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Aubrey Kirkham appoints third generation family member

Shrewsbury-based Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors has expanded its team with the appointment of a third generation family member.

The funeral directors has announced Joshua Gavey, grandson of founders Aubrey and Ann Kirkham, has been apprenticed to the funeral firm, under the guidance of Shropshire County Training in Shrewsbury. 

During the next two-and-a-half years Gavey will be taught in all the areas of the profession, which will include spending time at other larger funeral directors premises in order to broaden his knowledge of the profession.

The funeral directors, which has a branch in Four Crosses alongside Shrewsbury was founded in 2000.

In 2002 the founder’s daughter Leanne joined the firm and is one of the few fully-qualified female funeral directors in the region as well as holding a diploma in funeral directing.

In addition, Aubrey and Ann’s youngest daughter Selina joined the parlour in 2015 and now administers the pre-payment funeral plans and controls other financial, administrative duties, such as human resources and health and safety; alongside with the design and preparation of funeral plans.

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