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Pay for a funeral

The funeral can be paid for:

  • from a financial scheme (pre-paid funeral plan or insurance policy) the deceased had
  • by you or other family members or friends
  • with money from the person's estate (grant of representation or probate)

You may be able to get help from:

  • a private or personal pension scheme the deceased had that pays a lump sum to help with funeral costs
  • a trade union, professional body or a provident club which pays a benefit when a member dies
  • a life insurance policy taken out by the deceased which pays a lump sum if someone dies before a certain age
  • a funeral payment if you're on low income

Visit GOV.UK for more information on funeral payments.

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death)
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quote.

Public health funerals

We've a duty to arrange a funeral for people who have passed away in Plymouth if no known next of kin are located, or the next of kin are either unwilling or unable to make arrangements. Email public.protection@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 304147 for further information.

If the death occurred in hospital, the Plymouth Hospitals Trust (01752 202082) will arrange the funeral.

List of public health funerals

Name of deceased Date of death Referred to Treasury Solicitor?
Nelly Pengelly 17 January 2010 NO
Steven Tye 08 March 2010 NO
Robert Neal 14 May 2010 NO
Douglas Ostler 21 May 2010 NO
Beryl Doreen Hayward 01 June 2010 YES
Rupert Barrett 17 June 2010 NO
John Wilbraham 19 July 2010 NO
Michael Verney 06 August 2010 NO
Samuel Bazely 11 August 2010 YES
Michael Buckley 05 September 2010 YES
Michael John Davey 29 October 2010 NO
Colin Edward Pedgeon 25 November 2010 NO
Frederick James Pile 26 November 2010 NO
Michael McCorrmack 27 November 2010 NO
Joseph Hodgetts 01 December 2010 NO
Margaret Clarke 12 December 2010 NO
David Symons 24 January 2011 YES
Michael Anderson 10 February 2011 NO
Robert Armstrong 20 February 2011 NO
Barbara Roberts 25 March 2011 NO
David Ward 14 April 2011 NO
Robert Chappell 15 April 2011 YES
Sylvia Lee 11 June 2011 NO
Marjorie Christine Mildren 13 June 2011 NO
David Irving 27 June 2011 NO
Pauline Roberts 15 July 2011 NO
Mark Richards 17 July 2011 NO
James Martin 21 July 2011 NO
David Cecil 03 August 2011 NO
Peter Hunt 30 August 2011 YES
Robert Charles Lee 10 September 2011 NO
Dominic Hand 25 September 2011 NO
Bernard Moss 02 November 2011 YES
Colin Wellstead 18 January 2012 NO
David Trethewey 08 February 2012 YES
Barbara Langham 26 February 2012 YES
John (Jack) Knott 02 March 2012 NO
John Forbes-Thomas 31 January 2012 NO
Gordan Kenneford 30 March 2012 NO
Sheila Ingleheart 24 March 2012 NO
Gordon Baker 30 April 2012 YES
Henry Mayles 10 May 2012 YES
Malcolm Spearman 10 May 2012 NO
Robert John Hamilton 16 May 2012 NO
Dennis Cairns 21 May 2012 NO
Geoffrey Kimber 07 June 2012 NO
Thomas Puckey 12 July 2012 NO
Brian Harold Hunt 13 July 2012 NO
Darren Graham Goldsworthy 17 July 2012 NO
Deborah Harris 17 July 2012 NO
Barbara Forster 01 August 2012 YES
Peter Chave 22 October 2012 NO 
Royston Joliff  25 October 2012 NO
William Shore 25 October 2012 NO
George Arnold 26 October 2012 NO
Miroslaw Brzozowski 11 November 2012 NO
Margaret Osborne 27 November 2012 NO
Christopher Ogier 03 December 2012 NO
Kevin Pethick 07 December 2012 NO
William Brookestone 24 December 2012 NO
Alison Couch 08 January 2013 NO
Colin Clarke 25 January 2013 NO
John Thomas Bray 13 February 2013 NO
Ernest Gillett 20 February 2013 NO
John Norbert Hill  22 February 2013 NO
Roger Cooper 02 March 2013 NO
Mervyn Mulholland 04 May 2013 NO
Roderick Parker 08 May 2013 NO
Mairi Hutchins 03 June 2013 NO
