Arranging The Funeral Service
There are many decisions to be made in arranging a funeral, and every funeral is unique to the family’s wishes. It is our duty and purpose to assist you in the planning of the funeral for your loved one to ease your worries as much as we are able to through this difficult time. Some aspects to consider are listed below.
Cremation or Burial
The first decision people usually make is whether you choose a cremation or burial. There are several aspects to consider surrounding each type. With a cremation, it may cost less and you will have choice in deciding your loved one’s final resting place. A burial, on the other hand, will require a memorial and arranging a burial space for your loved one. Whichever type you choose, we are here to make all the arrangements on your behalf.
Religious or Non-Religious
We are able to invite ministers of any religion to conduct the funeral or to perform their respective religious rituals upon the family’s request. If a Humanist (non-religious) funeral is chosen, we will arrange the service accordingly.
Many people choose flowers that were a favourite of the person who has passed away, which can be another way of making the funeral more personal. The expert florists who we work with handcraft the flower arrangements with care, creativity and attention to detail. Sometimes, sending flowers can be a healing gesture for people who have lost someone close to them.
Coffins and Caskets
We supply a wide range of coffins and caskets, ranging from simple designs to the most luxurious. Additionally, we offer pre-paid funeral plans by Perfect Choice and Golden Charter, a company run by the National Association of Funeral Directors (N.A.F.D). By having a pre-paid funeral plan, it guarantees you can secure the costs of the funeral at today’s prices so you can put your mind at ease of the financial and emotional worries. If you would like to view the selection of coffins and caskets, you can make an appointment to meet a member a staff. We understand that sensitivity is required first and foremost, and we are available to answer any question and queries that you may have.
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A hearse is the vehicle used to take the coffin or casket to the funeral service. The hearse is usually followed by limousines, which carry the closest family and friends. We can arrange chauffeured limousines to give you the relief of worrying about parking, driving, and arriving at the service on time. We will always try to accommodate the requests of alternative hearses.
Music, including hymns, CDs and live music, often plays an important part in a funeral service. Some churches have strict rules on the type of music permitted. If there is an organ, make sure the organist can play the hymns or songs you want.
There are other ways of making the funeral reflect the life of the person who has passed away and we will do our best to arrange anything we can for you. Some of the things people choose include horse-drawn hearses and releasing doves at the crematorium or at the burial.