Many people have very specific ideas about what style of
funeral they would like for themselves. For some, it is
something very traditional and Victorian - top hats, horses and
plumes. This is the style of service for which funeral directors
have become more recognised, but some people prefer something a
little different. Perhaps a burial in a woodland or natural
burial ground with a cardboard coffin? Or perhaps a funeral
where no one wears black or maybe even a funeral with a Jazz
Band in place of an Organist?
misconception is that Funeral Directors will only perform the
former style of service and not the later. The truth is we are
Funeral Directors, and whether the style of service you would
like is traditional or alternative, we are here to do it. We are
here to help and to make sure you get the funeral you want.
The term funeral
comes from the Medieval Latin ‘funeralis’, meaning 'torch lit
procession' and the modern translation of the word now simple
means the ceremony held after death and the final act of
committal, whether by burial, cremation or any other means.
Director does not have to mean sombre men in top hats with black
crepe drapes flowing down their backs. It doesn’t have to mean a
Victorian horse drawn hearse with black plumes rising high above
the horses heads, unless that is what you would like.
What it does mean
is that if you want a ceremony and committal that befits the
loved one you are saying farewell to, we are here to help you.
All you need to do is ask.