We can arrange flowers for the funeral on your behalf from a professional florist. You can usually choose a favourite flower or combination of flowers and colours for a casket spray. Single flowers, or a bunch of flowers tied with ribbon are other options. Some people have used baskets of vegetables, sports equipment and other goods to personalise the floral tribute. Families are welcome to use a florist of their choice or provide flowers from their own garden. You can usually choose a favourite flower or combination of flowers and colours for a casket spray, single flowers, or a bunch of flowers tied with ribbon. Some people have used baskets of vegetables, sports equipment or other goods to personalise the floral tribute.
Music speaks to our hearts - especially in a funeral service. The music selected and the way it is used usually set the emotional tone of the service. Music can be played from a CD or other media you supply, or from our extensive music collection. Other wishes can also be arranged such as a piper or bugler.
You may wish to consider the following as possible symbols to include in the funeral service:
Generally recognised as a universal symbol of love, light and hope. candle lighting during the service is always a poignant ritual.
Graped over a coffin, the playing of the last post, and the red poppies used in the returned services tribute speak to us of a person's contribution to his or her country. A flag may also be symbolic of the person's country of birth or other service to mankind.
Academic, sporting or community achievement awards
These tell us of other achievements in a person's life.
Art, craft, other artifacts and hobbies
Carpenters tools or a gardeners tools for example show additional dimensions of the person whose life is being honoured.