For many people, planning their funeral has become an established way of looking at the future, just like making a Will.
Usually, they have known the grief of bereavement and don’t want their families to go through the stress of making arrangements.
Many have established a relationship of trust with their local family funeral director. Who better to advise them on such a sensitive topic and assist them with all the details?
We have a number of options available to people who would like to plan ahead. Our plans cover religious and civil funerals in Ireland or overseas and provision can also be made to cover other related items such as death notices, service booklets or hospitality for family and friends.
Your wishes fulfilled by a proven partnership
Most people don’t want to think about arranging their own funeral. That’s natural. But there is some quiet satisfaction to be gained from putting your affairs in order and reflecting on the most appropriate arrangements.
Many personal decisions have to be made. Your wishes are special – and you can be sure we will carry them out to the letter. We guarantee that your family or estate will not be asked for a penny more for the services you have selected that are within our financial control.
Funeral directors’ services typically include:
- Professional charges. These represent a high proportion of a funeral director’s costs and include making all arrangements for cremation or burial
- Conveyance of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral director’s premises, a chapel of rest or other suitable location
- Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation
- Provision of a hearse and other funeral vehicles
- Advice on bereavement counseling
A balanced approach to third party costs
Third party costs are not within our financial control. These expenses include the fees for the cemetery, crematorium, doctors (for cremation certificates) and clergy or officiant, which will be costed at today’s prices in your plan.
However, if at the time of the funeral, the increase in the third party costs is greater than the amount paid, we would have the option to approach the family for an additional amount.
Third party costs may include:
- Crematorium fee
- Doctors’ fees (applicable only to cremation)
- Clergy/officiant’s fee
- Purchase of grave
- Cemetery fee: the opening of an existing or new grave for burial or interment of cremated remains
- Hire of church or other venue
- Fees of organist or soloist
- Memorial, such as a headstone, entry in a book of remembrance or planting of a tree
- Catering, floral tributes and newspaper announcements
Would you like to know more?
We would be only to pleased to gently guide you through every detail appertaining to your funeral requirements which can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish.
Each funeral plan is specifically tailored to your individual requirements to ensure that you only pay for what you need.
An appointment to talk you through your options and to give you a quotation can be made at either our offices or in the comfort of your own home.