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  • Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about dying won’t make you die

    The way we talk about dying, matters Recently for a Dying Matters awareness week we held an event in the local community to talk about why the way we talk about dying, matters. Most of us try to avoid going near the subject, but hospices will encourage their patients and their families to discuss what…
  • What would you want to take with you?

    What would you want in your coffin? Many families ask for certain things to be placed in the coffin with their loved one. It can be because they believe the person will need the items where they are going, or simply just to bring them comfort. We know from archaeologists that since the beginning of…
  • The importance of music

    Music is a fundamental part of a funeral Music evokes memories with just an intro or a blast of a chorus and can perfectly reflect the person whose life you are celebrating. It’s tough though to whittle down a top tunes list. Your ‘Desert Islands Disc’ list can change and evolve over time! My mum’s…
  • How can I ensure my loved one will be treated with dignity & respect?

    You may have seen the recent media coverage about Legacy funeral directors in Hull. I just wanted to reassure the local community, that the highest standards are adhered to at White Feather.

  • We have moved!

    We are very happy to be able to announce that White Feather Funerals has outgrown it's premises after three years of supporting families in Heathfield and it's surrounding areas. New, bigger premises were required to continue this support and we look forward to meeting you, just around the corner in our new home on Station…
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY INSPIRATIONAL FRIEND.

    I lost a much-loved friend, suddenly in 2019. Today on Wednesday 19th July 2023, he would have been celebrating his 50th birthday. He was stung by a hornet and had a catastrophic allergic reaction. For a week he was kept alive by machines in hospital, but sadly his family had to take the decision to…
  • From dinosaurs & entreprenuers to coffins & care.

    Back in 2015, my day job involved moving dinosaurs setting up an Virgin entrepreneur event in Birmingham. I loved the buzz of that job, meeting passionate people starting businesses and hearing success stories from those that had already achieved much – Richard Branson,  the founders of Not on The High St, Jack Wills, Innocent and…

  • White Feather now under sole ownership

    After a rewarding 3 years, in February 2023, Lucy Atabey became the sole owner of White Feather Funerals. There will be no change to the level of service that clients of White Feather have come to expect and Lucy looks forward to continuing to work closely with local families to create the perfect funeral for…
  • Caring for your loved one

    We understand how difficult it can be to let go, once someone you loved has died. That’s why we try to be there, if we can, with our team, when it comes to the time to take them into our care. And once they are in our care in our private mortuary at our Heathfield…

  • His last act of kindness

    Over 13.6 million people watched The Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip’s funeral. It was widely agreed that is was a beautiful, poignant and elegant service with very little fuss, befitting the Prince who hated any ‘faff’. From the Land Rover hearse he specifically designed for purpose to the carefully chosen readings, hymns and music, this…