Obituaries

Mrs Valerie Cowper

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 31st May 2022

Mrs Sarah McLeod

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 23rd May 2022

Mrs Margaret Webster

  • Cremation Service
  • Fri 20th May 2022

Mrs Annie Hughes

  • Cremation Service
  • Thu 19th May 2022

Mr Benjamin (Ben) Fenton

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 18th May 2022

Mrs Siegrid Wyllie

  • Cremation Service
  • Tue 17th May 2022

Mrs Jennifer Jack

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 16th May 2022

Mrs Yvonne Middleton

  • Funeral Service
  • Wed 11th May 2022

Mrs Catherine Reid

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 10th May 2022

Mrs Phyllis Soutar

  • Funeral Service
  • Tue 3rd May 2022

Mrs Elizabeth Scott

  • Cremation Service
  • Wed 27th Apr 2022

Mrs Helen Pattullo

  • Cremation Service
  • Mon 25th Apr 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.