Little & Caine are one of the few family run, independent funeral directors in the Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton, Grange and Ulverston areas.
Little & Caine are one of the few family run, independent funeral directors in the area. We understand better than anybody that the loss of a loved one is a deeply painful event and we work hard to provide the comfort and support that is so important during this difficult time. As our client, you will benefit from generations of experience and a genuinely caring service that focuses on your needs and welfare. Serving the West Cumbria area, Little & Caine has built up an excellent reputation through our hard work and commitment. Our highly trained sensitive staff will do everything possible to help you come to terms with your loss.
History, so how did it all start?
So how did it all start? During the war years, Gilbert Caine spent much of his time at Vickers working on shipbuilding repairs and removal of deceased crew members from war damaged ships. Gilbert set up his own business and began his career as an undertaker in 1948, the business continued to grow and in 1959 Gilbert’s son David joined the family business aged 16, as an apprentice joiner. He was introduced to undertaking gradually, paying many visits to the mortuary at the then High Carley Hospital. In the 1980s the funeral business of L V Little & Son and Gilbert Caine amalgamated to form Little and Caine Ltd, who over subsequent years have set the highest standards of service to the local community, gaining them an unrivalled reputation in the Furness area.
In 1996 Paul, a third generation Caine, completed his apprenticeship and made the decision to join the business and continue the family tradition. Today Paul runs the business with family members Pamela and Helen, which includes branches in Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton-in-Furness, Ulverston, Grange Over Sands and incorporates Rogans and Mossop Monumental Masons. Little & Caine now carry out nearly 600 funerals a year and are one of the few fully independent family run funeral directors in the area. Paul and the team like to think of it as their ‘family looking after your family’ and hope to be here for many generations to come.