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 independent 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 believe that being an independent funeral director offers our clients the support, choice, value and dignity they deserve.