On the day of the funeral

No one knows when a death will occur, or when you will suffer the loss of a loved one. Death can occur at anytime and anywhere. The funeral director will be responsible for the overall supervision of the funeral itself and will always be available from the time of death, to the ceremony and afterwards for help, support, guidance and comfort. Once we have taken your instructions and have arranged a funeral at a given time on a given day, we will carry it out, regardless of circumstances. All arrangements made for the funeral are confirmed in writing, so that the details may be checked and agreed. The removal of the deceased from the place of death to our funeral home is a service, providing we have the necessary authority. The arrangement and payment of fees and disbursements relating to the funeral include: crematorium or cemetery fees, minister’s fees, parochial fees, press announcements, floral tributes, hymn sheets, attendance cards, catering arrangements, either at home, or an external venue, plus any other detail requested by the relatives of the deceased. Where necessary a grave will be purchased and fees paid. Where required, we will provide limousines to follow the hearse. All staff will be attired in smart appropriate dress and shall ensure professional dignified attendance and supervision throughout the funeral. If you require any help or advice at anytime, please contact us.

Assistance 24 hrs a day

As your Funeral Director, we are here to advise you in making all those arrangements which meet your personal needs and desires. Please remember that we are here to help you whatever way we can, to help you cope and adjust to your bereavement. If you require help at any time during this period, all you need to do is call.

The day of the funeral

The funeral ceremony is the culmination of the work that has taken place since the death occurred. Although only one of the many functions of the funeral director, to many people, the sight of a funeral cortege is probably the one most associated with funeral service. It is significant to note that the word funeral is derived from the Latin “funeralis” meaning “a torchlight procession.” Your funeral director will be in attendance throughout the proceedings, to ensure the smooth running of events. He will take on the role of master of ceremonies, carrying out the task of guiding, directing and overseeing the funeral. As well as the funeral director, four members of staff will also be present. These pallbearers will be attired in smart appropriate dress and will ensure professional dignified attendance and supervision throughout the funeral. If you or any member of your family is unsure of what to do, ask your funeral director. This is what they are there for, to help and guide you through one of the hardest days of your life.