WELCOME TO RETRO FAREWELLS - THE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL
Retro Farewells is a unique retro approach to the death of a loved one.
Our 1979 VW camper van has been lovingly converted and maintained to offer something different.
Affectionately known as 'Casper' he is able to make that day special to you and your family.
Originally purchased and lovingly restored by Mick McDonald. Casper developed into a beautiful hearse. As Casper was complete sad news came knocking at our door with the sad and sudden death of Caspers creator Mick. He had always joked that the conversion would be the 'death of me' and a cruel fate meant that the first time Casper was used to carry a coffin it was his creator.
So in loving memory Mick lives on in Casper....
We never want our loved ones to die but sadly these things happen in life. As an alternative why not have the most iconic vehicle, a VW Camper Van, to transport your loved one to their final place of rest.
Here at Retro Farewells we try to provide a unique and sensitive approach to fit round your requirements. Whether you are dealing with a Funeral Director or you are arranging things yourself we will listen to your requirements and advise accordingly to make the whole event run smoothly to give you a positive ever lasting memory to move forward with.
Retro Farewells offers you the chance to have a Retro Funeral for your loved one....
Casper can be hired very easily.
Either telephone us on 0800 7812082 (24hrs) or drop us an email by filling in the details below. Either way we do try to respond to your initial request as soon as possible.
Retro Farewells can provide a tailor made service to your requirements. Obviously we are here to help and advise you to make the day run smoothly.
We cover the whole of the UK as Casper can be transported to your Funeral Directors or your home and we can carry you loved one to their final place of rest.
So give us a call to see how we can help. Distance is no object to how we can help.
Frequently asked questions:-
With Casper being so old how do you get him to us safely?
Because of his age Casper is transported safely to your address and in good time. Hence as much notice as possible is required.
Can we have different coloured ribbons on Casper?
Casper can, within reason, be ribboned up. We need to allow time for this and we normally go through your requirements in full before hand
CASPER ON TOUR TO SOUTH SHIELDS
Many thanks to Mark and Diane of Tynedale Family Funeral Directors for todays trip out.
From the very first call Tynedale Family Funeral Directors were excellent. It was also excellent to look round their premises and see all the changes that are taking place. Their professional approach was second to none.
Casper also enjoyed his first trip out on the trailer. With magnetic flower signs he soon looked the part and helped another family celebrate the life of their loved one.
MORE PICTURES OUT SIDE THE FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Casper looking smart out side the Funeral Home in Wales
CASPERS TRIP TO WALES
Casper had a safe journey down to sunny wales on Thursday.
A long day was had by all, but all went very well. The family was over the moon that we could help at such a sad time.
CASPER OUT ON A FUNERAL
THE START OF A NEW BUSINESS
Welcome to Retro Farewells.
We are here to help you in a difficult time.
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Casper before a funeral
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