J.F. Thompson
Sons Ltd
Independent Family Funeral Directors
Tel: 0161-945-9798
24 Hours
Our Pledge
Putting you first in everything we do...
When you suffer a bereavement, a funeral for a member of your family is the most difficult day of your life. Everything your family and friends thought about a loved one is expressed on that day.
When someone passes away it comes as a great shock. Sometimes the death may be expected, but nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close. As your funeral directors, we are here to help and advise in any way we can. We are dedicated professionals who provide a personal service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
It is a rare privilege to be a funeral director, to stand in a sensitive position at at a crucial time in the midst of your family, knowing that the quality of our service and reputation will help you through the most difficult time in your lives. Our services to you start when you contact us and extend often way beyond the day of the funeral. We enjoy an excellent rapport with doctors, hospital, clergy and other agencies relating to funeral arrangements. This is often very important in accommodating special circumstances and personal requests by you, the family, in a timely manner.
Customer Service really is our top priority - our commitment is to put you first in everything we do.
Call us on 0161-945-9798 to discuss your needs, completely free of charge and without obligation.

In all aspects of the funeral arrangements our staff will point out the procedures and legal requirements.
Whilst arranging the funeral, we will advise on costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate that should be agreed and signed so that you feel confident with the funeral committment you have arranged.
Hygenic treatment and attendences to the deceased are also considered to be very important by our company. The last time you saw a loved one may have been a distressing memory. In any event we believe that in asking us to look after a member of your family you would like to be certain that the best that could be done for your relative has been done.
Most of the funerals that we do could be described as small to medium in size but, in April 2005, we were engaged to arrange possibly the largest funeral ever witnessed in this part of Manchester.
The main ceremony itself was conducted at a local church and attracted the inevitable media attention.
The cortege included a horse-drawn hearse, a 25-piece pipe band and 30 limousines. This required considerable preparation and co-ordination with the family, police and other agencies.
We are happy to say that, on the day, everything went very smoothly.
Here is a selection of the "Thank you" cards we have received. Click on a card to read the inside:
Who we are
Directors Russel Hopps, Kimberley Hopps and trainee Courtney

We are an independent family-run funeral directors well known for our caring, personal and tailored approach - a reputation built up over many years which we always strive to maintain. Our Managing Director, Russel Hopps, says "We believe that the personal touch is so important in making families feel welcome and putting people at ease. Each testimonial we receive brings the satisfaction that we have done our job well."

Russel's daughter, Kimberley, has grown into taking the leading role in our organisation over the last 11 years. Kimberley says "There are many aspects associated with funeral arrangements so we aim to to make the process as stress-free as possible, all with relatives' feelings in mind."

Courtney, Kimberley's niece, has been training with us for 2 years, picking up the skills and the understanding of what makes our organisation successful.
Contact us
For a caring, experienced and reputable funeral directors, call JF Thompson & Sons Ltd on 0161-945-9798 today.
110 Sale Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 0BX
We are easy to find:
Coming from Northenden, follow Palatine Road past the Britannia Airport Hotel and under Princess Parkway (A5103). You are now on Sale Road (B5166). Stay on this road into Northern Moor. After half a mile it opens out into Sale Circle and we are on your right hand side.
Coming from Sale Moor, follow Northenden Road (B5166) past the Northern Moor metro stop and onto Sale Road. After half a mile it opens out into Sale Circle and we are on your left hand side.
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Support for charities
Over many years we have had a close association with local charities, some of which are listed below, regularly supporting the good work that they do. Click on the logos to find out more:
Funeral plans
A pre-paid funeral plan from Golden Charter not only provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones, it helps you to organise your arrangements in advance, specify your wishes and take care of costs.

Tailor Made Plans:

  • A funeral plan created for you by your local independent funeral director

  • Tailor the plan to your individual requirements

  • Your funeral director will offer advice and assistance arranging your tailored plan