8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, Hants. PO1 4AJ
197 Allaway Avenue , Portsmouth, Hants. PO6 4HG
228 Havant Road, Drayton, Hants. PO6 1PA
Unit 2, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Hants. PO7 6NU
DENISE CHAPMAN - Business Owner and Managing Director
Denise has a wealth of experience and knowledge, she has worked in the funeral industry for over 18 years, starting her journey as volunteer then becoming an arranger where she learned everything she needed to in order to fulfil her dream of opening her very own funeral branches.
Denise was born and raised in Portsmouth so she is more than familiar with the local community and fully understands the difficulties, issues, and hardships some families may go through because she has first-hand experience of them herself in the past. This why she is committed to providing respectful, dignified, affordable and competitively priced funerals to each and every individual/family who chooses Forever Together to take care of their loved ones.
Densie has not only built up a very successful and reputable business but she has also brought together an experienced, efficient, highly skilled, caring and likeminded team who are as committed as she is to providing a highly competent, caring, and personal service to each and every person who comes through the Forever Togethers doors.
Coming from a large and very close knit family herself (she has 4 children and 11 grandchildren), family, compassion and friendship is at the very core of everything Denise and Forever Together stands for.
ABBIE BOND - Funeral Conductor
Forever Together's first female (and fast becoming our main) conductor. Abbie has been working in the funeral industry since 2012.
Abbie has worked for over 11 years of as a funeral arranger working closely with hundreds of families over the years arranging funerals and supporting the family members throughout the whole process from first point of contact, all the way until the day of the funeral service.
Abbie is probably one of the most experienced members of the team, however, her true calling had always been to become a conductor and to work more closely with the deceased, ensuring they receive the professional care and attention that they deserve. In 2022 she finally realised her dream and became our first female funeral conductor, she works together with Mike providing the care and attention, bringing loved ones into our care and the conducting side of the business.
In her spare time, Abbie is a mum of one, partner to Phil and (fur) mum to Milo the daschund.
MICHAEL CHAPMAN - Funeral Conductor
Mike and Denise have been married for over 30 years making this a truly family run business, he is Denise’s right-hand man, Mike joined the Forever Together team to work alongside Denise in 2020.
Mike works tirelessly, mainly behind the scenes bringing those who have passed away into our care no matter what time of the day or night 12 months of the year. He also takes care of the deceased with the utmost care and dignity, preparing and encoffining them, taking fingerprints and/or locks of hair for their loved ones (as required) he transports and escorts them to their final resting place such as church or crematorium as a conductor he makes sure that everything goes smoothly and efficiently while taking care of the families and mourners throughout the funeral service itself.
On the rare days he’s not working, you can invariably find Mike on the golf course.
Each one of Forever Togethers funeral arrangers bring their own unique personality and skill set to the table, combined, they have a multitude of experience, knowledge, expertise and skills which make them a formidable team. They work both individually and together to ensure that every person and family that come to us is taken care of to the highest of standards.
Charmaine was born and raised in Portsmouth. She has had a few different work paths before joining Forever Together Funeral Care Ltd.
She worked for a supermarket brand for almost 14 years which fitted around her family life.
She has 3 lovely children. After losing her beloved mother-in-law and then her auntie just 11 days later, Charmaine felt a need to give back and wanted to look after families who'd also lost loved ones.
She initially came to Forever Together on a voluntary basis but soon knew this was her passion and purpose in life. She takes great pride in helping families in their time of need.
IAN GRANT - Casual Bearer
Ian was born and lives in Portsmouth and has been working in the funeral industry since 2015 as a casual funeral operative.
Ian is a keen member of the team with an eye for detail and always happy to help out where he can. He is hard working and naturally a caring gentleman who will go the extra mile to help families ease the pain of losing a loved one.
Ian loves to travel with his wife in their beloved VW camper van.
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