Obituaries

Agnes Knowlson

  • Burial Service
  • Tue 5th Oct 2021

George Douglas

  • Burial Service
  • Mon 4th Oct 2021

Isabel Easton (nee Duncan)

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 30th Sep 2021

Margaret Kerr Renwick

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 29th Sep 2021

William Edward Woodcock (Bill)

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 13th Sep 2021

Janet McCran

  • Funeral Service
  • Mon 6th Sep 2021

James Craig

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 3rd Sep 2021

Mr Kenneth Scott

  • Burial Service
  • Tue 31st Aug 2021

Walter Dalgleish (Watt)

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 20th Aug 2021

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.