In 2003 G & H Seamer celebrated its centenary and in 2006 Jim’s step-son, Stephen, joined the business but sadly passed away in 2014. Stephen’s son, Tom Spavins, joined the family business sooner than expected on 2nd January 2015 to learn the trade and work alongside his Grandfather as his father did. Tom has now started directing funerals when Jim is unavailable and at the start of 2019 Tom Spavins became a partner in the business alongside his Grandfather, Jim Seamer.
Our new chapel of rest opened in 2023 offering a modern open space for families to spend time with their loved ones, this space also allows us to hold small services to help families with the rising costs of funerals. In 2022/23 Jim Seamer started to take more of a back seat in the business, mostly due to declining health and in January 2024, Jim sadly passed away, leaving the business to be carried on by his grandson Tom and his wife Gemma.
Our dedicated team here at G & H Seamer is made up of Tom Spavins our funeral director, Karen Giddings, Shani Giddings, Kelly Francis and Michael Tuck.
Tom Spavins started in 2015 and he quickly took to his roles in the business. Starting at the bottom cleaning the vehicles and preparing the coffins, Tom worked his way up taking on every aspect and learning every part as he went. He now runs the business after the sad passing of Jim Seamer.
Karen Giddings started working for G & H Seamer in 1997. In that time Karen has gained a huge amount of experience in all areas of the business. Karen now deals mainly with the service sheets, but still helps in all other areas.
Kelly Francis started working at G & H Seamer in 2023. Covering all areas of the office admin and assisting on the funerals themselves, Kelly has taken to the role very well.
Shani Giddings manages the funeral accounts, book keeping and helps with the day to day running of the office.
Michael Tuck started working at G & H Seamer in 2023, he is calm and compassionate, always striving to help families in anyway he can. Michael carries out and oversees all the yard duties.