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Obituaries

Mrs Jacqueline George

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 13th Jan 2022

Mr Ronald Fox

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 12th Jan 2022

Mrs Mary Whyte

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 6th Jan 2022

Mrs Agnes Evans

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 31st Dec 2021

Mr Malcom Steedman

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 30th Dec 2021

Donald McVicar

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 21st Dec 2021

Mr John Quinn

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 21st Dec 2021

Mr William Moores

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 16th Dec 2021

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.