DIY and Direct Funerals

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Although today there are more choices available to the bereaved than ever before, we understand that there are many who prefer an altogether simpler option.

If a religious service or other forms of ceremony are not required, A E Stoodley & Son offer a more straightforward approach which also keeps costs to an absolute minimum.

Our Direct Cremation Service costs from £1,399*, to include:
  • Collection of the deceased from hospital only in Devon, Somerset or Dorset, and our care until the funeral.
  • Making all necessary arrangements and collating the required documentation (please note however that we are not able to register a death ourselves).
  • Supplying a simple coffin.
  • Taking the coffin to a local crematorium for cremation. No ceremony will take place and it will not be possible for family/friends to attend.
  • Crematorium fees. Please see note below re Doctors fees.
  • Interment of cremated remains in the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance, or returning them to our care for collection within 30 days.


Doctors fees: Please note that unless the death is referred to HM Coroner for post-mortem, doctors cremation certificates will be required at an additional cost of £164.


The cost of the Direct Natural Burial Service is £1,495*, to include:
  • Collection of the deceased from hospital only in Devon, Somerset or Dorset, and our care until the funeral.
  • Making all necessary arrangements and collating the required documentation (please note however that we are not able to register a death ourselves).
  • Supplying a simple coffin suitable for natural burial.
  • Taking the coffin to Higher Ground Meadow Natural Burial Ground for interment at a day & time specified by us. The burial will be conducted by our staff, although no ceremony will take place.
  • A new, single-depth meadow grave space (location to be specified by the burial ground) and preparation of the grave for burial.

*Please refer to our funeral costs page for further details and terms & conditions

 

Family-led Arrangements, or "DIY" Funerals

Rather than opting to hand all aspects to a funeral director, we are now assisting an increasing number of families and individuals who are choosing to take a more pro-active role in making, and indeed carrying out, funeral arrangements themselves.

We are happy to provide as much or as little input as is required. Whether that may be supplying just a coffin; or selected elements of our services, we will be only too pleased to help, and to give you what we believe is an extremely competitive quotation.

Please contact us for a personal response and quotation.


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