A Brief History
We are an independent family business, giving families a bespoke and meticulous service.
Along with Peter and Julie, they have two sons, Matthew and Oliver, who are involved in the business.
Peter holds the Diploma in funeral directing, along with being a qualified 'N.A.F.D Vocational Qualification Assessor' and previously worked as manager at Eric Eyre Funeral Services for over 13 years. Prior to that, he worked at G&M Lunt Funeral Directors and John Heath and Sons. Julie met Peter whilst working in the funeral profession, who also has over 12 years experience working in the benefit service for Sheffield City Council, having a wealth of knowledge on state assistance for funerals.
The family business opened in June 2017, born from a desire to provide a caring and supportive atmosphere for families in our office or in their own homes, ensuring that we are honest about what we as a family business can offer.
Having worked in the profession for over 35 years, we have seen the many changes in the way funerals are now conducted and what relatives want for their loved ones. The price for a funeral has also increased which, for some, leaves them with a feeling of not being able to give their loved ones a funeral they feel befitting of them. We have sat with many families who have worried about paying for a funeral, and promised that when we did open the business this is something we would try and address. If someone has the funds for a traditional funeral with all that goes with it, then that is their wish, but there are also many people who do not have the funds, or just do not want a lot of fuss. We are all entitled to a dignified funeral regardless of our place in society and cost. The amount offered by government to help pay for a funeral has not risen in line with actual funeral costs, something that will hopefully change in the future.
Peter Haigh and Sons are proud to announce that they have signed the ‘Fair Funerals Pledge'. The pledge is part of the 'Fair Funerals' campaign, working with the public, the funeral profession and the government to tackle funeral poverty.
Peter and Julie are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We take pride in this being our passion, not just our job, and we will support you during the funeral arrangements, on the day of the funeral and beyond.
We aim to offer Quality, Affordable, Fair Priced Funerals that allow you to give your loved one the funeral that they wanted.
The choice of products and services will always be yours, and we will not push you into buying things you do not need, or want.
We understand that arranging a funeral is a daunting and sometimes traumatic event, we ourselves have been there, but we will be here for you every step of the way.
Peter and Julie offer an excellent service at a very difficult and sad time. They were so friendly and kind and yet still very professional. Mum’s funeral was lovely and went very smoothly, thanks to Peter and the team. Thank you so much.
Paul Marshall - July 2021
NOT THE BIGGEST BUT THE BEST IN MY OPINION Myself and my partner Angela approached Peter and Julie after the sad loss of my father. After having experience of other companies in the past and not all of them entirely satisfactory, we decided to give Haigh's a try. It is often difficult to totally describe why something feels right but this did from the very first phone call to Peter's visit to my home at The Priory.
You got the warmest of feelings that this relatively small company cared and that everything was done more on a personal level. This meant the world to me and is why I felt it was the right thing to do, to leave a review expressing my deepest thanks to the Haigh family and their wonderful service that they gave. In my experience in life, when it comes to shops and companies then bigger isn't always better and that certainly applies here.
Every single aspect of my fathers funeral was first class including their recommendation of Kate who was the celebrant at the service and a lovely woman. Thank you all
Carl S - January 2021
THANK YOU PETER HAIGH & SON'S As soon as I spoke to Peter I felt like my mum would be in good hands, we all felt like we had known Peter for year's when we meet him in person, because he is so pleasant and is happy to speak about your family and his own like a friend would. With every step I was included in, and contacted as with being in lockdown in the Sheffield area I thought this may have been an issue but he made sure that wasn't the case. When it came to people visiting my mum everyone who saw her said she looked lovely and just like herself which meant so much to me. If you are wanting a loved one who has sadly passed to be cared and looked after well, I would 100% recommend Peter & Son's to help you though your difficult time.
Thank you for help and care you gave to my mum and family.
Collette - November 2020
Peter and Julie are perfect, no ifs no buts, down to earth good honest genuine people, My dad was our world, Peter and Julie when above and beyond at the most difficult hardest day of our life’s, they looked after my dad and us like you wouldn’t believe. this isn’t just their business, it’s there passion and love to care for others, They did us, and my dad, so proud. Thank you so much.
Warren - July 2021
Superb service at an incredibly difficult time. Peter helped us through every step of planning my Mum's funeral. She wanted a cardboard coffin, decorated with pictures drawn by her grandchildren. And that's exactly what she got. He arranged for the most fantastic celebrant to speak at the service and just made everything feel easier. Can't recommend Peter Haigh & Sons highly enough. Thank you for everything.
Victoria Stewart - May 2021
SHAZ’S STUNNING SEND OFF 😇 Exceptional customer service on a very personal level.
Peter and his family gave Sharon the fantastic send off we could have only hoped for. Everyone has commented on the lovely ‘personalised’ coffin and it has been a lovely talking point since. Peter even ensured that Shaz was driven by her beloved SWFC where the reception was amazing.
Everything done exactly as we wanted plus more.
Jackie B - December 2020
Hi Peter, Julie and family, hope you're all well. I am fine, things are levelling up a little and my head is
beginning to settle. I want to thank you and the
family for your care and dedication to your profession. Your obvious care and thoughtfulness came through like a bright light, we were all very impressed, as was indeed "Father Albert". He said you were very caring and professional in your duties. From a man who deals with the funeral service on quite a few occasions, it was in my opinion a very true compliment. When the conversation turns to funerals, you can be sure your name and service will be spoke of. Thank you for everything.
I cannot recommend Peter Haigh and Sons enough. Himself and Julie have been brilliant throughout. Always understanding and caring. Thank you so much for everything you have done and all the best for the future.
Peter Haigh & Sons Funeral Directors are excellent. In fact, I cannot recommend them more highly, not only for the efficient and effective manner in which they handled the funeral process, but also the understanding and empathy that they showed to me and my family at a time of immense grief. Thank you again.