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    A Simple Funeral - Funeral Costs

    Funeral costs and services vary from one funeral director to another. If you are looking to organise a simple basic funeral then this page answers most questions about our basic funeral service.

    How do I arrange a Direct Cremation?

    Simply contact us by email or telephone, provide us with some general information, tell us which package you would like to select, we will then send you some documentation and an Application Form to complete. We will also confirm the total price at the enquiry stage and when you return the documents to us, you can also send a cheque for full payment. It can be that simple.

    Will there be any additional costs?

    Our package prices will usually provide for what is required, however there may be circumstances that demand an additional cost. The deceased may not have died in hospital which means we will need to arrange collection from a Nursing Home or Private Residence. We may need to keep the deceased in our care for a period of time prior to cremation; there may even be Medical Fees applicable if the HM Coroner is not involved.

    We will ALWAYS confirm any additional cost at the time of enquiry before you make a commitment with us.

    Can I have a Minister officiate a service?

    YES, should you select the ‘Simply DIGNIFIED’ package, this service includes provision for a service and for you to attend the Crematorium should you wish.

    Can I select the Crematorium?

    YES. However, in our package charges we have calculated the cost based on a cremation at Portchester Crematorium. Should you wish to select another local crematorium, we will charge you the difference in cost between our charge and what your chosen crematorium charges.

    Can I have the Cremated Remains returned to me?

    YES. In both packages we make provision for this facility, all we do is charge you the courier fee to have them sent to you. The ‘Simply BASIC provides for a simple plastic container, the ‘Simply DIGNIFIED provides you a choice of elegant but convenient Scatter Tube. Should you wish you can collect the Cremated Remains from the Crematorium and this costs you nothing.

    Can I see my loved one?

    YES, although these packages do not provide for preparation and viewing, just let us know your wishes and we will make the necessary arrangements. There will be a small additional charge for preparation.

    What are your payment methods?

    We accept cheque, cash or, for convenience, an on-line payment. Just let us know your preferred method and we will then let you know the information required.

    Can I keep my loved one at home?

    YES. In most cases, should your loved one pass away at home, you do not need the services of a Funeral Director to keep them. Please speak with us about this should you wish for this to happen.

    What area do you cover?

    We cover an area which captures a 25 mile radius of Portsmouth. However, we will serve any area, although a small additional mileage charge may apply.

    What if I want something more than what you offer on this website?

    NO PROBLEM, we are a well-established FAMILY owned Funeral Director with three branch locations on the south coast. Why not visit our main website and see how we can provide a service that meets with your individual requirements.