Frequently Asked Questions
What are Doctors Forms?
When a funeral is a cremation, one doctor MUST attend and certify death. The doctor must be the doctor who attended to the deceased during his/hers last illness. This doctor must not be related to the family or practice. For this service, the doctor makes a separate charge, which we, the Funeral Directors usually pay on behalf of the deceased’s family.
How many people can be seated in the limousine?
In each limousine there is room for six people in the rear compartment and room for one in the front with the chauffeur.
How do we know what to do at the funeral?
On the day of the funeral the Funeral Director is there to help and guide you, your family and friends. If you are unsure of anything please tell the Funeral Director.
Can the family carry the coffin?
Yes, the funeral director will explain the procedure on the day of the funeral.
Can we have the deceased brought home?
Yes, we can bring the deceased home either on the evening before the service or on the morning of the service, so the deceased can leave from home.
Can we visit the deceased and pay our last respects?
Yes, our funeral home is open and available to you at anytime. If you wish to visit our private chapel, please ring and inform us when you would like to come and we will be pleased to arrange for a member of staff to meet you.
Can we choose what music is played at the cremation?
Yes, If you have a special request or would like a particular piece of music playing either as you walk into or out of the crematorium chapel, please let the Funeral Director know as soon as possible.
How will I know who attended the funeral?
A list of mourners who attended the funeral can be made or written in a memorial book.
What about catering after the funeral?
If you require catering after the funeral you can make arrangements or contact us to make a booking at a hotel or restaurant. Alternatively we can provide catering and staff at your home.
How soon after A burial can I put a headstone on the grave?
If the grave is ‘earth’ rather than ‘bricked’, from six months or more before the ground is firm enough to place the weight of a headstone. If the grave is ‘bricked’ inside, then it does not take as long.