Ronnie Barrett was born in 1945 and upon leaving school, knew he wanted to become a funeral director. Before opening his own business, Ronnie worked for a local funeral directing firm for 42 years. During this time, he completed an apprenticeship in joinery and obtained a diploma in Funeral Directing. It was also here that he met his wife Patricia, and together they developed a deep understanding of how to support families in their times of mourning.

Ronnie and Particia’s son, Steven, later followed them into funeral care and in 2008, the mother, father and son team opened their first funeral home on West Road. The business has since expanded into West Denton, thanks to the loyalty and support of local families.

Today, Steven heads up the business, taking care to continue the traditions and skills taught by his father. Steven is joined by his wife, Rachel and a team of conscientious staff. As ever, their focus is to care for local families with empathy, compassion and professionalism.


Choosing your funeral plan – important information

You can buy a plan for yourself or on behalf of someone else. The funeral plans offered are designed to cover the funeral director's own costs. As long as they carry out the funeral and the requirements don't change, neither you nor your family will be asked to pay a penny more for these costs, regardless of when the plan is needed or what happens to costs in the meantime.

The plans can also include a contribution towards any third party costs (also known as disbursements), such as burial or cremation costs. Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans.

Funeral directors Steven and Rachel Barrett
R. W. Barrett funeral fleet