Ewing Funeral Service was founded in 1970 by John Ewing and his wife Barbara after realising there was a need for a locally owned and run funeral directors in the village of Kelty.
John had, many years earlier, trained as a joiner/undertaker in his home area of Dunbartonshire and after spending many years as a clerk of works in the building sector, laterly with the Dunfermline Burgh Council and the District Council, returned to his previous occupation.
Over the years, as the funeral profession moved away from the basic undertaking service to provide a full range of bereavement services and support for families, so Ewing Funeral Service has evolved.
Firstly John’s daughter, Margaret Dow, joined the business after completing her NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing in the early 1980s then the company opened their first office in Kelty Main Street, opposite the Health Centre. Margaret then went on to become a qualified tutor in funeral directing and many, many members of the funeral profession owe their careers to the training they received from Margaret Dow.
By the end of the 80s, Ewings were not only caring for families in Kelty but also in Cowdenbeath, Crossgates and across Kinross-shire and it was in this last area the company was to make its next expansion, opening an office in Kinross in the early 1990s.
Sadly by now, John Ewing had passed away in January 1991 but under the guidance and leadership of Barbara and Margaret the company continued to invest in providing the best facilities possible for local families.
Margaret’s sons Ewan and Kevin joined the company in the 1990s with Ewan leaving for a short career in politics prior to returning to the business in 1999 and Kevin completing his Diploma in Funeral Directing prior to his calling to the priesthood.
Then in 1999 the company had to chance to invest in major facilities for the future with the purchase of our first major funeral home at Dùilinnis. This allowed us to focus all our services in one site and to provide the very best example, as the Gaelic name suggests “a tranquil resting place”.
Now under the day-to-day management of Margaret and Ewan Dow, Ewing Funeral Service still prides itself on ensuring that John Ewing’s original goal of providing a high quality, locally owned funeral director remains for the families of Kelty, Cowdenbeath, Kinross-shire and surrounding areas.
We’re committed to high standards of care, of investing in our business and ensuring that no matter your needs we have the assets available to meet them.
Our belief is that when you entrust a funeral to Ewing Funeral Service it really is a case of “Our Family – caring for Your Family”