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Funerals Leicester

What to do if someone dies?

what to do when someone dies

When someone dies we advise that the family makes contact as soon as possible with a funeral directorThere are a number of circumstances that can affect the initial actions you as a family need to take. By speaking to the Funeral Director sooner rather than later we can assist by advising you of what needs to happen next in your family's particular circumstances.

All of these issues will affect what initial actions the family can or have to take. We will guide you through those actions with advice and information that fits the circumstances of your family's bereavement.

Our services include:

  • 24 hour telephone and emergency call out service
  • Home visits at your convenience
  • Monumental Masonry/Headstones
  • Pre-paid and Pre-arranged Funerals
  • Private Chapel of Rest

FAQ's

Burial or Cremation?

Often people will have expressed their preference when it comes to burial or cremation, but in the absence of a clear decision, we can guide you through making the right decision for your family. We can guide you through our list of local facilities available to you for both burial and cremation services, as well as alternative forms of Funeral service and facilities further afield.

Are There ‘Green’ Burial Grounds in Leicestershire?

Leicestershire has three ‘Green’ or Natural Burial grounds, where your loved one can be returned to nature. These are at Prestwold, near Loughborough, at Scraptoft or at the award winning ‘Willows’ Natural Burial Ground at South Croxton, near Queniborough.

Can I Create a Unique Format for the Service?

We believe that the Funeral service should be as unique as the individual and be in a format that makes your family and friends as comfortable as possible. We will work with you to make your vision reality, from a large traditional service to an intimate family gathering or even no service at all. Our experience means that we can arrange any request, however unusual.

Do We Have to Use a Traditional Hearse?

You can choose from a range of transport options to reflect the lifestyle and personality of your loved one. Some of the options we provide include motorcycle hearses, vintage lorries, Land Rovers, VW camper vans, white funeral vehicles and horse drawn carriages. We have also arranged for diggers, tractors and HGV lorries.

Do You Provide Flowers?

We have brochures available to view in our offices and can arrange for all of the flowers to be ordered for the funeral. However, if you and your family would prefer to arrange your own floral tributes, we will happily help you arrange this. Our dedicated florist is also delighted to provide any bespoke tribute.

Can You Cater for Different Cultures?

We understand and can cater for the cultural requirements of all our families and can effectively abide by the expectations of the many religious beliefs practised in Leicestershire.

We are also familiar with the rites and rituals of lesser practiced beliefs such as Druidism.

Do You Arrange Newspaper Notices?

We will assist you with the composition and placing of obituary notices in the Leicester Mercury or other regional or national publications.

Do You Accept Charity Donations in Lieu of Flowers?

We will accept charitable donations in lieu of flowers and will open a donations file and administrate the collection of donations sent or given to us in memory of your loved one. We will keep a donation file open for one month after the funeral day and will always provide you with a comprehensive list of those who donated.

Do You Offer a Range of Coffins and Caskets to Choose From?

The coffins and caskets in our standard brochure range are manufactured from natural wood veneered chipboard, veneered MDF, and solid oak and mahogany.

In addition to this standard range of coffins, we can offer a range of eco-friendly coffins in many variations including willow or even wool. The funeral director will be happy to guide you through what is available and even offer a bespoke service for those wishing to create a unique design

Can I Visit My Loved One?

We actively encourage the bereaved to visit their loved one, should they wish to do so. The preparation of the deceased for the funeral is inclusive in our professional fee. We will do all we can to ensure that the deceased is presented to your family in the best possible light.

We also encourage the family to provide an outfit for the deceased to be dressed in, to bring in any cosmetics they wish to be used and to provide a photograph to assist with hair styling. We always try to provide qualified, same gender staff to care for your loved one.

If you wish to care for your loved one yourself or to assist with this, we are more than happy to accommodate your wishes.

Will You Print Order of Service Sheets?

We are able to arrange printed order of services for the funeral if you wish. We will liaise with the person taking the service and will need guidance from you in regards to how many will be required. There are many options available and we can show you some examples of what can be produced.

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