Planning A Funeral

As ideas and conventions linked to the type of funeral people want change, so too have many people's attitudes to the type of funeral or memorial service they want. One of the fundamental aspects of many of the rites associated with world religions is the celebration of the person's life and more and more people want a service that reflects this and helps create a lasting memory.

People are beginning to request services that are more personal and that adequately reflect the person and the sort of life they led.

Favourite music, both classical and contemporary is increasingly common; particularly at crematorium and people now often incorporate photographs or mementoes.

Because of the taboo that is associated with discussion, planning or preparation for death by anybody other than those closest to it, any expression of preference or forward planning is considered macabre and untimely.  

It seems that we plan for so many things in life, some of which may never happen, such as taking out travel, accident or terminal illness insurance cover, so it must strike us as strange not to plan for the one thing guaranteed to happen to us all!

It is worth remembering that 'dying wishes' or messages can assume extreme importance for those you leave behind. It gives them a way of giving to you when you are no longer there. It may be a focus for meaningful or constructive activity when everything is falling to pieces.

Our philosophy is to help family and friends to say goodbye to loved-one in a manner that they feel is most appropriate. Because this type of funeral is unique, you might be wondering what you can do.

The answer is almost anything.

A little extra thought, and not necessarily any more expense, can make all the difference between a service that is soon forgotten and a lasting fond memory.

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    Why use an independent funeral director?

    The independent funeral profession has a long and proud history of providing a personal, caring service to local communities.

    Single minded devotion

    With an Independent Funeral Service all of their attention is concentrated on satisfying the needs of the family. They are not distracted or bound by corporate rules handed down from head office. They are flexible and responsive to your needs.

    Devoted to families,
    not profits

    Large concerns answer to shareholders. Independent family businesses answer to you. In a locally owned firm there is no pressure from head office to increase profits. Our business will do well when we serve you well.

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