Sarah Harris

Becoming a funeral director is not an obvious upbeat career choice but try telling that to Sarah Harris, the great-great-great granddaughter of Cribbs & Sons' founder.
"To me it's completely normal, I've grown up with it." says Sarah. "It's a 24-hour service, so when my father and mother used to come home from the office they'd divert the phones and me or my sisters would have to pick it up." The siblings would have to take the information down, finding out what the bereaved family wanted. Yet, Sarah never imagined she would have a career in her family's funeral parlour. "But when I worked here after A-levels I realised I really enjoyed it..." she says. "And there's not too many jobs you can do where you are making a difference to people when they really need you."
Sarah is now her father’s ‘right hand man’ at Cribb's largest branch in Beckton. She lives for a challenge and takes any changes to funeral arrangements in her stride. She says working for a family business is like a marriage – til death do you part!
In her spare time Sarah is keen cross-country runner and clocks up hundreds of miles every year.