An unattended or direct cremation is a cremation without a funeral service. It is becoming the choice of families of all faiths who want to decide how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.
It is both simple and dignified.
We’ll provide everything you need, with expert support throughout. With Turnbull’s you’ll speak with the same person throughout, a friendly expert who will offer their support, ideas, or simply their ear when required.
Our service provides a simple, dignified unattended direct cremation.
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An unattended cremation includes:
- Bringing your loved one into our care.
- Oak veneered coffin with gold coloured fittings.
- Doctors fees.
- Cremation fees.
- Small family gathering in our private chapel of rest the day before cremation.
- Date and time of the cremation confirmed with the family.
- We can disperse ashes in the crematorium garden of remembrance, or you can collect them from us.
How to arrange an unattended cremation
- Contact Turnbull’s and we’ll take your details.
- Our funeral director calls to go through everything.
- The deceased individual is transferred into our care.
- You sign the official paperwork and return to us.
- The cremation is carried out unattended.
- You can either collect the ashes or we can disperse them for you.
What to do when some one dies
When someone dies, there are many things that you will need to take care of, from registering the death to notifying particular organisations. Understanding what you need to do may help ease some of the stress or confusion you may be feeling.
As soon as someone dies, you should call a doctor. They’ll be able to issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
You will then need to find a funeral director, and arrange for the deceased to be collected and brought into their care.
You must register the death in the country where your loved one died. You’ll need to find a register office in the area where the death occurred and make an appointment.
You’ll also need to bring certain documents with you, such as the deceased’s passport and Birth Certificate.
You should then begin making funeral arrangements with your chosen funeral director. You’ll need to consider the type of funeral, coffin, travel arrangements, and other details such as flowers and readings.
If your loved one left behind a will, the named ‘executor’ will deal with the estate. If there isn’t a will, a relative will be appointed as an ‘administrator’ in order to deal with this.
Inform Tell Us Once about the death within the first two weeks. They will tell authorities and government services that your loved one has passed away, rather than having to contact each authority separately. The deceased’s social media accounts will need to be dealt with too.
here to help, support, advise
We are here to support and guide you through every detail, helping you create a fitting ceremony and celebration of life.
Everything that we do is built on empathy, choice and providing value. Our belief is that since we’re all unique, our funerals should be too.
When a death occurs we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us if you need help and advice around bereavement even if not considering us as funeral director.
Call – 0191 257 1201
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