Our years of service will
serve you well
When you place your trust in W.G. Catto you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service. Whatever you need, whatever your plans, lean on our experience.
W.G. Catto has been an established Moray based, family run, funeral director for over 100 years. Originally listed as joiner, upholsterer and cabinetmaker, the family manufactured coffins for customers as part of their service. Like many joiners during the the early 20th Century, this provision gradually extended to arranging the whole funeral. In 1980 Willie Catto died and his widow Moira sold the business to Forres based undertaker and joiner, Sandy Smith a year later and it was loosely renamed to Smith & Catto. In 2003, Sandy sought out another family business with ethics and experience to take on the legacy of his own. William Purves, with its five generations and reputation for premier funeral services was a natural fit.
Today our values of compassion, dedication, integrity and respect are at the heart of W.G. Catto.
The four-strong team continue supporting bereaved families in Elgin, Forres and the wider Moray area and earning their trust
Putting your family firstAs the final ritual of life, a funeral is our way of saying goodbye, honouring a life lived and a life loved. Funerals play an important role in our grieving process and often we can feel a huge responsibility to get it right. Which is why we start with the view that every funeral is unique and every funeral is special. In years to come we want you to look back without regret and take comfort from the way you laid your loved one to rest. We have been guiding and supporting families through bereavement for many generations. Let our family help your family by sharing with you the wealth of understanding and experience we have gathered over the years.
News & Blog
News & Blog
Every funeral is different. And that truth also applies to funeral directors. We promise to support you, and your loved ones, in arranging a funeral that’s just right and here's why. Compassion Our staff choose to do this job because we care deeply about families....
Typically, memorial stones are found in UK cemeteries, church graveyards or sites of historic significance as they mark the spot where people have been buried. However, with cremations now representing over 70% of the UK’s funerals, memorials are increasingly...
How much will it cost? It’s a common concern that families face when they’re organising a funeral. Funerals are costly. That’s because it involves the safe, dignified care of a loved one coupled with a time-critical administrative process when a myriad of decisions...