Barry Nicholls 06 June 2013 NO
Pauline Ingate 28 June 2013 YES
Michael Rogers 30 June 2013 YES
Glyn Novak 06 August 2013 NO
Robert Hodghton 07 September 2013 NO
Arthur Adams 24 September 2013 NO
Michael Prynne 15 October 2013 YES
Margaret Conway 24 October 2013 YES
Garry Horsley 16 December 2013 NO
Andrew Nicholson 30 December 2013 NO
Shirley Wonnacott 02 January 2014 YES
Richard Mitchelmore 09 January 2014 YES
Stella Macintyre 14 February 2014 NO
Paul Howard 21 February 2014 NO
Isabelle Gardiner 23 February 2014 NO
Trevor Scott 17 April 2014 NO
John Day 20 April 2014 NO
Daniel Disney 22 April 2014 NO
Timothy Nigel Lister 14 May 2014 NO
Steven Wells 27 June 2014 NO
Alan George Bray 23 July 2014 NO
Iris Joyce Brewer 29 August 2014 YES
Keith Rouncefield 09 September 2014 NO
Jason Mark Tunnicliff 13 September 2014 YES
Lawrence Albert Alford 26 September 2014 NO
Michael O’ Keefe 20 October 2014 NO
Sean Selkirk 26 October 2014 NO
Simon Dansie 02 November 2014 NO
John Cyril Challacombe 05 December 2014 NO
Jane Harle 09 December 2014 NO
Michael Finneran 11 December 2014 NO
Ellen Saxby 21 December 2014 NO
Roy Miller 08 January 2015 NO
Frank Tristem 10 February 2015 NO
Michael Cephas Down 12 March 2015 YES
Andrew Luckes 14 April 2015 NO
Barry Shaun Kemp 01 May 2015 NO
Albert Parry 06 May 2015 NO
Paul Maurice Blank 15 May 2015 NO
Peter John Davies 19 May 2015 YES
Steven George Bonney 04 July 2015 NO
Michael Williams 17 August 2015 NO
Maureen Mayne 26 August 2015 NO
Sylvia Bazeley 09 September 2015 NO
Carmine Paglino 22 September 2015 NO
Edward Daniel Barren 15 October 2015 NO
Joseph John Salmon 10 November 2015 NO
Linda Turner 30 November 2015 NO
Gloria Jean Harvey 19 November 2015 NO
Dennis Cardy 14 December 2105 NO
William Thomas 21 December 2015 NO
Linda Rose Eastel 13 January 2016 YES
Peter Sole 29 January 2016 NO
Richard Walters 02 February 2016 NO
Brenda Hollands 15 February 2016 NO
Trevor Williams 23 March 2016 NO
Trevor Neild 04 April 2016 NO
Derek Bowden-Williams 12 April 2016 NO
Paul Anthony Weston 16 May 2016 NO
Simon John Barker 19 May 2016 NO
Douglas Pedlar 21 May 2016 NO
Peter Ward 24 June 2016 NO
Stephen David Tinknell 05 June 2016 NO
Patricia Mary Sanders 23 July 2016 NO
Desmond Puckey 05 August 2016 NO
Royston Owen Lloyd 06 September 2016 NO
Paul Pilkington 10 September 2016 NO
Robert Fletcher 16 September 2016 NO
Kevin Barwick 29 September 2016 NO
Christopher Hardwick 06 October 2016 NO
Glen Ferguson 03 November 2016 NO
Melvin Gregory 09 December 2016 NO
Edward Anderson 16 December 2016 NO
Michael David Pitt 31 December 2016 NO
Arthur Frude 03 February 2017 NO
George Hill 05 February 2017 NO
Peter Kazem Angus 08 February 2017 NO
John Hamilton 10 February 2017 NO
Andrew Wilson 14 February 2017 NO
Barry Robert Glanville 09 March 2017 YES
Anthony Lucas 29 March 2017 NO
Neil Gardiner 13 April 2017 NO
Robert Marles 20 June 2017 NO
Peter Hendrik Vaatstra 13 July 2017 NO
John Pender 16 September 2017 NO
John Stinton 20 September 2017 NO
Dieter Zamora-Deffner 29th December 2017 NO
David Francis Ife 7th November 2017 NO
Brian Phillips 22nd December 2017 NO
Alan Perry 15th January 2018 NO
David Charles Pike 24th January 2018 NO
Lalli Miah 26th January 2018 NO
David Anthony Cross 19th February 2018 NO
Pauline Hill 3rd  April 2018 YES
Sharon Hoyle 2nd July 2018 NO
Alec Walter Turner 6th August 2018 NO
John Leonard Allin 21st  August 2018 NO
Trevor Gioella 23st August 2018 NO
James Thurlow 27 August 2018 NO
Valerie Johns 11 October 2018 NO
Alan Ian Calvert 24 October 2018 NO
Derek Reid 02 November 2018 NO
Willaim Burt Roberts 01 January 2019 NO
George Saunders 15 January 2019 NO
Neil Hughes 15 January 2019 YES
Trevor Wraith 21 January 2019 NO
John Robert Johnston 26 February 2019 NO
