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OUR TEAM

Geoffrey Thorne

Geoffrey Thorne

Geoff has been associated with funerals all

his life being the son of a funeral director. On

leaving school, he spent four years in London

training at two large funeral directors.

Returning to the family business in Alton as

a fully qualified Embalmer, then gaining the

Diploma in Funeral Directing. Geoff was the

31st member to join the British Institute

of Funeral Directors on its formation and

continues to be a licenced member. Geoff

enjoys target shooting and historical re-
enactment and spending time with his family,

especially his young grandchildren.

Simon Goff

Simon Goff

Simon grew up in Farnham and was educated

at All Hallows School. Simon first gained

experience in the funeral industry with

Geoff’s father at their family business, Kemp

& Stevens. In 2009, on the retirement of

David Leggett he joined Geoff at Thorne-

Leggett, to learn more about the business

and train for the Diploma in Funeral

Directing, which he gained in 2012. Simon is

a licenced member of the British Institute of

Funeral Directors. Simon enjoys travelling,

walking his dog and spending time with

family and friends.

Claire Graham

Claire Graham

Claire came to work at Thorne-Leggett in

2012, taking up her role as receptionist

and admin assistant in the Whitehill office.

Claire has always lived in the area and she

possesses an invaluable knowledge of the

local area and its people. In her spare time,

Claire enjoys photography and is much

valued in her role as secretary to her local

branch of the British Legion.

Laura Spooner

Laura Spooner

Laura is the latest edition to the team, joining in 2013 and qualified in the Diploma in Funeral Service in 2015. She was brought up in Headley and now lives in Aldershot. Laura previously worked in the Nursing Home sector, where she specialised in end of life care. Having experienced the loss of her parents at a young age, she is well equipped to help families with making funeral arrangements in their time of need. Laura is an animal lover and enjoys socialising with her friends.

Gill Thorne
Robin Thorne
Michael Thorne

Gill Thorne

When Gill married Geoff in 1978, she was

completing her nursing training. After their

two sons started school, she undertook her

training for the Diploma in Funeral Directing,

which she gained in 1988 (when women

diploma holders were fairly few) Gill helps

to run the family business, Kemp & Stevens

in Alton and supports Geoff and the team at

Thorne-Leggett. Gill takes a special interest

in Pre-planning funerals with clients. Gill is

a Girl’s Brigade leader, a WI member and a

trustee for a local almshouse charity. She

also likes to spend time with the family.

Robin Thorne

Geoff & Gill’s youngest son, Robin, grew

up and was educated in Alton. He joined

the family business in 2000. He holds the

Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a licensed

member of the British Institute of Funeral

Directors. Robin is the general manager and

principle funeral director at Kemp & Stevens

in Alton. He is often on hand to assist at

Thorne-Leggett. Robin is married to Megan

and they enjoy dog walking and socialising.

Michael Thorne

Geoff & Gill’s eldest son, Michael, grew up

and was educated in Alton. Michael joined

the family firm in Alton in 1998. He holds

the Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a

qualified Memorial fixer. Michael runs K & S

Memorials, serving the memorial needs of

Thorne-Leggett clients. He is married to Kate

and they have two children. Michael is very

much a family man who enjoys playing golf

and spending time with his family.