About Us

John Roach Funeral Directors

We are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. You can either come into our premises in Johnstone town centre, or arrange for one of our funeral directors to visit you at home. We will guide you through all aspects required to arrange the funeral. Organising clergy or other celebrant, liaising with Doctors and arranging & lodging all necessary paperwork are all part of our service.

We also prepare and look after your loved one until the time of the funeral.

One of the things that sets us apart from other local funeral directors is that, two of our funeral directors are fully qualified embalmers and have completed what is a very intensive practical and academic based course. Having been a funeral director since 1986, Craig Munro passed the course in 1995 and went on to become a full-time embalmer for 8 years before joining us. During that time Craig worked for a large multi-national funeral company and his experience means that we are very lucky to have an embalmer of his calibre working for us. I passed the course in 1998 and recorded the highest theory mark ever scored.

There are many reasons that embalming may be necessary and it is something that both Craig and I would be happy to discuss with you if you wished to get a greater understanding of this procedure.

All of us have worked at one time or another for one of the big funeral service companies. Our experience of working within the community means that we have very good local knowledge and  understanding of traditions and customs. We all know and have a good relationship with the local clergy.


  • We are so grateful for all your guidance & support with John’s funeral arrangements especially as it gave us some peace to see him at rest in the parlour.

    Margaret, Mary, Marion & Marlene

  • Just a little note to say a very big thank you for everything you did to enable my mum, Jen Dougall’s funeral to go as she had wished. Nothing was too much trouble for you and I really appreciated it as it made a very difficult and upsetting time so much easier to cope with. Everything went as she had wished, and for that alone I cannot thank you enough (she won’t come back to haunt me now!)

    Lynsey & David Caulfield & Family

  • Thank you very much for the professional & compassionate way in which you conducted my mum, Chrissie Pattison’s funeral. Your care and attention made things that little bit easier for the family.
    Thanks again and regards to you all

    Christine Donaldson

  • Many thanks for all your assistance in relation to Hugh Macdonald’s funeral. Your advice in the planning stages was invaluable to me and the whole operation was carried out in a totally professional manner. Hugh always did things in a very organised way and he would certainly have approved. Thanks very much again, and best wishes for the future.

    A. Macpherson

  • I just wanted to thank you all for your professionalism, kindness and understanding when handling my father’s funeral arrangements, having never had to arrange anything like that before it was a great relief to me leaving things in your capable hands.

    Lesley Parr

  • We would like to thank you for all your kindness during this sad time. Also, for the first class service received.
    Thank you all once again.

    Annie & Raymond

  • Thank you for everything you have done at the sudden death of my husband Peter Samuel Whyte. You helped guide me to what I had to do. You did an amazing job with Peter as he looked as if he were asleep.

    Margaret and Tina

  • Thank you so much for guiding us through the arrangements for mum’s funeral on 31st May

    Mary Boyd

  • For both your professionalism and support to our family at the time of my husband Jim’s funeral. I offer my sincere thanks.

    Anne Sanderson

  • Lindsay, Ewan and I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for all your help and support through our recent sad bereavement of my wife, Linda. You made what must be one of the most traumatic life experiences a lot easier for us to handle. Nothing was ever too much trouble and yor time and patience for us is very much appreciated. Possibly a strange thing to say to a Funeral Director, but, I would certainly recommend you to anyone who needs to arrange a funeral. Thank you very much again

    Gordon, Lindsay and Ewan McNeil

  • Thank you so much for the perfect arrangements and kindness at this sad time

    Rosemary F. Evans

  • Just a note to thank you for your help during my recent bereavement. As I found out last year, you help to make a difficult time a little easier. Please have a drink or two on me.

    Ann Devine

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