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About P Boast & Son - Chertsey
P Boast & Son funeral furnishers of Chertsey was established in 1904 by Peter Boast, a local builder during the week and funeral director at the weekends. At the time, Peter was known locally as the ‘poor man’s undertaker’, as he provided a service for members of the community who couldn’t afford to take time off work for a weekday funeral.
In the early 50s Peter’s son Leonard Boast joined the firm, focusing the firm’s direction towards the funeral side of the business. Leonard was based at the long-standing family premises at 36 Eastworth Road where the business still runs to this day. The firm grew successfully over the years and provided a renowned local service to the community under Leonard’s instruction.
In 1963 Leonard’s son Peter Boast joined the family business straight from school, working closely with his father to learn the funeral business whilst also starting a mechanics garage from the same premises. As his father slowly released control over the years, Peter took over the family funeral business and years later encouraged his own son Matthew Boast to join the business, following in his own footsteps.
Matthew Boast joined the family business in 1987, like Peter starting straight from school, and was very much encouraged by his father to be an integral part of the firm. At just 19 years of age, Matthew was conducting funerals and helping to run the company.
10 years later Peter made the tough decision to sell the family business to G M Luff & Partners. Matthew decided to stay with his family’s business and is still the face of the local company today. Under new ownership and the experience and investment this has entailed, P Boast & Son has since gone from strength to strength.
As part of the Ford Mears group, P Boast & Son continues to provide a caring and professional service to the local community around Chertsey. Further investment in the business by Ford Mears has meant that P Boast & Son is now able to offer a wider range of services and vehicle options, whilst still providing a personalised service that honours the legacy of P Boast & Son’s independent, family-run business.
How We Can Help
P Boast & Son’s funeral directors in Chertsey provides a range of funeral services and funeral plans to accommodate everyone’s needs. Find out more about our tailored services and cremations below.
David Baier - Dip FD, LMBIFD
David was born and raised in Frimley, Surrey and he joined the company in 1989 as a Chauffer Bearer. David gained The National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in 1991 and became the Branch Manager at Ford Mears Frimley office in 1992.
David left the company in 2001 for a period of five years and worked in the Financial Services sector. He later returned to the company as Regional Manager in 2007 and is now based at P Boast & Son in Chertsey.
Funeral Director & Office Manager
Karen Merryfield - CERT FAA
Karen joined the company in September 2015. She grew up in Virginia Water, later moving to Chertsey with her family after getting married in 1995. After leaving school Karen studied anatomy and physiology to do beauty therapy and massage, having also worked as a Care Assistant in local nursing homes.
For a few years, Karen worked at a local secondary school as a trained Teaching Assistant for children with learning difficulties. Throughout her adult life, Karen has been a licensee and worked at a local hotel as a supervisor for many years. Karen then realised that she wanted to work for her local funeral directors, so she took up the challenge and applied to join the company. Karen takes great pride in her work, helping the families she meets and all aspects of her role.
We understand that many family and friends wish to give donations to a charity in memory of the deceased and we see this as an important part of the service that we offer.
Our donations page is simple and easy to use. We’ve partnered with Memory Giving, a recognised donation platform for Funeral Directors to coordinate and collect memoriam donations. We set up the page for you, the page has the following optional features a photo of your loved one, space for a message, details of the service with a map and a space for tributes to be left. The page will typically close 6-8 weeks from the date it was created.
Every donor will receive an acknowledgment, thanking them for their donation. Donations can be made securely by debit or credit card, with donations going straight to your nominated charity. The option of Gift Aid is available, with Gift Aid recovery, provide on behalf of the charity increases the gift by upwards of 18%.
Memory Giving Search Form
Where to Find Us
36 Eastworth Road,
Surrey KT16 8DW
Directions travelling from Thorpe Park
- Flowing the Staines Road towards Chertsey,
- then left onto Green Road continue onto Pyrcroft Road,
- straight over the lights leading you into Eastworth Road A317
- P Boast & Son is on your right at No.36.
Directions from the M25 J13
- Coming of the M25 towards Chertsey follow the St Peters Way to the end,
- Then filter left at the Roundabout,
- Onto Cherstey Road, filter left at the lights
- Onto Eastworth Road A317
- After the 2nd roundabout P Boast & Sons will appear on your left at No.36
All the roads around the and in front of the office are residential roads with free parking.
Get in Touch
Contact our Chertsey office below.