Welcome to our Website


    A proud, family based company, now in our seventh generation of family ownership spanning nearly 200 years, we provide a caring service, with full facilities and purpose built premises to families in Southport, Formby and Crosby areas.


To increase your confidence in our services, we are members of SAIF (Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors) and NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors)


trade associations and also offer as approved agents Golden Charter and Help the Aged pre-paid funeral plans.


Independent of any large corporations, we provide a personal, 24 hours available, service throughout the North West region of England.

National Award Winners



  In April 2005 Dean Brothers(Formby)Ltd were awarded


a national plaque and certificate for service, support and care in the local community



for their charity fund raising and free ongoing computerisation database service



of all local churchyards/cemeteries for searching of family graves/genealogy etc.

Qualified & Regulated Funeral Directors

All of our funeral directors are qualified with SAIF IFD college to SAIF high standards in Funeral Services, foundation and Health and Safety.

We are proudly qualified, trained and regulated by the high standards that are associated with any funeral company that is a member of BOTH SAIF and NAFD.  

We are one of very few who are able to meet BOTH codes of conduct and are maintained by annual checks to ensure we are regulated and comply with those standards.


Proud, Family Run and Independent for nearly 200 years in Formby, Southport and Crosby

As one of the areas few remaining truly independently owned and family run funeral services, we are proud of our heritage of seven generations and proud of the high standard, caring level of service we provide, at a cost that larger corporates simply cannot match.

We are proud of the letters, cards, gifts and messages of appreciation that we have become accustomed to as a result of our professional, caring service that spans nearly 200 years and 7 generations of Formby tradition and heritage, covering areas of Southport, Formby and Crosby offering quality funeral services at affordable prices.


Prepaid Funeral Plans

Dean Brothers are Golden Charter prepaid funeral plan representatives offering bespoke prepaid funeral plans.

Prepaid Funeral Plans

Downloadable Maps

Downloadable maps to Crematoria, Cemeteries and Churches in the local region of North West England, Southport, Formby and Liverpool.

Downloadable Maps

Useful Links

Links to helpful contacts and organisations and local suppliers, relevant to your funeral.

Prepaid Funeral Plans

When Death Occurs...

The immediate next steps in terms of what to do, who to call what's involved.


Prepaid Funeral Plans

Bereavement Support

We offer some advice in coping with grief and helping others cope with grief, the normal feelings and experiences that may occur and links to professional organisations that can help you.

Beareavement Support

Payment Assistance

Basic information relating to eligibility for potential claimants for state funds for funeral payment assistance and contacts for local organisations that can advise you in more detail.