About Colin J. Close Funeral Service
In 1985 Grassby & Sons extended into the Blandford and North Dorset area by working with local funeral director, Colin Close to open Colin J. Close Funeral Service in Blandford Forum. Grassby & Sons are a long established family run business with their main office at Grassby Funeral Service in Dorchester.
Colin has lived in the Blandford area all his life and had worked in the funeral trade since leaving school when he joined Cherretts Funeral Directors in Blandford.
In 1988 the business also purchased Cherretts which was incorporated with Colin J. Close Funeral Service.
The business eventually moved to new premises in Blandford when they acquired and renovated the old ambulance station in Peel Close, off the Salisbury Road.
These excellent premises complement the high standard of service the business provides to Blandford and the surrounding area.
Colin J. Close work in association with Grassby & Close Funeral Service based in Sturminster Newton, and both offices have use of a Chapel of Rest facility at the cemetery chapel in Sturminster Newton.
The branch is overseen by Manager/Funeral Director, Kaye Clemens, who is qualified with the Diploma in Funeral Directing and Office Manager, Cathy McIver.
Grassby & Sons have two other branches in Dorset which are located in Weymouth and Wyke Regis. There are also two branches in East Devon in Sidmouth and Seaton.
All branches are supported by the masonry works at Grassby Memorials located just outside Dorchester in the village of Grimstone which has been operating since 1861.
Colin J Close Funeral Service are members of NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors) and SAIF (National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors).