Stanley J Nicholas Ltd are local, caring and experienced Funeral Directors serving Pengam, Blackwood and the surrounding areas of South Wales

We understand that bereavement is an incredibly difficult experience; we are here to ensure that the funeral runs as smoothly as possible while providing a fitting tribute to your loved one.

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Stanley J Nicholas’ Private Chapel is available for use before or during the funeral service. Seating up to 52 mourners, the chapel can be used for small or medium religious or non-religious services.

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At Stanley J Nicholas we pride ourselves on maintaining a high-quality service for multiple faiths, including but not exclusive to Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon Non-Conformist.

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For information regarding recent funeral notices please visit our Funeral Notices page.

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We have a fleet of  immaculate Mercedes Benz funeral cars, including six and seven seaters.

Testomonials

  • To All at the Paddocks, Just a quick note to thank you. You made a very sad and difficult time for us a lot easier! Your experience in dealing with bereaved relatives really shone through. You are a true professional and I would recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position in the future. I consider you to be a friend -you were there when we needed you. Thank you so much. Love and best wishes, The Carter Family

  • Dear Edward and Team, To all the staff, thank you all very much for your help kindness & professional service in our sad time. From The Gameson Family

  • Dear Adrian, Myself and family cannot thank u all enough for arranging the funerals of my Mam & Dad. We are very grateful to you all. From The Rideout Family

  • To Edward & Staff, Thank you so much for all your help and support in organising our Dad's funeral. Your professionalism and attention to detail helped us give our Dad the beautiful service that we wanted for him. With thanks and kind regards, The Davies Family

  • Thank you for all the care and help you gave myself and family during the loss of our Dad Marc. From Joel

  • Dear Ed, At such a difficult time, can I thank you for the care and attention in arranging Bess' funeral. If you can say that the day was perfect it certainly was for the family, and would have been for Bess - I am sure. The Arglwydd, mae yn nosi at the Crematorium was wonderful, such a surprise. The family send their sincere thanks and appreciation for all you have done. Thank you so much, Pam

  • To All at Stanley J Nicholas, We just wanted to thank you for all that you did to ensure that David had the send off he would have loved. Thank you all for helping the family get through a very difficult time. Kind regards, Wendy, Helen and Family xxx

  • To all at the Paddocks, Thank you all, Yvonne, Laura, Suzanne and Families

  • To Edward and Staff, Many thanks for looking after Phillip and being so thoughtful and caring towards myself and my family. Best wishes, Suzanne and Family

  • To Stanley J Nicholas Ltd, The family of David wish to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support and kindness through this difficult time. Your kindness will be remembered with great affection and gratitude. Many thanks again, The Read Family

  • To Edward and Everyone at Stanley J Nicholas, We would like to thank you all for looking after John and his family. I know we gave you a bit of a hard time but you were brilliant and we cannot thank you enough. Thank you, love Sandra, Helen, Roz and Chris

  • Adrian, Your kindness and consideration was thoughtful and professional, with grateful thanks for all your care and support. The Nelmes Family

  • To Edward and the 'A' Team, Our sincere thanks to you for the thoughtful manner in which you arranged our Mams funeral. Your professional service shone through as always!!. Thank you, The Williams Family

  • To Adrian, Sharon, Shaun, Dan and all at The Paddocks, A massive thank you for the warmth and patience you showed towards us as a family during the last few weeks. Adrian - you went that extra mile to provide an individual and professional touch that made us proud of Dad's last few days. You all even adhered to the "Splash of colour". Thank you, Bronwen, Ian and Angela xxx

  • To Edward and Staff, Many thanks for the professionalism and compassion you showed at the funeral of Carl. It was greatly appreciated. From all the Mitchard Family

  • Dear Edward and Staff, Thank you for all your help and support with the funeral of my dear Husband Gwynne. Special thanks to Phil Johnson - his words gave comfort to me and family and friends. Regards, Mrs Griffiths

  • To all at the Paddocks, Thanks again for all the care and attention given to our family. Lots of love and best wishes always, The Guest Family

  • We would like to thank everyone at Stanley J Nicholas for the excellent job you did on organising the funeral of Leonard. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant whilst maintaining a professional service. We would highly recommend your services to others if the need arises. Thank you once again, The Jones Family

  • Thank you all for the perfect send off, Howard would have been so pleased. Martyn and Family xxx

  • Adrian, Edward and family, Thank you all for your support during this sad time for our family. The Brideaux Family

  • Regarding our late Mother Margaret - With thanks for the excellent service you provided to our family and for taking care of our most loved and treasured Mam. From beginning to end you made the awful task more bearable of organisning her funeral and making Mam look lovely for when we viewed her one last time. Special thanks to you all. Best wishes, Clair, Andrew and Dale

  • To Edward, Adrian, Sharon and Team, Thank you all so much for helping Scott and myself through this difficult time, and thank you for getting John safely to Essex. Your service has been impeccable throughout! The Walters Family

  • Thank you so much for caring for our father Brian with such compassion. It was really important for us to know he was looked after and made to look the gentleman he was. We loved him dearly and we thank you for passing our message to him. With kindest regards, Nick, Linda and Tracy

  • Edward and all at S J Nicholas, Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding during a very difficult week for us. Your professionalism in sorting out, at rather short notice, the caterers, flowers and order of service printing was amazing and very much appreciated. You did Mum proud!! With kind regards, Caroline

  • Adrian and all at The Paddocks, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done for us, words are not enough. You went above and beyond. Vicky and Family

  • Edward, Sharon and Colleagues, Just to say a big thank you for all your help, care and attention throughout this difficult time. You all made me feel welcome and were always there when needed. With love and thanks, Dave and William

  • To Adrian, Thank you for everything and making Dad's send off much easier. Chris and Bec, David and Rachael

