Welcome to Collier & Brain Funeral Directors

Founded in 1938 through the partnership of Trevor Collier and John Brain, the company established itself in the village of Drybrook as a dignified funeral director serving the needs of the bereaved in the local districts.

The company thrived throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s and eventually transferred the ownership from the original founder’s families to Ernest Heal & Sons Independent Family Funeral Directors who already had a long association with the business.

Tributes & Donations

Please feel free to show your support by sharing your messages and memories as a lasting way to remember those we have lost.


Floral Tributes

At such a difficult time, we would like to support you in choosing your floral tribute and helping you with any questions you may have.


Get in touch

We are here to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any questions.


The day to day operations of Collier & Brain Funeral Directors are managed by Robin Hughes, a long serving employee of the company. As a local resident, Robin has a comprehensive knowledge of local traditions and the community that he lives and works with.

Whether you need advice regarding the choice of funeral services available or you need information regarding Golden Charter Funeral Plans, Robin fully understands the sensitivity of such enquiries and that time needs to be afforded for such decisions to be made.

When you entrust us with making funeral arrangements we provide advice, options and guidance to enable you to create a funeral that is individual to your loved one.

Whether this is for a direct cremation (also referred to as a pure cremation), a simple funeral service or a more traditional funeral, we will look after your wishes with the same level of care and empathy.

We will provide advice on registration and coroners procedures, liaise with all necessary third parties, for example nursing homes, hospitals, doctors, clergy or Civil Funeral Celebrants, crematoria or burial authorities, printers, florists, musicians, newspapers or caterers.

If you need immediate assistance at the time of a bereavement, we are here to serve you 24 hours a day all year around. After all, our business is part of your community.

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