Obituaries

Mrs Ailsa Andrew

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 6th Jul 2022

Miss Leona McDonnell

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 27th Jun 2022

Miss Mandy Wilson

  • Funeral Service
  • Fri 17th Jun 2022

Mr Charles Reid

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 7th Jun 2022

Mr William Sandeman

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 6th Jun 2022

Mr Alexander Spalding

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 1st Jun 2022

Mrs Lovina Watt (Ina)

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 27th May 2022

Mr Peter Leggatt

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 25th May 2022

Attending a funeral FAQs

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What should I wear?

We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

How long does a service last?

Typically a service in most churches or crematoria lasts around 20-30 minutes. A formal mass may take a little longer and we would expect this to be nearer an hour. Finally, burials can vary in length as they are weather dependent.

Where should I sit?

Family and close friends typically reserve the first couple of rows in a service. We recommend sitting nearer the front than the back of a service space in order to support the family and enabling late arrivals to discreetly fill back rows.

Where should I send flowers?

Often a family will express a preference for flowers - or charity donations in lieu of flowers. We recommend you keep an eye on notices posted in newspapers, or online or in the funeral director window so you are able to follow their wishes.