Direct Cremation Garstang

Affordable Fixed Price Direct Cremation Services

A direct cremation is the ideal choice where you do not wish, for whatever reason, to have an open and attended funeral. With our direct cremation service, we take care of your loved one for you, with dignity and respect, simply informing you of the date and time of the cremation service, so that you can spend that time with your thoughts and prayers. Here at NC Funeral Directors, we help families in Garstang and across Lancashire to mourn and celebrate the life of their loved one in ways that they see fit, whether choosing a traditional funeral or a simple cremation, we are here to support you and your family during these sad times.

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Direct Cremations Include:

Our direct cremation is an inclusive cremation service that includes:

  • All the funeral directors fees and services
  • All the cremation service arrangements
  • Funeral Director in attendance with staff at the cremation
  • Looking after your loved one prior to the cremation
  • An environmentally conscious coffin
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • All associated crematorium fees
  • Ashes are given to you in a beautiful scatter tube

How Does a Direct Cremation Service Work?

A direct cremation is a simple ceremony, with no mourners, other than our funeral director. We take care of all the arrangements, informing you of the date and time that the cremation will occur. It is a peaceful and respectful service that allows you the freedom to celebrate the life of your loved one, as you so wish. After the cremation, you will be able to collect your loved one’s ashes.

Costs and Pricing

Direct cremation is the simplest and cheapest way to lay a loved one to rest in a respectful and dignified manner. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for all involved, and adding financial worries on top of grief and distress is unhelpful. Due to this, we are holding the cost of our direct cremation at £995.

Arrangements and Documentation

After the death of a loved one, you will need to obtain a death certificate in order to be able to arrange a cremation or funeral. When you have the death certificate, your loved one will be able to be released into our care. From then on, we will be able to take care of all the arrangements for you.

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Transportation and Care of the Deceased

Once we have the correct documentation, we will be able to collect your loved one, and take care of them until the date of their cremation.

Customisation and Personalisation

Whilst this is a simple and unattended service, there may still be certain aspects that you would like to be done in a certain way. You may wish to visit your loved one in our private chapel of repose, which is a service we can offer for an additional fee. If you would like your loved one’s ashes returned in a solid oak casket, we can also arrange this for an additional fee. If there is anything else you would like, please speak to our helpful funeral directors.

Support for the Family

We are not just here for your loved one but for you and your family. The time after the death of a loved one is incredibly difficult, and we are here to provide support with kindness and compassion.

Looking for Local Funeral Directors in Lancashire?

If you are looking for funeral directors near Garstang, and around Lancashire, we are here to help. We are an experienced, family firm of funeral directors, dedicated to helping families across Lancashire, from Garstang and beyond during the challenging days after the loss of a loved one. Our family is here to support your family.

Some of the Areas We Cover

Blackpool, Preston, Cleveleys, Fleetwood

FAQs About Direct Cremation

1. Is embalming necessary for direct cremation?

Embalming is not necessary for direct cremation. However, if you wish to view your loved one prior to the cremation, then embalming may be carried out. It is a personal choice and one that we can discuss with you.

2. Can I still have a memorial service or farewell event?

Having a direct cremation, allows you to carry out a memorial event as you wish. You can hold it during the time of the cremation, or some while later to scatter the ashes in a special place.

3. What happens to the ashes after direct cremation?

Your loved one’s ashes will be available for you to collect. You can then scatter them, or keep them, as you and your family wish.

4. Is direct cremation environmentally friendly?

Due to its simplicity, direct cremation is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to say goodbye to a loved one.

5. Is there a waiting period for direct cremation?

The waiting period will depend on the crematoriums availability, they will normally book the next available date.

6. Is It suitable for religious or cultural practices?

All religions and cultures follow different rituals. Direct cremation is a good fit for many aspects of spirituality, with its emphasis on a simple and peaceful farewell. It also allows you the freedom to celebrate the life of your loved one without being confined by a funeral or cremation service.

7. Are there any legal requirements?

The most important document after the death of a loved one is the death certificate. Once you have this, then we will be able to fulfil all the legal requirements of a cremation.

8. Does a direct cremation include a coffin?

Our direct cremation includes an environmentally conscious coffin.

9. How quick is a direct cremation?

A direct cremation is a simple service. It is relatively quick, though it will still be carried out with respect and solemnity.

10. Is direct cremation cheaper?

Due to the simplicity of the cremation, it is the cheapest of the options when you compare it to traditional funerals or cremations. While some families do choose this option due to financial reasons, many people choose this for the freedom it gives them to celebrate the life of their loved one, without the restraints of a conventional funeral.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about our direct cremation services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We are always on hand to help.

Please note:

We use the front entrance as we would in any other type of service and also play music on entrance into the Chapel and throughout the committal, you will also be informed of date and time of the funeral.

Call us on
01253 420 450 or 01772 876 878.
We’re here when you need us.

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