Obituaries

Mrs Colette Thorne

  • Funeral Service
  • Fri 15th Mar 2024

Mr Gordon Gray

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 15th Mar 2024

Mr Anthony Richard Graham

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 14th Mar 2024

Mrs Jeannie Meggison (Carol)

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 11th Mar 2024

Mrs Mary Coll

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 11th Mar 2024

Mrs Elizabeth Winter

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 8th Mar 2024

Mr George Potts

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 7th Mar 2024

Mrs Agnes Ovenstone

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 7th Mar 2024

Mr William Swan

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 7th Mar 2024

Mr John Robson

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 6th Mar 2024

Mr William Lunn

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 5th Mar 2024

Miss Ann McIntyre

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 5th Mar 2024

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.