Our mission statement reflects our intentions to promote high standards not only within the business but also within the funeral profession and these are also identified within the company objectives.
“We intend to continue to be leaders in our profession, providing a complete, high quality funeral service to our families both locally and nationwide. To continue to uphold the standards of professionalism and the traditions, established by the founder five generations ago, is of paramount importance.”
We are proud to live by this statement and will continue to improve and extend our funeral services for the decades to come.
Established in the 1930s, L J Butler and Son was run by Donald Butler and his wife Irene until, upon their retirement, it was acquired by another long-standing, local company, G Saville & Son Ltd.
Founded in Southwark in 1875, G Saville and Son Ltd relocated to Wembley in North London in 1931. G Saville and Son Ltd in Wealdstone was opened in 1956 and L J Butler and Son Ltd and its sister company Stonebridge Funeral Service followed in 1984.
The third, fourth and fifth generations of the Saville family currently run the business. Graham & his wife Susan, both have recently retired. Their two sons, Adrian, runs the Kenton and Harrow offices and Phillip, runs the Wembley office. Phillip’s son Pierce also works with him at the Wembley office.
Graham and Susan have both held the position of President of the London Association of Funeral Directors and Susan subsequently was elected as President of the National Association of Funeral Directors.
Adrian and Phillip are both holders of the Diploma in Funeral Directing and history was made when, for the first time, two brothers achieved the highest pass marks for the London area and were awarded the prestigious Howard Rivett Award in their respective years. Graham added to the history books when, as London President, he presented Phillip with his award: the first father to son presentation.
We pride ourselves on our high standards and provide our clients with an individual, personal, service, ensuring their particular requirements, religion or cultural values are respected throughout every stage of our work.