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 - Poetic Endings

Louise Winter

Louise is a funeral director and the founder of Poetic Endings.  She was an experienced funeral celebrant before she decided to become a funeral director and launch the funeral service she believes needs to exist.

Before becoming a funeral director, Louise was the editor of the Good Funeral Guide - a trusted, not-for-profit resource for helping you to get the funeral you actually want.

She's the co-director of Life. Death. Whatever. - a month long festival celebrating life, death and everything in-between which ran in partnership with the National Trust in 2016.

She loves food, fashion, poetry and just about everything else.

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Don O'Dwyer

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 a West London firm of undertakers for 10 years before deciding to do things differently.  He is a member of the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), a Good Funeral Guide recommended funeral director and has signed the Fair Funeral Pledge.  

Don is married to Ansonet and has two lovely daughters, Danielle and Aoife and two cats, Chocolate and Snowflake.


Anna Lyons

Anna arranges creative, thoughtful and sensitive funerals throughout London.  

She is also an end of life doula, helping those who are living with dying. Her experiences have revealed that people want and need to talk about dying, but they don't know how.  She regularly writes about her work for national newspapers and magazines.

In previous years, Anna was a teacher and fine arts lecturer. She is the co-director and curator of Life. Death. Whatever.

She lives in Nunhead with her three lovely daughters and their dog, Princess Bubblegum, who loves her daily walks in beautiful Nunhead Cemetery.