Our Team



Herbert Murray Funeral Directors is your local and genuinely independent funeral director. We believe in being at the heart of your local community and building strong everlasting relations with you and your family.

At Herbert Murray’s we are passionate about the service we provide. This is apparent from the moment you walk into our funeral home and runs through to the core of our business. We are proud to be given the opportunity to take your loved one on their last journey and will endeavour to make this difficult and upsetting time as easy as possible for you. Our attention to detail is immense and we will be there to guide you through, allowing you to say goodbye to your loved one and always be on hand to support you.

Steph Douglas

Co-Founder

Steph was accepted on the first ever national apprentice schemes in the funeral industry. Over the years, she has experienced all aspects of the daily running and management of funeral homes.

‘Steph Douglas is an exceptionally professional, kind and compassionate young woman. Fantastic from start to finish. Thank you Steph’

Robbie Murray

Co-Founder

Robbie Murray has lived and worked in the local community for over 25 years, she is very much integrated within the community and is a kind and familiar face to many. Robbie has touched the lives of many and helped them in their hour of need.

Robbie Murray made me feel calm. She is very polite and respectful. I doubt a royal funeral could have been better handled’

My family used the services of Herbert Murray for the funeral of our mother recently, we collectively can't speak highly enough of both Robbie and Steph, they were simply outstanding in everyway throughout the whole process. In what was a difficult period for us they were professional and considerate. The day itself was planned with incredible attention to detail. A very welcoming and approachable team, highly recommended !
Tony Fearnhead
Tony Fearnhead
10:57 07 Oct 19
Steph and Robbie r amazing kind hearted with empathy and very professional service given 100% from start to finish.
Lesley Parker
Lesley Parker
20:17 06 Sep 19
Highly recommend Steph and Robbie, during such difficult circumstances losing mum and dad together they really supported us 3 girls and helped us through such a challenging time. The service they offer is extremely personal and they guide you through each step and break it down into manageable bits so avoid it being overwhelming. I really believe that we got the send off we had been visualising for our loving parents and that was because of the support from these two amazing people. Carol
Andy Carol Cronin
Andy Carol Cronin
23:37 01 Sep 19
dont really know what to say because all my family are so overwhelmed with the care,friendliness, professionalism and much more thankyou both for looking after mum and dad and us as a family we promise no more selfies on the bench lol xx
Lisa Roberts
Lisa Roberts
20:55 31 Aug 19
From start to finish, every aspect of my Mum's funeral was organised with attention to detail, understanding and kindness.At a very dificult time, Robbie, Steph and the team were both supportive and helpful, every step of the way.
Darren Winter
Darren Winter
14:41 21 Aug 19
Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service we recently encountered at Herbert Murray. Robbie and Steph were kind, professional and thoughtful, making a very difficult time so much easier. Your friendly manner made us feel that mum was important to you too. Thank you ☺️
Belinda Hayes
Belinda Hayes
21:11 14 Aug 19
Truly personal, caring and empathetic service at the most difficult of times - I could not recommend Robbie and her team highly enough
Fiona Bates
Fiona Bates
20:21 12 Aug 19
Truly personal, caring and empathetic service at the most difficult of times - I could not recommend Robbie and her team highly enough
Fiona Bates
Fiona Bates
20:21 12 Aug 19
“ When my mum passed away Robbie and her team were fabulous, during a very difficult time they looked after us very sympathetically whilst maintaining total professionalism and in particular how she looked after my step father ”
Phil Lines
Phil Lines
12:48 12 Aug 19
Robbie and Steph were absolute angels when I lost my Grandma and Grandad together. This happened in September 2018 and I still admire their love and care every single day. They helped me and my family so much after this loss, everytime I pass Herbert Murray my body gets filled with so much love. Can’t thank them enough to this day. ❤️
Erin McGlashan
Erin McGlashan
21:59 10 Jul 19
Steph and Robbie are the most caring and professional funeral directors I have ever come across and I have dealt with a few from the Sale area in the past several years. From beginning to end they were with us every step of the way which took a lot of the pressure off us at this difficult time. They also put us in touch with a celebrant they recommended called Susan Blackshaw who was also marvellous.
Sheila Cowlishaw
Sheila Cowlishaw
18:01 06 Jun 19
Very personalised, professional service. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Robbie and Steph. Highly recommend.
Janet Porter
Janet Porter
15:07 31 May 19
When my stepfather passed away suddenly and unexpectedly my mum chose Herbert Murray as they are in her local village. We are so happy she did. We cannot praise Robbie and Steph highly enough. From our first meeting with Steph up until the funeral nearly a month later they were constantly in touch with mum, calling her nearly every other day to make sure she was ok and telling her to pop in and have a coffee with them. The only time I saw my mum break down was when they arrived with Brian at her house, but Robbie was amazing and talked to her with such compassion and reasurred her about everything that would happen. Thank you all at Herbert Murray for making a difficult time more bearable for my mum. Julie Evans xx
Julie Evans
Julie Evans
13:44 14 May 19
I would want Steph and Robbie to arrange my funeral.... it’s in my will 🌹All my family and my love, can’t thank these two ladies and their team enough. If you want love, care, attention, time, dignity and empathy, not just for the grieving family but , for your beloved passed one..... look no further.... They are truly the dream team in funerals ... care and consideration are their driving force. Don’t hesitate!!!!
Jackie Ledger
Jackie Ledger
15:07 15 Apr 19
From out first contact, Steph and Robbie made us feel welcome and at ease. Their kind and thoughtful attention to every detail at this difficult time has made the whole process of arranging the funeral for our dad Stan more bearable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Herbert Murray to anyone else looking for the best possible care for their loved ones. Thank you both.
Colin Cooper
Colin Cooper
07:30 15 Apr 19
