Keith is the owner and Co-Director of Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd. He has 21 years experience of working in the funeral service in the Darlington area. Keith entered the profession because he wanted to be able to make a real difference to people at one of the most difficult times in their lives and at Saint and Forster he believes that he has found the perfect opportunity to make his vision into a reality. Keith has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for Saint and Forster’s honest and innovative approach to the funeral service.
The funeral service is going to change a great deal in the next couple of decades. People are rightly demanding greater transparency and more choice and control than has been the case in the past. At Saint and Forster that is exactly what we set out to give you. We will make you aware of the choices available to you at every step of the way. We will never try to pressure you into buying something you don’t want or need, but we will do our very best to turn whatever you do want into a reality for you. We realise what a difficult time this is, but we aim to make it as easy and meaningful as possible, so that you will be able to look back on the funeral as a celebration of a life well lived.
If you phone Saint and Forster you may find yourself speaking to Jenny Uzzell, Co-Director and Office Manager. Jenny is Keith’s partner and left teaching a few years ago to become involved in the company. Jenny has over 20 years experience as an RE teacher and Head of Department and is an expert in World Religions having gained an MA from the University of Wales in Lampeter. She is hoping to begin working on a PhD in the use of ritual in contemporary funeral services with the University of Durham later this year. As well as her role at Saint and Forster, Jenny is a Senior Examiner and runs a Religious Educational Consultancy Business. She’s recently contributed an article to ’Naming the Goddess’ due to be published by Moon Books in 2014. Jenny oversees much of the admin and PA work at Saint and Forster and is learning all aspects of the business. She very much enjoys being able to help people when it matters the most.