When we lose someone close to us, we often find great comfort from placing personal items, for example photographs or letters in the coffin with the deceased. We place no restrictions on what may be placed in a coffin whilst the deceased is in our care. However, there are restrictions placed by the crematoria, for example, no metal or glass or battery-operated objects. Where appropriate, we will give advice.
Dressing the deceased
If you would like to provide clothing for the deceased, please ask for our advice. particularly where cremation will take place, certain materials must comply with regulations. We may also assist with haircare, make-up, nail care, shaving, if requested.
We can supply a wide range of Gowns / Robes, which are acceptable to the relevant authorities.
Visiting the deceased
We have our own dedicated Chapel of Rest at our funeral home for those who wish to view / visit the deceased. This is a personal choice, but many people take comfort from seeing the deceased at rest. You may wish to have the deceased returned to your own home for family and friends to pay their last respects. We will be pleased to discuss arrangements with you.
Transport for the day of the funeral
You will need to consider the following:
- Whether you would prefer a motor or horse drawn hearse, an additional hearse may also be required to carry the flowers.
- How many limousines will be needed (seats six passengers).
- Where the cortege will leave from.
- Whether it will take a special route.
- Where you will return to.
- Whether you require wheelchair access.
Many people ask for specific pieces of music to be played during the service. The music chosen can usually be anything from traditional organ music to music of your own choice. Alternatively, you may like to have a musician playing or Piper at the service. Depending on the location of the service, there may be certain restrictions. We will be happy to give you advice on this.
The obituary notice / press notice is an opportunity to officially announce the death and funeral details but can also be used to pay tribute to the deceased. Additionally, details regarding donations or flowers can be sent may be included. An obituary notice can normally be placed in a local or national newspaper. Additionally, you may wish to place a notice in an alternative local newspaper if the deceased lived in another town or city at some time. We will be happy to help you create and arrange the obituary notices.
Flowers are a simple and beautiful way to create a personal tribute. We work very closely with a local florist Jeans Flowers Rugby and we can help you to choose your flowers and give advice on bespoke orders.
Many bereaved families wish to restrict the sending of floral tributes to immediate family members only and request that, as an alternative, donations are made to a charity or other organisation.
A friend(s) or relative(s) may wish to say a few words during the service about the person who has died; a tribute, this is called a eulogy. You may wish to write a speech yourself, or you may prefer to read a favourite poem / verse.
Many people choose to have service stationary printed for the funeral, such as order of service, memorial cards, book of condolences. We will be happy to advise on layout and content and have these produced for you.
We can arrange to supply pall bearers to carry the coffin whether it be into church, crematoria, or cemetery. Alternatively, if you would like to bear the coffin along with relatives, friends, or colleagues We will be pleased to discuss these arrangements with you.
Your comments are welcome
We aim to provide a service of the highest standards at Revel Funeral Care. If you would like to discuss any aspect of our service, please contact us.
All information we collect from you when arranging a funeral will be treated with the strictest confidence and held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Whilst we appreciate that the first few weeks after the funeral are a particularly difficult time, we are constantly striving to improve our service, if you feel you can, we would appreciate your comments on the service we provided.