Karen O'Keeffe Wendy Mitchell
k-okeeffeBorn in Woolwich, South East London and moved to Burwash in 1988. Karen had a career in banking in London until 1999, after which she ceased commuting and began working in the copyright and the care sector locally. She joined the Waterhouse Family in 2011 where she works from Burwash, overseeing the operation of our office and the support and care to families in need of our help. Karen lives with her husband in Burwash and enjoys travelling, walking her dog Jess, entertaining, and sewing. wendy-mitchellWendy has responsibility for managing our second office in Heathfield on a day to day basis, Heathfield Funeral Service. Born in Croydon, Wendy has spent the last 35 years living in Tunbridge Wells. Married, with two grown up sons, she is also a proud grand–mother to her beautiful grand-daughters. Having previously worked for BT and Sainsbury’s managing their front of house services, she returned to college to develop her typing and office skills before starting a new challenge in the Funeral Industry and joining Heathfield Funeral Service in 2003. She has become the first port of call to all our bereaved families in and around Heathfield.
David Rhys-Jones  

 DSC06672 Whilst born in Oxford, David has lived and worked in Kent & Sussex. Before joining the Waterhouse family in December 2014, he worked in a variety of different industries, gaining a wealth of managerial and operational experience at all levels. David’s duties cover a wide range of responsibilities, from arranging funerals with families, to going out on funerals and is training to become a Funeral Director. David enjoys watching cricket, horse racing, & rugby.



Jacky Woodland David Hyland
WOODLAND-JackyJacky is married to Tim Waterhouse and has worked in the family business several years. Jacky supports the administration of C W Memorials, our stonemasonry and memorials business, also based in Burwash. Jacky is a keen knitter and well as personal chauffeur to her two boys, Charles and James! david-hyland-webA Funeral Director with 40 years experience, David has been working with the Waterhouse Family since 2000. He also has an extensive knowledge in stonemasonry and runs our Memorials company, C W Memorials, supported by Jacky Woodland.
Chris Porter Brian Curtain
chris-porter-webBorn in London, Chris has spent most of his life in the South-East. He started working for the Waterhouse Family in late 2011 after ending a long career in the print industry. Chris works with Brian in maintaining our car fleet, our premises and is one of our bearers. Chris is an avid cinema goer and can often be seen with a different book in his hands on a variety of subjects. CURTAIN, Brian IBorn and raised in Burwash, Brian has worked in the funeral industry locally for over 30 years and for the Waterhouse Family since 2006. He looks after our fleet of vehicles, oversees our workshop facilities and is our Hearse Chauffeur. An avid Arsenal supporter (we can’t help that!) and a family man through and through, his grandchildren are his pride and joy.
Geoff Keeley Tim Larkin

KEELEY, Geoff Geoff is an East Sussex man, through and through. Born  to  farming parents in Dallington, he still enjoys the tranquil and peaceful life of the Dallington Countryside where he continues to live.Widely known to many people through his landscaping and gardening business, Geoff has joined our team of casual bearers, where he has already been very well received by the many families that know him and his family.

 A Broad Oak chap and well known charachter around these parts, Tim has spent many years in the skilled trades of kitchen fitting and property refurbishment. Now seeking a different challenge, Tim supports us in a casual capacity as part of our bearer team. He loves his classic Mini and has numerous local charitable interests.