Frequently Asked Questions

When a funeral is a cremation, a doctor who attended the deceased in his/hers last illness must complete medical cremation forms which have to be submitted to the crematorium. For this service, the doctor makes a charge, which we, the Funeral Directors usually pay on behalf of the deceased’s family.

In each limousine there is room for 7 people this includes 1 person sitting in the front with the chauffeur.

On the day of the funeral, we will be there to help and guide you through the proceedings. Please speak to a member of our staff if you are unsure of anything.

Yes, family or friends can be bearers with support from the funeral director.

Yes, we are open and available to you at anytime. If you wish to visit our Private Chapel of Rest please ring and inform us when you would like to come and we will be pleased to arrange for a member of our staff to meet you.

Yes, we can bring your loved one home in the evening before the service or on the morning of the service, so the deceased can leave from their home.

No, after the service has ended, the coffin does not move until all relatives and friends have the left the chapel.

Yes. The identity of the coffin name plate is checked by the crematorium attendant before it is placed in the cremation chamber. This only holds one coffin or casket at a time and again there are strict regulations that must be abided by.

  1. You can place them in the Garden of Remembrance.

  2. You may wish to purchase a grave just for the purpose of interring the cremated remains.

  3. You may keep them at home in a special urn or memorial.

  4. You may scatter them in a special place.

  5. The remains may be buried in an existing family grave.

We will provide attendance cards to all mourners on their arrival at church or chapel, these will be gathered at the end of the service and returned to your family.

If you require catering after the funeral service, you can make your own arrangements or contact us to make the arrangements for you.

The funeral account is sent to the person responsible for the funeral arrangements or the solicitor, when necessary, usually about 2 weeks or so after the funeral. The account can be paid for by BACS, Cheque or Cash. ( We may ask for some fees in advance in certain circumstances )

Most graves will take six months or more before the ground is firm enough to place the weight of a headstone.