Mrs Helen Gascoigne

Funeral Service: Mon 31st Jan 2022

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Funeral Service


St. Andrew's Church, Bothal
Bothal Bank
NE61 6SW

Date & Time

11:00am Mon 31st Jan 2022

Cremation Service


Blyth Crematorium
NE24 5SZ

Date & Time

12:15pm Mon 31st Jan 2022

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William Purves Funeral Directors

Westfield House
Morpeth Road
NE63 8PR

01670 812 117

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.