At Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors we pride ourselves on our high standard of personal care and attention to detail. All our staff are fully trained in all aspects of funeral service so that families in their time of need can feel at ease and comfortable with all funeral arrangements. Our company policy is that the member of staff who makes the funeral arrangements will be in sole charge of overseeing the funeral ensuring that the all details are adhered to faultlessly.

All our funeral directors are dressed impeccably with top hats and frock coats. We pace away all funeral corteges from the family home, Churches and our funeral homes. Our funeral homes are furnished to a high standard with a tasteful blend of modern and traditional. We have reception areas, private arrangement offices and chapels of rest and service rooms in all our funeral homes. Our funeral homes are ideally located to serve the local community.

We are members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.( S.A.I.F.)



When Desmond Maguire started washing funeral cars at 15 years old, it didn’t take him long to notice how important a good funeral could be for a grieving family. Inspired to help those in need, Desmond took a job as a funeral service operative when he finished school. He gradually worked his way through the ranks to become a funeral director and in June 2006, he decided to open his own funeral home, aiming to deliver the very best funeral care.
A funeral is such a personal thing, and there are so many complex emotions to be given due attention, that to be chosen so often is a real honour and a privilege. It’s a constant source of pride and humility for Desmond that so many families entrust their funerals into his company’s care. 

Funeral Directors East Kilbride

Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors are honoured to provide our bespoke funeral planning services to the local community of East Kilbride. For 15+ years, we have been helping families say a meaningful farewell.

Memories are made yet often fade. Our staff take the time to listen, to engage in conversations that help us learn the most we can about the deceased. The more we learn, the more personable our services are.

East Kilbride Funeral Directors

Being independent benefits us all. It means that we can sit down with you and your family as many times as you need us and for however long it takes to put together the perfect memorial package.

Our team strives to maintain extremely high standards of customer excellence, quality of service delivery, and we are members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (S.A.I.F).

As a small independent family-run business local to East Kilbride, we have lower overheads than chain brands, can cater to special requests, and most importantly, be available to support you and your family throughout the process. By telephone, home visits, or in our office. We can travel to you, and you can visit our local Funeral Home at times that suit you.

Choice of Funeral Services in East Kilbride

While we offer a suite of funeral services, each can be tailored to suit your preferences. Funeral plans are highly personal.

Choose from:

Natural Burials / Woodlands Burials

Traditional Funerals

Simple Funerals

Receive Repatriation Assistance

Choice of Headstones and Memorials

Each of our funeral plans can be tailored to suit the wishes of the deceased.

Funeral Corteges and Procession Choices throughout East Kilbride

Desmond Maguire got his start at 15 years old washing funeral vehicles. Decades later, he is a Funeral Director with a fleet of funeral vehicles, each immaculately maintained to the highest of standards and driven by experienced chauffeurs.

We can arrange for the funeral procession to leave from the family home to the church, cemetery or crematorium. Our cortege vehicles can be traditional funeral fleets, alternative vehicles, vintage, horse-drawn hearse carriages, or we can cater to special requests. Additional vehicle hires include a range of luxury Mercedes limousines.

On the day of the service, our Funeral Directors will be available to assist other drivers following the procession in their own vehicles. Once at the committal location, our Funeral Directors lead the procession by foot. Traditionally, this is referred to as “paging away”. Should you wish to arrange a foot led funeral procession, which is generally done for funerals of well-known members of the community to allow more people to pay their respects as the procession passes by.

All with a Single Point of Contact

To ensure we take the burden of funeral planning off of your shoulders, and get every detail correct, our policy is for the member of staff making the funeral arrangements to oversee the entire process.

This gives you a single point of contact from the start of the funeral planning through to the end service, and aftercare. We take great care to remove friction from the process, allowing us to focus more on customer care, and service delivery.

As members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, and with 15 years of experience, Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors can assist with all funeral obligations, provide care, support, and guidance throughout the process.