Choose the type of Funeral
The wishes of your loved one
If your loved one had already written down or spoken about their funeral prior to their passing, the funeral director at A Wass Funeral Directors will discuss the details with you and begin putting together a plan of the arrangements. Where no prior discussion or instructions have been given, or not all the details of the funeral were discussed or covered in the will or other document, the following will need to be discussed and decided upon between you and your family and the Funeral Director:
- Type of funeral - a burial or a cremation (see below)
- Location of the service: church, other place of worship, at the graveside, church and crematorium or just crematorium
- Funeral service – hymns, readings, eulogy, etc.
- Type of Coffin
A family grave or plot may already exist. Our undertaker can arrange to have this reopened and the headstone removed before burial. Please note in certain parts of the country, space for burials may be restricted. Consideration should be given for a memorial headstone or a new inscription on an existing headstone. All the above have timing and cost implications, we would be delighted to discuss the various options with you.
Reservations for family, large plots can be made. Woodland burials are now available in many areas in the country, providing a wonderful last resting place surrounded by trees.
A Cremation service usually costs less than a burial. There is normally a time limit for the length of the service - depending on which crematorium and which service you choose. After the funeral service the Funeral Director will give you an urn with the ashes of the deceased. It is up to you and your family what you decide to do with the ashes, keep them in an urn, scatter or bury them.
There may be restrictions at your chosen crematorium with regards to the choice of dress for the deceased, or placing any possessions in the coffin, these can be discussed with the undertaker.
Supplying information about the deceased
In order to make the funeral arrangements A Wass Funeral Directors will need:
- The full name of the person who has died
- Their full address and date of birth
- Details of where and when they died
- Confirmation of whether the person who has died had a pacemaker fitted. (Pacemakers must be removed before the cremation)
For all enquiries about funeral services in Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield and across Nottinghamshire and the UK, please contact our Funeral Director. Complete confidentiality is retained at all times.