‘Let our family look after yours’.

SERVICES

SERVICES INCLUDED

SERVICES INCLUDED

Our administration services, supervision and attendance.
The arrangement and conduction of the funeral.
Full use of our funeral home and care of your loved one prior to the funeral.
The collection and conveyance of all appropriate documentation to the necessary authorities.
Provision of a hear and pall bearers and funeral director.
The floral tribute cards will be returned mounted and laminated.
The collection and administration of all  charitable donations.

FUNERAL EXPENSES & FEES

FUNERAL EXPENSES & FEES

Professional Services:
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 and vehicles etc.

Disbursements
These are fees paid by the Funeral Director on behalf of the family to the minister, churches, cemetery, crematorium and doctors.  A written estimate will be provided when the funeral is arranged.  All information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

24 HOUR SERVICE

24 HOUR SERVICE

When a death occurs you may wish your loved one to be taken to our Chapels of Rest.  We offer a prompt and personal 24-hour service 365 days a year.

HEARSE AND LIMOUSINES

HEARSE AND LIMOUSINES

Our Funeral Director always attends the service, giving guidance throughout.  The hearse for the funeral with the chauffeur and pall bearers are also an essential part of our service.  We can provide limousines for the funeral – each limousine can carry up to six mourners.

CHAPELS OF REST

CHAPELS OF REST

Our Chapels of Rest are peaceful and are available for family and friends to visit by appointment.

DONATIONS

DONATIONS

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.

THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

We will guide you through all arrangements and liaise with all third parties, including ministers, churchers, crematoria and cemeteries.  We will help with any announcements for local and national newspapers.  We are able to prepare and print service sheets with photos.

FLORAL TRIBUTES

FLORAL TRIBUTES

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 tribute cards in a special presentation folder for you to keep.

REGISTRATION OF DEATH

REGISTRATION OF 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.

CREMATED REMAINS - SOME ALTERNATIVES

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 ashes interred in the local church or cemetery, both of whom 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.

CERTIFICATES

CERTIFICATES

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, pension claims, insurance policies and solicitors, if appointed.

ECO-FRIENDLY 'GREEN' FUNERALS

ECO-FRIENDLY 'GREEN' FUNERALS

We can arrange Eco-friendly funerals using willow or cardboard coffins, and arrange services or burials at the Chiltern Woodland Burial Park.

THE CORONER

THE CORONER

When a death occurs suddenly, whether naturally or otherwise, the Coroner is involved.  The Coroner is usually a solicitor or doctor is appointed to serve a district within a county.

COFFINS AND CASKETS

COFFINS AND CASKETS

We can supply a wide range of coffins and caskets, including Eco-friendly woven willow, and coffins printed with graphic design or your photographs.

THE SOLICITOR

THE SOLICITOR

Following a death, it is 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 administration, etc.

BEACON MEMORIALS

BEACON MEMORIALS

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 authority.