At F. W. Spilsbury Ltd we are always available to offer advice and we understand that following the passing of a loved one is difficult. When it comes to funeral services we can help, you will need to think about the following:
- Registering of death
- Arranging the funeral
You will need to supply the funeral director with the following details of the deceased:
- Full name
- Full address
- Date of birth
- Details of where and when they passed away
- A certificate for burial/cremation issued by the registrar (Green Form)
- Confirmation of whether or not they had a pacemaker
You will also need to consider:
- Your preferred date and time of service
- Where you would like the service to be held
- Who you would like to lead the service
- Would a family member or friend like to say something in memory during the service
- Your preferred music/hymns
- Whether you would like to have general flowers or family flowers only
- Would you like to have a collection for a particular charity, if so, which one?
- Would you like an order of the service
- Would you like an announcement in the newspaper
- Would you like to arrange transportation to and from the funeral
- Any special requirements
Are you choosing between a burial and a cremation?
- A few things to consider about a cremation
- It usually costs less than a burial
- The funeral service can be held at the crematorium or somewhere else
- There is usually a time limit for a crematorium service
- You will need to decide where you would like the final resting place of the remains
- You can keep the remains, scatter them or bury them
- There is no limit to when, where or how the remains find their final resting place NB. We cannot, however, keep them forever.
A few things to consider about a burial:
- Should you have a family grave or plot, we will arrange for it to be reopened
- Available burial spaces can be very expensive and very difficult to find
- You may want to think about reserving plots or one large plot for you and your family
- Woodland burials are becoming ever more popular
- Funeral services can be held in a local church or cemetery chapel
- After the burial you will need to decide if you would like a memorial headstone
- Should you wish to spend some time alone with your deceased loved one, we can arrange for this in our chapel of rest.
Please feel free to give us a call today on the number listed on this website. We know that it is a difficult time for you but are always on hand with support and guidance.