Planning a funeral for a member of your family or friend can be the most difficult day of your life. Everything your family and friends ever thought about a loved one is expressed on that day.
Whenever someone dies it comes as a great shock, sometimes the death may be expected, but nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone.
The thought of arranging a funeral is not something any of us would want to do. This together with the distress and emotional upset felt, may leave the bereaved disorientated and unsure of what to do next.
Our funeral directors’ are fully trained. They understand the grieving process and ensure that the funeral arrangements are performed in a sympathetic, professional and seamless manner. We will endeavour, under all circumstances to provide the bereaved with full and fair information about all of the services we provide and any other information requested.
Some of the key elements to think about beforehand will include whether the person who has died expressed any preferences or pre-arranged any elements of the funeral beforehand.
o Would they want a religious, semi-religious or non-religious ceremony?
o What style of funeral would they have liked, elaborate or simple, traditional or bespoke?
o Do you want to express their unique personality in elements of the ceremony?
o How involved would family and friends like to be in the planning of the arrangements and participation in the ceremony?