When a death occurs you may wish your loved one to be taken to
our Chapels of Rest at Hazlemere, High Wycombe or Marlow. We offer a prompt and personal 24-hour 365 day
a year service for this.
Chapels of Rest
Our Private Chapels of Rest are peaceful and are available for
family and friends to visit at any time by appointment. You can rest assured that your loved one will be cared for on our own premises,
by our own staff.
The Funeral Arrangements
We will guide you through all arrangements and liaise with all third
parties, including ministers, churches, crematoria or cemeteries. We
will help with any announcements for local and national
newspapers. We are able to prepare and print service sheets with
We can supply a wide range of coffins and caskets, including Eco-friendly woven willow, and coffins printed with graphic designs or your photographs.
View a selection of Coffins
Hearse and Limousines
Our Funeral Director always attends the service, giving guidance
throughout. The hearse for the funeral with chauffeur and
pall bearers are also an essential part of our service. We can provide
limousines for the funeral - each limousine can carry six mourners.
Many families now prefer donations to a charity instead of floral
tributes. Our Administration Office will gladly collect donations and
provide you with a list of all those who have contributed.
Flowers may be sent to our premises where they will be cared
for prior to the service. We are happy to suggest a florist if required.
We will return the tribute cards in a special presentation folder for
you to keep.
Cremated Remains - some alternatives
You may wish to consider what you would do with the ashes after a
cremation. One option is to have the ashes scattered at the
crematorium in their 'Garden of Remembrance'. You may like to
scatter them at a favourite spot, or at sea. Many people find comfort
in having the ashes interred in the local church or cemetery, both of
which have special areas set aside. There is no need to make a
decision immediately; we will store ashes (free of charge) for
however long you need to make your decision.
A memorial is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a place to focus
and reflect on personal memories. We have a selection of memorials
and stone plaques at our Memorial Showrooms and can discuss
styles and lettering. Costs depend upon the inscription, fixing
options and guidelines, as well as the fees set by the burial
Our stonemason will be pleased to call and if required, see you by
appointment. Please contact 01494 522 922
Funeral Expenses and Fees
These are made up in two distinct parts:
These are charges made to the Funeral Director for providing
professional services. They include the conveyance of the deceased to
the Funeral Home, the necessary administration and documentation,
coffin or casket, service charge, vehicles etc.
These are fees paid by the Funeral Director on behalf of the family to
the ministers, churches, cemetery, crematorium and doctor's fees.
A written estimate will be provided when the funeral is arranged. All
information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
There are a number of other services you may need to access, we will be pleased to advise and assist you in any way with these services.
Registration of a Death
The first duty is to register the death as soon as possible (within 5
days). In most cases the next-of-kin will attend the Registrar's Office.
The Registrar will require the Medical Certificate of Death together
with the Birth and Marriage Certificates if available, or Medical Card.
It is advisable to register the death in the Registration district where the death occurred,
otherwise there will be delay in obtaining a certificate.
The Registrar will provide a Certificate for the Funeral Director
so that a funeral can take place. We recommend that several copies of
the Death Certificate be obtained from the Registrar, as these will be
required for any banks, building societies, pensions claims,
insurance policies and solicitors, if appointed.
When a death occurs suddenly, whether naturally or otherwise, the
Coroner is involved. The Coroner is usually a solicitor or doctor and is
appointed to serve a district within a county.
Following a death, it is often necessary to obtain a 'Grant of
Probate' on the deceased's estate. Probate is granted by the Probate
Registry to the executor named: where a will has been left by the
deceased. In order to obtain this, it may be advisable to contact a
solicitor who can relieve you of many worries and take control of
wills, problems of intestacy, any debts, grants and letters of
Beacon Funeral Services Hazlemere
We are the only Independent family Funeral Directors in Hazlemere, conveniently situated with free parking.
Serving the communities of Hazlemere, Penn, Tylers Green, Beaconsfield,
Great Kingshill, Prestwood, Amersham, Chesham and surrounding areas.
Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Beacon Funeral Services 27 Rose Avenue, Hazlemere High Wycombe Bucks, HP15 7PH 01494 81 81 81