John Fraser Waterfield 22 February 2019 NO
Lee Francis Davies 03 January 2019 NO
Barrie Ebdon 10 May 2019 NO
David Regan 27 April 2019 NO
Anthony Owen 19 May 2019 NO
Howard Jacobs 06 June 2019 NO
Kenneth Collins 21 June 2019 NO
Gary Wicks 23 April 2019 NO
Charlotte O’Mahony 18 August 2019 NO
Michael John Howard Coombes 19 September 2019 NO
Garry Summers 27 September 2019 NO
Mark Rooney 17 October 2019 NO
Malcolm Fraser 25 October 2019 NO
Brian McDonough 06 November 2019 NO
Susan Helen Barnes 13 November 2019 NO
Sean Flaherty 15 December 2019 NO
George Williams 25 January 2020 NO
Michael Ferris 05 February 2020 YES
Alfred Coombe 18 February 2020 NO
Darren Roberts 10 March 2020 NO
Michael Mudge 11 March 2020 NO
Carl Hoyle 16 March 2020 NO
June Fletcher 18   March 2020 NO
Stephen Elliott 31 March 2020 NO
Trevor Lord 17 April 2020 NO
Michael Easterbrook 12 May 2020 NO
John Green 25 May 2020 NO
Mark Everingham Russell 28 June 2020 NO
Simon Fowler 25 July 2020 NO
Philip William Lamey 25 July 2020 NO
Kevan Anthony Kelly 31 August 2020 NO
Robert West 27 November 2020 NO
Philip Everett 31 December 2020 NO
Terence Walker 25 January 2021 NO
Colin Baker 01 February 2021 NO
Paul Harper 08 February 2021 UnkNOwn
Darren Charles Morgan 11 February 2021 NO
Walter Cedric Love 20 February 2021 NO
Robert Lee-Jarman 30 March 2021 NO
Michael Mitchell 01 April 2021 UnkNOwn
Anthony Shannon 17 April 2021 NO
Kevin Richard Wood 11 May 2021 NO
Paul Brown 30 May 2021 NO
Michael Gilmore 20 July 2021 NO
Mark Bamford 31 July 2021 NO
Edward Flynn Stevenson 04 August 2021 NO
Christopher Johnston 30 August 2021 NO
George Girvan 20 November 2021 NO
Adrian Prowse 27 November 2021 YES
Steven David Spencer 30 November 2021 NO
Robin John Maddock 03 December 2021 NO
Mark Halliday 22 December 2021 NO
Matthew Thomas Robson aka Disney 19 January 2022 NO
Roy Pearson 26 January 2022 NO
Christopher Patrick Cullen 01 February 2022 YES
Graham Richard Taylor 10 February 2022 NO
Michael James Read 05 February 2022 NO
Derek Rogers 08 March 2022 NO
William Bernard Cox 08 March 2022 NO
Fred Casey 27 March 2022 YES
Martin King 04 April 2022 NO
Ronald Beach 04 April 2022 YES
Gary Stephen Nash 29 November 2021 NO
Dravaid George Henri La'urie 27 December 2021 NO
Colin Prouse 29 April 2022 NO
Terence Woods 20 May 2022 NO
David Cowey 04 June 2022 NO
John Leonard Day 04 July 2022 NO
James Eddy 25 July 2022 NO
Patricia Wells 06 August 2022 NO
Kenneth Johnston 15 August 2022 NO
Kevin Bowden 22 August 2022 NO
Adam Day 08 September 2022 NO
Bryan Bonsey 19 September 2022 NO
Aniyah Skerritt 11 October 2022 NO
Dean Robert Warren 17 November 2022 NO
Brian James Endsor 24 November 2022 NO
Michael Kevin Wilson 27 November 2022 NO
Simon Anthony Bawden 30 November 2022 NO
Dean Robert Warren 17 January 2023 NO
Trevor Bryant 15 March 2023 NO
John Charles Hamley 25 March 2023 YES
Andrew Neil Jones 08 May 2023 NO
Adrian Gallagher 14 June 2023 NO
Alan Hocking 19 June 2023 NO
Nigel John Eastman Piper 08 July 2023 NO
David Bowen 04 August 2023 NO
Mervyn Higman 07 September 2023 NO
Edward Albert Mavin 31 July 2023 NO
Keith McKenzie 10 September 2023 YES
Christopher Willans 09 October 2023 NO
Glen Clifford Saxe 15 October 2023 NO
Reuven Fletcher 22 October 2023 NO

Where to find the date and place of birth of the deceased

This information can be found on the death certificate of the deceased. Certificates can be obtained from Plymouth Register Office.

Value of the deceased's estate

This information is not published by the Treasury Solicitor and is not published by us under Section 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Those individuals who believe they are entitled relatives can make a claim on the estate or find out more information on the GOV.UK website.