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Arranging a Funeral


The following questions have been compiled to help you

think about the decisions that you will need to make when

arranging a funeral.

You are under no pressure to decide on anything at

this stage, and we will be more than happy to explain

everything to you face- to-face when we meet.

However, if you and your family feel that you would

like to begin looking at the services we offer, please

do so using the information below.

When you meet with your funeral director, they will

cover all elements of the funeral arrangement and

explain available options in detail.

    Questions to think about
  • Is the funeral to be a burial or a cremation?

  • Where would you like the service to be held - a church, our service rooms, from own home, cemetery (graveside) or crematorium chapel?

  • Do you have a preference for any particular minister of religion or officiant to take the funeral service for you?  

  • Would you like the deceased to be wearing their own clothing or for Dunnett’s to provide a Silk Shroud ?

  • Will you be visiting the deceased in our rest rooms to pay your last respects?

  • Will it be open to floral tributes or family flowers only?

  • Would you like donations in lieu of a chosen charity?

    (Please note that we will collect donations on your behalf and hold the fund open for at least two weeks following the funeral service)

  • Would you like Dunnett’s to place a notice in a newspaper/s or online notices to announce details of the funeral or a personal message for you?

  • Have you considered your choice of coffin ?

  • Do you have any specific personal music that you would like to have during the service?

  • Would you like Dunnett’s to print Orders of Service ?

  • Will the family want to carry the coffin, or will that be left to our professional staff?

  • Who will you have lowering at graveside?

  • What kind of hearse do you require?

  • Will you require any vehicles for transporting mourners ?

  • Where would you like the cortege to leave from ?

  • Where will you be returning to after the funeral ?

  • Would you like Dunnett’s to arrange Funeral teas ?

  • Who will be responsible for payment of account ?

Dunnett’s can help with all of these and any other special requirements you may have. Please remember, you do not need to consider all or any of these questions until you feel ready.

Your funeral director will be happy to discuss everything in detail with you when you meet.

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