Poems, Readings, and Eulogies
A friend or relative may wish to say a few words during the service about the person who has died. This is called a eulogy. They can prepare this themselves, or they may prefer to read a favourite poem. Giving a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to a loved one.
As dedicated funeral directors, we can help with the compilation and insertion of death announcements and acknowledgements in the local and/or national newspapers. Some may dictate the length, format, and style of the announcement, and we advise you appropriately along with an indication of the likely cost.
With access to a fleet of vehicles to meet your exact requirements, there are a wide range of transport options available. The usual choice of vehicle is the motorised hearse, followed by a number of limousines of your choice to transport close friends and family to and from the ceremony. However, other types of funeral transport are available, ranging from a horse-drawn hearse, a motorcycle hearse, or even a vintage lorry.
You will need to decide who will carry the coffin during the funeral service. This can be friends or relatives of the deceased if you wish or, of course, we can provide bearers to carry your loved one's coffin.
Flowers are associated with a funeral as a way of paying tribute to a loved one and expressing sympathy to the deceased's family and friends. There is a wide range of different funeral flower arrangements and you can choose specific types of flowers or colours.
A selection of various arrangements are available, including bespoke designs, bouquets, and specialist tributes. Our professionals can assist you with the ordering of the funeral flowers, along with recording or collecting the card messages for you.
Many people choose charitable donations in lieu of flowers. If you are unsure about who to choose, you can donate money to more than one charity.