  • To Edward and Staff, I'm sure you have heard this many times, but thank you to you and all your staff for guiding us through such a difficult time. You are all so very good at what you do, it felt as if it were friends helping us along the way. From the first phone call to taking Mam to her final resting place you took the greatest of care with her and us. Thank you so very much. Take care, Andrea, Denise and Peter xxxx

  • To Adrian and all the team at The Paddocks, I would just like to say thank you for dealing with my mum Edna's funeral with care and compassion. Everything was perfect from the time Adrian came to meet the family, to the very end. Thank you so much, Allison, Dawn & family

  • Dear Adrian, Thank you for today's service you, your company gave a very professional service. Thanks again, Denis

  • To all the staff, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all made a sad day brighter, special thanks to Sharon, Rebecca, Sean and Adrian. Des & Ann xx

  • I wanted a ring with my late husband's ashes in and Sharon at Stanley J Nicholas suggested Ashes into Glass. The process was really easy and delivery was within a few weeks. I now have a beautiful ring with a meaningful message inscribed inside. Now he truly is with me forever. I would definitely recommend Ashes into Glass  https://ashesintoglass.com/   Thank you so much xx

  • Hi Adrian, I just wanted to reiterate the family’s thanks for all your care and attention on the day.  Not a happy day by any means but the way you and the team dealt with us helped enormously. Best wishes and thanks again, The Stone Family

  • I would just like to say thank you to you and all of your team for today and the last two weeks. In these uncertain times I never had to worry about my Bamp having the best funeral he could given the circumstances. Your team were always so helpful and considerate. It really made the process easier for us. I have always admired your line of work as you are the only people that can offer the slightest bit of comfort to people when it feels like their world is falling apart. Please keep safe and look after yourselves.

  • Edward, I would just like to thank you for the way you dealt with my friend Ted’s burial. You have been amazing – from those in the office to the guys I saw in your yard All very welcoming and respectful of my difficult time. Difficult times for all – stay safe team. Kind regards Tracy Coupe

  • To All at Stanley J Nicholas, We just wanted to thank you for all that you did to ensure that David Lewis had the send-off he would’ve loved. Thank you all for helping the family get through a very difficult time. Kind regards Wendy, Helen and family x x x

  • To Edward and staff, Thank you so much for spending the care and attention with us and Dad on his passing. It was much appreciated at a very difficult time and something we will all remember. With much love and thanks Paula, Sharon, Tanya, Brett Davies and extended family x x

  • To, Adrian, Sharon, Shaun Ron, Dan and all in The Paddocks. A massive thank you for the warmth and patience you showed towards us as a family during the last few weeks. Adrian you went that extra mile to provide an individual and professional touch that made us proud of dad’s last few days. You even adhered to the ‘Splash of colour’. Thank you Branwen Ian and Angie xxxx

  • Thank you for a kind respectful and professional service for our dad. The Kilby Family

  • Adrian & All at the Paddocks, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for ALL you have done for us, words are not enough. You went above and beyond. Vicky & Family Alan Constance Bow

  • Thank you all for the perfect send-off. Howard would have been so pleased. Martyn + Family xxx

  • To, Adrian & all at the Paddocks. Thank you so much for making a difficult situation so much easier. We were so pleased that we used Caer Salem and Phil as they were fantastic. We really appreciated the detour via Vi’s house and the adapted vehicle arrangements too. Thank you for everything. Hazel, Gail & family.

  • To all the staff, Des and Linn would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all made the sad day brighter. Special thanks to Sharon, Rebecca, Sean and Adrian. A little something to show our appreciation. Hope you all enjoy the chocolates. X x Des and Linn

  • To all @ Stanley J Nicholas funeral directors. We just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you!’ Thanks for making saying ‘Goodbye’ to mum just a little bit more bearable. Your guidance + support was very much appreciated. (Especially from a lovely Adrian (we think was his name)) From Lisa, Donna, Damian and families.

  • With thanks for the excellent service you provided to our family and for taking care of our most loved and treasured mam. From beginning to end you made the awful task more bearable of organising her funeral and making mam look lovely for when we viewed her one last time. Special thanks to you all. Best wishes Clair, Andrew & Dale x

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What our customers are saying

  • so easy and find and use.

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    sharon strokes
    2/20/2014

    I can’t thank these guys enough for the wonderful work the did arranging my fathers funeral. Adrian was an absolute gem and would recommend them to anyone (I’ve already done this several times). What a lovely experience compared to other companies previously. Nothing was too much bother for them!

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    Rebecca Moore
    10/05/2018

    First class service. Staff were so caring and helpful. I never felt rushed and the support offered to myself and my family was perfect. Thank you Edward and staff

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    susan suter
    6/07/2017
  • Wonderfully kind and caring people, who are passionate about ensuring every aspect of their service is excellent. Would highly recommend.

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    Joanne Hume
    4/14/2017

Funeral Plans

One of our dedicated team will explain all the options available to you when planning your funeral. We are happy to help you tailor the service to best reflect you or your loved one’s wishes and personality; we know how much it means to be able to provide a personal farewell.

We offer a wide range of prepaid traditional and modern funeral plans via Golden Charter. We are also an Accredited Representative of Perfect Choice Funeral Plans, the pre-paid funeral plan operated by the National Association of Funeral Directors Services Ltd (NAFD). We work in accordance with the NAFD code of practice and strive to make the entire process as easy as possible.

As well as arranging the key elements of the funeral such as the coffin, hearse, transport, flowers/donations, and music etc, we can also take care of other details such as obituary notices, service sheets and reception/catering.

Please get in touch with our team to discuss your needs;
we are available

9am – 5.30pm Mon – Fri (24 hours for emergencies only)