Arranging a Funeral FAQ's

The total cost will depend on the type of funeral and options you choose, for instance, the type of coffin, funeral vehicles, requiring flowers for the service, or whether it’s a burial or cremation. However, it is to bear in mind that third party charges are out of our control, such as locations. When you have made your funeral choices, we will give you a detailed written estimate on the costs, and then a fully itemised invoice provided within 5 days of the funeral taking place. You can check our prices here.

It is by law, that all deaths in England and Wales must be resisted within five days, however, this could be delayed depending on the circumstances.  

  • Date and place of death
  • The person’s full name (and maiden name, if applicable)
  • The person’s date and place of birth
  • Their occupation
  • Their last address
  • Whether they were in receipt of a State Pension or other benefits
  • Full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving or late spouse or civil partner

Once funeral arrangements are in place and preparations are completed, you can visit your loved one in the reflection room as often as you wish.  

While Black is the traditional worn colour at a funeral, However, there are now an increasing number of requests for mourners to wear alternative colours, whether that be a favourite colour to reflect their personality or bright colours to celebrate their life.

Of course, you can bring in any type of clothing that could reflect a hobby, job, or favourite outfit. Maybe your loved one liked wearing her wedding dress, maybe they’re a fan of a football/rugby team, were they in the Military? Dress them up in their Uniform. However, in some certain circumstances, clothing choices are restricted due to local crematoria rules.

The cremated remains are normally available 48 hours after the funeral unless otherwise specifically requested. Most crematoriums will retain the cremated remains for a period, giving you time to make your decision about their final resting place.

Give the best to rest

Bespoke funerals and special requests are no problem, just ask. No request is too much.

Arranging a Funeral FAQs
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About Paul, Doncaster Funeral Director

I have worked for over 30 years in the business, offering a competitively priced, friendly personal, reliable and complete service. I am the only family owned funeral directors in the Askern, Campsall, Norton and surrounding areas. I have my own chapel of rest and a fleet of funeral vehicles. You are welcome to call in for a friendly coffee and chat at any time (please contact me prior to ensure I am in the office).

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