About Us - Our Team

Proprietors Dave and Mary Lawrence are proud to work with our caring staff to meet the needs of local families in the Buckie area. Joe Dawson Funeral Directors have a reputation  as a truly independent business that sets us apart from larger more corporate businesses.


We are full members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and SAIF, as with many walks of life, changes in the industry are bringing more rules and regulation which can be hard for an independent funeral director to keep abreast with. Membership provides access to the latest legislation and information along with a strict code of practice to help compliance.

decor1Facilities and Services

  • Rest rooms
  • Facilities to care for the deceased
  • Refrigeration
  • Funeral vehicles
  • Assistance with catering arrangements
  • Placing press announcements
  • Fresh floral tributes
  • Orders of service
  • Memorials
  • Hygienic Treatment
  • Distance is no object – Worldwide Repatriation
  • Advice on registering a death.
  • Home visits
  • Pre-paid Funerals

Joe Dawson Funeral Director Buckie - Our Facilities

Due to increasing delays in being able to complete a funeral due to waiting times and also for family travelling we have enhanced our service by means of hygienic treatment and advanced preservation techniques. We offer both services following professional training.

Funeral Director Services Buckie

Our rest rooms and facilities are at 25 East Cathcart Street. The central location is easily found, locally known as the former site of Willie Coulls and then Dodies chip shops, it has plenty parking for our rest rooms, a reception area, preparation and stock and vehicle storage area.


Our Fleet

Our fleet of immaculate modern vehicles ensure a graceful, dignified funeral. We believe that our vehicles should support the funeral ceremony providing comfort to the bereaved. These standards are fulfilled by our Hearse which is a Wilcox ‘Traditional’ hearse based on a Vauxhall Insignia with a high specification including leather interior, climate control, heated seats, alloy wheels and radio/cd player.

Our Land Rover is able to carry 6 adults and driver and is a true all weather vehicle with a comfortable leather interior and is surprisingly easy for the elderly to get in ensuring we are able to provide our services when necessary during bad weather.

We also have a Ford Galaxy pickup vehicle and we can arrange the hire of a Limousine or 8 seater vehicle.

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Provision of Pre-Paid funerals plans are also part of the Joe Dawson Funeral Director Buckie business. Many people are aware of the high cost of a funeral and are now seeking to make provision by means of a pre-paid funeral plan where you can put away money to cover the majority of the cost of their funeral so that those left behind don’t have to pick up the costs. You can rest assured that your personal funeral wishes will be granted and your plan will fix the funeral director’s costs at today’s prices.

Pre-Payment funeral are plans are especially helpful if you need full time care where your savings can be rapidly used up. After studying the plans available from various companies, we are pleased to offer ‘Golden Charter Funeral Plans’.