About Sean Crilley

Once described by a former boss as; "born to be a Funeral Director", Sean hails from the Great Border City of Carlisle.

As a youngster, due to a family bereavement, Sean decided at the tender age of twelve years old that a life in service to the bereaved families and their loved ones of Carlisle was what he would dedicate his life to.

Sean spent time on the works experience scheme from North Cumbria Technology College, known colloquially as 'Harraby Secondary', whilst aged fifteen years old at two different funeral directing firms in the city. This experience confirmed in Sean's own mind that the career path he would passionately pursue would be that of a Funeral Director.

Upon leaving school in the summer of 2002 whilst aged sixteen years, Sean landed his first job in the funeral profession as a Funeral Service Operative/Coffin Hand. During this time, along with his usual duties of preparing coffins and people's loved ones for viewing and washing vehicles, Sean would accompany the Funeral Directors on their appointments and soon learned the more complex aspects of arranging a funeral.

At seventeen and a half years old Sean became a Funeral Director proper, the youngest ever in the City of Carlisle. Fast forward a few years and at the age of 31, Sean, having become disillusioned with the seemingly constant taking over of some of the cities established independent firms by a national conglomerate firm he decided to open his own funeral parlour.

Sean said; "Over the years, I have gained an intimate knowledge of my hometown of Carlisle and its residents. I feel the time is right to offer my own small, independent, personal and caring funeral service so I can continue to serve my local community in a role I see not just as a job but as a vocation".