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We offer a service where your wishes are our principal concern and where arrangements are able to reflect the life of your loved one and to enable you to say goodbye in your own unique way. We also believe it is essential that you are afforded consistency throughout this challenging time. You will therefore be assigned a funeral director who will be with you throughout the whole process with the aim of building a trusting and comfortable relationship where the wishes of the family are understood and respected.
We also realise that choice is important, whether you hold traditional values or a more modern view. We can therefore cater for all needs, faiths and beliefs including humanist, natural and green burials. We provide a funeral service to families and individuals not only in Plymouth, but also the surrounding area and can offer a repatriation service across the country.
Cassie moved to Plymouth in 1998 with her family, initially working as a matron in a nursing home in Yelverton, then setting up and running a successful computer services business with her husband. From 2004-2008 Cassie, alongside her daughters and husband, also owned and managed Plymouth Diving Centre, a busy and popular SCUBA diver training centre.
In 2002 Cassie’s husband became ill and she cared for him until his death in 2013. In 2016, Cassie became involved with a funeral company in Plymouth where she discovered a profession that was both fulfilling and rewarding. The natural next step was for Cassie, alongside her family, to establish their own true independent family funeral directors. In 2017, Knapman Family Ltd was founded, a business committed to ensuring that the families of Plymouth have access to an affordable, independent and caring funeral service.
In 2013, following a career break to have children, Emma retrained and returned to work part time as a teaching assistant at Hyde Park Infant School, a role which she finds enjoyable and stimulating.
Emma is an active mum but when not looking after her two young children she enjoys going running and often takes part in local running events.
Emma brings drive and enthusiasm to the running of the systems and structure of the business, allowing for the professional care to continue throughout and beyond the funeral arranging process.
Marc was born in Plymouth and after completing his education he joined the British Army as a Royal Engineer with 39 Engineer Regiment. After leaving the military, Marc enrolled in a career within Health and Social Care, progressing to a management position and gaining invaluable experience within this field. His career saw him work alongside prolific offenders in the National Probation Service, vulnerable children and adults, as well as individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. As a family, Marc and Emma have had a role in providing supported living as well as being foster carers, all alongside raising their 3 children.
Marc understands the importance of ensuring family members feel comfortable and reassured when considering the funeral arrangements of a loved one. Marc often meets families in their own homes, believing that talking about a loved one, reminiscing about fond memories and raising a smile can provide comfort and help put families feel at ease.
I feel I can understand family dynamics and have a natural ability to listen and communicate. I am passionate about ensuring that families have the required information to make an informed choice. A funeral is a unique tribute to a loved one and I am committed to ensuring that we provide an affordable and professional funeral service.
Charlie splits her time between raising her young son and acting as office manager. Charlie previously worked in the community as a health care assistant, supporting patients in their homes, including the provision of end of life care. In providing individual patient care and being able to have a direct influence on a person’s health.
Charlie is an excellent and compassionate communicator and brings a range of skills that support the delivery of a professional and personalised service at Knapman Family Ltd.
The rest of our team
Ian, Zoe and Carol