“Sue takes care of all the practical necessities, relieving stress, leaving you to focus on the memories”
When arranging a funeral by cremation, the fundamental differences are not so dissimilar to those of a funeral by burial. If your loved one has passed away at hospital, you should let the hospital staff know that you wish to choose cremation at the ceremony, so that they can make arrangements for any additional documents that may be required. If not, then please contact Sue so that she can make all the necessary arrangements for you, on your behalf. Sue will ask you whether you would like her to take your loved one into her care. The deceased can rest before the funeral at Sue’s funeral home, or respectively if it is safe enough to return them, they can rest at home. If you decide to have your loved one rest at home, Sue will offer to take them into her care temporarily, and return them home after all the preparations have taken place. This is purely preferential, and you can discuss your options with Sue, upon contacting her. Sue will also relieve you by taking care of all the practical necessities involved up until the ceremony, making things considerably less stressful for you at such a difficult time, so that you can concentrate on what choices of service you would like to give to your loved one. Sometimes, our loved ones will leave instructions on what type of service they wanted and this will be met with respect and followed to every single detail.
Sue believes that every funeral should be unique, and should reflect the person who has sadly passed away. The ceremony can take place at a church, a crematorium or any other location of importance. The family will also have choices about what to do with regards to the treatment of the ashes, some families like to keep them in a casket or an urn, some will prefer to bury them, whilst others prefer to scatter them in a place of sentimental importance.
Primarily, there are only a few things that Sue will need to know;
- Where the funeral will take place, such as; cemetery chapel, crematorium, church or elsewhere.
- The full name, age and address of the deceased.
- The current resting place of the deceased.
- Whether or not a ‘Medical Certificate of Death’ has been issued.
- The name and contact details of the deceased’s doctor.
- Whether the funeral will be a religious or non religious service.