When planning the funeral of a loved one, there are many things which you need to take into consideration, such as the type of funeral which is suitable in the circumstances. This is one of a few very personal decisions you will need to make and you should bear in mind the wishes of both your loved one and your family. At H. Keeton Funeral Directors, we serve families throughout Sheffield and beyond.
When choosing between a burial and cremation, your family tradition, religion and the wishes of your loved one should always be taken into account.
Will it be a burial?
Burials usually take place in a church yard or cemetery and often include using an existing family grave or we can help you to select a plot for a new one. There are regulations which should be considered first and you may need to check availability in your area.
Will you be using an existing grave?
The deeds of the grave will need to be presented before a family plot can be used for a burial. If you don’t have the required documentation, we can help you to acquire it. After that, we will just need to make sure that there is enough room within the existing grave to accommodate your loved one.
Before a cremation takes place you are free to choose whether there will be a full service or a short committal. A full service will conclude with a committal where the curtains may close. If you would rather the curtains can stay open, please ask and your wishes will be upheld.
Alternate funeral services throughout Sheffield with H. Keeton Funeral Directors
We can offer alternatives to traditional funerals which include:
- Woodland burials