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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.