Stanley J Nicholas Ltd and its roots began in 1946 and we are proud to be the longest established independent family owned and run funeral directors in the Rhymney Valley.
We strive to deliver a professional, respectful and personal service and pride ourselves in offering traditional and modern funeral options with unparalleled levels of customer service.
Throughout our time serving the community, we have always tried to uphold the traditions of those that have passed before us, but have never been slow to recognise the need for change and act upon it.
Founded by Mr. Nicholas in 1946, the company has grown over the past 70+ years to be one of the leading independent funeral directors in the area. ‘Uncle Stan’ built the reputation of the company by upholding traditional values and by serving the community and helping them in their time of grieving.
When Anthony married Uncle Stan’s niece Rosaline in 1967 they moved into the family home where she grew up, and they eventually took over the family business. Anthony has travelled all over the world in his profession as an Embalmer and Funeral Director, and is one of the most well respected Fellows of The British Institute of Embalmers. Anthony is the patriarch of the company and still takes an active role in the business.
Anthony’s son Edward started ‘helping out’ at about age 12 and has never stopped. Edward lives for the company and prides himself on upholding the traditional values that Uncle Stan stood for, and on the relationships he has built in the community over the years. Edward, also a Fellow of The British Institute of Embalmers, has helped grow the business to what it is today and treats every family that he meets like his own, showing them and their loved ones the utmost respect.
Julie is a Funeral Director at our Aberbargoed office and Leanne is a Funeral Director at The Paddocks and always on hand to greet families with a friendly and caring smile in times of need.
It’s a hard job when you deal with death on a daily basis but we at Stanley J Nicholas Ltd are dedicated and professional at all times, and pride ourselves on caring for the families as if they were our own.