Here for you and yours
Three generations of our family have served as funeral directors in Knutsford. We're always here to help and one of us is available to speak to every day of the year.
How it began
Business commenced in the early 1950's under the name Thomas Johnson & Co. Tommy was a well known local business man and chairman of Knutsford Conservative Club. Funeral Directors in those days often evolved from other businesses such as builders or cabinet makers. Tom's business was no exception as he owned a taxi business which developed into funeral work. Tom's daughter Ann was brought up assisting her father in the business. Anticipating that her involvement with the company would be at an end with the retirement of her father and having married Barri Dodgson during his career as a Chemical Engineer, it came as something of a surprise to learn of her husband's interest in continuing the business. Dodgson's Funeral Service was born in 1973 and now owned by Barri & Ann Dodgson. After gaining the National Association of Funeral Directors and the British Institute of Embalmers qualifications, the business' good name grew quickly. Barri invested in a fleet of brand new vehicles, the first in the area. Since then, the fleet has grown to include two 2 hearses, 2 limousines and numerous other vehicles to cope with ever increasing demand. We have run Mercedes for the last 20 years and replace the fleet every 4 years keeping them in tip top condition. Barri and Ann's son Damian joined in 1994 and is now managing the business as his parents approach retirement.
Taking care of the community in a time of need
All of our staff live in our community and as such it matters that we provide the best service for families who very often know us as friends and relatives. We spend time with clients helping them to understand options and ultimately decide the most appropriate way forward. It's a privilege to continue serving returning families thoughout the generations and humbling when we're personally requested.