Funeral Services in Newcastle - FAQs & Useful Links
The following are answers to questions we find that many people like to ask, and we have included them to help guide you.
We are always available by phone, so if you need more information on any aspect of arranging a funeral, please do not hesitate to contact us – we are always here to help.
Funeral Directors Newcastle - Frequently Asked Questions
A viewing in one of our chapels of rest can be a precious and comforting time, enabling you to say goodbye in peace and privacy, and to see your loved one at rest before the funeral. It gives you an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, and to leave a small keepsake, if you wish.
There is no expectation on you to have a viewing if you don’t want one, but you may wish to consult family and friends about their own wishes.
The eulogy is the opportunity to reflect on the life, character and personality of the deceased. It can be serious or more light-hearted, and can contain all sorts of memories and anecdotes.
What to include in a eulogy is a very personal choice, and it will help if you speak to family members and friends so that you can include their thoughts too. The most important thing is to be yourself and to speak from the heart.
It can be very difficult to know what to say to someone who has been bereaved; it can feel as though words are simply not enough, and there are no ‘right’ things to say. You will be of huge comfort if you can simply be there to offer your support, in any way that’s needed.
There are several options. You can choose to have them scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium, or to scatter them in a location that was precious or important to the deceased. Alternatively you can bury them in a family grave or a cremation plot in a cemetery. Ashes can also be placed in an urn and kept at home, or buried in the garden.
We offer a wide range of options for alternative funerals, including woodland burials at a number of sites across the North East. We can also advise you on the choice of a coffin made from environmentally friendly materials, such as wicker, bamboo, linen, wool or cardboard.
Funeral Services Newcastle - Useful Links
- Gov.uk: What to do when someone dies
- HM Courts Probate Service
- National Association of Funeral Directors
- The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
- The British Humanist Association
- Help the Aged
- Golden Charter Funeral Plans
- North East Humanists
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Daisy Coffins
- Colourful Coffins