Many people choose to specify any wishes they may have for their
funeral to avoid any worry for their family and friends at a difficult time.
You can include your funeral wishes in your Will, or document them in
more detail by drafting your Advance Funeral Wishes. This lists
everything from your choice of burial or cremation to specific poems
you would like to be read and by whom.
You may want to bear in mind that most services at a crematorium
are only about 20 or 30 minutes unless a longer appointment is
booked. It is also a good idea to allow time for close relatives and
friends to make their own contributions if they would like to.
Your wishes should be signed, witnessed and kept up to date. If possible, they should be kept with your Will.
It is a good idea to also give a copy of the document to your nearest relatives or the person who will probably be responsible for making your funeral arrangements. If your Will is lodged with a solicitor for safe-keeping there may be a short delay in gaining access to it at a time when decisions about the funeral need to be made.
You can download and print off our funeral wishes form, once completed please send us a copy for safe keeping. We will ensure all your wishes are granted. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.