hergest & cavell

Paula Hergest - Managing Director


In 1995 I joined the Co-op as a funeral arranger instantly falling in love with the profession. For over 15 years I managed large regions for several funeral businesses in the corporate sector. My passion is helping families and I am truly glad to be back at the very heart of what we do, and focusing on what really matters. Our family teams here are all truly exceptional people.

Peter Hergest - Funeral Director


I have been a Funeral Director for over 16 years serving the communities of Dartford & Gravesend  Opening my own funeral home with my wife has always been my dream and having taken that opportunity I intend on continuing to make a difference. I am pleased to give families the time they deserve and making sure they are looked after in every way

Paula & Peter


Married for 32 years, we have 2 daughters and to date one grandson called Oscar. We are a social couple and love spending time with family and friends. Funerals have been a way of life for us for over 20 years. We are down to earth everyday people and this was a big step for us. Having lost loved ones ourselves, we are sensitive towards others and like to help where we can

Sharon Cavell - Funeral Arranger


I have been arranging funerals in the local area where I have lived for 6 years now. When the opportunity  arose to start this business with our good friends I couldn't wait to get started. I love being able to spend quality time with every family that choose us as their funeral director. I aim to guide and assist them in making that final farewell the best it could possibly be

Tony Cavell - Funeral Director


For the past 10 years I have been supporting families in our local community. Caring for someone's loved one is a privilege and I am committed to doing the very best I can before, during and after the funeral. Together, Paula, Peter, Sharon and I promise to deliver an exceptional personal service that is second to none

Tony & Sharon


After a 10 year courtship we finally tied the knot in 2005. We have a son Alex, daughter Chloe and son in law Keiran. We cant wait for the patter of tiny feet and see our family grow. We are family people who are happy to  share our experiences with others and where we can we want to make a sad and difficult time a little easier.