite flowers, we will help and guide you every step of the way. We pride ourselves in providing a complete personal service to each individual and family, helping you tailor the funeral and service that best suits you and your loved ones needs. We also provide pre-payment funeral plans so whether you are arranging a funeral now or planning for the future – we’ll do everything we can to help you remember your loved one. The staff at Fosters Funeral Directors have been highly trained to deal with clients in a sympathetic and understanding nature in times of great distress and sorrow.

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Our Staff

Fosters’ funeral directors and chauffeur drivers will look immaculate with our traditional funeral clothing.

Here at Fosters Funeral Directors you can be assured of our funeral directors and chauffeur drivers arriving at a funeral looking immaculate with our traditional funeral clothing. We purchase our funeral attire from Lyn Oakes Ltd, a traditional family run business with four generations of experience within the specialist corporate clothing market. They have particular expertise within the funeral wear market and have been supplying to the industry for over 30 years, which is why, here at Fosters, we commissioned Lyn Oaks to provide us with a one-of-a-kind trouser stripe, tie and handkerchief unique to Fosters Funeral Directors. We are honoured to be entrusted with your loved ones; they deserve the best, that’s why we only wear the best.

Anthony J. T. Foster

Anthony J. T. Foster

Funeral Director

Hello, my name is Tony Foster, I am the founder of Fosters Funeral Directors – The Independent Family Funeral Directors Ltd.

 

I have a great passion to help people, I love my profession. Families entrust their loved ones within the care of my company and that task I do not take lightly. I have managed over the years to build a team of people who have the same ethos  as I do and with this team we have created one of the largest independently owned funeral directors in the United Kingdom.

 

My goal has always been to provide the highest possible service at the least amount of money anywhere within this industry. If I can offer any help or you would wish to email me please contact me at tony@scottishfunerals.com

Billy Morris

Billy Morris

Senior Funeral Director

My name is Billy Morris and I am the senior funeral director at  our Cumnock & Mauchline branches of Fosters.

 

I entered the funeral profession in 1995, originally with Brian Allan Whyte Funeral Directors, where I started as a funeral director. Over the years I gained a wealth of life experience within the company, eventually becoming a senior funeral director.

 

Our aim is to provide a personal, professional and compassionate service to families at their time of need.

Terry Buchan

Terry Buchan

FUNERAL DIRECTOR / EMBALMER

My name is Terry Buchan. I started employment in the funeral industry in 2006 as a funeral operative for Dundas Fyfe Funeral Directors, my role there involved chauffeur driving limousines for funerals, and general workshop duties. In 2010 I enrolled with William Purves embalming academy, where I completed the course in embalming. Over the 3 years since then I have worked in the mortuary, taking care of hygienic treatments and preparing your loved ones for viewings and for their final journey. In 2013 I joined Fosters Funeral Directors as a funeral director, coming here mainly because they are an independent family funeral directors.

 

My intentions are to provide a professional and compassionate service so that you and your loved ones’ wishes are carried out.

 

When am out of work I spend time with my wife Lisa and 4 children. Nico, Nathan, Keanna and Jack and our family dog Kira.

David Capstick

David Capstick

Funeral Director

My name is David Capstick. I started in the funeral trade when only 19 years old, initially as a chauffeur driver.

 

Since then I spent time at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium before taking the chance to become Supervisor for 4 years at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.

 

I then had an opportunity to spend time with Ayrshire’s Cemeteries Department before being approached by Tony with the opportunity to join Fosters Funeral Directors, which I grabbed with both arms.

 

I really wanted to get into the directing side of funerals and, since then, have never looked back.

My aim is to listen to and carry out exactly what a family needs and wants.

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Funeral Director

My Name is Lee Smith i joined the team at Fosters in September 2016 after 9 years working in community mental health and care at home services.

 

My change in career has made such a difference in my life, as now i feel helping families at such a difficult time is very rewarding

 

I work out Fosters Ayrshire branch  and i can often be seen working in the Glasgow branches also, i assist my work colleagues in ensuring that the funeral planning details are taken care of in the days prior to the funeral taken place. This can include collection of deceased, ensuring that the necessary paperwork is submitted. On the day of a funeral,either directing, driving the hearse or limousine is a big part of my role here at fosters.

 

My Aim is to care for families at this difficult time, a time when they are in need of help, support and guidance, I personally carry out their wishes with a caring professional and passionate manner ensuring every last detail is put in place for their loved one, as if i was caring for one on my own family.

Phil Stevenson

Phil Stevenson

Chauffeur Driver

My name is Phil. I entered the funeral profession after many years in the army. I feel my army training transfers well to the funeral industry, where the utmost respect and attention to detail are paramount.

 

I assist my work colleagues in ensuring that the funeral planning details are taken care of in the days leading up to a funeral taking place. This can include collection of deceased, ensuring the necessary paperwork is submitted or collecting orders of service. Working on the day of a funeral, either driving the hearse or limousine is also a big part of my role here at Fosters.

 

My aim is to ensure all preparation prior to funerals is carried out precisely and on the day of the service for funerals to run faultlessly every time.

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107 Glaisnock Street
Cumnock
Ayrshire
KA18 1JP

01290 42 44 55