Obituaries

Mr Jack Smith

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 18th Aug 2022

Mary Callaghan

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 9th Aug 2022

Innes MacAuley Graham

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 2nd Aug 2022

Mrs Sheila Gray

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 1st Aug 2022

Mr George Campbell

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 21st Jul 2022

DICK COOK

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 14th Jul 2022

Mary Rae

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 13th Jul 2022

Mrs Jean Maxwell

  • Funeral Service
  • Thu 7th Jul 2022

Attending a funeral FAQs

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What should I wear?

We normally associate wearing black with going to a funeral. But it is increasingly typical for families to express a preferred dress code. Our advice is to look out for information from the family in a notice published either in newspapers, online or in the funeral director window to advise you of their preference.

How long does a service last?

Typically a service in most churches or crematoria lasts around 20-30 minutes. A formal mass may take a little longer and we would expect this to be nearer an hour. Finally, burials can vary in length as they are weather dependent.

Where should I sit?

Family and close friends typically reserve the first couple of rows in a service. We recommend sitting nearer the front than the back of a service space in order to support the family and enabling late arrivals to discreetly fill back rows.

Where should I send flowers?

Often a family will express a preference for flowers - or charity donations in lieu of flowers. We recommend you keep an eye on notices posted in newspapers, or online or in the funeral director window so you are able to follow their wishes.