The Funeral

Mementos, Music and Flowers

Using carefully chosen mementos at a funeral service can enhance the significant aspects of a person’s life, and help to create a very personal atmosphere at the service. Photos and flowers add to the ambience.


We will try to help you make the funeral a true reflection of the person that is being remembered. There are numerous ways to individualise the service and can include such things as:

  • Candles
  • Flags
  • Sporting memorabilia
  • RSA involvement, poppies, ‘The Last Post’
  • Balloons, butterflies, doves
  • Bagpipes
  • Photo boards
  • Guard of honour

Some unusual mementos we have used in the past include:

  • Tractors, trucks
  • Vintage cars
  • Motorbikes, bicycles
  • Boats


Music speaks to our hearts – especially at a funeral service. The music you select and the way that it is used helps to set the emotional tone of the service.

Music can be played from a family CD or other electronic format, or from our extensive collection. Choirs, singers and soloists can also be arranged for a service if you wish.


We can arrange flowers for the funeral, on your behalf, using a professional florist. Alternatively you are welcome to use a florist of your choice or to provide your own flowers.

For the casket spray, families will often choose a favourite flower, or a combination of flowers and colours. A single flower or a bunch tied with ribbon are a simple alternative to a more formal arrangement.

Some people include items that personalise the floral tribute; these sometimes include items such as vegetables, sports equipment or fabric butterflies.


Although traditionally friends have sent flowers to grieving families, it is now more common to invite donations to a relevant charity, to be made in memory of the deceased.

If you choose this option we will ensure that a donation box is available at the service, and will organise for the money collected to be delivered to the chosen recipient.

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