Respect’s Gravedigger’s Nomination For Gravedigger of the Year

Our gravediggers are a man and wife team with three young girls. Erwin and Marie with Kayleigh, Megan and Immy.  They go above and beyond what is expected in helping us create the setting for a burial in our park.  They dig and backfill by hand and always ensure that the plot is left in a tidy appearance with the family flowers and any wildflowers planted and seeds sown ready for the family to return.   Because Respect uniquely also carry out pet burials and these are usually last minute as the pets come directly from the vets we have no worries that the grave will not be ready as Erwin will arrange the plotting out and  dig on the request from the phone call.     

 On the days they have to dig during school holidays or on a weekend the whole family turn up and the children enjoy making daisy chains and bird watching which is a great education for them and very refreshing to hear that they are not spending all day on computers and tablets.

They are a great asset to Respect and we would be proud for them to win this nomination

Annual Fishing Competition!

We had a good turnout for the fishing match this year at our Park in Laughton which is held for the families of the loved ones who are laid to rest within our Park.  A good day was had by all and even managed to ward off the rain this year.

In 1st Place: Andy Brailsford

In 2nd Place: Mick Hankinson

In 3rd Place: Natalie Steade

Well Done to All and see you next year!


PH of Doncaster wrote:


I’m struggling to sum up a day like today. Awesome is a word that isn’t particularly associated with funerals, but it was a wonderful experience, equally sad as it was uplifting, surrounded by good people, trees, wild flowers & birdsong. 

Many thanks to the folk at Respect green burial parks for giving us this experience & food for thought for when I shuffle off this mortal coil

SM Wrote:

Dear Respect 

I took a drive out last night with my friend to the burial ground.  My husband would have loved it as he loved the countryside.  My heart soared when I saw it. 

It actually helped, no tears, just joy.

Thank you so much.  It was a pleasure to meet you both too. 

Kind Regards


TM of Doncaster wrote:

I am writing to thank you for your care and support following the sudden death of my sister in December 2017. I had intended to write sooner but I know you will understand why it has taken until now.

Today I visited her at the little oak among the bluebells, Spring is under way and the birds were busy among the trees, they will be grateful for the bird feeder I hung and hopefully leave the wildflower seeds I have sown on her plot alone.

Everything at the burial ground is coming to life, it does not feel like a sad or lonely place and it brought me great solace to spend time there.

Thank you so much for the funeral you organised, from changing the plans at the last minute to accommodate our needs to thinking about the Scottish chords to lower the casket, thank you for your gentle attention to details that could so easily have been overlooked, thank you for being honest and scrupulous in all of your dealings with us and thank you for helping us to organise a beautiful and fitting service for my sister during such a desperately difficult time.

I cannot recommend you or your company highly enough, I suppose the greatest accolade is that my sisters and I hope to join her at the Respect burial ground when our time comes, and that we will definitely be using Tulley’s.


Client Testimonials.

May I take this opportunity to thank you and Alison for everything you have done to help us through this difficult time. We have found the perfect place for *******- everything he loved in close proximity. I have been up to Laughton several times since Friday and each time I find it comforting. I can sit on his bench and chat to him in peace and quiet.

BP, Burton on Stather

Thank you for the photo’s, they are just what I needed, thank you once again for being so kind and thoughtful, it help a lot on such a sad occasion

K&H, W of Doncaster

Thank you for the photos of Geoff’s bird box & bench, it looks really peaceful. Thanks and regards F C

F C, Knottingley

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