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.