About us Who we are Patrons Jon and Simon Dyer Jon and Simon Dyer are joint Managing Directors of F.A. Albin & Sons Family Funeral Directors. The company was established over 228 years ago and has carried out many high-profile funerals. Since 2003 the company has brought home all service personnel killed overseas, on behalf of the MOD.Jon and Simon proudly took over the role of Patrons from their father Barry Albin-Dyer OBE, following his death in 2015. Barry was a staunch supporter of Child Bereavement UK and the company is proud to have Child Bereavement UK as one of its charities. It regularly supports the charity through Albin’s legendary annual Christmas Memorial Service.Jon and Simon said:Our father was so proud to be a patron of Child Bereavement UK and was very passionate about the work that the charity does in supporting bereaved families and how important it is. He shared this passion with us on so many occasions and we share the same values. We are delighted to be patrons and to continue his great work.