We fully understand that it is important for a funeral service to be arranged and carried out with dignity, and in accordance with the wishes of the family, each and every time.
We appreciate that this may often be a very upsetting time. Our commitment to you is that we will support you through, and indeed beyond, the funeral service.
We will be able to make the arrangements for the funeral service, either in our funeral home or in the privacy of your own home. We will, of course, listen to your wishes and guide you through the arrangements. We will discuss with you the preferences that you may have. It is important to remember that the arrangements need not be confirmed immediately. You may need time to consider your decisions, and discuss them with your family and friends.
As funeral professionals, we can support you with the many decisions you may need to make.
One of the most important decisions to make is whether the funeral service is going to be a burial or cremation. On many occasions, this would have already been decided, perhaps based on the wishes of other family members.
Locally, we have a number of crematoria where the service could take place. The decision over the final resting place of the ashes needs to be considered very carefully, and we would support you through this. It should not be a hasty decision.
For many, burial would be their considered decision and we would arrange this for you. It is important to remember, that many cemeteries and churchyards have regulations over your right to be interred.
If your loved one passes away locally and you wish to arrange for the funeral service to be arranged in a different area or even in a different country we can organise this on your behalf.
Chapel of Rest and Contemplation Room
We have a dedicated room where a small service can be held, or where you can spend time with your loved one.
We believe that it is always better for your loved one to be dressed in their own clothes. We can also ensure that they wear their own glasses and jewellery for the time that they spend in our care. Most personal effects can remain with them should you wish, although we would always ensure that your final wishes are adhered to.
We can ensure that approprate background music is played, and that photographs of your loved one can be placed in the room for visitors to reflect upon.
Our mortuary area has been designed to ensure that the care of the deceased is of the highest standard.
We can care for your loved one for extended periods of time, should this be necessary to allow for family commitments and holidays.
We can assist with the preparation and wording of funeral announcements in both local and national newspapers.
We can also assist with the placement of acknowledgement notices following the funeral service.
A floral tribute placed respectfully on the coffin can often be a memorable tribute to the deceased.
We are able to take care of all your floral requirements, where it be a natural rustic design or a more traditional cross.
We are also able to take care of personal bespoke designs and arrange tributes for those who live away.
Repatriation to and from your Home Country
When someone has passed away and needs to be returned home to their own country, or indeed if someone passes away in another country, we are fully conversant in the repatriation of the deceased, both to and from abroad. This can be a very complicated matter, and we will assume responsibility for dealing with the arrangements and the paperwork involved.
Paul has taken a special interest in the repatriation of the deceased both to and from England and Wales. He has many years of experience and can provide professional guidance and support throughout this matter.
Printed Orders of Service
A printed Order of Service has become important for many reasons. It personalises the funeral service and also provides a keepsake to reflect upon.
They can be printed using traditional designs or more personalised, artistic designs using tasteful prints. We can even use your own photographs in the design of the Order of Service.