A proud independent funeral directors.  A family based company who are now in our seventh generation of family ownership spanning nearly 200 years.  We provide a caring bespoke service with full facilities and purpose built premises.  Looking after families in Southport, Formby, Crosby and Liverpool areas in Merseyside.

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) and comply with both codes of practice.

Our luxury chapels of rest provide a peaceful place for visiting loved ones.  We are very proud of our service, vehicles, offices, reputation and accumulative experience and offer unparalleled care during one of the toughest times you will face.

About Us

We are now very proud to offer SAIF Care bereavement support to all our families, read more by clicking here.

Dean Brothers independent funeral directors were originally wheelwrights and operated from Kenyons Lane, Formby, establishing in 1827. His son (WIlliam) moved to Gores Lane trading as builders and funeral directors in what was then a small village community. Williams’ nephew (Ellis) pursued a career in farming which was then situated at Deansgate Lane North, Formby.

Williams’ sons (Ellis and William) formed Dean Brothers in 1946 registering the company as Dean Brothers (Formby) Ltd.


Williams’ son Peter, along with his wife Joyce continue from the premises of his forefathers, today as funeral directors, they hope to serve the community for many years to come. In the time since Peter has been company director the premises have been extended twice and considerably improved to provide a high level of professional service, incorporating computerisation of all filing and administration systems. Peter and Joyce have also employed daughter Sharon, son Iain and daughter Samantha who all play vital roles in the maintaining of Dean Brothers’ professionalism.


When Death Occurs…

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

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.

Prepaid Funeral Plans

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

Downloadable Maps

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


Someone has passed away...what do I do next?!

What to do Next…?

Call us first so that we can advise your best course of action.

Your funeral director will be able to give further advice relating your particular situation and relate how paperwork will move forward and what dates may be reasonable given your situation and who best to call next, to proceed.

There can be many various directions the paperwork can take and it is essential to have clarity with your funeral director so that everyone can achieve the funeral that you want, when you want it.

Where is my local registrar?

Southport: Town Hall, lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA.
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Ormskirk: 25 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2WS.
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Waterloo: Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RB.
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Liverpool: St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.
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What is my local registrar's telephone number?

Southport: 01704 533 133
Ormskirk: 01695 585 780
Waterloo: 0151 934 3044
Liverpool: 0151 223 3004

What is my local coronors' office telephone number?

Southport: 01704 531643
Liverpool: 0151 777 4286

What is my local crematorium/cemetery number and address?

Southport: 01704 533433. Southport Road, Scarisbrick, PR8 5JQ
Thornton: 0151 924 5143. Lydiate Lane, Thornton, Crosby, L23 1TP.
Liverpool Catholic Cemeteries: 0151 522 1017. Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17.

What is the probate helpline number?

0845 30 20 900

It's National Grief Awareness Week...let's take a look at one of the Myths of Grief that are not helpful after a loss - Don't Feel Bad is a Myth


We hope that few of us will ever have to attend an inquest after the death of a friend or relative. In case we ever do, this article gives a good overview of the process. http://ow.ly/KyT030pYaiK

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