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 Renfrew

Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors has been assisting families in Renfrew with funeral planning services for over 15 years. Our professional services help families to create fitting tributes in memory of lost loved ones.

Compassionate Care with Dignity and Respect Throughout

Compassionate care is important in life and in death. All of our staff are fully trained to provide the highest quality of service to every family we support.

As we are local to Renfrew, our Funeral Directors can be with you in your hour of need. And we can wait until you and your family are ready for us to take your loved one into our care. We use a hearsette to bring the deceased into our funeral home. Not a private ambulance. Once at our funeral home, our fully-trained and experienced team provide a high level of care, always acting with dignity and respect.

Renfrew Funeral Directors 

We have a fleet of traditional funeral vehicles. Each is a Mercedes model, coach-built to our specifications and maintained to impeccable standards. Our chauffeurs have years of experience, dress in traditional attire (top hat and frock coats) and pace funeral processions with care.

Our funeral cortege follows traditional funeral etiquette of paging away from the home, church or our funeral home. Our Funeral Directors will be available to assist other mourners with directions and instructions (if needed) for following the funeral procession.
Funerals to Fit Every Personality and Budget

Funeral planning is highly personal. We take the time to listen to families, engage, and learn as much as we can about the life to be commemorated.

Each of our funeral services is tailored to your unique requirements. The styles we cater to are simple funerals, traditional funerals, and eco-funerals. Caskets can be simple, made with eco-friendly materials, or wood-veneered, and burials can be in a local cemetery, or by request, we can arrange for a nearby natural woodlands burial.

Whichever type of funeral would be the most fitting for the deceased, we can assist with the arrangements.

Renfrew Funerals

During an already stressful time in your life, we do our utmost best to lessen the burden. Part of how we do that is by minimising the number of people involved in making arrangements. We have a Single Point of Contact policy. The person to discuss the funeral arrangements with you will coordinate with the rest of the team to put the funeral plan together, arrange the service, handle the administration and any extra services you may require.

We can handle all or part of the funeral arrangements. We help with all aspects for funeral planning and arrangements.
Independent Funeral Directors Local to Renfrew and S.A.I.F Members

Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors are members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors. We hold high regard to ethical standards, professional etiquette, trust, quality of service, compassion, care, and integrity.
Headstones and Memorials

We work in partnership with local stonemasons. As such, we can help you choose the most fitting text inscription, design, and material selection for a memorial that truly pays tribute.

Finding the right words is difficult during the grieving process. When inscriptions are chosen while people are hurting, the words can reflect painful emotions. Some of the most impressionable headstones are inscribed with positive and uplifting messages. Messages that will live on to be read by future generations.