The Poetic Endings Team

We don't look like traditional funeral professionals, because we're not.  We're an eclectic and multi-talented team from a variety of backgrounds.  We're united in our commitment to provide an exceptionally good funeral service to bereaved people.


Louise Winter - Funeral Director & Founder

Louise is a progressive funeral director and the founder of Poetic Endings.  Before becoming a funeral director, Louise was the editor of the Good Funeral Guide and an experienced funeral celebrant.  She's also the director of Life. Death. Whatever. - an award festival and community that exists to change the dialogue around death and dying.  In 2017, Louise won a Death Oscar at the Good Funeral Awards.  She loves food, fashion, poetry and just about everything else.


Don O'Dwyer - Funeral Director

Don is an experienced funeral director who is passionate about providing bespoke yet affordable funerals for everyone.  He has arranged and conducted thousands of funerals, and has experience of many different religions, cultures and backgrounds. Don worked for an undertaker in West London for 10 years before deciding to do things differently.  He is a member of the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and is a Good Funeral Guide recommended funeral director.  Don is married to Ansonet and has two lovely daughters, Danielle and Aoife and two Siamese cats, Chocolate and Snowflake.

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Tilly Munro - Community Funeral Specialist - East London

Tilly arranges beautiful and sensitive funerals in the East London area.  
Tilly was born in Paris but grew up in London and Oxfordshire and now lives in Tower Hamlets, east London.  After being a primary school teacher for five years in Newham, she is currently training to be a volunteer bereavement counsellor with the charity Cruse.  She is married to Iain and has two children, Penny and Joseph. 


John Kitsy - Bereavement Support Officer/ Cat

John is our resident Burmese cat.  He passionately believes that people should be supported in their grief with meows and cuddles.  He actually belongs to our neighbours, but spends a lot of time at Poetic Endings where he enjoys greeting families, sitting on the printer and eating Dreamies.