Our new manager of Argent's Funeral Care achieves industry-recognised Diploma

Guernsey’s first qualified funeral director becomes manager at Argent Funeral Care

02 November 2021

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has appointed Tracey Dowinton as the new manager of Argent Funeral Care and congratulates her achievement of the Diploma in Funeral Directing.

Tracey was among 56 graduates who, last month, attended a ‘Celebration of Success’ ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel where President of the National Association of Funeral Directors, Kate Edwards, presented her with the award. She is the first funeral director in Guernsey to be awarded the Diploma in Funeral Directing.

Tracey has worked at Argent’s Funeral Care since 2007 where she began her career as a funeral attendant before studying for her qualifications in Funeral Arranging and Administration. Her recent achievement of her Diploma in Funeral Directing brings another level of knowledge and experience to an already highly qualified team of funeral directors at Co-operative Funeral care in Guernsey.

Tracey said: ‘I feel elated at attaining the diploma. Months of diligent study, perseverance and sacrifice have finally come to fruition. I love my work as funeral director and award of the diploma will contribute immensely to inspiring client confidence in my abilities.’

Sara Kynicos, Head of Care at The Channel Islands Co-operative said: ‘I’m delighted that Tracey has achieved the qualification. Her achievement exemplifies the Society’s commitment to colleagues and to providing clients with funeral services of the highest standard.’

Argents Funeral Care has been part of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society since July 2013. They are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Funeral Planning Authority.

For further details about Argent’s Funeral Care, please visit their website www.channelislands.coop/argent-funeral-care or call 01481 233155.