Teresa Baker & Michelle Tanner

Mother & Daughter Funeral Directors

What service does a Funeral Director provide?

Immediately following a death, the experience of a professional funeral director will assist the smooth organisation of your funeral.

 

You can call us by phone at any time or you may call into our office, or alternatively we will come to see you.  Together, we will go through all the necessary arrangements step by step, taking into consideration your wishes and requirements and, where appropriate, the expressed wishes of the deceased.  This will ensure that everything receives the attention to detail that is so important at this time.

 

We will, if required, guide you through the formalities of registration, advising when and where the death should be registered and what information will be required.

 

Our role is not always readily apparent but some of our duties may include:

 

A personal interview to receive instructions

Arranging for the completion of medical certifications for cremation

Arranging for the printing of service sheets

Arranging for the purchase and preparation of the grave

Arranging for the removal of the deceased at any time of the day or night

Arranging for the removal of the memorial (if applicable)

Arranging for the removal of Pacemaker

Arranging for the dispersal or interment of the cremated remains

Arranging for catering either at home or elsewhere

Assistance and advice on claiming from the Social Fund

Assistance in ordering and the receipt and care of floral tributes

Advice on the selection of suitable hymns and music

Completing and forwarding legal documentation to the appropriate authority

Hygienic treatment and last offices, if required

Insertion of Press announcements

Liaison and confirmation with Clergy, Church, Cemetery or Crematorium

Liaison with the Police and Coroner where necessary

Making all arrangements for the removal of donated organs

Payment of all fees and disbursements relating to the funeral

Payment of honoraria and gratuities as directed

Preparation and retention of confidential files regarding funeral arrangements for those who wish to make enquiries in advance

Professional attendance and supervision throughout the funeral

Providing trestles, biers, grave linings, planks etc

Providing transport to the Registrar if required

Provisions of designs and estimates for memorials

Provision for the hearse and limousines as required

Receipt, listing and distribution of charitable donations

Repatriation both to and from abroad

Retaining detailed records of each funeral for future reference by the family if required

Supply and fitting of the coffin or casket

Supply of the necessary bearers

Use of our private chapel

 

On the day, we will be in attendance throughout the funeral to ensure the smooth running of event.

 

All arrangements made for a funeral are confirmed in writing so that the details may be checked and agreed. At the same time, an estimate of the complete cost will be submitted, showing payments made on your behalf.  The person arranging the funeral and we will then sign the Agreement form to make a contract between us.