The Coles Hub is Officially Open in Rhiwbina , Cardiff

17 May 2019

A special thanks to our award-winning neighbours, Organicafe, for the delicious cake and to all the local councillors who stopped by to support this new venture (before heading to present Dame Shirley Bassey with her Freedom Honour!) We took the opportunity to ask everyone who joined us how they could see themselves, and their families, friends and […]

Bereavement Services in Cardiff

29 July 2018

Written by Services Manager, Claire Robertson: Here at Coles we believe choice is very important to the people we serve, and we work continuously to maintain excellent relationships with Cardiff’s many bereavement service providers so that we can be flexible in the arrangements we make for you.On our doorstep we have the popular Thornhill Crematorium […]

PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors is Opening a New Funeral Home in Cardiff North

12 July 2018

CARDIFF – 12th July 2018 |Cardiff’s local, independent, family-run, funeral business – Coles Funeral Directors – is going from strength to strength and opening up a second funeral home in Cardiff North!Whilst Coles Funeral Directors premises on Newport Road remains their priority – the business’ year-on-year growth has meant a search for a second premises […]

What will your favourite flower say about you?

22 June 2018

Written by Services Manager, Claire Robertson: This month we’ve been talking about how it’s important to have choice when it comes to end of life care and funeral plans.  There is always a lot to think about when somebody dies and making funeral arrangements can be stressful. All too often, people feel hurried into making […]

Funeral Flower Etiquette by Religion: Should you send flowers?

25 April 2018

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: Over the last couple of weeks, Gareth has been talking about religious and faith funerals. During my time with Coles, we have commissioned personalised funeral tributes on behalf of religious families in the shape of: Crosses, Angels, Gates of Heaven, Open Books, Jesus Fish, Five Pointed Stars, Aum, Khanda, […]

March funeral flower of the month: the beginning of spring

19 March 2018

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: The daffodil (narcissus) is without doubt, the most iconic flower in Wales – and it can be seen growing everywhere in swathes of brilliant yellow at this time of the year. Symbolising rebirth and new beginnings, which is why it’s sometimes known as the ‘Lent Lily’, narcissi are a […]

February Funeral Flower of the Month: It had to be the rose!

17 February 2018

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: It would be remiss of me not to talk about the rose this month – it is, after all, synonymous with love, Valentine’s Day, and the month of February. Perhaps you were lucky to receive a red rose last Wednesday? The rose was the clear choice for our Petal […]

January floral tributes to usher in the New Year

22 January 2018

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: Over the past couple of weeks, Gareth has been talking about resolutions, so today I’ve set myself the challenge to share a few ideas for flowers that are: in season during January; make beautiful funeral blooms; and tie in to this month’s theme! White Heather – whilst it might […]

A look back at Coles Funeral Directors’ 2017…

29 December 2017

Written by Director Gareth Coles: It’s with bittersweet reflection that I look back through 2017. After all, a very busy year for Coles Funeral Directors means that many of the families we’ve worked with will have been missing someone special during this Season’s festivities. We hope you’ve been remembering the good times…Throughout the year, a number of […]

Holly, ivy, fir trees, poinsettias and some more unusual Christmas blooms!

20 December 2017

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: December is a time of celebration, but often a time of great sadness as the winter months claim their many casualties and our losses, past and present, are at the forefront of our minds. It’s a time when lots of people visit the graves or resting places of their […]

Remembrance Gifts that Celebrate Life

5 December 2017

Written by Claire Robertson, Office Manager at Coles Funeral Directors: December is widely considered a time for celebration with gift-giving high on the agenda at the end of the month! This got us thinking… as more often than not when a loved one choses cremation and their ashes aren’t interred or scattered – their cremains […]

November Flower of the Month: Poppies and other symbolic stems

8 November 2017

Written by Office Manager, Claire Robertson: If you’re part of our Facebook community, you’ll have seen that this month we have a Remembrance Tree in our funeral home on Newport Road – on which, each leaf is a message of remembrance for a departed loved one. (There is still time to include your message of […]