M&F Co-op Funeral Department was launched in January 1926 and was originally part of M&F Co-op Society. The care and consideration provided by the new funeral services, together with the commitment and dedication quickly earned M&F Funeral Department an enviable reputation. We rapidly grew out of our old Bushmill premises (adjacent to Fisherrow Harbour) and built brand new premises at Lochend Road in 1929, we still operate from this building today.
Over the last 87 years, we have taken an enormous amount of pride in putting family needs first. Some of the old traditions remain with us today as arrangements are made by sitting with the client and taking hand written notes. The attention devoted to caring and advising our clients which earned us our steadfast reputation also remains and we believe that looking after our clients in their time of need is a privilege and we are honoured that they not only trust us to care for their loves ones but return to us in their time of need for our support and assistance.
We have also moved with times as our Funeral Homes are tastefully designed to create a warm and comfortable welcome. We are conscious of the climatic and environmental changes and ensure that all of our coffins are produced from sustainable forests. Alternatively wicker or wool coffins, both suitable for cremation or burial, can be provided as more and more people request woodland burials.
We are very much part of the local community in Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Portobello and Tranent. We support local charities, gala days and sponsor local sporting events. We believe in investing in the local community and being part of it, we provide support in Musselburgh to Volunteeer Development, East Lothian. The aim of the Centre is to involve more people in volunteering to help make East Lothian a better place to live.
Today, M&F Funeral Services is an independent funeral directors employing a small team of experienced, professional and caring individuals. Our purpose remains the same; to facilitate meaningful ways for our clients to grieve their loss and celebrate the memories of their loved ones. We provide respectful funeral, cremation and memorial services whilst always looking after the deceased with the utmost dignity and respect. We believe we provide the highest quality service at the best price whilst always striving to exceed the expectations of each client we serve. We do this by providing information, options, and guidance with the highest level of quality of service to all of our clients.
M&F Funeral Services is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), the UK’s leading funeral trade association. We follow their strict code of practice in our business.