Although today there are more choices available to the bereaved than ever before, we understand that for many, simplicity is the preferred option. If a religious service or other forms of ceremony are unimportant, we offer an altogether more straightforward approach to both cremation and natural burial which also keeps costs to an absolute minimum.
What is a Direct Funeral?
A 'Direct' funeral provides the very simplest service to collect the body of the person who has died, deal with necessary paperwork, provide a simple coffin, and then take the coffin straight to a crematorium or natural burial site. There is NO formal service, and usually no attendance at the funeral.
Is it right for me?
Because arrangements, and staff requirement for these services are minimal, this helps to keep costs to an absolute minimum too. Often though, people choose this option not because of affordability, but just because they wantthis kind of funeral, without the usual ceremony, religious or otherwise.
Increasingly, many are now starting to see Direct Funerals as a 'starting point'; to allow the cremation or burial to take place in a very simple way, before arranging a separate memorial service, or a thanksgiving ceremony, or sometimes even a party, for family and friends to gather at a later time and remember the person who has died.
What We Do
Our aim is to make the process of organising a Direct Funeral as straightforward and stress-free as possible. The exact prices and specifications of each type of funeral are explained in detail on their respective pages. In either case, this is the procedure that we would usually follow:
During our initial conversation we will ask you for basic details about the person who has died, and also of the person making the funeral arrangement. This enables us to prepare paperwork for cremation or burial. We will also talk you through what you will need to do to register the death.
We will send you the forms for cremation or burial by post (although if you live nearby we will be happy to meet you at our office in Tiverton). You will just need to sign these forms and send them back to us, along with the Certificate for Burial or Cremation issued by the registrar, and the authority from the hospital (if required) for us to collect the body of the person who has died. As stated in the funeral terms, we will also require full payment to be made at this stage.
Once we have the signed forms, and the hospital doctors have completed cremation certificates where required, we will then collect the person who has died and bring them back into our care. The cremation or burial will then take place a few days later. We will let you know exactly when this will be, and we will make arrangements with you regarding returning cremation ashes if applicable.
ClearFunerals.com - Call us on 01884 258881
Specialists in low-cost Direct Cremation and Direct Natural Burial throughout Southern England & South Wales.