About Us

    About Kavanagh & Coates Funeral Services

    Founded in 2003 at Bethel Street by Anthony Kavanagh and Frank Coates, the funeral home quickly established its reputation throughout the Heywood area, with Frank’s son-in-law, Jamie McCulloch, joining the team as Funeral Director in 2013. 

    The team at our Heywood funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

    Here at Kavanagh and Coates Funeral Services we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Frank Coates

    Funeral Director

    Frank has been with Funeral Partners family since 2017, having worked previously as a police officer for 30 years before founding Kavanagh & Coates Funeral Services . He works tirelessly to help families get through an emotional time and likes meeting lots of different people. He loves gardening and walking.

    David Iddon

    Funeral Service Operator

    David worked previously a service manager and buyer. He enjoys serving and caring for the people in the local community. He comes from a large family and has a wife and two children. He loves football and supports Manchester United.

    Catherine Holland (Kitty)


    Kitty joined Kavanagh & Coates Funeral Services in 2006 having previously worked as a nurse for 4 years. She enjoys being involved in many charitable events in the local area and likes reading, football and other sports.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01706 623 623 visit branch or arrange a home visit