Planning a funeral

There is no right or wrong time to talk.

If someone close to you has died, or is dying, please don’t feel you have to wait to call us. Arrangements can be made before – and also immediately after – death and finalised later. We are here to offer guidance and take away worry or doubt at any point. It’s never too early to talk.

What to do when someone dies

Our staff will support and guide you through the arrangements: from necessary first steps to less time-critical considerations, either at home or at one of our local branches.

Arranging a funeral

Every funeral is unique – there is no ‘formula’. Let us help you shape the event so that it becomes personal and ‘just right’ for your loved one.

Funeral Designer

Discover the choices available to suit every preference and budget, whether you would like a burial or cremation.

Planning ahead

Make a Plan of Wishes ahead of time, or go a step further and spare your family additional expense with one of our affordable funeral pre-payment plans.

Pre-payment funeral Plans

Arranging a funeral plan ahead of time is a clever way to beat rising costs. Our funeral director’s fees are guaranteed and fixed at today’s prices. No matter when the plan comes into effect you’ll have spared your family unexpected expense.

Thinking ahead

Discover the straightforward questions you can use to create a Plan of Wishes. Then talk to us about leaving a copy for safekeeping with William Purves at no extra cost.

Thinking ahead

Discover the straightforward questions you can use to create a Plan of Wishes. Then talk to us about leaving a copy for safekeeping with William Purves at no extra cost.