Welcome to Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors. Our aim is to make each funeral personal, unique and representative of both the loved one lost and those making the funeral arrangements. Full support and advice will be given along each step – before, during and after the funeral.

Owned and managed by Nicholas O’Hara, wife Jackie, son Anthony and daughter Natalie, we are proud to run a truly independent family business. When you need us, our family really is here for your family.

At Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors we believe in maintaining the highest levels of service possible, in all areas of our business; from caring for the deceased, to assisting and advising the bereaved with all due care and sensitivity. We understand that a funeral holds a special place in the memory and so we pay careful attention to every detail and request, to create a special day for those lost and those that mourn.

We operate a 24 hour, 365 days a year service, from our funeral homes in Wimborne, Verwood and West Moors and cover all surrounding areas. We are pleased to discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home or at any of our offices.

If you cannot find the information you require or have a personal matter to discuss, please contact us how you feel most comfortable.

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A Family Business

Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors was formed in 1974 by Nicholas along with his father Alfred (Pat), a local police officer and his mother Brenda, a nurse and owner of Somerleigh Court Nursing Home which is where today the funeral head office in Wimborne runs from.

Jackie, Nicholas’ wife joined him in the business in the 1980’s and helped modernise the office set-up and create a new partnership.

In keeping with the family business, son Anthony joined in 1997 and later that year his sister Natalie. In all 4 generations of the O’Hara family have worked within the company. Many family members have, and still do work within the business, including spouses, aunts, uncles, in-laws and many close family friends.

A business full of traditional values, yet with a keen appreciation of the modern era, Nicholas, Jackie, Anthony, Natalie and family thrive on making the business achieve the high standards that Nicholas envisioned when he first entered the profession and which Nicholas O’Hara are recognised for.

Now with 3 generations working together Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors is a truly independent family business.

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Burials & Cremations

Choosing a Burial or Cremation is an important part of the funeral process.

Donations & Obituaries

Make a donation or leave an obituary for friends or family.

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Pre-arrange your funeral with our popular Funeral Planning service.

SAIF Bereavement Care

Providing a range of services to bereaved people over the age of 18.


Helping you in choosing what stone masonry options best suit your needs.

Legacy Jewellery

An exclusive line of products developed to hold your loved ones memories close for eternity.


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