Albery And Redstone - Okehampton Funeral Directors

Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors

Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors is an Independent Funeral business, that has been serving the community of Okehampton and surrounding villages, for Five generations, the business originally founded by the Counter family of South Zeal around 1850, this latterly passed from the maternal side of the family to Eric Redstone, succeeded by the late Keith Counter Redstone, who ran the business for many years, then latterly with his daughter-in-law Ali.

Keith Redstone, leading a service at Gidleigh, with Rev Louie Baycock 1990
Keith Redstone, leading a service at Gidleigh, with Rev Louie Baycock 1990

Meanwhile, David Albery a funeral director of many years in the local area had established the firm in Okehampton of Okehampton & District Funeral Service, it was at this time that we also incorporated Colin & Pat Bater into the business, who after many years of dedicated, professional service, decided to take things a little easier and enjoy their retirement. The ownership of Redstone funeral services passed into David’s ownership in 2015, and since then traded as Okehampton & District Funeral Service (Incorporating Redstones).  

Okehampton Funerals Interior - Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors
Warm and welcoming arrangement room - Albery & Redstone
David Albery Okehampton Funeral Director
David Albery, Funeral Director/Proprietor

It was decided to join the names of Albery & Redstone together, to reinforce our heritage of being a truly local Independent family funeral directors, with over 170 years of experience and service to our communities. We are proud to be the only Independent funeral service in Okehampton.

Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors

Albery & Redstone Okehampton Funeral Directors

Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors

The choice of funeral is highly personal. It should reflect your wishes and those of the person who has died. Some people want a simple funeral service whilst others prefer a more elaborate type of service.

There are many different ways a funeral can celebrate the individuality of the person who has died. This could be a small touch such as having the deceased’s favourite song played at the service, or a particular theme that runs throughout the whole service which reflects the deceased’s profession, hobbies or a particular colour. We will be pleased to discuss the many different choices of coffins now available, and indeed alternative venues for the service to take place, and discuss the options for non-religious funeral services.

Professional Advice

David paging the hearse as it leaves our chapel of rest
David paging the hearse as it leaves our chapel of rest

Our professional advice is freely given and without any obligation, so please feel free to call or pop into our office for an informal chat regarding any requirement or concern you might have.

We hope you find the following information of use to you, and bring some comfort in the knowledge that you are in the hands of a local Independent Funeral Director.

Read more  – About Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors

Colin & Pat Bater
Colin & Pat Bater

Why Choose
Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors?

We are a small Independent family run business; we do not have multiple branches with lots of different staff. We are not a commercial conglomerate operation. You will always have the personal continuity of David who will go through all the arrangements, and look after you throughout. You are an extension of our family when in our care. During the office hours your call will either be answered by David or Fiona, and on occasion David’s Mum, Kay. Outside office hours your call will be answered by David personally, not an answer phone or a call centre.

Albery & Redstone - Okehampton Funeral Services Reception
David paging the horse drawn hearse
David paging the horse drawn hearse

Join us in sharing your messages of condolences here, or special stories, photos or memories on this page.

As always, access to GriefChat and other bereavement support can be found on our website.

Sep 2022


Hiring Funeral Operative

We are currently looking for a Funeral Service Operative to join our small friendly team. We are a small Independent family owned and run business.

You must be of smart appearance, have a positive can do attitude, empathetic nature, respectful and polite at all times, and very aware of your surroundings, physically able, as heavy lifting is involved.

You will be expected to assist in bringing loved ones into our care out of office hours, we provide a 24 hour service.

It will be your responsibility to clean and maintain the funeral fleet to the highest standards, shoulder carry the deceased upon your shoulders on services, assistance in the care and preparation of loved ones when resting in our care

You must have exceptional client facing skills as you may be asked to assist in the administrative office from time to time.

If you would like to be involved in a profession, that is extremely rewarding, and helping your local community, and play your part in ensuring that we give the best possible service we can to our loved ones, please get in touch.

This is a 10 hour per week contract, additional hours to be worked to meet business needs when required. £10.00 per hour, plus additional out of hours payment.

All enquiries to be e-mailed to David Albery on

Sep 2022


We’re pleased to confirm that Golden Charter is now authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a provider of funeral plans.

The FCA has taken on supervision of the funeral planning market, which means that all funeral plan companies and those involved in selling and delivering funeral plans are required to meet high standards. 

We’re an appointed representative of Golden Charter, which means we can continue offering Golden Charter funeral plans to local families in line with these standards. We’re delighted to be able to offer the peace of mind that having a funeral plan brings with the added protections FCA regulation brings.

Please get in touch to discuss your wishes and planning ahead, we can support you every step of the way.

Aug 2022


members of the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

The Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

We are proud members of the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). This means as a company with follow a strict code of conduct, that our premises conforms to the societies regulations, and that they protect and promote Independent Family firms like us, giving families the peace of mind they are being looked after by a firm who are truly Independent and dedicate their service to looking after others.

July 2021