Arranging a Funeral

Initial Things to Consider

Arranging a funeral at such an emotional time may feel like a daunting task, but from the moment you need us we will be there to ease the burden and help you arrange a funeral that is as personal and unique as you want it to be - an occasion that you believe is a worthy tribute to your loved one.

Remember to check the deceased’s Will, if they have made one, or other written instructions. If there are no known wishes, then it’s generally up to the nearest relatives and / or executor to decide if the funeral will be a burial or cremation.

Our Services and Support

Our services and support include:

·      Care of the deceased

·      Advice and support on legal requirements and registrations

·      Arrangements of the funeral

·      Type of coffin and dressing of your loved one

·      Vehicles at the funeral

·      Hymns and special music

·      Newspaper / social media notices

·      Flowers / donations

·      Memorial jewellery

·      How much to spend on the funeral

·      Any other special requests

Coffins, Caskets and Urns

Choosing a coffin or casket can be an important part of the bereavement process.

Whether you prefer a traditional or more innovative / environmentally friendly  approach we can offer a wide selection of coffins, caskets and urns to suit your individual requests.

These images show typical examples of those requested.

Rutland Light Oak Coffin
Rutland Light Oak Coffin
Somerton Wicker Coffin
Somerton Wicker Coffin
Biodegradable Urn Decorated with Leaves
Biodegradable Urn Decorated with Leaves
Exeter Light Oak Ashes Casket
Exeter Light Oak Ashes Casket

After the Funeral

After bereavement sometimes people can struggle to come to terms with their loss. If this is the case, we can advise you on practical support that is available through the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). Friendly staff who are trained in counselling and bereavement skills will be able to listen and support you with a range of services to bereaved people, over the age of 18, including:

·       A freephone telephone helpline 0800 917 7224

·       Email support and information

·       Up to six free sessions of supportive counselling by telephone, skype or face to face in your local area.

They will be able to help you understand your experience of grief, develop self-care, coping strategies and support you to deal with the challenges you may be facing.

The service is confidential and free of charge via the Baglan Funeral Home.

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