Traditional values,

with a modern approach

“We would like to thank you for looking after us … and my dad … so well. A very difficult and sad time was helped by your patience and kindness throughout. I think that dad could not have been looked after better.”

“Thank you for looking after our family and for making such a bad day bearable. It was so vitally reassuring knowing that we were in safe hands. Thank you again from the bottom of our broken hearts”

Your kindness and professionalism went way beyond anything we could ever put adequately into words”.

Supporting families throughout
Kent and Sussex since 1926…

Independent ... Family Owned ... Serving the Community for over 90 years.

C. Waterhouse & Sons

Four Generations of Care

C. Waterhouse & Sons is an independent, family-owned, funeral directors, based in the pretty village of Burwash. Our relationship with families throughout Sussex and Kent has been valued over many decades, with our care and attention to detail being renowned as being of the very highest quality. On a daily basis Dorothy, Tim, Jacky, Clare and Charles Waterhouse, supported by their loyal and experienced team, endeavour to provide  traditional, bespoke and alternative funerals, reflecting not only the person who has died, but also with the key aim of exceeding the expectations of each family we care for.

If your expectations about funeral directors are that they’ll be gloomy, austere and very old-fashioned, then meeting us might come as a surprise. As a long established and highly regarded, independent funeral director to our communities for over 4 generations, we have the experience to meet & surpass all your needs, but we feel we do this in our own unique way.

On funerals we all wear our trademark blue pinstripe suits, rather than formal black, and this epitomises us. Smart, respectful, dignified and totally professional. Traditionally modern – as you’d expect after over 90 years of experience – but we’re also warm, caring, approachable, contemporary and fully in touch with all of the requirements across the whole range of funeral services.

More and more people want a funeral to be a celebration of the deceased’s life and their legacy. We embrace this wish, ensuring that our approach to each service is as unique as the individual concerned. We see our role as accommodating and fulfilling each family’s wishes; to deliver a service that truly celebrates a life and surpasses the expectations of their loved ones.


C. Waterhouse Funeral Directors … covering Kent, Sussex & the South East