Funeral Services & Information
When it comes to funerals, many of us don't like to think about them, let alone plan for them. Today more and more people are realising it makes a lot of sense to pre-arrange their funeral or join a pre-payment plan. This gives peace of mind that your wishes are known, and you have made arrangements for them to be carried out.
It is the first and most important step towards working through grief and re-adjusting to life. The therapeutic value of the funeral is widely recognised. From a practical point of view, the funeral assures the legal, reverent and dignified burial or cremation of the deceased.
Providing the standard of service you would expect from a modern funeral director.
Once upon a time, no one questioned the role of the funeral director or the order of events, but now everything is up for discussion – from the colour of the casket, to the venue, the style of service, and the flowers.
Because there’s no longer a set way to conduct a funeral, we’ve found that families more-than-ever need a funeral director who can guide and support them in a down to earth and genuine way. Someone who’s easy to talk to, someone who can offer fresh ideas or make suggestions that ‘fit’ the family dynamics, but also someone who understands the need to respect tradition, values or beliefs…
The team at Grinter’s are those people – we provide dignified care, genuine advice and value across all our services from traditional or contemporary Funeral Services to our Direct Cremation Service – and nothing is too much to ask, or too much trouble.
For a modern and refreshing approach and dignified care, contact us today.
Where to Start
Step 1: Phone Grinter’s Funeral Home on (07) 827 6037.
It’s amazing how much difference one call can make. First, we’ll answer any questions you may have. Then we’ll make a plan together about how to proceed from this point. This will include organising things such as setting a time and place to meet with you and those to be involved in making the funeral arrangements and organising the transfer from the place where the death has occurred.
Step 2: Contact the next of kin and family
Being with those closest to you following a death provides a valuable support network. It is also helpful in deciding when everyone who will be involved in making the funeral arrangements can get together (especially important when different family members are out of town, or immediately unavailable).
Step 3: Contact the family doctor or attending physician to advise of the death
The doctor is responsible for issuing documentation required before a cremation or burial can take place. In the course of arranging the funeral, we will obtain these documents for you. In some situations the doctor is unable to issue these forms and the Coroner will need to be involved. If the death has occurred in a hospital or nursing home the duty nurse or other staff member will often do this task for you.