I cannot speak highly enough of these guys. They are competitively priced too. They really do care about the service they give. They are so community spirited too in Ashton-on-Mersey village. They made a very difficult time so comfortable.Karina Pickering
karina pickering
karina pickering
18:16 14 Apr 19
A big thank you to Robbie and staff.They were brilliantant, professional and caring..we would definitely recommend them.
Susan Evans
Susan Evans
12:00 05 Apr 19
You could not ask for a more caring company to cater for the needs of your loved one and yourself at such a sad time. Robbie and Steph will ensure that your wishes and those of the deceased are carried out with care and compassion.
Jean Hunt
Jean Hunt
14:13 27 Mar 19
Absolutely fantastic service, these guys have just helped us through the hardest few weeks we have ever faced in losing our beloved Mum, right from the very start when mum was poorly Robbie, Steph & Noula were there to offer support. The care and dignity they show was absolutely amazing. We as a family Cannot thank them enough. Thank you so much xxx
John Ratcliff
John Ratcliff
18:39 25 Mar 19
One of the few Funeral Directors that not only listen but truly hear what you say! Sensitive, Caring & Personal
Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor
23:49 23 Feb 19
An excellent professional service ,Robbie and Stephs attention to details is second to none,highly recommended faultless throughout a beautiful experience in a difficult time 💖
Stephen Masterson
Stephen Masterson
17:46 16 Feb 19
I could not recommend Robbie and the team enough. They were amazing for me, my family and friends in what was an extremely difficult time and I’m extremely grateful. Nothing was too much of a problem and they did anything we asked within their power and Robbie kept a great level of communication throughout. Also looking after our loved one in a nice environment, taking flowers which arrived days after the service as well as supporting us all throughout the day. I’m really glad we used Herbert Murray and I’d highly recommend them to anybody in the Trafford area.
Steven Whelan
Steven Whelan
15:13 11 Jan 19
I would highly recommend Steph, Robbie and all the team at Herbert Murray Funeral Directors.Nothing is ever to much trouble and they are always welcoming.
Lee Jefferies
Lee Jefferies
19:50 07 Dec 18
My family used Herbert Murray for my Dad's funeral recently. They were absolutely wonderful. Caring, attentive to detail, and professional. I had complete trust and confidence in Robbie and Steph and they didn't let us down. I never knew a funeral could be a positive experience but it was and it made all the difference to my family at such a difficult time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Janine Arnott
Janine Arnott
23:23 02 Nov 18
I would highly recommend using this company. Steph was calm, reassuring and knowledgeable. She guided us through a difficult experience and our family felt safe in her hands. We felt reassured our late dad was very well looked after under her and Robbies care. She made us feel like she knew him in life, even though she didn’t. Her recommendation to use Reverend Richard was spot on - he was fantastic and again his professionalism and warmth made the service so unique - our dad would have loved it !
Helen Hargreaves
Helen Hargreaves
13:29 08 Sep 18
I had to arrange a long distance funeral for my mother, I was recommended Steph and Robbie because they have a reputation for providing a very personalised service and I was not disappointed. They went out of their way to guide and support me through the process, even though we didn't actually meet until the day before the funeral. The funeral was beautiful, Steph and Robbie provided numerous personal touches which were very much appreciated. I highly recommend them.
Julie Starling
Julie Starling
12:48 24 Aug 18
It’s always an honour and a privilege to work with these ladies, because Robbie and Steph are the best in the business. The attention to detail, genuine care and compassion for all families and dignity with which they conduct all the funerals they look after is second to none. Whatever your situation, whoever you are, Herbert Murray Funeral Directors will treat you and your loved one with absolute respect, and make sure the funeral is carried out in accordance with your wishes. The funeral home itself is beautiful, and creates a calm, pleasant environment to talk through the arrangements. I would highly recommend their services without hesitation.
Alexandra McGowan
Alexandra McGowan
16:25 13 Jul 18
Friendly and professional, from the moment my Mum and I walked through the door to discuss my Dad's funeral.Steph guided and helped us with all our arrangements every step of the way.Kept in touch with us even afterwards.I can't recommend them highly enough.Thankyou Steph you were a great help x
Gail Samuel
Gail Samuel
16:19 26 May 18
Caring and professional can be the only words to describe Herbert & Murray. I hope I don’t need to use your services soon but if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to call in. The village needed a perfect business like this and I wish you all the very best. I for one will recommend you to all xx
Rachel Cookson
Rachel Cookson
07:04 26 May 18
Absolutely amazing. They provided us with a personal service and were truly dedicated at looking after our loved one Elizabeth and making sure the whole family were looked after before during and after the service. Both Steph Robyn are truly amazing. Couldn't recommend enough.
david manning
david manning
18:37 20 Apr 18
I have worked with and for many Funeral Directors over the years and am proud to rate the team at Herbert Murray as among the most dedicated, professional and compassionate that I have ever met. Their manner is so approachable and personal and yet they are utterly meticulous and efficient in every way. I cannot recommend Robbie and Stephanie highly enough. They will look after your loved one as if he or she were their own family.
Mia Quayle
Mia Quayle
14:30 20 Mar 18
Caring professionals who put their clients first at all times. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Bex Peake
Bex Peake
07:44 08 Mar 18
Caring compassionate & considerate are how I would describe the staff at Herbertmurray. They deal with enquiries in a kind and sensitive manner. The only ones to trust with your loved ones last journey.
Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor
11:59 03 Mar 18
I would recommend Herbert Murray Funeral Directors. Professional, caring and compassionate, the staff are so warm and considerate. Talked through all options nothing is to much trouble.
Nuala Kelly
Nuala Kelly
13:30 01 Mar 18

‘The staff at Herbert Murray Funeral Directors made sure our VIP was treated as though they were their VIP’