When Someone Passes Away
Our services to you start when you contact us, whether by telephone or calling personally; and extend way beyond the day of the funeral.
On inital contact we will ask for preliminary details, whereupon if the person has passed away at home or in a private nursing/care home we will arrange for your loved one to be brought into our care.
We would then arrange, at a time and place to suit the family, for the funeral director to meet and arrange the funeral. Before meeting the funeral directors there are many points to consider and we have tried to help by including these below.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro
Type of Funeral
A main point to consider is whether a burial or cremation is to be arranged. Both options involve different legal requirements and therefore involve different timescales.
It is benefical to let us know as soon as possible, what the family have agreed on.
Burial - Churchyard/Council Cemetery
Religious or Non Religious
Is the funeral service to be held in Church or at a Crematorium/Cemetery Chapel? Who will officiate the service? A Minister/Priest or Humanist Speaker? Who will read the eulogy? a family member can do this or maybe read a poem.
Music can very a very personal touch.
There are many different options, and it is entirely upto the family. We will guide you through the choices available.
At the time of arrangement you will be given an itemised estimate of the overall costs. If there is a will or probate, we can offer advice and point you in the right direction.
Government support can sometimes be obtained, if you are eligible.
We offer a wide range to suit all budgets and needs. From solid wooden coffins and caskets to coffins built to comply with cremation regulations.
People are becoming more enviromentally aware, therefore we offer a range of Eco coffins.
It can be a very daunting task to inform people that your loved one has passed away. Family members or close friends could help by telling people on your behalf.
Informing people of the date of the Funeral can be equally as challenging. In this instance an obituary notice in the newspaper can help, especially if you do not have contact details for people or if there is a large number of people to inform.
Hearse & Limousines
There are many options for hearses, from the traditional black hearse or Horse Drawn hearse through to a Land Rover hearse. Hearses can personalise a funeral and can be a fitting tribute.
Limousines traditionally follow the hearse, we can arrange as many as your require.
Flowers / Donations / Stationary
Flowers and stationary are a simple way of personalising a funeral. We can advise and arrange these for you.
Donations are a personal choice, they can made in place of flowers.