HISTORY

Malcolm has worked within the funeral business for over 70 years. He left school in 1947 and went straight to work for an independent funeral director, in his home town of Abertillery. His early duties were many and varied; from cleaning the hearse and cars to ‘pitching’ the inside of the coffins he was learning to construct. Malcolm had a two year period away from Abertillery, and the firm, in order to carry-out 2 years on National Service. After serving his two years Malcolm returned to Abertillery, rejoined his previous firm and continued there quite happily until 1966 when the offer and acceptance of a position with the Co-operative Funeral Service in Swansea, working as area manager, came about. In the late 1970’s a permanent move to Llanelli to oversee the now Co-op owned Thomas Morgan & Son was offered. This was a position he and his wife Mary were to hold for a number of years until Malcolm decided to open his own funeral home with the help of his wife Mary, and son Paul. They felt the time was right, after working for a large national company for so many years. Malcolm J. Silcox & Son was set up in 1986, in Long Row, off Swansea Road in Llanelli.

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MALCOLM J. SILCOX

CONSULTANT

Malcolm holds a Diploma from NAFD in Funeral Directing; he completed a manager’s association certification within the Co-op, he has been for many years a member of BIFD, and Silcox & Son joined SAIF as one of the first members.

MARY SILCOX

CONSULTANT

Mary’s mother was the house keeper for the funeral directors when Malcolm had first started in the business in Abertillery. In 1966, with the move to Swansea, Mary worked in the office of the Co-op funeral directors, continuing in the same position in Llanelli before moving onto their own business venture. Mary has been the main florist for Malcolm J. Silcox & Son funeral directors during the time of their 31 years at Long Row. Mary started her florist journey numerous years before, in 1969, completing her first floristry course in Swansea conducted by Robyn Wayne. Mary established herself as a well known florist in Llanelli and surrounding areas, for her work in funerals, weddings and private orders.

PAUL SILCOX

DIRECTOR

Paul in 1986, along with his mum and dad purchased the premises at Long Row, where they grew the businees up until a move to Ty Gwyn Hall, New Road in 2016. Paul joined the business as his father’s apprentice. Soon after he established himself as a heart warming celebrant, providing families with a very touching and personal service for their loved ones. As mentiones previously, in 2016, Paul then went onto purchase new premises, in New Road, Llanelli, (formely Ty Gwyn Church).

CALLUM SILCOX

DIRECTOR

Callum joined his father in the winter of 2015 on a part time basis to start, helping on funerals, with driving of the hearse, cars and general jobs within the business. Deciding to join full time at the fall of 2016, Silcox Family Ltd was now moving into a 3rd generation family run business. Callum has studied under the watchful eye of his father Paul, learning the fundamentals of arranging a funeral. Callum has now undertaken the arranging of Funeral Plans, helping families and loved ones to plan for their future services/celebrations, ultimately easing the stress on loved ones left behind. Callum is looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Silcox Family Ltd.

MEGAN LEWIS

OFFICE MANAGER

Megan joined us at the start of 2022, she brings a fresh face and personality to Silcox, and fluent in Welsh she will be the voice you all hear when contacting us via telephone. Megan will work closely with Paul and Callum, assisting in the arrangements of Funerals. Megan will also work closely with families in helping to design the Order of service booklets, allowing families to have a closer connection to the design of their loved one’s funeral booklets. Megan hopes to establish herself in her current role and will also be looking to aid Callum in the future on the 3rd generation journey.

JONATHAN RICHARDS

FUNERAL CO-ORDINATOR

Jonathan is Paul’s brother-in-law. He joined the business in 2007, Jonathan soon established his position in the business, following and shadowing Malcolm and Paul to learn the ins and outs of the way the business was run. Being a well-known face around the Llanelli area. Jonathan has become a very well-known figure throughout the business and has firmly set his mark in the business as a very hands-on character with an eye for perfection.

ASHLEY GRANT

FUNERAL CO-ORDINATOR

Ashley made the big change at the start of 2019 when he decided to move down from Coventry and join us at Silcox Family Ltd. Having settled in very quickly, Ashley became very well liked and known throughout the business by local families. Ashley is also key in piecing together a family provided Eulogy.

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CAITLIN GRANT

FLORIST

Caitlin followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, grandmother and father in 2016, joining the business. Following her grandmother by taking on the role as the funeral florist, which has led to the continuation of Flowers by Silcox. Caitlin has completed her fourth floristry course in early 2017, specialising in sympathy tributes and has become a member of the British Floristry Association.

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