Obituaries

Mr Allan Beveridge

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 27th Oct 2021

Dr Ian Gillespie

  • Funeral Service
  • Fri 22nd Oct 2021

Mrs Veronica Lamb

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 22nd Oct 2021

Mr Peter McFarlane

  • Burial Service
  • Fri 22nd Oct 2021

Mrs Sylvia Hiller

  • Burial Service
  • Fri 22nd Oct 2021

Mr Stan Dennis

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 21st Oct 2021

Mr Brian Middlemiss

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 21st Oct 2021

Mr David Davies

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 20th Oct 2021

Mr John Wood

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 19th Oct 2021

Miss Lilian Emslie

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 19th Oct 2021

Mr Derek Bennett

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 18th Oct 2021

Mr Andrew Wilson

  • Burial Service
  • Mon 18th Oct 2021

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.