Why have a Funeral?
A Funeral is for those that
are left behind following a death.It is a celebration of the
deceased’s life. Everyone who was involved with the deceased is offered a
chance to say goodbye & to share in the celebration of their life.
Will There Be A Post Mortem?
Not all deaths require a
Post Mortem.Deaths requiring a post
mortem usually involve:-*Accidents*Suicide*Unexpected or Sudden Death*If the deceased has not seen
a Doctor in the past few months.*The Deceased’s family
request a post mortem.
Burial or Cremation?
If the wishes of the
deceased are known, these should be followed.If no wishes have been
indicated this is a decision only thefamily can make.
What about a viewing?
Viewings are an individual
choice. Some people find a viewing helps with the grieving process, as they can
come to terms with what has happened. Other people prefer to remember the
person as they last saw them. A viewing can provide an opportunity to place
cards, letters or other momentos with the deceased.
What Happens To The Coffin When The Body is Cremated?
The coffin is cremated with
the body, and all accommodate one coffin at
a time, hence one body is cremated at a time. Each lot of ash remains passes
through an identification process where the nameplate with your loved ones
details accompanies them throughout.
Is Cremation Less Expensive
Generally Yes. This is primarily due to the cost of the
When do we receive the ashes back?
Ashes are generally
available 7-10 Days after the cremation has taken place. Our staff can guide
you through the many options available for placement of ashes.
How Do I Get A Death Certificate?
We apply for a Death
Certificate to the Register of Birth, Deaths & Marriages on your behalf
after the funeral. A Death Certificate generally takes up to 3 weeks to process
from the registry, depending on application demand.
The Death Certificate is
sent to us to be checked for accuracy against the information that we collect
from the family, before we issue to the next of kin/Person organising the