Welcome to Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors. Our aim is to make each funeral personal, unique and representative of both the loved one lost and those making the funeral arrangements. Full support and advice will be given along each step – before, during and after the funeral.

The company started by Nicholas O’Hara, and son Anthony and daughter Natalie continue to serve as Business Principals. When you need us, our family really is here for your family.

At Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors we believe in maintaining the highest levels of service possible, in all areas of our business; from caring for the deceased, to assisting and advising the bereaved with all due care and sensitivity. We understand that a funeral holds a special place in the memory and so we pay careful attention to every detail and request, to create a special day for those lost and those that mourn.

We operate a 24 hour, 365 days a year service, from our funeral homes in Wimborne, Verwood, West Moors, Westbourne (Bournemouth) and Canford Heath (Poole) and cover all surrounding areas. We are pleased to discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home or at any of our offices.

With our many years of experience we are specialists in all types of funeral, from simple direct cremations; to funerals covering any wish you may have; religious, non-religious, multi-faith services; traditional burial or woodland burial; but always made personal and unique for the loved one you remember.

If you cannot find the information you require or have a personal matter to discuss, please contact us how you feel most comfortable.

A Local Business

Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors was formed in 1974 by Nicholas along with his father Alfred (Pat), a local police officer and his mother Brenda, a nurse and owner of Somerleigh Court Nursing Home which is where today the funeral head office in Wimborne runs from.

Jackie, Nicholas’ wife joined him in the business in the 1980’s and helped modernise the office set-up and create a new partnership.

It was during this period that the business expanded to open further funeral homes in Verwood in 1983 and West Moors in 1987.

In keeping with the family business, son Anthony joined in 1997 and later that same year his sister Natalie. At certain times there has been 3 generations working together. Many family members have, and still do work within the business, including spouses, aunts, uncles, in-laws and many close family friends.

Then in 2022 the business moved into 2 new premises, Westbourne (Bournemouth) and Canford Heath (Poole) allowing the family business to serve an even larger part of the Dorset community.

In 2024, Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors became part of Funeral Partners Ltd, joining a nation-wide network of funeral homes committed to excellence.

A business full of traditional values, yet with a keen appreciation of the modern era, Nicholas, Jackie, Anthony, Natalie and family thrive on making the business achieve the high standards that Nicholas envisioned when he first entered the profession and which Nicholas O’Hara are recognised for.

What we do?


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Current Funerals

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If you have any questions or wish to discuss how we can help you or your family please get in touch

Wimborne (Head Ofice)

38 Rowlands Hill

01202 882134


5 The Old Pottery
Manor Way

01202 824961

West Moors

128 Station Road
West Moors

01202 895875


38 Seamoor Road

01202 612110


14 Neighbourhood
Culliford Crescent
Canford Heath
BH17 9DW

01202 612210

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