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When you place your trust in Eric P. Massie you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service.

Our history

Eric P Massie has been an established funeral director in Inverurie for many years, serving the local community and earning its trust. In 1965, Eric founded the business on his experience as a joiner and cabinet-maker which included the provision of coffins for customers as part of his service. By the early 1990s, the focus shifted from joinery to full time funeral directing and in 1995, Eric's son Alan joins the team along with current manager, Ian Thomson. The two generation family owner-managers continue to build the business and Alan eventually succeeds Eric. Planning his retirement in 2016, Alan seeks out another family business with ethics and experience to take on the legacy of his own. William Purves, with its five generations and reputation for premier funeral services was a natural fit. Today, our values of compassion, dedication, Integrity and respect are at the heart of Eric P Massie. The team continue supporting bereaved families in inverurie and the wider Aberdeenshire area.

 

Helping you honour their life

As the final ritual of life, a funeral is our way of saying goodbye, honouring a life lived and a life loved. Funerals play an important role in our grieving process and often we can feel a huge responsibility to get it right. Which is why we start with the view that every funeral is unique and every funeral is special. In years to come we want you to look back without regret and take comfort from the way you laid your loved one to rest.

We have has been guiding and supporting families through bereavement for many generations. Let our family help your family by sharing with you the wealth of understanding and experience we have gathered over the years.

Our team

As indepenedent funeral directors we serve bereaved families in our local community.

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Find out more about our joint ventures with local partners or the latest news.

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Find out more about our joint ventures with local partners or the latest news.

Testimonials

"It's reassuring to have all these details ironed out and in a plan for the family to follow."

C MacCrae (81) 
C MacCrae (81)

"... our plans will ensure that the children have a clear idea of what we want and we've put a significant sum towards paying for it."

G Ferguson (75) 
G Ferguson (75)

"Your Plan of Wishes checklist has enabled the whole family to tackle a subject we'd been avoiding for a long time."

H Smith (37) 
H Smith (37)

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Managing Your Digital Death

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