1. A burial can be more expensive than a cremation.
2. If a burial is chosen: which cemetery or churchyard is preferred?
Will it be a new grave? These are usually opened to allow space for two people, sometimes three.
3. Is there an existing family grave to be re-opened? We will need details of the last interment so that we can locate the grave.
4. Can I choose a memorial for the grave? Different cemeteries have different regulations on which we will be pleased to advise.
1. A cremation is often less expensive than a burial.
2. If a cremation is chosen: which crematorium is preferred?
3. How can I remember the person who has died after a cremation? There are many options usually provided by the crematorium, including Books Of Remembrance, rose bushes and commemorative plaques.
Burial of cremated remains
1. If they are buried, it may be in an existing family grave where there is no room for a further burial
2. Or in your local churchyard which may be closed for full burials
3. You may decide to purchase a new cremated remains plot at the crematorium and have a memorial tablet with an inscription so that you have somewhere to visit afterwards
4. They could be buried at sea, which we can arrange, or by the Royal Navy if there are Naval connections
5. Or you may decide to take them and bury them in your own garden
Scattering of cremated remains
1. If they are scattered, it may be on an existing family grave in a cemetery
2. In the garden of remembrance at the crematorium
"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master." -Michelangelo