Arranging a Funeral
At S. Webb & Son we tailor a funeral service to meet your family’s wishes and to comply with the law. Here is a guide to the kind of support and range of services you can expect.
After discussing your requirements, we will take detailed instructions concerning the services and facilities to be provided and then act to ensure the funeral is dignified and that all aspects are delivered to the highest professional standards.
It is important for us to emphasise that the services outlined here are only intended to give you a general idea. We will go through every detail with you and plan accordingly to make sure your loved family are spared as much stress and uncertainty as possible.. Typically S. Webb & Son will perform the following:
- Arrange a date and time for the funeral, according to your instructions. We will will contact the church, cemetery or crematorium and/or the person who will be conducting the service, to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.
- Move your loved one from the place of death, or from the location to which your loved one has been taken, to our premises or provide practical assistance to allow your loved one to remain at home prior to the funeral, if this is what you request.
- Provide facilities for viewing of your loved one prior to the funeral, according to the your wishes.
- Provide the necessary vehicles and staff to conduct the funeral with dignity and professionalism, in accordance with your instructions.
- Deal with all necessary paperwork to enable burial or cremation to take place.
- Place death notices in local and/or national newspapers.
- Arrange for catering at a venue of your choice following the funeral.
- Make arrangements for the subsequent disposal of the remains following a cremation.
- Arrange special musical requests for the funeral service, such as a soloist, piper or choir.
- Liaise with the officiant to provide Order of Service sheets at the funeral service.
- Record the names of those attending the funeral in order to provide you with a list afterwards.
- Order floral tributes on behalf of the deceased’s family and/or friends and colleagues.
- Accept and care for floral tributes delivered to their premises prior to the funeral.
- Accept donations for a nominated charity in lieu of flowers on your behalf, providing the family with a list of those who have donated after the funeral.
- Arrange for transfer of either the deceased or the cremated remains to another area of the country, or repatriation overseas, for a subsequent funeral or disposal, in accordance with your wishes.
- Provide advice and transport to assist with the registration of the death. Please be aware that as Funeral Directors we cannot register a death – this is something which must be done by a family member or person closely connected with the deceased.
- Supply obituary cards or ‘thank you’ cards for use by the family following the funeral service.
- Place “Thank You” and acknowledgement notice, or obituary notices in local newspapers following the funeral.
- Provide information on how to arrange a pre-paid funeral plan.
- Offer a choice of coffins and caskets to suit a range of budgets and individual choice.