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020 8989 0493

89a Aldersbrook Road



E12 5DG

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Compassionate Funerals was established in November 2012 by Hasina Zaman.


Hasina wanted to provide a female-led funeral service that set out to better serve the diverse communities of London and beyond.


We do this by providing a bespoke service where we listen to what you want and create the funeral with your beliefs, wishes and values at the very heart of what we do.


We find the thing that has most value to families is what they bring with them.


Hasina Zaman

Hasina is one of London’s few female CEOs within the funeral service industry.


Having lived and worked in East London for over 20 years as a teacher, lecturer and artist, she has a strong understanding of, and links with, the multi-faceted communities which make up the City.


Hasina identified a need for more compassionate, unique funeral services which paid heed to what people wanted for themselves and their loved ones.

Allistair Anderson

Allistair has over 20 years experience of working in a wide variety of roles with some of the best local and national undertakers, cemeteries and crematoria in London.

Allistair regards it as the highest honour to be able to serve people at one of the most difficult, life-changing moments in their own lives.

He believes in empowering people, so they have control and are able to have the funeral they want & need.

Sarah Tully

After 25 years in publishing, Sarah decided to take her creativity and organisational skills to help bring families the funerals they want. 
Sarah joined Compassionate Funerals in 2016 after organising a home burial for a family friend and realising that there is strength and healing when the family can take charge.
She believes in planning ahead where possible, and the importance of open discussions about death. In 2017 Sarah was ‘Most Promising Trainee Funeral Director Runner Up’ at the Good Funeral Awards.

Andrea Maiden

Andrea has over 25 years experience of working in a wide range of primary and
Special Schools across the London Boroughs.
Andrea volunteers at North London Action for the Homeless and Compassionate Neighbours at St Josephs Hospice, Hackney.
She believes that a person who has passed away, as in their life on earth, deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and that families need to be guided through the journey of that loss with safe, nurturing, and sensitive support.

Samantha Gage

Samantha grew up in the Malvern countryside, and having lived and studied in Leeds and Japan, eventually moved to London to pursue a career in fashion.
Feeling compelled to begin a new career of service to others, she had always felt drawn to the funeral industry, and believes in the importance of the supportive role it can provide.

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